THE Pretty Porky and Pissed Off ARCHIVE

Pretty Porky and Pissed Off (PPPO) was a queer feminist performance art and activist collective based in Toronto, Ontario from 1996 – 2005. Their seminal fat liberationist art and activism brought intersectional fat politics and humour to the streets and stage.

Bodies in Translation (BIT) is thrilled to partner with Allyson Mitchell, one of Pretty Porky and Pissed Off’s founding members and Associate Professor in and Graduate Program Director of the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University, in collaboration with all members of PPPO – Mariko Tamaki, Ruby Rowan, Lisa Ayuso, Gillian Bell, Joanne Huffa, Abi Slone, Tracy Tidgwell, and Zoe Whittall – on the exciting work of digitizing the analog collection of the art and activism of PPPO. PPPO’s archive is a grounding contribution to the archive of fat art and activism in Ontario.