Aubrey Gordon began her career writing with candor and humor as the anonymous blogger ’Your Fat Friend.’ Her searingly honest writing describes what it’s like to be a fat woman in the world, how the fantasies peddled by the diet and wellness industry are worth $26 billion a year, and how the biggest threat to fat people’s health might just be the bias that some many health care providers hold for fat people. Aubrey spent a decade campaigning for LGBTQIA rights, so she knows that change is possible. Now it’s time to advocate for herself. For Aubrey, this isn’t about ’body positivity’ co-opted by brands to sell fat-kinis to size 16 women. It’s about bringing about a paradigm shift in the way that we treat fat people and the fat on our own bodies. It has brought her an insatiable worldwide audience, and threats to her life. Your Fat Friend follows Aubrey’s rise from anonymous blogger to New York Times best-selling author and co-host of the podcast Maintenance Phase and charts the complexities of finding a place in the world when you don’t quite fit in.
A panel discussion/Q&A will follow the screening.
Keynote Speaker: Layla Cameron, Lecturer, School of Communication, SFU and Lecturer, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, UBC-Okanagan
Layla Cameron, Lecturer, School of Communication, SFU and Lecturer, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, UBC-Okanagan
Helen Camisa, Comedian, Podcaster, Writer, Yoga Instructor
Lydia Okello, Stylist, Fashion Writer, Model
Cheyenne Rouleau, Writer; Producer; Actor; Director
Connally McDougall, Owner, Connally Goods
Moderator: Melanie Yeats, Artist and Arts Administrator
Aubrey Gordon, Michael Hobbes, Aubrey’s parents Rusty and Pam
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Stewart Skylar Copeland, Jeanie Finlay, Lindsay Trapnell, Michel Palmieri, Donal Mosher, Aubrey Gordon
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