Earlier this year I introduced you to Jeanette Depatie, also known as “The Fat Chick.” I caught her being interviewed on The Katie Show and was able to score an interview with this entertaining certified fitness instructor and public speaker.
I’m happy to let you all know that Jeannette has joined forces with Ragen Chastain, a three- time National Champion dancer, to create a virtual conference: Fat Activism! Tools For The Revolution. Per the conference website:
‘This virtual conference, on August 22-24,2014, is for people of all sizes who are interested in creating a world that respects the diversity of body sizes. It is for people of all sizes who are interested in fighting the bullying, stigmatizing, shaming, and oppression faced by fat people, and doing that work intersectionally.”
The 3 day conference covers so much. Fat fashion, fat athletes, fat activism and race and even disabled people are just a few of the many topics covered. You’ll find some sessions with folks we talked to and featured here, including Jill Andrew, Jes “The Militant” Baker, Tigress Osborn and even Whitney “The Fat Girl Dancing” Way Thore!
We love supporting positive movements and encourage you to take the time to register. They have 2 payment options and you can either listen live from your phone or computer or you can play back the audio.
To register for the Fat Activism Conference click HERE.
To check out the Fat Activism Conference schedule, click HERE.