SPOTLIGHT: Body Love Badass Chrystal Bougon


BlissConnection-Chrystal-BougonChrystal Bougon, the badass founder of Curvy Girl Lingerie, is comfortable in her own skin and her hope is that all women, no matter their shape or size, feel the same way. Chrystal sees sexiness in every woman and believes they are all deserving of sensual boudoir experiences – especially those who have been made to believe the shape of their body makes them undeserving of such. She’s a warrior. A champion. And, truth be told she’s a modern Glenda – a good witch who can heal others. Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Body Love Badass Deb Burgard


Deb and Cody 2009 smallFrom the minute we met Deb
Burgard, PhD, FAED, we felt love. Deb is a psychologist and one of the cofounders of the Health at Every Size model. She has been an activist for body sovereignty since creating her dance classes for fat women in 1983 and co-writing “Great Shape: The First Fitness Guide for Large Women” with Pat Lyons in 1988. In 1996, Deb created the Body Positive website and in 2001, she organized the “Show Me the Data” listserv community of researchers and activists.  Forever dedicated, Deb has also contributed research and academic papers and book chapters, speaks regularly at academic, clinical, and community conferences, and offers psychotherapy for individuals and groups in Los Altos, CA.  Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Body Love Badass Amber Karnes


malasanaAmber Karnes is a ruckus maker, RYT-200 yoga asana teacher, and a lifelong student of her body. And, yes – if you haven’t heard yoga is for all bodies, fat bodies included. 
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SPOTLIGHT: Body Love Badass Melissa Fabello

Melissa Fabello is an advocate for social equality, a destroyer of societal myths, a champion for adolescent girls, a restorer of body confidence, a sex educator, a media literacy advocate and one of the fiercest and funniest women we know. Oh, and she’sHeadshot_Coloralso one of the Managing Editors of Everyday Feminism, where her articles focus on everything from sexuality and relationships to thin privilege and eating disorders. Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Body Love Badass Virgie Tovar




virgieVirgie Tovar coined the #losehatenotweight hashtag. She also has a Master’s degree in Human Sexuality with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender from University of California at Berkeley – and honestly, you can tell. Read More