17-20th Activism Weekend

Help us in our attempt to create a Guinness Record winning paper mache sculpture out of the pages of diet books.  People of all sizes and abilities welcome, get the details here! 

Questions? E-mail us at sizediversitytaskforce at gmail dot com!



10-14th Retreat!

Join us in Las Vegas for our annual retreat! Find all the details here!


8/11/13 Action Meeting

8050 Florence Ave. North Bldg. Suite 22,  Downey, CA

4:00 – Locals

4:30 – Virtual Participants (check the member Facebook page for the link around 4:15)

Dinner following the meeting at The Palms next door.


7/13/13  Big Fat Flea Market

7am-3pm Church of the Foothills, 1015 Highland Ave, Duarte 91010

Don’t miss this chance to score some clothes and awesome garage sale finds, watch fantastic fat performers, win cool prizes. and hang out with fabulous fatties and friends! (including livestreaming so you can be part of the fun even if you can’t be in LA!)

Find the event on Facebook at


6/15/13 Action Meeting and Social Gathering

2pm at Jeanette’s House (email for directions)

4pm for virtual participants – Google hangout link will be posted to the Facebook members page and sent to the e-mail list 15 minutes prior.

This will be a special meeting.  We will be filmed by Anémone Films Productions (Montreal) to be part of an episode of a documentary TV series on Body perception. We will have our action meeting, work on the paper mache project, and do some interviews.

If you are planning to attend, it would be super helpful if you could RSVP to so we know how many people will be there.  You do not have to be on camera if you don’t want.  In addition to the Paper Mache project we’ll be discussing the Retreat, the Big Fat Flea Market and other action items.  Hope to see you there!

6/8/13 So-Cal Fat Friendly Foodies (a social sub-group of the SDTF)

Location:  Tinga – 522 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA
Enjoying great food and drinks with non-judgmental friends in a warm and welcoming environment, join us for our inaugural meeting!  Don’t worry, the seating is fat friendly.



5/19/13 Action Meeting and Social Gathering

4:00pm Social gathering for local participants, 5:00-6:00 business meeting including virtual participants.

Location:  Loteria Grill, 12050 Ventura Blvd;  Studio City, CA 91604, it is on the second floor with an elevator for accessibility.  There is surface parking and a garage available.

For directions or information on participating virtually e-mail

5/18/13  Shop and Share

Check out the clothing swap and then browse the vendors in a relaxed home atmosphere.  Learn about community organizations.

Location is a private home.  For information e-mail


4/27/13  Presentation:  Why Loving Your Body is Good for Your Health


Join SDTF Members as we discuss the ways that loving yourself is actually proven to help your health!

Rialto Library
251 W 1st St  
Rialto, CA 92376

4/14/13 Action Meeting and Social Gathering

4:00pm Social gathering for local participants, 5:30-6:30 business meeting including virtual participants.

We will also be completing our videos for Tiffany’s project on the treatment of fat people by doctors.  Show up by 4pm to participate!

Private home in Whittier

For directions or information on participating virtually e-mail


3/16/13 – Fit Fatties Across America Video Shoot

2:00pm  Fun Activism Opportunity:  We are shooting the video to celebrate the end of the Fit Fatties Across America Project.  Or is it just the beginning?  You’ll have to show up to be the first to know! Dress in workout clothes or beach clothes or whatever makes you happy.  It will be a short, sweet video shoot that lives on in Fit Fatties History! .

Main St & Ocean Ave
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Meet at the pier

3/10/13 – Action Meeting and Social Gathering

4:00pm Social gathering for local participants, 5:30-6:30 business meeting including virtual participants (if you want to participate virtually please e-mail ragen at danceswithfat dot org no less than 72 hours in advance.

Tula’s at The Beverly Garland Hotel
4222 Vineland Ave.,
North Hollywood, CA 91602

3/3/13 – Diet Book Liberation for Paper Mache in a Big Big Way

4:00 pm

Piccolo’s Books:  The Promenande @ Howard Hughes Center, 6081 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045


2/10/13 – Action Meeting and Social Gathering

4:30pm social gathering for local participants, 5:30-6:30pm business meeting including virtual participants.

12851 Riverside Drive
Studio City, CA 91607


1/26/13 – A Fatty Affair

Join us in San Jose for this amazing event!  We’ll have a table including glitter tattoos!  Car Pool is available

Billy DeFrank Center
938 Alameda
San Jose, Ca 95126

1/20/13 – More Cabaret Open Rehearsal

Come see More Cabaret’s  dress rehearsal for our performance at A Fatty Affair!


The Basement Dance Center
5259 Lankershim; North Hollywood, CA 91601
Come downstairs, we’ll be in the studio to the left of the desk.

1/13/13 – Action Meeting  and Social Gathering

Loteria Grill, Studio City
12050 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604

4:30pm Local participants, 5:30 pm – Virtual Participants

1/6/13 – Dance-Stravaganza for Every Body

The Basement Dance Center
5259 Lankershim; North Hollywood, CA 91601
Come downstairs, we’ll be in the studio to the left of the desk.

Three fabulous fat dance teachers (Jeanette DePatie, Ronda Wood and Ragen Chastain)  help you get your New Year off to a moving and grooving start!  Classes will be $15 on a sliding scale (cash or credit card) – show up, pay what you can and dance with us!

 1/12/13 – LGBTA Country Line Dancing at Hamburger Mary’s

Hamburger Mary’s Long Beach
740 East Broadway 
Long Beach, CA 90802

Come join Fatties & Friends at Hamburger Mary’s in Long Beach for fun country line dancing lessons. The beginner lessons start at 2pm, the intermediate/advance lessons continue afterward. The cost is $10 per person. Hamburger Mary’s also serves delicious food and beverages, so come and hangout, even if you don’t want to dance. Hamburger Mary’s is an LGBT-friendly location open to EVERYONE! This is not a private event, but the crowd at HM’s is awesome! Please RSVP to ragen at danceswithfat dot org so that we get a big enough table.

1/21/13 – Workout at the Y with Fatties and Friends

Weingart-Lakewood YMCA
5835 E. Carson Street
Lakewood, California

Not a member?  Print out a guest pass here!

5:30:  Zumba

6:30:  Water Aerobics

7:30:  Hot Tub/Pool Time

8:00: After party (Location TBD)

Whether you do all of the workout activities, some of them, or choose to lounge in the Hot Tub and kick it in the Sauna, you’ll be with am awesome group of people who celebrate bodies of all sizes, shapes, and abilities! People of ALL fitness/abilities welcome! The pool and hot tub have a disabled-access lift and there is ramp access throughout the facility.!/events/129822960510984/

1/26/13 – A Fatty Affair (San Jose, CA)

We are carpooling up from So.Cal to San Jose! More Cabaret is performing, the SDTF has an info/vendor table, and we all get to enjoy this awesome event!!!/events/491225760908274/?fref=ts

Past Events:


9/29/12 Take Back the Beach

2-9pm Huntington City Beach

Join us as we boldly and unapologetically challenge our society’s narrow beauty ideals. Celebrators of Body Diversity will proudly sport beautiful bikinis and stylish swimwear as we relax on the sands and play in the waves of Huntington Beach. We will start with a few hours of daytime beach fun and end with a fabulous beach bonfire! There will be fun, there will be laughter, there will be fatty supah stahs, and, did I mention there will be BIKINIS?? The event is open to body-positive people of ALL shapes & sizes, races, sexual identities and genders. Mark your calendars. Save the date. This will be epic. You will NOT want to miss this!!!


10/13/12  Models of Pride

Members of the SDTF will be presenting a body diversity curriculum to participants ages 13-24.

This event is free and open to the public, and  focuses on the interests of GLBTQ Youth and their allies.  They expect over 600 participants.  Details and registration (free but you do need to register) at

10/14/12 October Social Meeting

5pm  Robano’s 10057 Riverside Dr, Toluca Lake CA

Join us for a fun social gathering.  You can buy food if you want, or just come and be comfortable with a fun group of fatties and friends.  We’ll talk about activism a little, talk about the group a little, and hang out a little.

10/20/12  Halloween House Party in Whittier

A member’s only event, all members will get details about this via the e-mail list

10/27/12 Halloween and Pumpkin Carving Party in Simi Valley

A member’s only event, all members will get details about this via the e-mail list



Action Meeting

5pm  This event is members only, information will be sent out via the listserve and Facebook group.  If you are a member and need the details e-mail sizediversitytaskforce at gmail dot com.


Souplantation FUNdraiser

5pm Souplantation Atwater Village 2921 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90039

You just need to bring this flyer with you (and you can send it to your friends!)  FunRaiserFlyer


Adopt-a-Family Donation Deadline

Paypal donations to



Fundraiser Craft Day and Adopt-a-family wrapping party 

Imelda’s House


SDTF Action Meeting and Social Gathering

4pm, Polly’s Pies – La Mirada


6-midnight Christmas open house at Ronda’s


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