November’s pick for the Body Liberation Book Club will be Heavy by Kiese Laymon! Join us on Friday, November 29 at 7 pm (Amante Pizza on Roosevelt Way in Seattle) for a fat-friendly hangout and book discussion. Newcomers are very welcome!
Content note: Heavy contains potentially difficult material, including descriptions of sexual abuse. Reading this one is entirely optional, and you’re welcome to attend without having read it, though there will be a short discussion of the book when we meet.
About the Body Liberation Book Club
Welcome to the Seattle Body Liberation Book Club! We meet on the fourth Thursday evening every month and discuss a different body positive book. See the event discussion for this month’s book.
This is a body positive event, which means:
– We don’t talk negatively about the bodies of ourselves or others
– We don’t participate in or allow diet or weight loss discussions
– We enjoy the food, drink, and activities we came together for without judgment or shame
Price: Free. No purchase from the restaurant is required to attend.
Open door: First-timers are welcome! We’re a friendly and welcoming bunch. Don’t be shy!
LGBTQIAP+-affirming: This event is open to folks of any (or no) gender.
No children, please — let this be a space just for you. Some of our discussions will contain sensitive and/or potentially triggering material inappropriate for minors.
Parking: Amante has a parking lot.
Guests: Feel free to bring a friend.
Accessibility: It’s mostly level ground and a very short distance from parking into the restaurant. There’s one step up into the restaurant and there is a ramp as well. The chairs have backs but do not have arms, and are comfortable for my size 26/28 rear for several hours. I believe the bathroom is wide enough for a wheelchair but will verify on request.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/511048292801276/
Hi! I’m Lindley
I’m a professional photographer (she/her, pronounced LIN-lee) who celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional “beauty” standards. I live outside Seattle, WA.
People come to me for:
- Body-safe portrait, boudoir and small business photography sessions
- Diverse stock photos
- Fat fine art photographs
- Health at Every Size (HAES)-aligned consulting, writing and editing
- The Body Love Box, my monthly body-positive subscription box
I talk about and photograph fat folks because representation of large bodies in the world is vital to our body liberation. Join me for weekly thoughts on body acceptance plus quick and useful resources for your own journey.