Today was an all time OMG level 10 situation when I read the guest post that Jessamyn wrote for Lose Hate Not Weight Babecampers!!
The Back Story:
So about 75 days ago I kinda fell in internet love with Jessamyn... previously known to me only as @mynameisjessamyn on Instagram. Her feed is filled with photos of her in varying yoga poses.
I know! I couldn't believe I had fallen in love with a yoga Instagram either! I live in a city where Lululemon is synonymous with "salad dressing on the side." But Jessamyn's practice totally moved/moves me.
Each image is filled with this vulnerability, beauty, groundedness and concentration that blows my mind. She speaks openly about yoga as a practice that is neither thinspirational nor body size specific.
So I emailed her and asked if we could chat about her becoming involved with Babecamp. We chatted over the phone about politics, boos and life as she soaked her toes for a pedicure. She is somehow even more tresmazing in real time. By the end of the conversation she had said YES to being one of my Babecamp super special guests!
Jessamyn will be featured as a guest contributor for the Daily Action Email. This means that Babecampers will have her words of wisdom, perspective and philosophy AND a special assignment she engineered just for Babecamp delivered to your inbox! And I've read it and it's amazeballs! Every babe enrolled in Babecamp gets a Daily Action Email every morning from Nov 17 - Dec 16.
Stay tuned for more Babecamp guest spotlights!
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Virgie Tovar, MA is one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp (a 4 week online course focused on helping people break up with diet culture) and the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, 2012). She writes about the intersections of size, identity, sexuality and politics. See more updates on Facebook.