Thursday, February 25, 2010

Breaking Scales: Re-imagining Body Image and Fat Activism 101!

Join Chelsey Lichtawoman of The Fat Femme Mafia in an interactive workshop that will explore new ways of celebrating our bodies just as they are. We will explore representations of fatness in popular culture, and discuss how to maintain body positivity in the face of the all-consuming diet industry. The workshop will also examine myths and stereotypes around health, learning to create our own media, and will also feature a viewing of some footage of the Fat Femme Mafia in action.

Chelsey Lichtawoman is the co-founder of the fat activist and
performance troupe The Fat Femme Mafia and has been touring and performing across Canada for years. She was also the host and curator of Granny Boots, the weekly radical queer performance night at the Gladstone Hotel. Chelsey recently had her first photography show entitled All About Her: versions of the woman exposed, which showcased her photos of Toronto queers. You can visit her at

This workshop is FREE & refreshments will be provided!

Tuesday March 9
6pm - 8pm
The Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T
563 Spadina Ave, Room 100 (North Borden building)

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