Let’s talk about investing in building your body positive community. Today I’ve rounded up some of our community leaders’ amazing, in-person body-positive gatherings for you to consider attending this year!
I recommend live, in-person events to EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US. There is nothing like physically being with your people – even if you’re an introvert, even if you don’t talk to anyone, even if you’re not obsessed with fashion or yoga or the subject of the event. Even if, like me, you’re shy as hell and try your best to avoid in-person gatherings like the plague.
There is power in gatherings of women, and incredible power in seeing women who look like you living their best lives ever.
Now, some of these are quite the investment, especially with airfare, hotel, food, souvenirs, buying stuff at the events, what have you. But I’ve saved up for the ones I’ve attended, and I’ve never for one second regretted spending that money on myself and my confidence. Sometimes we have to put ourselves first, and this is a fantastic way to do it.
Let’s start with the cruises (YES! CRUISES!!!!), cause these things sell OUT!
Organizer: Marie Leggette of The Curvy Fashionista
Location: Cozumel, Mexico (starts in Tampa, FL)
Note: Marie says there are only 10 spots left as of this morning, 6/1/18!!!
You asked, we listened! Join us for a plus size fashion experience and unforgettable event, as we sail on our inaugural TCFCruise, produced by The Curvy Fashionista and B Memorable Events! What better way to relax, than with your plus size and curvy girlfriends, on a 5-day, 4-night cruise to Cozumel, Mexico? Not only will you relax in luxury in Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas boat, but enjoy TCF private parties, informational workshops, and a little fun in the sun!
No Body Shame at Sea Cruise
Organizer: Whitney Way Thore of My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Location: Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico
Whitney Thore has joined with Cruises Only, America's largest cruise company, to bring you a truly unforgettable experience for the newest No Body Shame at Sea cruise. We welcome people of all sizes, abilities, genders, orientations and ages. We only ask that you be 18+ unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. In its third year running, No Body Shame at sea offers an incredibly unique experience – enjoy a seven-night celebration cruising to Labadee (Haiti), Falmouth (Jamaica), and Cozumel (Mexico) onboard Royal Caribbean's stunning Oasis of The Seas with Whitney Thore, her family, friends, and special guests. This cruise is jam-packed with dance classes, yoga classes, workshops, private parties, group dinners & other exclusive events designed to help you have the time of your life with a group of like-minded people who support you. Spend time unwinding & having fun with each other – and of course enjoy unlimited time up-close and personal time with Whitney and the gang. We can't wait to cruise with you.
Okay, now for the fashion events because these sell out too!!
TCF Style Expo
Organizer: Marie Leggette of The Curvy Fashionista
Location: Atlanta, GA
Since 2015, the TCFStyle Expo, is a body-positive fashion convention that takes online conversations about plus-size fashion and advocacy, offline. Independent and mainstream fashion brands are represented here, and women & men bond over style, entertainment and empowerment.
Organizer: Cece Olisa of the Plus Size Princess and Chastity Garner of Garnerstyle
Dates: 9/6/18-9/8/18 (during New York Fashion Week!!)
Location: New York, NY
theCURVYcon is a two day event that brings plus size Brands, Fashionistas, Shopaholics, Bloggers and YouTubers into one space, to chat curvy, shop curvy and embrace curvy. Come join us as we embrace our curves, do a little shopping, and tackle topics like confidence, fashion and style, health, fitness, dating, body positivity and everything in between!
And finally, a couple of empowering workshops and retreats. And...you guessed it! These sell out toooooo!
Body + Love Workshop
Organizer: Sara Sapora
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Body + Love Workshop is a weekend-long gathering for individuals coming together to create a happier and healthier life from the inside out, fueled by self-love driven changes. This is a size-inclusive experience for persons of every age, shape, and color; a place to connect, dig deep, and learn tools to rise into your empowered life. Leave with a renewed confidence, a sense of community, and an understanding of the role honoring body and soul play in creating your best life. Body and love.
There & Back Again: A Yoga Retreat to Middle Earth
Organizer: Amber Karnes of Body Positive Yoga
Location: McGrath, MN
Join the creators of Body Positive Yoga and YogaQuest for a magical, 4-day, 3-night yoga retreat. Using the engaging narratives of J.R.R. Tolkien, this retreat will allow you to escape into fantasy while simultaneously embodying your own life and body even more fully.
Freaking out at the cost of some of these options? They’re WORTH IT!! But if you’re gonna have to spend some time saving up, don’t worry – there are dozens of ways to invest in your community. Stay tuned…I’m gonna talk about a new, affordable online community program I’m opening up reeeeeal soon…I’M SO EXCITED AND CAN’T WAIT TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT…