Virgie Tovar is the author of You Have the Right to Remain Fat, The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color and The Body Positive Journal. She started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight and is a contributor for, where she covers the plus-size market and how to end weight discrimination at work. Tovar has received Yale’s Poyner Fellowship in Journalism. She’s based in San Francisco, California. Follow her on instagram: @virgietovar.