2015 Body Confidence Canada Awards

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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!

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How to wear all white this summer

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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.

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Fatshionraiser: FAT is a feminist issue

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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.

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International Women’s Day

 

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Today we celebrate all the women and girls past and present who have helped create the footprints guiding so many of our footsteps today. We celebrate your style, grace and fierce determination and thank you for your courage and flare! We also recognize that for every woman relishing in the successes of many feminisms there remain countless women and girls who continue to doubt their own power,feeling the weight of beastly oppressions like violence against women, poverty, racism, inequality in the workplace and the constant tyranny of body weight and size policing to name a few. Today we remember all women and we pledge to commit to supporting the struggle so we may continue the celebration too!

Happy International Women’s Day to you and the special women and girls in your life. #AllWomenMatter #BodyConfidence

Jill Andrew, PhD(c.)
Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCA), FatinTheCity, BITE ME! Toronto Int’l Body Image Film & Arts Festival
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Primaala Does The Body Good

 

“Clothing, like a second skin, envelops our bodies while authenticating our personalities, our desires, aspirations, our pesky hang ups, and the fondest of memories relived through a single garment choice. We have strong relationships with our clothes and as such clothes and the act of dressing is an integral part of our self. In many ways we dance with both euphoria and trepidation in our clothes.” Jill Andrew

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