Never in a million years did I think I would be invited to read about fat positive feminism on the Sister Spit Tour, but it happened and the tour is slated for Spring 2014. I will be traveling the country (and Canada!) with other amazing feminist and queer performers, artists, writers and there's a good chance I will be reading some fat positive stuff in a town that perhaps less than 50 miles from you! I totally can't wait to read fat positive stuff no more than 50 miles from you! So yeah, money needs to happen. But get this ghurl, we could be hugging and taking selfies come Spring! So, I'm going to ask you to donate to the Sister Spit IndieGoGo campaign. Ghurl, even I'm about to donate because the campaign ends in 13 HOURS!! That's how amazing this shiz is. The proceeds support me and other amazing activist-artists who are amazing. Thank you in advance and p.s. if it's between donating and paying for groceries then get the groceries please and don't even feel bad!
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.