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Fatventure Mag is a printed and digital magazine focusing on active lifestyles beyond the boundaries of weight-loss culture. We’re shining the spotlight on work by fat-identified women and non-binary writers and artists who love spending time outdoors, communing with nature, and being active, no matter what “fitness culture” has to say about it.

Fatventure Mag was co-founded by Alice Lesperance and Samantha Puc, two fat lesbians who wanted to create a space where fat folx could talk about their experiences in the active/fitness community without being devalued for their size, ability, or motivation.

Samantha Puc

Co-Creator & Editor In Chief

Samantha Puc is an essayist and culture critic whose work has been featured on Bustle, The Mary Sue, SheKnows, The Tempest, Rogues Portal, and elsewhere. She mostly writes intersectional pop culture analysis with a particular focus on representation of LGBTQ and fat characters in fiction. Samantha is also the co-creator of Fatventure Mag. She lives in Rhode Island with her spouse and three cats.

Alice Lesperance

Co-Creator & Associate Editor

Alice Lesperance is a writer and editor based in North Carolina. Her writing can be found in The Atlantic, Catapult, Autostraddle and elsewhere. She is a lover of bagels and Medieval literature, and she wants desperately to live forever in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Carrie Alyson

Design Editor, Print

Carrie Alyson lives really close to the beach in beautiful Alameda, California. She is a lifelong artist, making a living as a graphic designer for a preeminent leadership development organization for girls, and spending her free time drawing and painting. When she’s not creating art, she likes to hike and explore the outdoors to get inspiration for new work.

Christine Prevas

Associate Editor

Christine Prevas is a writer and graduate student currently residing in Cambridge, England. Their interests include queerness, monsters, science fiction, and tabletop roleplaying games. Their writing can be found on In Full Bleed, PanopLit, or collected here, as well as on their biweekly actual play podcast, The Unexplored Places.

Jill Grunenwald


Jill Grunenwald is a writer whose writing has been featured BUST, The Millions, Tor, and her blog The Year of the Phoenix. Her slow running memoir Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Pack was published in 2017. She lives and works in Cleveland, where she is also the creator and co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Her three favorite words are All Day Breakfast.