Virgie Tovar: Weight Discrimination and Self-love

Virgie Tovar

"Plus sized women in particular, tend to get funneled into more physically laborious, lower paying jobs, care, jobs that involve caring for children, caring for elders, etc. And thin women tend to are likely or more likely to be funneled into jobs that are client facing and more sedentary, that involve a better higher paying." - Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar speaks on her experience with the negative effects of weight discrimination, discovering self-love, and balancing health with body acceptance and positivity. Tovar holds a master’s degree in Sexuality Studies with a focus on the intersections of body size, race, and gender. She’s a contributor for Forbes where she covers the plus-size market and how to end weight discrimination at work. She started the hashtag campaign #losehatenotweight. In 2018, Tovar gave a TEDx talk on the origins of the campaign. Tovar is the author of You Have the Right to Remain Fat, and The Self Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color. She’s also the host of the podcast, “Rebel Eaters Club.”

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