- October 4, 2018
- 7:30 pm
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Pre-Show Reception $25
Lindy West has a rare ability to speak frankly about some of the biggest issues of our time with wit and humor. From her literary debut Shrill, to her work as a contributor to the New York Times, The Guardian, Jezebel, and more, she unflinchingly tackles feminism, popular culture, social justice, and the body positivity movement.
She has become one of the leading voices for women in America today. It's no surprise that Shrill is being turned into a highly anticipated television show, starring Aidy Bryant.
Join author and body positivity movement leader Jes Baker for a conversation with Lindy that is sure to be filled with humor, candor, and empowerment.
Lindy West is ferociously witty and outspoken, tackling topics as varied as pop culture, social justice, and body image. Hailed by Lena Dunham as an "essential (and hilarious) voice for women," her empowering work has garnered a loyal audience that eagerly awaits the television adaptation of Shrill, her lauded literary debut. Lindy has rocked readers and listeners in work published everywhere from The Guardian to GQ to This American Life. She is a catalyst for a national conversation in a world where not all stories are created equal and not everybody is treated with equal respect. Shrill is comprised of a series of essays that bravely shares her life, including her transition from quiet to feminist-out-loud, coming of age in a popular culture that is hostile to women (especially fat, funny women), and how keeping quiet is not an option for any of us.
Jes Baker is a positive, progressive, and magnificently irreverent force to be reckoned with in the realm of self-love advocacy and mental health. She is internationally known for preaching the importance of body liberation, hard conversations, strong coffee, and even stronger language. After creating satirical versions of Abercrombie & Fitch advertisements in 2013, she appeared on the Today Show and quickly became one of the leading voices in the current body image movement. When not writing, Jes spends her time speaking around the world, working with plus size clothing companies, organizing body liberation events, taking pictures in her underwear, and attempting to convince her cats that they like to wear bow ties. Learn more about Jes at TheMilitantBaker.com
Lindy West Photo: Jenny Jimenez