Welcome to the Queer Fat Femme Guide to Life, chronicling Bevin Branlandingham’s relentless pursuit of joy. Featuring advice, glitter, fat fashion, dating, sex, shopping, travel, events, community building and anecdotes from the life of a Queer Fat Femme artist, healer, community leader and aerobics instructor.

About Bevin in the chatty “you’re reading about my life” way:
I have a lot of interests, but mostly it comes down to trying to make the world safe for people to love themselves, regardless of their differences. I love glitter, my friends, dancing, style, spirituality, my partner and my muppet pets. My career goal is to be a talk show host with a show about self-love. My current incarnations of that talk show are this blog, my web series the Lesbian Tea Basket, and other media projects. I moved to CA in 2016 to chase my dreams, leaving behind my day job career in law to become a healer and artist full time. To pay the bills, my partner is supporting my career transition, I teach a weekly dance aerobics class Fat Kid Dance Party (For All Sizes to Heal from Body Oppression), and I occasionally tour colleges and other places to present workshops or perform. I am developing a healing tea business and an energy healing practice based in LA (and can do distance healings). I also officiate weddings!

I live in a super cute house in Northeast LA with my partner Dara, who works to build empathy in school leadership and is a global peace builder, and our pets Macy and Biscuit Reynolds.

About Bevin in the professional third person:

Bevin Branlandingham’s mission is to make the world a safe place for people to love themselves, regardless of their differences.

Bevin Branlandingham is “an ultra rad warrior for self-acceptance.” [Autostraddle.com] She is a writer, performer, healer and cultural producer in Los Angeles, CA who believes that all bodies are good bodies and works to make the world safe for people to love themselves. ​An award-winning Femmecee and event producer, Bevin’s monthly body positive dance party Rebel Cupcake was named one of the reasons New York City is the Best City in the World by Time Out New York. ​She moved to Los Angeles in 2016 and is excited to be part of an upstart community that turns the stereotype of thin obsessed Hollywood on its head. In 2008 Bevin received a Commendation from the Mayor of Jersey City for her work with the LGBT community. She was a 2011 top entrepreneur and a 2014 “Woman We Love” in Go Magazine. She blogs at queerfatfemme.com and offers body liberation coaching one on one and through workshops. She provides energy healing through Reiki-infused teas, and teaches dance aerobics for all bodies at EVERYBODY in Los Angeles.

Chinashop.com says “Bevin really knows how to throw a party!” DapperQ.com says “Femmes like Bevin have a magic all their own.”

To book Bevin for a workshop or performance, email queerfatfemme at gmail dot com.

Press!

Why Everyone Is Sharing This Two Step Beach Body Guide for the 4th of July, ATTN.com, July, 2017

The name of Everybody gym says it all. Leave your pronouns at the door and come on in to sweat, Los Angeles Times, May, 2017

Rebellion and Cupcakes, Curve Magazine, May, 2013.

“Bevin is a Fancy Muppet on a Mission”, Autostraddle.com, June, 2010.

Check out this interview with Bevin on Charlotte Cooper’s blog from June, 2009.

Bevin Branlandingham on fat activism in Reuters! Obesity becoming U.S civil rights issue for some, April 28, 2009.

Bevin in Time Out New York on how to meet fat girls in NYC. February 12, 2009.