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‘Fat, Forward and Fine’ at Kalani Honua

June 2, 2016, 9:59 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:35 PM
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A sneak-peek performance of “Fat, Forward and Fine: A funny-sexy-thinky voyage into living large!” will be offered by its author, Kimberly Dark, on June 11, 2016, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Kalani Honua educational retreat center in the Puna District.

In this world premiere performance, Dark asks, “What’s a fat, sexy middle-aged babe have to do to get a ticket on the Respect Express (with a seatbelt big enough for safety)?”

“Sit next to the fat lady on the airplane—and this time, listen to what she has to say,” said Dark in her press release.

And as a fat lady, frequently on an airplane, she has some stories to tell.

But hang on—there’s more to it than air travel.

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“Fat, Forward and Fine” is about living fully in a world that hates fat. It’s about movement of all kinds—travel, exercise, sex and how fat folks are often expected to stay so still they disappear.

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Admission is $7 to $15 at the door.

Kalani Honua is located at 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Road in Pahoa.

Dark has been sharing her thought-provoking storytelling performances in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland and Australia for nearly two decades  .

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Her essays are in print in numerous journals and online outlets. These stories aren’t just funny and poignant—they’re informed by scholarship.

When she’s not traveling, Dark lives in Puna, teaches at the University of Hawai‘i-Hilo, and offers workshops on facilitation and conflict resolution islandwide.

“The eloquent Ms. Dark doesn’t drop a syllable in her quest to unearth the truth…”—InDaily Adelaide.

“A force to be reckoned with on every level.”—The Evening Echo, Cork Ireland

“Dark’s skill as a storyteller gets to your heart by exposing hers.”—High Plains Reader, Fargo ND

Read more at www.kimberlydark.com.

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