Celebrating the beauty of all bodies
How do we unlearn mainstream ideas of what a body should look like and learn to celebrate the diversity, resilience, wisdom and beauty of all bodies? The Abundant Bodies Track will challenge the ongoing ways mainstream media shames and harms abundant bodies, name fat phobia in our organizing and activism, and create media and practical strategies for resistance, healing and community building. We will broaden the conversation around fat activism by centering this track on the voices of indigenous, Black, people of color, dis/abled, super-sized, trans and queer fat folks. Abundant/thick/fat bodies are the target of so much hate, policing and negativity, even in our organizing communities. Through workshops, panels and skillshares we will transform mainstream ideas around abundant bodies and create resilient communities, media and art that celebrates our bodies!
Coordinators of this track are Linda Dianne, Amanda Levitt, annie chen, KC Slack, Najee Haynes-Follins, and Kytara Epps.