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OUTspoken presents: Sonalee Rashatwar

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How Fat Queers The Body: Unpacking influences of racism, heterosexism, cissexism, and colonialism on body image

Thursday, October 28th at 6 PM


The 15th annual OUTSpoken event will feature Sonalee Rashatwar.  Rashatwar, popularly known as TheFatSexTherapist on Instagram, is an award-winning clinical social worker, sex therapist, lecturer, and grassroots organizer based in Philadelphia. Their work focuses on disability justice & healthism, decolonizing sexualities, and fat positive wellness. They will deliver a virtual keynote program on Thursday, October 28 at 6:00pm, open to all campus community members, that will examine the role of racism, heterosexism, cissexism, and colonialism in the creation of cultural standards of beauty and will speak to our collective change-making spirit to create a world in which all bodies and people are affirmed and celebrated.

This event is free and registration is required. Register at




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Continued Support Related to April 30

No matter where you were on April 30, as a member of Niner Nation, you were most likely impacted in some way by the violent act that occurred in a space that we all assume to be safe -- a classroom, on our campus, in our community.  The death of two and the injuring of four students on April 30, 2019 is something that is now part of UNC Charlotte’s history.  Even if you weren’t yet a Niner, this violence may still impact you.

To navigate the continued impact of this violence and trauma, perhaps you sought the help of a professional counselor or from your own support system.  Please know that it can take some people longer than others to begin to feel “normal” and safe again and that is okay.  And, if you are struggling, we encourage you to use the information below to try to understand your reaction and consider resources for seeking help.