SPEAKING

(If you need a flyer to take to your division/program/center or to use as a handout,  you can download it here!)

Q#1: What is the best part of being a Jes Baker for a living?

Hands down... speaking. Lecturing. Presenting. Sharing important information with a crowd and cracking terrible jokes while doing so. Whatever you wanna call it, it's my favorite thing IN THE WORLD.

Speaking is what allows me to connect with the most amazing individuals in real life (you, obviously!) which is super special for me since so much of my work happens on a computer.  And while book writing can be great... nothing beats meeting you, losing it while laughing, wiping away tears and listening to your stories. OH AND HUGS. So many hugs.

Guys, sometimes I get to hug for a living. (<-- That may be the most glorious sentence I've ever typed.)

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Q#2: What do you speak about?

During the year I get to tour the country (and lately, the WORLD!), usually delivering the lecture "Change the World, Love Your Body: The Social Impact of Body Love." I basically preach the importance of body autonomy, self-esteem, mental health, social justice and diversity and I do so at universities, conferences, community events, symposiums... sometimes even fashion shows. Nothing is off limits with this topic; I'll bring it anywhere it's requested.

The Lecture:

In her brilliantly irreverent presentation  "Change the World, Love Your Body.", Baker explores the state of our current body image issues, shares 10 effective ways for participants to  individually re-frame the way they perceive themselves, and clearly illustrates how implementing these 10 actions will  positively affect us all on a global level. 
Baker uses personal anecdotes, empirical data, and a comedic approach while covering critical conservation topics including: the historical evolution behind our current idyllic body type, the stigma surrounding mental illness, the correlation between weight and health, the importance of“culture jamming”, why neuroplasticity and affirmations are for everyone, and how to use the way we present ourselves as an impressive form of political resistance.


Baker informs each person that they can in fact “change the world by loving your body” and shows that by learning to love yourself as you are, you can join in a revolution that directly improves our societal structure on an international level. Come ready to challenge the notion that body love is exclusive in this powerful, passionate and progressive presentation.

I've also lectured on mental health, strength-based resiliency, recovery AND fashion as a form of political resistance. Have another topic in mind? We can definitely chat about how to make that happen. 

2018 already has some amazing opportunities to meet fantastic people (I'll get to visit Canada as well as speak at several conferences this year!) and I CAN'T WAIT FOR EVEN MORE!

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Q#3: So, how do I book that hot bod (and brain) of yours?

It's really simple! If you're a student, pitch it to your gender studies/multicultural/student activities division and have them (or you, if you're an overachiever;)) contact Kevin MacRae to set it all up. I even have a flyer you can print out and take with you and more information (including quotes about how awesome I am when handed a microphone) here! Easy peasy. 

Everyone else is welcome to directly contact Kevin (he's a peach)- you'll find his contact information is below.

I can't WAIT to meet you, sign a book or two and tell you how rad you are. SEE YOU SOON!

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Other information:
Bio:

Jes Baker is a positive, progressive, and magnificently irreverent force to be reckoned with in the realm of self-love advocacy and mental health. She believes in the importance of body autonomy, hard conversations, strong coffee, and even stronger language.

After creating satirical versions of Abercrombie & Fitch advertisements in 2013, she ended up on the Today Show, marking her arrival as one of the leading voices in the current body image movement.

When not writing, Jes spends her time speaking around the world, working with plus size clothing companies, organizing body liberation events, taking pictures in her underwear and attempting to convince her cats that they like to wear bow ties.


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Watch the Tedx Talk here:

 

For more watch Jes speak on the Today Show!
Then watch her on the Today Show again!
Then watch the trailer for her first book!
You can also pre-order her second book (a memoir) Landwhale here!
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To Schedule Jes Baker for an event contact:
MacRae Speakers & Entertainment, LLC.
Kevin R. MacRae, President
PO Box 535
Pembroke, MA 02358
781-829-6500



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