Join Nalgona Positivity Pride and Yesika Salgado for a poetry performance and community discussion on Chubbiness, Desirability and Love.
Are a you a plus sized femme? Have you always felt that most platforms exclude your narrative as a fat woman/non binary person trying to find love and embracing their sexuality? Join us in our discussion. Being fat and femme in the dating world can be challenging and scary. Many times we don't express this because we live in a society that tells us chubby femmes cannot be sexual beings. That is far from the truth. We are hoping to host a night that can be filled with healing and a celebration for our glorious bodies.
Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, her culture, her city and her brown body. Yesika has shared her work in venues and campuses throughout the country. In 2013 she published her first collection of poetry titled The Luna poems. She is a member of the 2014 and 2016 Da Poetry Lounge Slam Team and placed top 10 in the nation both years. Her work has been featured in Latina Magazine, Univision, Vibe Magazine, Neon Magazine, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and many other digital platforms. She is the Co-founder of the Latina feminist collective Chingona Fire, a Huffington Post contributor and recently released her second collection of poetry titled WOES.
Nalgona Positivity Pride
Nalgona Positivity Pride is a Xican@-Brown*-Indigenous body positive site that focuses on eating disorders awareness and decolonizing the body. NPP’s goal is to provide comprehensive intersectional body positive information that covers topics such as historical trauma, fat-positivity, eating disorders awareness & indigeneity. Through education, social media, community outreach, an Etsy Store, and an eating disorders support group NPP is able to spread it's message and serve as a resource for the community.
*Brown refers to the mixed descendants of the indigenous from (what is known today as) the Americas.
DOORS 7:30 PM; SHOW 8:00 PM
$5-15 sliding scale*
*Support to the artists and the space is greatly appreciated.
**No refunds or exchanges.