It’s About Our Booties

Body empowerment for queer, fat, Black people/ Indigenous people/ People of Color, with disability/ies

August 2020 – October 2020

Here, it is all about your body!

In eight different workshops we will be offering eight different programmes for intersectional body empowerment. Together with the other participants you will be able to exchange experiences and develope strategies to relate to your physical self in a positive way.

Often, bodies that deviate from the cis-binary gender norm are subject to different kinds of discrimination and have hardly any access to body-related empowerment offers that consider them, let alone, center their perspectives and needs. Therefore, these workshops are all aimed at queer people, especially with regard to a non-cis-binary gender identification.

However norms and mechanisms of exclusion also exist within queer communities, since they too are mostly dominated by white, abled-body and slim beauty norms and thus have a certain (body) aesthetic. It’s About Our Booties creates spaces in which discrimination is considered from an intersectional perspective.

All workshops are free of charge. Nonetheless, if you would like to support our work we would be happy about every donation. Pls. find further information here.

What is there to consider?

Finding your workshop: This is about safer spaces! Please respect the space and carefully consider which workshop could be meant for you and which not. For example: Black people, indigenous people and People of Color can of course attend a workshop in which white people are also welcome. However, if you are not affected by racism, please respect the safer space and register for one of the workshops which are open to everyone.

Furthermore: We know that being fat can also intersect with disability/ies. We want to create space for all processes, identifications and positions, therefore fat and disabled are sometimes separated here. 

If you have any questions/uncertainties – please contact us!

The workshop series is generally aimed at people who (want to) break with a cis-binary gender identity. Trans*, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid are some of the identities to be mentioned. However, the workshop serie is very open. We want to offer space in which gender can be thought, experienced, tried out and created outside the norm.

DGS (German Sign Language) -interpreters are available. Please let us know whether you will be needing translation into German Sign Language in your registration. 

All workshops will be taking place online.

Please register via and tell us a little bit about yourself and how you position yourself, which workshop you would like to attend and what kind of support you may still need!

We are looking forward to your participation!

Pls. find the workshops here (the workshops are in chronological order, so do not get confused):

Workshop 1 – We are here to be alive! – With Ginnie Bekoe & Tsepo Bollwinkel – 15th & 16th of August 2020

Workshop 4 – We are here to be alive! – With Ginnie Bekoe & Tsepo Bollwinkel – 22th & 23th of August 2020

Workshop 2 – Do it the Body positiv Way! – With SchwarzRund – 5th & 6th of September 2020

Workshop 7 – Refraim Fat-Reclaim Movement – With Mäks – 12th & 13th of September und 3rd & 4th of October 2020

Workshop 6 – BLACK ENERGY – With Paula Azeviche and Ford Kelly – 19th & 20th of September 2020

Workshop 5 – Do it the Body positiv Way! – With SchwarzRund – 26th & 27th of September 2020

Workshop 3 – Do it the Body positiv Way! – With SchwarzRund – 10th & 11th of October 2020

Workshop 8 – Your Body_Your Sexuality! – With Nino Mar Seliz – 17th & 18th of October 2020