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Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion

Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Modern Times for a reading of Hot & Heavy, featuring a fantastic crew of brilliant contributors, including editor Virgie Tovar, contributors Deah Schwartz, Abby Weintraub, Jessica Judd, and more!

Friday, November 30th

In Hot & Heavy, Tovar rallies together a bold group of women who open up about their desires, struggles, and internal dialogues as they learn to embrace and exalt their womanly curves. Hot & Heavy celebrates the many fabulous aspects of being fat-building fat-positive spaces, putting together fat-friendly wardrobes, learning how their bodies inform their personal politics, and creating supportive, inclusive communities. The contributors offer a diverse set of viewpoints, revealing a complex set of fat-positive beliefs and desires.

Author Bios:

Virgie Tovar is a fat activist, sexologist and coach. She holds a master’s degree in human sexuality with a focus on women and body image. Virgie hosted “The Virgie Show” (CBS Radio) in San Francisco. She is certified as a sex educator and was voted “Best Sex Writer” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Virgie is based in San Francisco and travels worldwide to offer performances, workshops lectures, and coaching on body image, sexuality and writing. Find her online at www.VirgieTovar.com.

Deah Schwartz is the coauthor and actress in the NAAFA award-winning Off-Broadway Show, Leftovers, the Ups and Downs of a Compulsive Eater and the companion “Leftovers” workbook/DVD set. She is also the author of the syndicated blog, Tasty Morsels, that focuses on improving body image and changing societal definitions of health and beauty.

Abby Weintraub serves on the NOLOSE Board of Directors and is currently working on a collection of short stories about illness, awkward sexual experiences, and false alarms.

Jessica Judd is a long-time dancer and current co-artistic director for the ‘emFATIc DANCE, Big Moves’ resident size-positive dance company. A research analyst in a former life, Jessica is now a free-range fat activist and stay-at-home mother of two.


Friday, November 30, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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