The Calendar! Body Positive Events Around the World

The Calendar! Body Positive Events Around the World

Body Positive, Fat Positive, Plus-Size Fashion, and Health at Every Size (HAES) Events Around the World

This calendar is provided as a public resource for the body positivity, fat acceptance, plus-size fashion, and Health at Every Size (HAES) communities. I’m not affiliated with any events except the ones in bold, and at this time I’m not compensated for any event listings.

The calendar is current on hold due to so many events being cancelled for the coronavirus. I’ll begin updating again once we return to something closer to normal. -Lindley

โ—‡โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ”€ยซ Ongoing Events ยปโ”€โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ—‡

โ—‡โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ”€ยซ March 2020 Events ยปโ”€โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ—‡

March 1: Zero Discrimination Day (LGBT)

March 4: Lillian Bustle at Libertease Returns!, Jersey City, NJ

March 5: Short Talks: Home, Seattle, WA

March 6: Community as Home: Call for Stories, Online

March 6-8: โ€‹Making Peace with Your Body Weekend Intensive , Chicago, IL

March 7: Chub Hub A-Go-Go, Portland, OR

March 7: Unlikely Hikers Group Hike, New Orleans, LA

March 7: PARENTHOOD UNPLUGGED: A Kids Book About Body Image, Seattle, WA

March 7-8: BOPO Expo, Toronto, Canada

March 8: International Women’s Day

March 8: Lillian Bustle at The Bingo Bongo Show, Jersey City, NJ

March 8-10: Reclaiming Body Trust Retreats, Detroit, OR

March 11-17: The Body Trust Summit, Online

March 13-15: Fat Adventure Club, Oregon Coast: Spring Yurt Retreat, Tillamook, OR

March 14: Foundational Skills of Motivational Interviewing, Kenmore, WA

Starting March 17: Wise Bodies Somatic Healing Group, Seattle, WA

March 21: Was it ever okay to be fat?, Online

March 19-23: Radical Self Love Life Lift Retreat, Aotearoa, NZ

March 26: Body Liberation Book Club, Seattle, WA

March 30: Body Home Fat Dance ~ Newcomer’s Drop-in Class, Portland, OR

March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility

Last week of March: LGBT Health Awareness Week

โ—‡โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ”€ยซ April 2020 Events ยปโ”€โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ—‡

April 2: Am I Man Enough? Stories of Toxic Masculinity, Chicago, IL

April 4: Inclusive Hike, Breckenridge, CO

April 3-5: Do Different: Expanding Movement Options // An accessibility and possibility training for movement educators by Dawn Ross: Bit By Bit Bodyworks and Body Positive Yoga by Amber Karnes, Calgary, AB, Canada

April 5: F*ck Yeah Bodies!, Seattle, WA

April 5: Heavy Flow with Lindy West and Samantha Irby, Seattle, WA

April 9: Honor Your Selfie Workshop, Brighton, MI

April 23: Body Liberation Book Club, Seattle, WA

April 24: 5th Annual Eating Disorder Symposium: Treating Eating Disorders in Higher Weight Bodies, Greensboro, NC

April 25: 23rd Annual Columbia River Eating Disorder Network Conference: Gender Diversity in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, Portland, OR

Hi! I’m Lindley.

I’m a photographer, author, cat mom, subscription box creator, and fat activist.

I help people reclaim their bodies through photography. I capture images of people of all sizes, ethnicities and genders, not just the ones whose bodies are likely to be seen in magazines and advertisements.

I also really enjoy putting together resources like this — so much that I do it every week!

โ—‡โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ”€ยซ May 2020 Events ยปโ”€โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ—‡

May 1-3: โ€‹Accessible Yoga Training, Charlotte, NC

May 4-7: Body Trust Provider Certification Training Program (Professional Training), Portland, OR

May 6: International No Diet Day (INDD)

May 8: Health at Every Size and Big Hearted Embodiment Training, Seattle, WA

May 11: Eat What You Want Day

May 14-15: Responsive Feeding Therapy Conference, Dallas, TX

May 16: NEDA Walk, Seattle, WA

May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 21: Sexy Plus: Fostering Fat-Positive Sexuality, Portland, OR

May 22: Harvey Milk Day

May 28: Body Liberation Book Club, Seattle, WA

May 29-30: Reclaiming Body Trust Retreats, Portland, OR

May 29-30: โ€‹Accessible Yoga Training, Sterling, VA

โ—‡โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ”€ยซ June 2020 Events ยปโ”€โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ—‡

June 18-19: Fat Studies Conference, Auckland, NZ

June 21: National Selfie Day

June 21-23: More to Love Yoga: Awaken Your Body to Love, Stockbridge, MA

June 22-23: 8th Annual Weight Stigma Conference, Auckland, NZ

June 25: Body Liberation Book Club, Seattle, WA

โ—‡โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ”€ยซ July 2020 Events ยปโ”€โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ—‡

July 2-5: Intro to Backpacking for Plus-Size Hikers, The Long Trail, VT

July 3: Compliment Your Mirror Day

July 5-10: Body Wise Retreat with Kimberly Dark, Big Island, HI

July 10-12: Accessible Yoga Training, Minneapolis, MN

July 14: International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 16-19: Body Rebels California Retreat, Santa Margarita, CA

Starting July 17: Big Bliss Yoga in Pacific Grove, CA

July 23: Body Liberation Book Club, Seattle, WA

July 24: Self-Care Day

July 29-August 2: Body Positive Yoga Summer Camp, Lexington, VA

โ—‡โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ”€ยซ August 2020 Events ยปโ”€โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ—‡

Starting in August: Skill in Action 300hr Yoga Teacher Training (Social Justice Oriented), Winston-Salem, NC

August 27: Body Liberation Book Club, Seattle, WA

โ—‡โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ”€ยซ September 2020 Events ยปโ”€โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ—‡

September 18-20: Accessible Yoga Training, St. Louis, MO

September 19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 25-27: Radical Health Alliance’s Rad Fat Adventure Camp at Camp Courage in Maple Lake, MN

โ—‡โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ”€ยซ October 2020 Events ยปโ”€โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ—‡

Fall 2020: โ€‹Body Positive Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training & Certification, Baltimore, MD

October 2-4: โ€‹Body Positive Yoga Teacher Intensive, Sterling, VA

October 4-10: Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 9-11: โ€‹Accessible Yoga Conference, Portland, OR

October 11: National Coming Out Day

โ—‡โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ”€ยซ Further Out ยปโ”€โ”€โ—‡โ”€โ—‡

November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance

December 1: World Aids Day

January 10-15, 2021: Body Wise Retreat with Kimberly Dark, Big Island, HI

Hi there! I'm Lindley (she/her, pronounced LIN-lee). I create artwork that celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional "beauty" standards at Body Liberation Photography. I'm also the creator of Body Liberation Stock, which provides body-positive stock photos for commercial use, and the Body Love Shop, a curated central resource for body-friendly artwork and products. Find all my work at