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Virgie Tovar      

Author, Activist and One of the Nation's Leading Experts and Lecturers on Fat Discrimination and 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. She is a contributor for Forbes where she covers the plus-size market and how to end weight discrimination at work, and hosts the podcast, Rebel Eaters Club (Season 3 will be out later this year). She 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. Virgie has been featured by the New York Times, Tech Insider, BBC, MTV, Al Jazeera, NPR, and Yahoo Health.

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