Jessica Judd and Matilda St. John, co-directors of Big Moves and its performance company emFATic DANCE, discuss how Big Moves has supported and reflected the Bay Area fat community for more than 20 years.
Amy Marie, a dancer and model in the Bay Area, shares her experience forging a path for herself and how she has come against prejudice for being a bigger person as well as for not being big enough.
Cathleen Meredith, founder of FATGIRLSDANCE in New York City, describes how she created a viral dance movement that promotes the visibility of fat dancers everywhere, as well as how negative stereotypes about fat people are untrue and cause physical and emotional harm.
KT Kusmaul, founder and director of Body Home Fat Dance in Portland, OR, shares how she built a space for fat dancers to feel safe and welcome, and why she seeks body liberation, not body positivity.
It’s time for the dance world to come to terms with its rampant fat-phobia and really mean it when we say, “All bodies can dance.”