Fatphobia and Body Liberation

This workshop encourages all participants to explore their relationship with their own body as well as their relationships with the systems of oppression that shape our relationships with our bodies (e.g. fatphobia, racism, misogyny, etc.). We learn some of the history behind our culture’s current hatred of fat and interrogate the false association between fat and unhealthy. Ultimately, the workshop asks us all: What can we do to make our communities and our world better places to exist in our bodies?

This event will feature Isy Abraham-Raveson (she/they), a sexuality educator based in Philadelphia who specializes in consent, body image, feminism and gender, and sexuality. She has a Master’s degree in sexuality education from Widener University and a Bachelor’s degree in Gender and Sexuality Studies from Williams College. Isy co-founded the organization YES! (Your Empowered Sexuality!), which provides holistic, shame-free sexuality education to young people ages 3-18.  She has led workshops on fatphobia and body liberation at a variety of locations, including the National Sex Ed Conference, the AASECT conference, Temple University, and Haverford College.

3:45 – 5:15 pm on Thursday, Feb 3. Sponsored by FemCo