Body Politic

Upcoming Events

Our diverse event programming takes the form of workshops and panel discussions where participants can deep-dive into critical wellness issues, signature “BODY TALK” storytelling nights, and meet-ups where attendees mingle and build community. 


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BODY WORK: a workshop and panel on imagining body inclusivity in wellness

Join Body Politic for BODY WORK, a workshop and panel discussion on imagining body inclusivity in wellness. The day will begin with a 45 minute movement workshop led by "curvy yogi" Angela Dawn. We'll have the chance to stretch and move together in the JCC's outdoor space (weather permitting). After getting our sweat in, we'll sit back and relax with some refreshments and listen to a panel discussion on everything from fat-shaming, to thin allyship, to athletic competition, to democratizing wellness spaces.

Our panelists: 
Latoya Shauntay Snell is an ultra runner, obstacle course racer, novice cyclist and yogi enthusiast from Brooklyn, NY. By profession, she is a freelance chef, photographer and the founder of Running Fat Chef, a personal and uncensored fitness and food blog about her experiences in a very judgmental society. She is a contributing writer to several platforms such as The Root, Runner's World, Gear Junkie and Huffington Post, where she's covered topics ranging from body positivity in fitness, journaling chronic disabilities and sharing personal narratives about her fitness endeavors.

Laura Delarato is a writer, video producer, artist, nude art model, body image activist, and sex educator based in Brooklyn, NY . . . she also very aware of how intense that sounds. Her art and essays have been featured on DameSaltyBeautyConRavishlyPeopleAllureNBCLunaLuna MagazineTravel + Leisure, and Revelist — and she can be seen modeling for Blink Fitness, Dia & Co, Target, PlusBKYN and Gwynnie Bee. Her work is deeply planted within body politics, fitness, sex education and plus size representation. site: http://lauradelarato.com/

Kristina Rodriguez, Matriarch/Bopo and Mental health warrior, Freelancer and Swer. NYC born-n-bred Latinx with a proclivity towards magic and taking down the establishments meant to keep marginalized people in the gray.

Melissa A. Fabello, PhD is a feminist educator whose work focuses on body politics, beauty culture, and eating disorders. She holds a PhD in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University, where her research focuses on how women with eating disorders make meaning of their sexual experiences. Previously, Melissa worked as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, one of the largest independent feminist media outlets in the world. Her expertise has been featured in The Guardian, BuzzFeed, SELF, and TeenVogue, and on MSNBC and the BBC, among others. Website: melissafabello.com Twitter + Instagram: @fyeahmfabello 

Earlier Event: June 28
Body Talk!
Later Event: October 20
October meet-up: hike the palisades!