3219803_origVirgie Tovar, MA is an author, activist51QojPfs71L and one of the nation’s leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is a former plus size style writer for BuzzFeed and the creator of #LoseHateNotWeight. Tovar edited the ground-breaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012). Read more about Virgie at!


Alison Zwecke1688720_10100149011746098_683626147_nr is an angel sent Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 1.42.11 AMfrom heaven to be one of Ash’s best and most hilarious friends. Alison has written for XOJane and has been a regular and recognizable model for Adipositivity and other photographic art projects. She is as insightful as she is beautiful, and she has been supportive of this project since it began. Plan to hear from her a lot. A LOT.




Shane Brodie is a fat trans artist and activist from Berkeley, California. Shane notably staged a one-man protest and performance art piece following the installation of InDecline’s Donald Trump effigies in August 2016.

Further information about Shane and his work can be found here.



cyefc8-w8aafrxtcyefc88wiaau5haDevyn of Chunky Lemonade is a reader, writer, ranter, and chunky hunk. He has a lot to say about mental health, living with a disability, and he’s working on learning to avoid dating guys who don’t deserve him. Expect to hear Devyn on the show semi-regularly, but in the meantime, check out his blog here.