Virgie Tovar / You Have the Right to Remain Fat @ The Bindery, San Francisco [14 August]

Virgie Tovar / You Have the Right to Remain Fat


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14
August
19:30 - 21:00

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The Bindery
1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, California 94117
The Bindery hosts Virgie Tovar for the launch of her first book, You Have the Right to Remain Fat. Please join us!

Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it—and gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she’s been helping others to do the same.

Tovar is hungry for a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free from moral judgment, and you can jiggle through life with respect. In concise and candid language, she delves into unlearning fatphobia, dismantling sexist notions of fashion, and rejecting diet culture’s greatest lie: that fat people need to wait before beginning their best lives.

— Virgie Tovar is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp, started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight, and edited the groundbreaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press 2012). Virgie has been featured by the New York Times, MTV, Al Jazeera, NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and BUST.

This is an all ages event. The bar opens at 7pm, event begins at 7:30pm. The venue has no steps for entry from the street level, is wheelchair accessible and has a mix of sofa seating and fold out chair seating. Sofa seating will be reserved for bigger bodied babes until 10 minutes before the event starts.
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