Better Body Image Conference 2019

If you were not at Saturday’s Better Body Image (BBI) Conference, you missed an amazing and empowering event!

The morning started off with breakfast burritos (YUM) and an inclusive photo booth, courtesy of yours truly, MOD BETTIE.  (Check out the photo booth photos below!)

FIND YOUR INNER POWER!

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Keynote speaker, social justice activist Dianne Bondy, is an author, accessible yoga teacher, and the leader of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive approach to yoga empowers anyone to practice—regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. Dianne is revolutionizing yoga by educating yoga instructors around the world on how to make their classes welcoming and safe for all kinds of participants. You could feel the energy in the room as she spoke. Her Q&A raised important issues like how can you be perfect just the way you are, but still reach for improvement.

Mama Cheryl is ALWAYS there to support, inspire and tell us like it is!

Mama Cheryl is ALWAYS there to support, inspire and tell us like it is!

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Then there were the fantastic workshops that included: How to Talk with Your Children about Body Image, with Gail Hall of MIEDA, sponsored by Lisa Lehmann Designs. Making Space for Embodied Self-Compassion with Rachael Koeson, Making Space Hakomi. How to Be a Body Acceptance Ambassador in Our Society, sponsored by Michelle Krick Style, and last but not least, A Conversation about Disability with Elliot Keyes and Cassaundra Wolf. There were so many amazing speakers I wish I could have attended all of them!

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The LGBTQ+ Panel Talk on Body Image featured some of our very own Bettie’s, Jackie Green and Star Buxom. The discussion touched on how body image is inclusive to every person in every body. BBI put together a panel of local experts within the LGBTQ+ community to promote awareness, acceptance, and understanding. It was very eye opening about the difficulties that binary, transgendered, LGB, and inner-sexed folx experience in everyday life.

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Fat, Black & Gifted: An Intimate Conversation with Latesha Lipscomb was a candid conversation that took a deep dive into ethnicity, beauty, confidence, self-love and the social-cultural constructs that threaten how women of color view themselves in a predominantly Westernized civilization.

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The conference wrapped up with move and groove yoga presented by a BBI board member, Emily Martin of Any Body Yoga. Attendees had a surprise treat with music from Lady Ace Boogie, singing her hit song, You’re Magic. The conference broke out in a dance party!

Interested in learning more or becoming a part of BBI? Check out their  FB  and  website !  All of these awesome photos were taken by Autumn Johnson from  The People Picture Co.

Interested in learning more or becoming a part of BBI? Check out their FB and website!

All of these awesome photos were taken by Autumn Johnson from The People Picture Co.

 

Photo-booth high-jinks!

Are you Saving the Date?

Here is a list of our upcoming events so you can plan ahead. See you in 2019!

Mod Bettie has some amazing events lined up!  Mod Bettie is so excited to be a part of  IRISH I was a Queen: World's Largest Drag Brunch  on 3/17/19! We will be hosting an amazing photo booth! Wear green & get festive and start your St. Patrick's Day celebrations like a QUEEN! Get ready to shake your shamrocks with dueling DJs, delicious food & drinks, fabulous queens and lots of surprises!   Getting married? Join Mod Bettie and    Naughty Bettie    Saturday 3/23/19 for a    Modern Wedding Pop up   !   If you are still on that vintage high, we will be hosting our 1st  Pinup Class ! Just starting out in pinup? Looking for new tips, tricks or ideas? Want to be a part of a positive community? We will have workshops and vintage vendors!  Then join us for our  Mod Bettie Pinup Contest ! We have a bunch of gorgeous pinups competing for the title of Miss Bettie!

Mod Bettie has some amazing events lined up!

Mod Bettie is so excited to be a part of IRISH I was a Queen: World's Largest Drag Brunch on 3/17/19! We will be hosting an amazing photo booth! Wear green & get festive and start your St. Patrick's Day celebrations like a QUEEN! Get ready to shake your shamrocks with dueling DJs, delicious food & drinks, fabulous queens and lots of surprises!

Getting married? Join Mod Bettie and Naughty Bettie Saturday 3/23/19 for a Modern Wedding Pop up!

If you are still on that vintage high, we will be hosting our 1st Pinup Class! Just starting out in pinup? Looking for new tips, tricks or ideas? Want to be a part of a positive community? We will have workshops and vintage vendors!

Then join us for our Mod Bettie Pinup Contest! We have a bunch of gorgeous pinups competing for the title of Miss Bettie!


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An exclusive online community for women supporting women.

Vodka welcome. Vulnerability encouraged. You've probably seen posts, read the comments and heard statements like, "Selfies are so vain," "Why does she take so many pictures of herself?" "Who does she think she is?" *THIS IS WHERE WE WAVE A GIANT RED FLAG IN THE AIR AND SAY, UH-UH, SISTER. NOT HAPPENING ON MY WATCH.* In a society that puts a camera in every hand but is quick to shame the selfie, our mission is to empower women by creating a safe and supportive environment for female self-expression. So help me vodka. Fact. (<-- Said in the voice of Dwight from The Office) A Squad is a collective whose parts make a whole, complicated, dimensional, and beautiful. Raise yo' hand if you've ever been steamrolled by that nasty little two-headed shit-monster, JUDGEMENT. *wipes sweat from your brow* *prepares you to go back in the ring* Yea us too. All of the sudden all the amazing parts that make you whole are dissected and judged leaving a big gaping whole in your soul. But the thing is you aren’t parts. You are a totally BETTIE. The whole package. A real fucking human being. And we need you. Because although we are occasionally outspoken and often brave, sometimes we need the stiff hand of a righteous Bettie to pull us through our self-sabotaging shit. *Quietly raises hand* We are perfectly flawed and have created this community for our friends, acquaintances and companions. For love, because always for love. This is a place for women to discuss, and find support, re body positivity and female empowerment. Please feel free to share resources, get support, post something you’ve found inspirational, or just chat with someone who understands what you’re going through.  SquadBettie stands for Fempowerment, true acceptance, and building a supportive community. A true Bettie builds women up instead of bringing them down.

Vodka welcome. Vulnerability encouraged. You've probably seen posts, read the comments and heard statements like, "Selfies are so vain," "Why does she take so many pictures of herself?" "Who does she think she is?" *THIS IS WHERE WE WAVE A GIANT RED FLAG IN THE AIR AND SAY, UH-UH, SISTER. NOT HAPPENING ON MY WATCH.* In a society that puts a camera in every hand but is quick to shame the selfie, our mission is to empower women by creating a safe and supportive environment for female self-expression. So help me vodka. Fact. (<-- Said in the voice of Dwight from The Office) A Squad is a collective whose parts make a whole, complicated, dimensional, and beautiful. Raise yo' hand if you've ever been steamrolled by that nasty little two-headed shit-monster, JUDGEMENT. *wipes sweat from your brow* *prepares you to go back in the ring* Yea us too. All of the sudden all the amazing parts that make you whole are dissected and judged leaving a big gaping whole in your soul. But the thing is you aren’t parts. You are a totally BETTIE. The whole package. A real fucking human being. And we need you. Because although we are occasionally outspoken and often brave, sometimes we need the stiff hand of a righteous Bettie to pull us through our self-sabotaging shit. *Quietly raises hand* We are perfectly flawed and have created this community for our friends, acquaintances and companions. For love, because always for love. This is a place for women to discuss, and find support, re body positivity and female empowerment. Please feel free to share resources, get support, post something you’ve found inspirational, or just chat with someone who understands what you’re going through.

SquadBettie stands for Fempowerment, true acceptance, and building a supportive community. A true Bettie builds women up instead of bringing them down.

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