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#LoseHateNotWeight Babe Camp

Civic Engagement and Leadership Development
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Apr 14 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Lose Hate Not Weight Babecamp @ Purdue is an overnightintensive retreatdesigned by intersectional feminist and acclaimed body image expert, Virgie Tovar. Babecamp @ Purdue in inspired by the 4-week online course created for people who ready to breakup with diet culture and start smashing patriarchy full-time.

Babecamp addresses 4 core areas:
What is Diet Culture & Why It's EFFING Ruining Your Life
Understanding that (Self) Hate Isnt Real, Fun or Sustainable
Adopting Self-Love as a Practice
Accepting Your Destiny as a Patriarchy-Smashing Mega Babe

Cost:$25 for Purdue students OR $75 for community members (*includes transportation, overnight accomodations, workshops, craft supplies,& all meals)

I'm a 250-pound unapologetic brown feminist who loves tiny shorts and bright lipstick. Fifteen years ago feminism saved my life. I stopped dieting and started living about six years ago when I met a bunch of rad queers who taught me about the power of loving my body. I completed a Master's degree based on my research on how body size and race affect gender. I've written extensively on body image and fat discrimination, and I travel globally speaking about these issues.

I am all about people living epic, magical lives on their terms in the body they're in right now. Other interests include: smashing patriarchy, eating fancy desserts, and helping to build a world where every single person - regardless of size or health status - lives a life free from discrimination and bigotry. There are no weight limits to my politics. Together we will break up with diet culture - and the mindset that keeps us in restriction mode - so you can take up your rightful place in the babe pantheon.

My goal is that after this weekend you'll have:
1. Community
2. Language to articulate what diet culture is, how it manifests in your life and in the culture around you
3. Boundary-setting tools
4. An intersectional understanding of the history of diet culture and its connections to class, race and gender
5. Experience learning in a weight neutral environment grounded in fat positive feminism
6. Jiggle practice (more details when you arrive!)
7. Practice existing shamelessly while centering your emotional and physical needs

More about the facilitator: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, a 4-week online course designed to help women who are ready to break up with diet culture, and started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight. She pens a weekly column called Take the Cake. Tovar edited the ground-breaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012) and The Feminist Press will be publishing her forthcoming book of non-fiction, You Have the Right to Remain Fat (August 2018; now available for pre-order). She holds a Master's degree in Sexuality Studies with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender. After teaching "Female Sexuality" at the University of California at Berkeley, where she completed a Bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2005, she went onto host "The Virgie Show" (CBS Radio) in San Francisco. She is a former plus size style writer for BuzzFeed. Virgie has been featured by the New York Times, Tech Insider, Self, MTV, Al Jazeera and NPR. She lives in San Francisco and offers workshops and lectures nationwide.

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