I remember hearing about Writers with Drinks when I was just a baby aspiring writer - before I even thought of myself as a writer or had the balls to call myself one - I had a dream that maybe someday I'd be asked to be part of this mythical grown-up writer thing. And it so happened! I will be reading from Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion at the MakeOut Room in San Francisco tomorrow (February 16, 2013), and wearing an outfit that is sure to fill you with tingles. There will be a fantastic lineup of local writers there for your literary delight and pleasure. Doors at 6:30 (this is the time you want to get there if you want to sit in the very front and get the chance to possibly get some writer spit on your face). The show starts at 7:30 and goes until 9. I hope to see you there!
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.