Down with #corporate #pride!!!! Reclaim the #rainbow! If you are heading to church street, look for these white boxes that were made by the radical design school and contains the art and experiences and stories of those who are excluded, fucked over and aren’t down with liberal and corporate #pinkwashing! #reclaimtherainbow #toronto #worldpride #pride2014 (at World Pride 2014 Toronto)
“I always doubted auditioning because of my weight. I’ve always acted and pursued theater – it was something I had always wanted to do when I was young. But I felt I would be rejected because of my physical appearance. Orange is the New Black has given me the opportunity to show that I have curves and I have talent too. It’s been a battle, you know, because I’ve never been skinny. But I’ve embraced it. Now I have the opportunity to show everyone that this is sexy. I can dress in the same attire as someone else and carry myself in a sexy manner, a beautiful manner and a prideful manner. What matters is how I play the role – not my size.”
I love this woman.
Abundant Bodies Fundraiser Show
Tuesday June 10th,2014
Show: 8pm – 930pm
519 Church Street Community Centre (Ballroom) (TORONTO)
PWYC - Suggested 10 to 100$ - No one turned away for lack of funds!
Let’s show them/us what we are working with! Fat/abundant/thick people…
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Abundant Bodies Fundraiser Show
Tuesday June 10th, 2014
Show: 730pm – 930pm
519 Church Street Community Centre (Ballroom)
About the Abundant bodies track:
ln this track we will gather, share and celebrate the wisdom and abundance of our…
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The Allied Media Conference is a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world, held every Summer in Detroit. For the first time this year, there will be a track (series of workshops/panels/sessions) that will explore body positivity in our movements and create media that resists dominant narratives about body size.
Some of the most well-known fat activists (including Dr. Charlotte Cooper, Amanda Levitt, Virgie Tovar) will be sharing their brilliance alongside up and coming young qtpoc fatties. Some of the topics and issues folks are exploring include race & fat activism, the “dangers” of excessive selfie consumptions, exploring fat & kink, building an inclusive fat community, body autonomy vs. body positivity, reimagining desirability, fat activism for unruly people, and so much more!
From the program guide:
ln this track we will gather, share and celebrate the wisdom and abundance of our bodies. Abundant/thick/fat bodies are the target of so much hate, policing and negativity, even in our organizing communities. How do we unlearn mainstream ideas of what a body should look like and (re)-learn to celebrate the diversity, resilience, wisdom and beauty of all bodies? This track will explore these questions and create spaces to challenge the ongoing ways mainstream media shames and harms abundant bodies, to name fatphobia in our organizing and activism, and to create media and practical strategies for resistance, healing and community building. We will broaden the conversation around fat activism by centering this track on the voices of Indigenous, Black, people of color, dis/abled, super-sized, trans and queer fat folks. Through workshops, panels and skillshares we will transform mainstream ideas around abundant bodies and create resilient communities, media and art centred around abundant bodies!
What We Need & What You Get
Like most organizers, we are doing this on the fly and need community support in order to make sure all our presenters and panelists can make it to Detroit for the Conference in June.
Our proposed budget:
$250 for travel, housing & registration for coordinators, presenters and panelists (23 x 250) = 5,750
Food for lunch & dinner caucuses = 300
Indiegogo fees = 450
Total = $6,500
We will prioritize workshop presenters and coordinators if we are unable to reach our fundraising goal, and will also raise funds through a community event in Toronto in June.
Desis: Don’t appropriate the bindi!!!
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Arabs: Free Palestine! Pray for Syria! Don’t appropriate the keffiyeh!!!
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Fuck! This right here. Fuck all you asshole wannabe model minority dicks who are so self righteous and anti-black racist and couldn’t tell you whose land they are living on but want everyone to support you in all your shit. Stop crying. Fuck youuuuuu!