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Bigger Bodies Talk

bigger bodies talk

Do you identify as someone in a larger body? This group is for you! The aim of this group is to get together with other larger folks who struggle with the impacts of fatphobia and to create supportive community. Fatphobia is when people face bullying or discrimination on the basis that their body is considered larger than is “appropriate” or commonly accepted in society. We will meet in a non-judgmental, body positive space for social support with other like-minded people. This group is anti-diet and anti-diet culture, will not tolerate weight or size shaming, and believes that folx in larger bodies are worthy of dignity, respect, and equal access to services and resources no matter how much they weigh or what they look like.

The facilitators are Katie McCrindle and Cynthia Boyede, both Hamilton fat activists who identify as fat as a way of reclaiming the word to feel empowered in their bodies.

A note about language: This group recognizes that fat is not a word that all those in larger bodies use to self-identify, and that folks may use other words (i.e.: thick, of size, voluptuous, etc.) to describe their own bodies. We absolutely support all those in larger bodies in self-identifying in whatever way feels most comfortable, but acknowledge the use of the word fat as a descriptor as part of the project of de-stigmatizing this word in order to disrupt the power it holds to marginalize and disrespect fat people.  We acknowledge our understanding that fat experiences are all different and impacted by other elements of individuals' identities (i.e.: identities are intersectional). 

Please note: This is not a therapeutic treatment group.

When? Fridays, starts Feb 1, 7-8pm

Where? Body Brave location, 1047 Main Street East

Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcome. We rely on your generosity to keep our doors open.

Drop-in or register!

Earlier Event: February 21
Living Body Brave
Later Event: February 23
An Exploration Into Body Acceptance