Taking aim at the oppressive beauty standards that have beaten the brows and broken the spirits of everyone whose body doesn’t satisfy the patriarchy’s incredibly precise script, the Body Positive Pool Party is taking over a previously toxic environment (public pools) and re-christening it as a place of extreme body positivity. No matter the shape or size, whatever body you’ve got deserves to be celebrated.
Kicking off at 6pm this Thursday night, the Pool Party festivities will include food, art, some stalls, a sick raffle and a whole lotta swimming. There’ll also be live music blasting a night-long playlist to the glittering sound of a white-supremacist-capitalist-cishet patriarchy getting blown to smithereens.
Bring a towel, your togs, and get ready to love the shit out of yourself. Waged, unwaged, and combination tickets will be available with all proceeds going to a bloody good cause. Check out the events page to keep tabs on the details as they roll out.
In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act. Mark it in your diaries and join the uprising. Every body welcome.
What: Body Positivity Pool Party
Where: Musgrave Park Swimming Pool
When: 6pm to 9pm, Thursday 24 February
More details here.
Image credit: Jacob Owens