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Body Positivity & Fat Liberation: A Panel Discussion

  • Cake Plus-Size Resale 5155 Bloomington Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55417 United States (map)

Body Positivity & Fat Liberation: A Panel Discussion

Sunday, Oct 7th - 4-5:30PM
Part of Cake Plus-Size Resale’s Birthday Weekend

We’ll have plenty of space at the door for more folks to join us! Just come!

Body positivity as a movement has been life-changing for many of us: we have learned to accept our bodies as they are, feel more comfortable in our own skin, and embraced our own definitions what’s beautiful. But there are times when the body positive movement falls short: when we fail to recognize systemic factors that keep folks disadvantaged, when we exchange society’s oppressive standards of beauty for an equally oppressive standard of “health”, or when we center folks who most closely conform to “worthy” as defined by the cultural elite. At this special event, we’ll bring together a vibrant group of panelists living in larger bodies to discuss the difference between body positivity and fat liberation. We’ll look at ways to embrace our bodies but also move beyond that to issues of justice that affirm our individual humanity. You won’t want to miss this rich discussion.

Our panelists include a fantastic group of local body positive folks excited to chat about fat liberation. The panel will be moderated by Amber Karnes, Founder of Body Positive Yoga.

Reserve your space with a pay-what-you-can ticket (which range from $0-10). You can join us in person at Cake (well, actually two doors down!) or purchase a virtual ticket to watch a private Facebook live stream of the event. Space is limited for in-person tickets.

The event space is wheelchair accessible and plenty of fat-friendly seating is available. (Please note that the only restroom available for this event is inside of Cake. To access Cake, there is a two inch step up which makes it inaccessible for most motorized chairs or scooters.)

You’re welcome to us us early to browse and shop at Cake before the panel begins!

Amber Karnes
is the founder of Body Positive Yoga. She’s a ruckus maker, yoga teacher, social justice advocate, and a lifelong student of her body. Her commitment to accessible, adaptive yoga practice empowers thousands of diverse practitioners around the globe. She is the creator of the Body Positive Clubhouse community and co-creator of Yoga For All Teacher Training. She is an Accessible Yoga teacher trainer, Yoga International featured teacher, board member for Project Yoga Richmond and Accessible Yoga, and a contributor to the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. Through her workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and online yoga and wellness offerings, she seeks to further the message of consent, agency, body sovereignty, and accessibility for all (on and off the yoga mat). She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband Jimmy, and blogs at

Check back soon for information about our other panelists!

Later Event: November 21