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Workshop: Reorienting Desire with the It Gets Fatter Project!

Here's a description from the Venus Envy website:

Come join the It Gets Fatter Project for a workshop on body positivity and explore how fatphobia structures our vision of desirable bodies. We will look at the ways in which certain bodies are already desirable and others are not, the role of the media in shaping our desires and explore how body positivity can help reorient and shift our desire to include other and different kinds of bodies.

This workshop is open to everyone but we ask allies and non-fat people to be cognizant of the space they take up.


It Gets Fatter is a body-positivity project started by queer fat people of color for all fat people of color. We present workshops on Fatphobia 101, Body Positivity, Fat Desirability and explore the intersection of fat with race, disability, class & sexuality. For many of us, queer or not, "it [doesn't] get better" - it gets fatter! Instead of hating ourselves or clinging to false platitudes about how much better its going to get in some vague far off future, we want to create a world that celebrates us and our bodies the way they are now. We work to create spaces that challenge body policing, cultural forms of aesthetic fascism, and structures of power that negatively impact the lives of fat people of color. To find out more check out

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fabulous, thought provoking conversation in a very inclusive and respectful environment. I would definitely attend another of their workshops!

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • Wei

    So sorry. I have to take care of daughter and won't be able to attend tonight.

    January 27, 2014

  • deb

    Is there any carpooling going on for this event? Just wondering.

    January 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be coming directly from work so I cannot pick anyone up but I'd be happy to give anyone who needs one a ride home.

      January 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a note: you must register for this workshop if you wish to attend. There is no cost to register and you pay what you can afford at the door ($0-$20 is suggested.) Here is a link to the Venus Envy registration page for this workshop:

    December 26, 2013

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