It’s been a busy year for us already. In the last few weeks Jill has been interviewed by Global Television 3 times , we appeared on Rogers Daytime together talking about the Body Confidence Canada Awards, we were featured on the Huffington Post and we shared some tips on self care with Sophmore Magazine .
Heads up nominations for the 4th Annual Body Confidence Canada Awards will open on March 8th.Read More
Can’t wait to share all the exciting things coming to the blog! We can’t list everything but before we get into 2016 here’s a short snapshot of some cool memories from 2015.Read More
Wow…I just saw the first #weightwatchers commercial featuring #Oprah where she states in her “all knowing” sainthood tone that EVERY WOMAN who is overweight is lost and inside lies [the subtext] a thinner woman who cant wait to be alive, empowered and taking care of business.So essentially fat women are unhappy and underachieving -essentially spitting in their own lives’ faces.Read More
Over 100 BCCA supporters joined us to celebrate the 3rd annual Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCAs) inside the historic 519 on Oct 7 2015. We celebrated and awarded Canadians who are champions of body positivity and body diversity!Read More
Most mornings I look into my bathroom mirror and I say, “I’m a big bright burning star and I’m gonna shine forever!” The reality is some mornings I may not believe it but I say it anyway. It’s my chance to cloak myself in love and assurance before I walk into the world. For me taking risks, albeit calculated, inspires me to live completely, to play the leading role in my one woman show even at times when I’m doubtful or uncertain of the outcome. Having read the late Maya Angelou’s poem The Mask I try my best not to live my life as, “a dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke.” What is body confidence? For me it’s living out loud, strong, fearless, and at other times vulnerable, fearful, stomach in knots…its being present in my best moments and forgiving of myself at my worst…it’s knowing when to take things seriously and when to play tag.Read More
We’re proud to announce the 2015 Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCA’S) Recipients
Our recipients actively strive to challenge so-called status quos through arts, fashion, business, human rights, social justice, philanthropy, policy and heath and wellness they are literally helping to reimagine diverse bodies that are living, taking up space, and breaking through boundaries. Our recipientsare Body Confidence and inspire us to celebrate ours.
Stay tuned for more announcements! BCCA 2015 , BY INVITE ONLY! INVITES COMING SOON!Read More
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