Philip C. Barragan, II is an author and activist born and raised in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. He has been published in The Blade Magazine, The Big Ad, and Two Hawks Quarterly, an online literary journal.
Following a career of delivering social services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS on the front line, Philip now spends his days as a healthcare analyst working to improve the healthcare delivery system for disenfranchised residents of Los Angeles.
Philip's life was changed forever when he returned to school in 2006 at the age of 39 to complete his education and earned his B.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University L.A.
Choosing life as a fat man, Philip has been an advocate for people of size for as long as he can remember. He believes that everyone should be comfortable in their own skin, whatever size that is. But most importantly, Philip believes in the elimination of fat shame. It does nothing but hold you back from living the life you want. In accepting ourselves and our beautiful bodies, whatever the shape or size, we can learn to accept the differences in others and embrace diversity as a wondrous thing. And in the end, we move one step closer to true happiness and total fulfillment by living an authentic life.
When not challenging the status quo, Philip works with his husband, Mason Arrigo, on the upcoming graphic novel Fatizen 24602. Messages from Delilah are available on her blog at www.delilahsdiaries.com.
All artwork associated with Fatizen 24602 is provided by Mason Arrigo. The eighteen full page illustrations to be included in the novel as well as the cover art are but a small preview of Mr. Arrigo's brilliant artwork.
Stay tuned for the upcoming graphic novel of Fatizen 24602 available for mass consumption in mid 2016.