Havala: I really want to inspire women through the big bottom bash, showing them that they can be empowered. They can do whatever they want to do. Female Speaker: Big bottom bash you know what I’m saying. Havala: Today, it was really stressful. But it means everything. I feel like I’m really nervous and I’m really anxious, but I am also excited. It’s almost like euphoric, like the experience from last year was insane. I don’t think people even realise how, like, amazing it’s going to be. I’m Havala, and I’m the founder of Big Bottom Behaviour and Big Bottom Bash. The Big Bottom Bash was really born from the idea, I feel like I just constantly see on my feed, like these events and these parties. But I never see fat women and I never see women of colour or they’re not center, they’re not highlighted. So I basically said, I want to throw a big party where it’s plus size inclusive. This year, I think we’re going to have about 200 ladies there. So right now I’m going to kind of set up this area over here where we’re going to be making the swag bags that we’re going to hand out tomorrow. This year, our theme is all about sex positivity. And just like loving our bodies. Big Bottom Behaviour is a size inclusive apparel line that I founded in 2016. I just saw such a lack of diversity in active wear. I was really upset by the fact that I couldn’t find anything in over a size 16 or 18 to buy. And it really upset me because my sister’s plus size. I just kind of it doesn’t make sense. Like why would we demonise fat people and shame fat people. But then we don’t want to create things to inspire them, and they can feel confident in workout clothes. With the Big Bottom Bash, I really started it because of my sister. So I feel like I wanted her to always feel welcome. I wanted to create an event and a space for her where she felt free and liberated and just could be herself. And so really, I was like, I’m going to do this. It’s going to be really exciting. Okay perfect. This is cute. Havala: Everything’s kind of running on schedule, we’re going to be heading out soon. And most everything that was here was has already been loaded into the cars. I really just want to create a space that they’re going to feel energised and feel renewed, that they can take on every experience in life. Today has been absolutely incredible. It was really stressful. And we all just kind of work together to get things unloaded. So it’s just an amazing experience to just see everyone just working and doing. Female Speaker: I’ve met everybody already what’s up. Hi everyone.
Hi. I came here to be around other plus size women in the same space and wear my bikini rock out in the sun and enjoy a good time with beautiful women. And I think it’s like fun, and it’s like beautiful day out so it’s always nice to be poolside. But more importantly I think it’s kind of a safe space. I think it’s informative and necessary, and definitely fun. Where you can pretty much be yourself and see other people who who are a lot incredible. Havala: We’re going to have an amazing panel of the sex educators. It’s four amazing people. Thank you, hi, everyone.
Hi. Thanks for braving the heat, it’s hot out here. We’re all fat queer folks of colour on this panel. And so when we talk about sexuality, pleasure, intimacy. So I think for so long, I thought that because I was fat I wasn’t not allowed to be queer, like almost reserved for the skinny folks like I can’t actually have a body that’s liberated. For me my sexuality is rooted in intimacy and vulnerability. So really kind of getting into kink taught me that yeah, I have needs and this is what I want to get met. Dr. Nyrobi: So often in popular culture, women safe spaces are tested, they are ostracized, especially something like this that celebrates natural bodies and celebrates women in their natural state. And not some kind of cookie cutter thing about who and what we’re supposed to do. Ultimately, it is about what makes us happy. And I think the biggest thing I see here today is people saying, Okay, I’m going to put this swim suit on. Havala: Today was super intense and super amazing. The excitement, the love and the relationships I’ve built just in this, in these last few hours, people sharing their stories of, the way they’ve been treated as fat people and their existence and how this has altered their life. Being able to be a platform and also just all the help and the love and the care of my family and my friends and all that. It’s like, it’s hard to really express but it means everything. You are so f****g amazing and **** So amazing.
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