Charlotte ‘The Beefer’ Cooper is a queer fat activist based in London, and currently a Government of Ireland Ph.D scholar at the University of Limerick, courtesy of the Irish Social Sciences Platform. Charlotte’s background is in DIY culture and queer journalism. She authored the fat rights manifesto Fat and Proud: The Politics of Size (1998), the novel Cherry (2002). Charlotte is the boss bitch of The Chubsters and performs in the queercore bands The 123s and Homosexual Death Drive. She blogs on fat at www.obesitytimebomb.blogspot.com and about sex at www.kinkzine.blogspot.com.