Introduction at the Idaho premiere of Embrace, a body positive Australian documentary, in celebration of the one year anniversary of the stand for self-love, to a sold out audience at the Edwards 9 theater downtown Boise, September 2016. This is a Facebook Live recording for the other full theater across town who could not get tickets to this one as well as those at home. Film was followed by a Q&A I also hosted.
The Stand For Self-Love, TEDxBoise, April 2, 2016 at the Egyptian Theater. Amy Pence-Brown is a fat feminist mother who believes in opening her mouth and her heart. From both of these places she tells a powerful story of vulnerability, courage, and body positivity and the importance of taking a stand for something you believe in. As a body image activist, Pence-Brown became famous in 2015 for her radical stand for self-love in a black bikini and a blindfold in Boise, Idaho, which was documented in a blog post, photographs and a video viewed over 130 million times.
I was honored to be a featured mama and storyteller on Mamalode magazine's second podcast in March 2016, reading my essay published for them on October 20, 2014 titled A Love Letter to 226 Pounds. The podcast also features an interview with me answering a few questions about parenthood, body image, and activism.
Starry Story Night, a celeb-filled live storytelling event on the theme DEPARTURE, October 2015, Boise Contemporary Theater. I shared stories of picking up dead bodies at night as the only female mortician's assistant in a small Oregon town and how that work affected my life and body positivity.
A public presentation on the innovative outdoor teaching classroom project for my childrens' small Title 1 elementary school in Boise, Idaho, called the Hawthorne Elementary School Idaho Native Plants Learning Landscape, FEAST VI, Visual Arts Collective, May 2015.
Accepting the Big Ass : How to be Fat, Fit and Flabulous, Ignite Boise, Egyptian Theater, 2012.