Live body positive art performance collaboration with renowned body painter Natalie Fletcher for her documentary film debut Oh, Beautiful for the Boise Film Festival, Freak Alley, downtown Boise, September 2016.

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 radical performance art/social activism piece by body image activist Amy Pence-Brown at Capital City Public Market in Boise, Idaho on Saturday August 29, 2015. Photography/videography by Melanie Folwell "In a society that profits from your self-doubt...." quote by Caroline Caldwell

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.