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Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She pens a weekly column called "Take the Cake," and is the founder of Babecamp, a four-week online course designed to help women who are ready to break up with diet culture, and started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight. She was editor ofthe ground-breaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion, and her newest book of nonfiction is You Have the Right to Remain Fat. She holds a Master's degree in Sexuality Studies with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender. Virgie has been featured by The New York Times, Tech Insider, MTV, Al Jazeera, NPR, Yahoo Health, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan Magazine Online, Bust Magazine, and French language magazine Madame Figaro. She lives in San Francisco and offers workshops and lectures nationwide.

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Saturday, October 13