Virgie Tovar is creating Body Love
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I am a body image expert and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers in the area of fat discrimination. I am also the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, 2012), a book about learning to love your body in a culture that tells you you'll never be good enough. I hold an MA in Human Sexuality with a focus on the intersections of size, gender and race. After teaching "Female Sexuality" at the University of California at Berkeley, where I completed a Bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2005, I went onto host "The Virgie Show" (CBS Radio) in San Francisco. I have been featured by MTV, the San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Huffington Post, Bust Magazine, Jezebel, 7x7 Magazine, XOJane, and SF Weekly as well as on Women’s Entertainment Television and The Ricki Lake Show. My most recent speaking engagements have included Hollins University, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Davis, California College of the Arts, Sonoma State University, and Humboldt State University. I live in San Francisco and offer workshops and lectures nationwide. You can find me online at virgietovar.com.
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To thank you for supporting me at the $5 level please enjoy two sassy little fat magnets and a note that I'm going to write.. to you.. yeah, with your name and everything!
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To thank you for supporting me at the $30 level I'd love to send you a signed copy of my book, Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion!
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To thank you for supporting me at the $50 level I want to set up a 45 minute body image pep talk with you!
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$5 of $3,000 per article
My currently defunct (but once - somewhat - wildly popular) vodcast, "Virgie Tovar's Guide to Fat Girl Living," will be resurrected.
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I am a body image expert and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers in the area of fat discrimination. I am also the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, 2012), a book about learning to love your body in a culture that tells you you'll never be good enough. I hold an MA in Human Sexuality with a focus on the intersections of size, gender and race. After teaching "Female Sexuality" at the University of California at Berkeley, where I completed a Bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2005, I went onto host "The Virgie Show" (CBS Radio) in San Francisco. I have been featured by MTV, the San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Huffington Post, Bust Magazine, Jezebel, 7x7 Magazine, XOJane, and SF Weekly as well as on Women’s Entertainment Television and The Ricki Lake Show. My most recent speaking engagements have included Hollins University, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Davis, California College of the Arts, Sonoma State University, and Humboldt State University. I live in San Francisco and offer workshops and lectures nationwide. You can find me online at virgietovar.com.

Recent posts by Virgie Tovar

Rewards
Pledge $5 or more per article
1 of 20 patrons
To thank you for supporting me at the $5 level please enjoy two sassy little fat magnets and a note that I'm going to write.. to you.. yeah, with your name and everything!
Pledge $30 or more per article
0 of 5 patrons
To thank you for supporting me at the $30 level I'd love to send you a signed copy of my book, Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion!
Pledge $50 or more per article
0 of 5 patrons
To thank you for supporting me at the $50 level I want to set up a 45 minute body image pep talk with you!