Virgie Tovar, Author You Have the Right to Remain Fat
"Lose Hate Not Weight: An Intersectional Feminist Approach to Diet Culture"
Virgie Tovar, named one of the 50 most influential feminists by Bitch Magazine in 2018, grew up a fat girl in a thin world. While researching the intersections of gender, race and size in graduate school in 2010, she was introduced to fat activism and began a journey into self-acceptance with an eye to ending weight-based bigotry on a cultural scale. In this talk, Tovar examines the history and mechanics of modern-day diet culture and fatphobia with a critical and intersectional feminist lens.
Photo by Andria Lo