by Susan Schnur

Bev Naidus: Body-Size Artist

Beverly Naidus, 41, tenured professor of “activist and new genre art” at California State University at Long Beach, first published her book. One Size Does Not Fit All, at her local Kinko’s. “I thought female body hate was my personal, clandestine obsession, my own self-esteem problem. At the time I was doing ‘serious’ art about nuclear holocaust and environmental disasters. But people started buying my women’s body-hate book before I even left Kinko’s. So it started to dawn on me: this is important political work—symbolic of a lot that’s screwed up.”

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Jewish Women & Food (Eat, Eat, Diet, Diet)

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