Updates Blog: Back from Belize & Sexland.. Onto So Cal, SF State and Sister Spit (p.s. #TJcoconutbonbons)!
Ok so Update #1: Trader Joe's was the lucky winner of a coconut lottery/ they bought like a million coconuts and now have many new coconutastic items including this item I just picked up which is a 10 on the amazeballs scale (ok honestly it's a 9.25.. it would be a 10 if y'all had added some coconut
butter cream, TJs)! Go get some now. Actually this tees up Update #2 nicely.. I spent a week with Dandelion Chocolate in the jungly southern part of Belize to learn all about how cacao is grown and turned into CHOCOLATE! Ethnobotany is one of my pseudo-secret nerd obsessions.
Update #3: upon returning, I headed to Humboldt State University for their annual sex education event Sexland. As the name would indicate, the event is amazing! I had the privilege of sticking my hand in a glory hole tree, had my first chocolate covered fruit kebob, got many shrinky dink pins, and even got to give the keynote and teach an erotica writing and burlesque workshop.
Update #4: I'm headed to Southern California in a couple days to give a lecture on body image and pleasure politics at CSU San Bernardino (Thursday March 6) and will be back in San Francisco to give the keynote for the Women's Conference at SF State on March 15.
Update #5: I will be touring the US (both coasts! and some inland spots too) and Canada with Sister Spit throughout March and April. See the tour dates and destinations here.
That's it for now! Hope to see you soon..
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.