On Wednesday May 28th 2014, Media Action Média hosted a hugely successful Ask Women Anything event featuring Fat Girl Food Squad bloggers, Marie-Claude Bennett and Kelly Bennett.
The Ministry of Coffee kindly donated space for the event, which drew in a diverse audience from across Ottawa. Kelly Bennett launched into the evening’s discussions, stating that “being fat and enjoying food is a political statement.” As the conversation continued, issues of public perception of appearance, self-appreciation and the BMI myth were touched on as the group shared their experiences of living in a society obsessed with limited beauty standards and policing women’s bodies.
Fat Girl Food Squad’s vision says it all: “We are fundamentally about people of all shapes and sizes eating good food and feeling good in their bodies, in every way possible.”
In an hour, Fat Girl Food Squad debunked common myths about health and fat, challenged audience members to think differently about the ways they discuss their own and other people’s bodies, and sparked countless other discussions about fat, food and feminism. These girls are good!
Media Action Média would like to thank:
- Fat Girl Food Squad speakers Marie-Claude Bennet and Kelly Bennet. for sharing their time, experiences and advice with us and our audience
- Our wonderful audience for listening, asking questions and taking part in our awesome raffle draw
- All the volunteers who made this event possible
- Ministry of Coffee for holding the event in their incredible space and for allowing our event to go way past closing!
For more information, please contact Amanda Parriag at amanda@media_action_media.comFollow us!