GLORY: The Fattest Love of All

A Reclaim UGLY Benefit Performance & Party!!!

DOES FAT ART, PERFORMANCE, & LIBERATION BRING YOU SO MUCH JOY?

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR MORE FAT FRIENDS & LOVERS?

ARE YOU A FAT PERSON WHO LOVES OTHER FAT PEOPLE OR THE MOST EPIC ALLY/FRIEND/LOVER EVER?

DO YOU WANT TO HAVE A GOOD TIME WHILE SUPPORTING MORE PEOPLE TO ACCESS INCLUSIVE & SAFE COMMUNITY SPACES?

Watch the recorded performance here.

THEN WE HAVE A GLORIOUS EVENT JUST FOR YOU!!!

This Valentine’s Day, laugh, swoon, flirt, and fan your forehead during this lush & edgy extravaganza featuring your favorite fat performers and ending with some speed dating (for friendship and romance) & parlor games! Inspired by Sherronda J. Brown’s article, “Fat People Deserve To Glorify Our Bodies,” GLORY is an evening of performance, cruising, and friend-making for everybody invested in and attracted to the ample warmth, lascivious fun, and glorious rotundness of fat bodies, fat liberation, and fat love. We’re so excited to share this evening of fun, art, and debauchery with you!

There Are Some Fat Heart Throbs In The House!

While NO ONE will be turned away for lack of funds, Glory is a benefit for the 2021 Reclaim UGLY Healing Retreat and Transformative Imagination Conference: Our Bodies Are Wondrous Sites of Pleasure & Liberation happening May 28th – June 5th. A donation of ANY amount gets you a ticket. Please bring your electronic pocketbook, handkerchiefs, and your best swoon face as we collectively embrace the fattest love of all.

All income/donations we receive will go towards Event Accessibility, specifically:

  • Ensuring that we can offer discounted and scholarship seats to participants who might be otherwise priced out of the Reclaim UGLY Healing Retreat and Transformative Imagination Conference
  • Paying LGBTQIA+, POC, Fat, Sick, & Disabled Healers as: Keynotes, Panelist, Facilitators, Performers, and ASL Interpreters
  • Acquiring the most accessible online conference platform (we can afford) that will foster the interaction, connection, welcome, inclusivity, and ease you deserve.

Did you know that in 2020, Reclaim UGLY served over 1800 people at our No-One-Turned-Away-For-Lack-Of-Funds Events? We also managed to pay over 85 artists, healers, and performers – the majority of which identified as Working Class, Black, LGBTQIA+, Fat, Sick, and Disabled. When you support reclaim UGLY, you support our whole community!

Regardless of whether you are a small fat, mid fat, super fat, thin ally, or worshipper of fat people, you are welcome to parlay with us. Together, we will indulge in the delight, gifts, healing, magic, sexiness, romance, and decadence of fat creativity, expression, and activism. Come delve into the abundance of sweetness and connection with your community. All events will include ASL Interpretation and Live Automated Captioning.

Feb 14, 2021
3:00PM PT – 5PM PT

GLORY The Performance

Laugh and swoon during this lush & edgy extravaganza of fat art, fat expression, and fat love featuring your favorite fat performers! A show for everybody that you WILL NOT want to miss. Our exuberant performers are ready to fill your night with pleasure, love, luxury, and sensuality. We are honored and excited to invite you to GLORY: The Performance. Dance from the erotic, the sensual, the soothing, and the lascivious. Stories that caress the soul and stoke the flames of passion. Songs oozing pleasure, tenderness, and love. Spoken word – both vulnerable and fiery – that remind us why we fight AND why we deserve joy and rest. A luxurious night full of gifts we cannot wait to share with you.

Performers featured include: Caleb Luna, Harley Honey, Chris Jay, Dawn Haney, Tigress Osbourne, Roxanne Villaluz, Dorian Wood, Tynya Beverly, Jules Pashell, Ifasina Clear, Kelsey Daniels, and Vanessa Lewis as our host.

Feb 14, 2021
6:00PM PT – 7:30 PM Pt

Fat Cruising & Parlor Games

After the show, join us for some interactive pleasure and connection in Fat Love & Liberation Speed Dating Party. We deserve to cruise the people who want to cruise us – be it for friendship, romance, hooking up, and more. This fun-filled connection event is available to anyone and everyone who is attracted to fat people, has a fat liberatory politic, and is looking for some sweet and possibly foxxxy connection. An exhilarating way to conclude our night to find connections that fulfill all sorts of desires, whether lascivious, platonic, or whatever the night brings.

Fat, Black Self Love Through The Ages – an improv performance

In October 2019, Vanessa Rochelle Lewis was invited to participate in a performance called “Bodies Like The Ocean,” which was hosted by the extraordinary and phenomenally talented artist, writer, scholar, and fat liberation activist Caleb Luna. This performance also featured renown fat artists Shoog McDaniel and Tricia Rainwater-Tutwiler – and family you must check out all of their extraordinary art, work, and writing. Your heart will thank you. The below clip features Vanessa’s contribution to the performance.

Fat People Deserve To Glorify Our Bodies

“Imagine if “fat” weren’t considered such a bad word, with such ugly, unfair connotations. Imagine if fat people were free to openly embrace our own bodies with the same autonomy as people with other body types. Imagine if they—those who fear the normalizing of bodies like ours and use “fat” as a weapon and a lament—did not so desperately and continually and pathetically seek to control not only our physicality but also our emotionality and attitudes towards our very selves.” – Author Sherronda J Brown. Brown, a facilitator of transformative self-love and imagination, wrote an epic ode to fatness and glory in her article, “Fat People Deserve to Glorify Our Bodies.” Please check out this quick and empowering read. You deserve this sweet tea. It also includes a series of quotes and short writings by a diversity of other fat, queer, BIMPOC writers (Black, Indigenous, & Mixed People of Color), including the below piece from Reclaim UGLY’s Founding Director, Vanessa Rochelle Lewis. The painting in this image was created by queer, Black visual artist, Gabrielle Wilson-Sealy, co-founder of Beyondeep Productions.

Fat Valentine Cards by Kathryn Hack

Check out our Black History Month healing campaign here, taking place all February long.

Learn more and register for our upcoming Open Mic dream space here, happening on February 27th.

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