1. An article I wrote for Cracked.com inspired a writer and that inspiration became “Taught” a play in four weigh ins. “Taught” is a dark comedy that explores body image by satirizing competitive weight loss shows. I helped executive produce this play and it premiered off Broadway in NYC in fall 2016. You can find the campaign here: Taught
2. In 2014 and 2016 I shaved my head to help raise money to fight Childrens Cancers with St. Baldricks. I did it again in 2018, and you can help fight cancer too by donating here at any time even after I shaved my head: Fight Kids Cancers with Kai
3. I made the mistake of appearing on TBL 9 years ago. After it ended and I was around people that genuinely cared about me, I realized my mistake. I spoke out against this unhealthy, fat-shaming show.
I get accused of a myriad of things, including making money off my truth. But I thought someone should benefit, and so I’m promoting an anti-Biggest Loser, anti-“reality” TV T-shirt as a reaction to the false reality portrayed by The Biggest Loser, and the way they propagate body-shaming and self-harming weight loss methods as legitimate paths to health.
100% of the proceeds will go to About-Face (http://www.about-face.org/), a nonprofit organization that equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image.
Embrace who you are right now. Believe in yourself. Reality is not on TV. #FUBL
http://teespring.com/fubl – buy a shirt here, and support the cause.