Join body-positive advocates Louise Green, Cynara Geissler, Vivienne McMaster, and Summer Innanen for a lively evening of conversation about body diversity and size acceptance. Free and open to the public.
- Louise Green is the author of Big Fit Girl, an inspiring account of how plus-size women can become fit and healthy. She is a plus-size athlete, a dedicated personal trainer, and the founder of the plus-size fitness boot camp Body Exchange. Green’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Self, Glamour, the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, and many other publications. In 2016, she received a Body Confidence Canada Award for her dedication to body positivity, body confidence, and body acceptance.
- Cynara Geissler is a writer, editor, book publicist, and fierce defender of the selfie. Her writing on fat, fashion, and culture has appeared in the Establishment, SAD magazine, Geez magazine, Shameless magazine and in anthologies including Lessons From The Fat-o-sphere and Reader’s Choice. She’s performed stories and stand-up for live audiences at Verses Festival, Rain City Chronicles, Novelty Act, Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing, The Anxiety Show, and Teen Angst Karaoke. Her personal style (#fatshion) has been featured in Bust magazine and the Guardian.
- Vivienne McMaster is a photographer, e-course teacher, positive body-positive advocate, and creator of the Be Your Own Beloved online classes. Her photographs have been seen in such places as Oprah.com and the Huffington Post. She works with folks to help them feel empowered and resilient in photographs, be it in front of their own lens or through a photo session. The camera and self-portraiture helped her heal her own negative body image and she’s now on a mission share these tools and help people choose compassion over critique, one photo at a time.
- Summer Innanen is a professionally trained coach specializing in body image, self-worth, and confidence. She helps women all over the world to stop living behind the numbers on their scales through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com. She is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix, creator of the Rock Your Body online program, and host of Fearless Rebelle Radio, a podcast dedicated to anti-dieting, body positivity, and feminism.