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Virgie Tovar        

Author, Activist, One of the Nation's Leading Experts on Fat Discrimination & Body Image

Virgie Tovar is an author, educator, and expert in the areas of weight-based discrimination and body image. She holds a Master's degree in Sexuality Studies with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender.

Tovar has authored “The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color,” “You Have the Right to Remain Fat” and “The Body Positive Journal.” Tovar started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight and in 2018 was named one of the 50 most influential feminists by Bitch Magazine for her book, "You Have the Right to Remain Fat." She has been featured by the New York Times, Tech Insider, BBC, MTV, Al Jazeera, NPR, and Yahoo Health.

Tovar is a contributor for Forbes where she covers the plus-size market and how to end weight discrimination at work. She also hosts the podcast, Rebel Eaters Club, where she resides in San Francisco.

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