From life drawing to yoga for all sizes, new monthly meetups are taking the ‘BoPo’ movement off the web and into the real world
As anyone who has ever been to a Slimming World or Weight Watchers meeting will know, sharing your struggles and triumphs with a supportive group can be cathartic. But often conversations about weight come with a side order of food-shaming and guilt – is it possible to take a more positive approach?
That’s the concept behind London’s new Anti Diet Riot Club, which launched last Tuesday in Shoreditch, east London. From the packed venue, mostly filled with women in their 20s and 30s, it appears that the idea of taking body positivity from the internet to in-the-flesh meetings – with numerous midriffs proudly on display – has been a long time coming.