My epic write up seems to have disappeared from my drafts. I tell you – this has really been my week! I’ll give you the short summary and pictures instead. Those are worth a thousand words, right? Or so they say…
January 28th, 2012 was the day. Fatty Affair was held at the Billy DeFrank LGBT Center in San Jose, California. It was awesome! Sarah organized a fantastic event full of great speakers, activities (clothing swap!) and vendors. So many people came out to participate and join in the fatty fun – it was amazing!
Here are some of the pictures. You can check out the complete set on Flickr!
Start of the clothing swap!
Marilyn Wann, being awesome
Milo who let me take her picture – such a mesmerizing dress!
The lovely organizer, Sarah!
There was so much energy, camaraderie… it is actually difficult to describe! But so powerful. After I was both emotionally drained and eager to do more. I called Chris to tell him how amazing the night was and I’m pretty sure it was me sniffling while rambling random words…
I was honored that Sarah asked me to be a speaker. Which I did awkwardly because plans changed a little bit – I ended up speaking by myself! My mind went completely blank. Next opportunity for public speaking? NOTES. PRACTICE. CLEAR THOUGHTS. Public speaking is not my forte!
It was great meeting so many new people – some readers, other activists and much more. I can’t wait until the next fatty event!
I’m going to post my outfit separately, as this is a little picture heavy already. You can catch a glimpse of it in my “catwalk” picture above.