The event was organised by the Youth Department of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The organisation Opciónate participated in the Awareness Day on Fatphobia and Aesthetic Violence, an event organised by the Youth Department of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The event was aimed especially at young people and professionals working with youth with the aim of making body diversity visible, raising awareness and providing tools to fight against fatphobia.
The meeting took place on 18 October in the space La Grada, which occupies one of the spaces set up in the old football stadium where the matches of the Unión Deportiva Las Palmas used to be played. On behalf of Opciónate, Ana Lidia Fernández-Layos and Rocío López spoke about various aspects of sexist and aesthetic cyber-violence and also coordinated the workshop ‘Reflections and practices on aesthetics and the online world’.
Magda Piñeyro, renowned activist and co-founder of the initiative ‘Stop Gordofobia’, also took part in the event with a talk entitled ‘Why do we hate our bodies’, as well as the influencer, social worker and model Paula Fernández with the talk ‘Fat in the world of fashion’, and the influential Canarian on social networks Ceci Wallace, who gave a talk on ‘How to improve your self-esteem when we want to go against the tide’.
The programme was completed with the workshop ‘Hacking the beauty mandate’, given by Lala Pasquinelli and Paula Bisio representing the activist and feminist project for social transformation ‘Mujeres que No Fueron Tapa’ (tapa is the Argentinean way of referring to the cover or cover of a magazine), based in Argentina and which travelled to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with the mediation of Opciónate.