On June 15, members/supporters of the body image focused organization, About Face, called for a direct action in front of Victoria's Secret Union Square (in San Francisco) to protest restrictive sizing in stores like VS. I happily joined forces with my Fat & Fabulous sign! Most braved the fog in their skivvies while asking tourists and SFers to sign a pledge to love their bodies.
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.