The Calendar! Body Positive 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.

Add your body- or fat-positive event: Email lindley@bodyliberationphotos.com

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  • Marley Blonsky & Kailey Kornhauser are traveling to Washington, DC in March 2020 for the League of American Bicyclists National Bike Summit , where they’ll be presenting “Fat Bikers – Creating Space for Body Size Diversity in Our Bike Communities!” This is a HUGE (pun intended) opportunity for them and our bike community, but they need help paying conference registration fees, airline tickets, and housing while in DC.

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Starting in January and February: Liberating Jasper support groups, Tacoma, WA (Building Body Trust, Attuned Eating, Eating Disorder Community Group, LGBTQ+ ED Community Group, Superfat Community Group, Calming the Inner Storm, Monthly Meal Planning, LGBTQ+ Youth Community Group, Provider Support Groups)

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January 4: Body Positive Movement Class, Tacoma, WA

January 6: No Diets in the New Year: A Virtual Support Group for Folks Leaving Diet Culture, Online

January 10: Ragen Chastain and the FATCH standup comedy troupe at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater on Sunset, Los Angeles, CA

January 11: Creating a Healthy Sports Culture, Seattle, WA

January 13: No More Weighting: The Body Trust® E-Course, Online

January 14: A Kids Book About Body Image Reading & Release Party, Portland, OR

January 17: Rooted Heart Healthcare Community Dinner and Gathering, Kent, WA

January 23: Body Liberation Book Club, Seattle, WA

January 23: Anti-Diet with Christy Harrison, Alley Cat Books, San Francisco, CA

Starting January 23: Fat Girls Hiking, Oregon: Winter Retreat, Welches, OR

Starting January 24: HAES/Fat Positive Supervision Group for Eating Disorder Providers, Online

January 25: Anna Chapman guest styling at Universal Standard, Portland, OR

January 25: Size-Inclusive Snowshoe Adventure, Nederland, CO

January 28: Men’s Body Trust Group begins, Online

January 30: Libertease: The Final Countdown, Jersey City, NJ

Late January: Becoming Eating Disorder Aware: A Training Series, Online

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February 1-28: Black History Month

Sign up by February 1: Rock the Road Coaching Program from Ragen Chastain and Jeanette DePatie, Online

February 2: Fat Kid Dance Party, Seattle, WA

Sign up by February 3: Body Image Remix with Summer Innanen, Online

February 6: Radical Self Love Life Lift Retreat with Sonya Renee Taylor, Brookby, Auckland, NZ

February 6-7: Freeing the Body Narrative (Professional Training), Portland, OR

February 7-8: Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (WIND) Workshop, New York, NY

February 7-9: February Giant Storewide & Bag Sale, Two Big Blondes Consignment, Seattle, WA

February 12: Holistic Body Positive Workshop, Wynnum QLD, Australia

Starting February 13: Body Love Journey Yoga Program, Online

Submit by February 15: Call for papers, Fat Studies Conference

February 23-26: Reclaiming Body Trust Retreats, Stockbridge, MA

February 24: Braving Body Shame Conference, Online

February 24-March 1: National Eating Disorders Awareness (#NEDAwareness) Week (NEDA Week)

February 27: Body Liberation Book Club, Seattle, WA

February 28: NEDA’s 1st Annual In-District Advocacy Day, anywhere in the US (no experience needed)

February 29: Fat Crafternoon by The Fat Kid Crew, Redwood City, CA

February 29: Size Inclusive Snowmobile Adventure, Winter Park, CO

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March 1: Zero Discrimination Day (LGBT)

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

March 7-8: BOPO Expo, Toronto, Canada

March 8: International Women’s Day

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

March 26: Body Liberation Book Club, Seattle, WA

March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility

Last week of March: LGBT Health Awareness Week

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

April 23: Body Liberation Book Club, Seattle, WA

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

May 6: International No Diet Day (INDD)

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 22: Harvey Milk Day

May 28: Body Liberation Book Club, Seattle, WA

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

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

June 21: National Selfie Day

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

June 25: Body Liberation Book Club, Seattle, WA

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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 14: International Non-Binary People’s Day

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

July 23: Body Liberation Book Club, Seattle, WA

July 24: Self-Care Day

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

August 27: Body Liberation Book Club, Seattle, WA

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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

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October 4-10: Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 11: National Coming Out Day

November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance

December 1: World Aids Day

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

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