Call for Artists, Speakers and Crafters!

What: BODYSLAM! Poetry Jam & Storytelling

Where: The Trumbullplex, 4210 Trumbull St., Detroit, MI, 48208

When: February 19th, 2011 6-11pm

About:

Love Your Body Detroit will be holding its first ever fundraiser and we need your help to make it a huge success! We are looking for speakers for our main show a poetry jam and story telling session that will be happening on the main stage.

Poetry / Stories can be related to but are not limited by,

  • Fat phobia / hatred
  • Ethnic or racial diversity
  • Appearance based oppression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image

Basically anything that will make us think critically about our bodies or how it feels to live in yours! Submissions should be at a maximum 10 minutes in length and emailed in a word document to the address below. Please also include your name, contact information, and a short personal bio.

Artists or vendors:

We are also looking for body positive artists / craft vendors who’s work shows size, racial or ethnic diversity through any form of media.

Please send the following in a word document,

  • Name / Business
  • Contact Info
  • Kind of Work / Products you sell
  • Links to examples of your work

**Crafters who make clothing and wish to participate should make sure their clothing sizes are just as diverse as the people in attendance. Also vendor fees will be on a donation basis only, if you wish to give we will love you for it!

Participant Submission Deadline: 1/20/11

Submit Application to: LYBDetroit@gmail.com

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