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Abundia 2008

In case you haven't heard, Abundia is a weekend retreat for fat women that takes place annually in the Chicago suburbs. The retreat features a number of size-positive workshops and events - including a keynote from Marilyn Wann this year.

While I obviously haven't gone to Abundia, I know people who have and I've always seen a positive change in people who have gone. I think that removing all of the stereotypes and limitations around size, and just letting people be as they are, really goes a long way towards liberation.

This year's event is from November 7-9 in Zion, Illinois (far north suburb.) Registration for Abundia closes next Wednesday, and you can sign up today via PayPal. If you're in the area, I highly suggest you check it out.

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DeeLeigh
September 22nd, 2008 | Link | I attended one year, and it

I attended one year, and it was a wonderful experience. At the time, I was one of the youngest people there, and it was like being surrounded by kind, loving fat aunts. It was nurturing, educational, and fun. I'd recommend it to anyone!

jeani September 23rd, 2008 | Link | This will be my third year

This will be my third year at Abundia, and I can't wait! There are women along the whole spectrum of the size acceptance continuum there. Even if you are far along in your size acceptance journey, the power of being around other people like you is transforming! There is no judgment of others. Abundia is such a freeing experience that I think all fat women should attend! Even through I'm generally comfortable with myself, I really benefit from being in a place where my size is the norm, not the exception.

I encourage anyone to attend, and please feel free to ask me any questions if you're unsure of whether you should go.

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MarilynW
September 24th, 2008 | Link | See you there!!!

I'm eager to hang out with Abundia people this year and make some body liberation together! I have some extra-fun stuff planned for us.

Paul, thanks tons for giving the event a mention!!!

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