I'M COMING TO PARIS!


This is a very fake photo of my very real excitement about the fact that I'm going to be coming to visit all of you in Paris on December 15th*!

While I've known about this for months, I didn't mention it publicly because to be completely honest... it sounded too good to be true. But the plane tickets are purchased, a coat is on it's way AND THIS IS  SHIT IS HAPPENING FOLX!

Here's the coolest part: I'm coming to participate in a anti-fatphobia (the French term is anti-grossophobia which essentially translates into "body positive") event that the city (specifically the Mayor and Deputy Mayor) is hosting. What a magnificent thing to have happen in France and I'm so honored to be asked to be a part of it.

I feel like this is monumental enough to warrant it's own blog post, don't you?!

"As part of Anti-Discrimination Week, on December 15th , the Paris City Council is organizing in the salons of the Hôtel de Ville a public event to fight against grossophobia in the presence of Anne Hidalgo, Mayor Paris, and Hélène Bidard, Deputy in charge of gender equality, anti-discrimination and human rights.

Activists, bloggers, academics, health practitioners, education professionals, fashion and garment industry representatives will discuss this specific form of intolerance. It is characterized by openly negative, discriminatory, and even aggressive attitudes towards people of high stature.

Jes Baker, activist, blogger and pioneer of body positivity in the United States will be the guest of honor of this day.

This day will also be the opportunity to unveil a manifesto carried by the City and signed by different personalities.

Finally, a militant fashion show will conclude the afternoon."

You guys. A MILITANT FASHION SHOW. 

If you're in the area and would like to come, you can find out more information and reserve a spot here!

I simply can't wait to meet all of you!

*Yes, I'm totally aware that I'm drastically under-dressed for winter weather but don't worry! I'll bundle up!

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