One of the many things I love about the blog is being able to connect with our supporters. Last month Jill and I ( FITC and BCCA’s) produced a Fatshionraiser: Fat is a Feminist Issue along with The 519 . It was a night of amazing performances, speakers and dialogue . We raised much needed clothing for LGBTQ Newcomers and Refugees who access The 519’s Newcomer Settlement Services. Thank you to all our performers and all the wonderful people that attended and shared their personal stories on our soapbox OUR VOICES MATTER.Read More
It’s not everyday you feel like wearing heels or a blazer to the office and with our busy schedule last week; keynotes to over 1200 students (Jill’s a superwoman) , the Fatshionraiser and a keynote on feminist and anti oppression girls programming in Ontario the only thing I’m wearing this week is a pair of comfortable joggers and running shoes. Here’s a few pieces to keep you looking effortlessly stylish and comfortable all week long.Read More
Photo by Max Lander
It’s International No Diet Day party people! Slim fast shakes, waist trainers, obsessive calorie-counting, and clothing that’s been sitting in the back of your closet that doesn’t fit with tags still on BE GONE! But seriously this is a day we should all celebrate regardless of our size. It’s a day where we all can stand up against the diet demons that try to suggest the myth that weight is mutable — something that we can inherently change—that it’s a simple ‘state of mind’ as to whether someone is fat or skinny. It’s a day when we can focus on who we are as whole people rather than exclusively focusing on the aesthetics. Now don’t get us wrong it’s not a crime to invest in ones aesthetics BUT when looks become the center of how someone defines themselves exclusively that’s when we’ve got some self-reflecting to do!Read More
Join the Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCAs), Fat in The City (FITC) and The 519 as we present…
FATshionraiser: FAT is a Feminist Issue on May 6th International NO DIET Day, 7-10pm
Come join us for an evening of soapbox style FAT conversations, clothing donations, swap, a fun community curvy catwalk (no experience necessary just fierceness required:), live entertainment, a film screening and more!
Why call it a FATshionraiser? Cause we’re ‘raising’ clothing donations baby! The 519 will be accepting donations of clothing at the event to help support Newcomers and Refugees who access The 519’s Newcomer Settlement Services many of whom are size 14+. Along with donating *gently* used clothing, you can also BRING clothing and accessories to participate in the Clothing Swap – hangers, tables and racks will be provided .
The Fatshionraiser is being held on May 6th International No Diet Day . There is a reason why the word die is in diet. Not only can dieting, especially yo-yo dieting , have serious life -threatening health consequences but it also kills your sprit over time. We promote a health at every size approach (HAES). Skinny is not synonymous with health any more than fat is with being unhealthy.Read More
Spring has finally arrived (well kinda) and with the arrival of Spring we’re inevitably bombarded with messages that tell us our bodies aren’t good enough period much less good enough for summer. I can’t tell you how many commercials and ads I’ve seen that have said ,“Get your summer body, summer bodies are made in winter “and so on.Read More