Speak up and Speak out….

Yesterday Julie Burton, President of the Women’s Media Center sent out a donation solicitation email. When I get these there is always a part of me that is overwhelmed – because I want to give – I wish I could give but I can’t. Not now because like many other Americans (99%??? : ) ), most days were pushing to make ends meet.

This particular soliciation email celebrated the 39th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade and was concered about the future of women’s reproductive rights. And as I’m sure you know, this is something worth getting riled up about…

Most importantly the email announced the winner of the WMC’s “In Your Own Words video contest that asked contestants to tell us what they think the future of feminism looks like” Contest: Echo Zen

Okay — the point of this explanation about a solicitation email is this video — I can’t give money – I haven’t got any but I can use my voice – and so can you! Be clear and loud people, stand up for women’s reproductive rights. No need to be quiet.

Body Revolution Telesummit

I just registered for the Body Love Revolutionaries Telesummit! Join me for free by checking out this website and signing up!!!

For more info and to register, go to http://www.bodyloverevolution.com.

Here’s a very brief rundown of the topics and interviewees:


1/31 — FAT ACTIVISM with Peggy Howell, Amanda Levitt & Marilyn Wann

2/2 — FAT HEALTH with Linda Bacon & Ragen Chastain

2/7 — FATSHION with Marie Denee, Rachel Kacenjar, & Yuliya Raquel

2/9 — FAT SEX with Hanne Blank & Virgie Tovar

2/16 — FAT BLOGGING & SOCIAL MEDIA with Marianne Kirby, Margitte Leah Kristjansson & Brian Stuart

2/21 — FAT FITNESS with Jeanette DePatie & Anna Guest-Jelley

2/23 — FAT/QUEER INTERSECTIONS with Bevin Branlandingham, Charlotte Cooper, & Jessica Luxery

2/28 — FAT POLITICS & HISTORY with Paul Campos & Amy Erdman Farrell

Again, the address to register is http://www.bodyloverevolution.com..

Also, I’m not sure how many of you would be interested, but I heard about this by belonging to the yahoo fat studies group – which is perhaps the most awesome and informative “listserve” I’ve ever been part of – the group is super smart well informed and genuinely engaged in thinking about how fat studies and fat-phobia and hatred are with us everyday. Check it out.