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Loving Ourselves at Every Size
June 9 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Register in advance: We are asking folks to register as everyone will have there unique link to ensure privacy.
We have been told that all bodies should be accepted and all bodies should be seen positively, but this is simply and obviously not the reality. We know the more your body veers away from the standards society has placed on us, the more you are hated, stigmatized, made fun of, and seen as less worthy. This is further augmented by recent warnings for folks to exercise in order to avoid gaining the “COVID-15” while sheltering in place, further associating laziness to fatness, but it also internalizes that messaging.
Despite this, folks have been able to reclaim their happiness from the stigma and shame of a fatphobic society, further proving our resilience and worthiness of being able to create lives that we love and encouraging ourselves and each other to engage with the world.
Join us as we support one another and share our experiences navigating our world as fat queer people of color in health care, school, the workplace, public life, with family and friends, and intimate partner relationships. We will also discuss what has worked for us to combat this toxic mix of sexism, racism, queerphobia, ableism, and fatphobia.
A group meditation will help us check in with our bodies and send words and feelings of loving-kindness to uplift and inspire ourselves to be able to love our whole selves as we are in the present and allow people like us to feel deserving of experiencing pleasure in all the ways it is possible, including within healthy sexual relationships with ourselves and others.
So grab a blanket and find a cozy spot to spend some time with us on Tuesday, June 9th at 6 PM! This event is one of many this year around promoting the well being and vitality of QPOC communities in Austin, TX. For more information about this and other Health and Wellness events, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.