The Mulitant Baker

By | Nov 12, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Matt Blum’s The Nu Project. Today I’m going to write about a young blogger who I read on occasions and have hold a lot of respect. Jes Baker writes the Mulitant Baker.

Jes calls herself, “A mental health professional, pastry chef, ex-art major, crazy cat lady, fat model, fiery advocate, and total pain in the ass.” She lives in Tucson Arizona and for a lady of 27 has had an eventful life, even among her pains and suffering as a lady who lives outside of what society terms the norms.

Jes is working to change the attitude society has with women who weigh over 200 pounds with The Body Love Conference, “a high energy, positive and progressive event where women can come together to build a community in a supportive environment while participating in revolutionary presentations and workshops.” The goal is to have the conference to be held in April of 2014 at the University of Arizona. This is contingent to funding. They have a goal to reach $10,000 with nearly half of it already reached.

I first came upon Jes this past spring when she placed on her site an letter to the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, Mike Jefferies, in regards to a quote of his saying that Abercrombie and Fitch “… go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.” Her blog took off when the letter went national.

Abercrombie and Fitch has since change their view somewhat with an annoucement that they will be offering more plus size clothing.

I can only hope to someday do something so brave and humanitarian as Jes. It’s my belief that society is too hung up on themselves. Too opinionated on what is prim and proper. Especially when it deals with women and beauty. I totally believe the words from the song that was popular in 1970, Everything is Beautiful, and the line “everybody’s beautiful in their own way”.


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