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March 7th EVENT: Fat Off, Fat On

Clarkisha Kent w/ Dr. Jonathan Paul Higgins

Reparations Club

WHO & WHAT: An IRL & Virtual EVENT w/ author Clarkisha Kent, discussing her debut novel Fat Off, Fat On with journalist & educator Dr. Jonathan Paul Higgins at Reparations Club.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 @ 7pm PST

WHERE: LIVE In-Person at Rep Club in Los Angeles (3054 S. Victoria Ave LA, CA 90016, vaccination + mask required) or via livestream virtually from anywhere!

COVID REQUIREMENTS: Proof of vaccination and face covering while indoors is required to attend in-person. No exceptions. 


HOW: Reserve an IRL or Virtual ticket from the drop down below!

  • IRL Ticket w/ Signed Book: Guaranteed entry w/ reserved signed book copy (choose 'Local Pickup' to waive shipping at checkout)
  • Virtual Ticket w/ Signed Book: Livestream access via Crowdcast w/  signed book copy
  • Free IRL *Ticket Only*: IRL Event entry based on capacity. Limited Signed copies may be available for purchase.
  • Virtual *Ticket Only*: Livestream access via Crowdcast (does not include book)

Virtual ticket links will be emailed to registered guests via Crowdcast within 24 hours of the event time. Please check your spam or contact us if you do not receive. If ordering multiple tickets, please include any additional emails in the notes section at checkout. 

Please email us if you have any additional needs or accessibility concerns.


Clarkisha Kent is a Nigerian-American writer, culture critic, former columnist, and up-and-coming author. Committed to telling inclusive stories via unique viewpoints from nigh-infancy, she is fascinated with using storytelling and cultural criticism not as a way to “overcome” or “transcend” her unique identities (as a FAT, bisexual, and disabled Black African woman), but as a way to explore them, celebrate them, affirm them, and most importantly, normalize them and make the world safe enough for people who share them to exist.

As a University of Chicago graduate with a B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and English, she brings with her over seven years of pop culture analysis, four years of film theory training, and a healthy appetite for change.

Her writing has been featured in outlets like Entertainment Weekly, Essence, The Root, BET, PAPER, HuffPost, MTV News, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and more. She is also the creator of #TheKentTest, a media litmus test designed to evaluate the quality of representation that exists for women of color in film and other media. Currently, Kent is working on finishing a memoir, a novel about a Black female outlaw, and a TV comedy pilot about an immortal familiar.

Jonathan Paul Higgins is an educator, professor, national speaker, freelance journalist, thought leader and media critic who is passionate about television and film. A Culture Strike 2021 Disruptor and Twitter Spaces Spark Creator, Dr. Higgins is a trailblazer who is creating, sharing, and crafting the stories their ancestors didn’t get to tell. Dr. Higgins has held positions at both Chernin Entertainment & Edith Productions and currently consults at United Artists, Amazon, and other media leaders. They have worked on inclusion projects with leaders in entertainment including Fox, the NFL, Apple, Disney, Instagram, Buzzfeed and GLAAD. They have also been a featured speaker for SXSW & TEDx and also competed on the latest season of Netflix’s hit show, “Nailed It”.

They are the creator, executive producer and host of the “Black Fat Femme Podcast” which was developed via IHeartMedia’s Next Up Initiative. The podcast has been named “top Black podcast to listen to” by Essence Magazine. Dr. Higgins holds a doctorate in educational justice and regularly writes and lectures on what liberation means for Black, queer, fat, non-binary people.