April 7th, 2019 - 10am - Assemblea Event Space, Chicago

Your new favorite lunch and learn!

Attention all big babes: come to an old timey luncheon with cool new ideas! Hear captivating stories of overcoming challenges and personal empowerment from guest speakers.  Then, eat a tasty lunch, ask questions, and discuss! Plus, win prizes in a Premium ticket holder giveaway: a Body Love Box or a mini session with Bloom Photography!

Standard tickets $30, Premium tickets $40 until 03/15/19!

Standard tickets $35, Premium tickets $50 from 03/16 - 04/07.


Menu subject to change but expect delicious options like:

  • crudite salad with cut carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, and vinaigrette

  • cherry almond salad with crunchy greens and vinaigrette

  • separate nut and cheese toppings for the salads

  • tender sous vide turkey breast, sliced for easy eating by itself or on top a salad

  • vegan black beans cooked with onion, smoked paprika, and vegan bouillon

  • served with vegan tortilla strips and sour cream for the non-vegan crowd

  • vegan shortbread cookies

  • that delicious standard, chocolate chip cookies

The Speakers


The Dimple Duchess

Dimple Duchess, plus size burlesque performer and body positive photographer of @RubenesqueBoudoir and @MatterOfFatProject on Instagram.

She’s a fierce advocate for body positivity - especially fat positivity. After healing from an abusive relationship, she’s invested in burlesque and photography as a medium of self expression, healing and advocacy for self love and dismantling of fatphobia.

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Bisa Myles

Bisa is a plus-size adventure traveler, travel blogger and writer, and breast cancer survivor whose goal is to inspire other through her writing to pursue their dreams despite their size or diagnosis. She’ll be talking about her adventure climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro!

You can find her travel writings at or @MylesToTravel on social media.


Lisa Hendrickson

Lisa Hendrickson, known as @PlusSizeScuba, is a scuba diving adventurer! She advocates for people of size to try scuba and helps provide inspiration, support, and ideas for how big bodied people can get into the sport. She’s traveled and dived in a long list of places - the Yucatan Peninsula, Costa Rica, Fiji, St. Maarten plus locations in the US like Illinois, Florida, Missouri, and Minnesota.

Hosted hilariously by

sponsored and organized by yours truly


Hot Lunch

Who's hungry for Hot Lunch?  Hot Lunch is the emcee and burlesque performer that glorifies rhinestone at a time. They are the resident host for the plus size burlesque troupe The Femme FATales here in Chicago. Other credits include Show Me, Windy City, and Wisconsin Burlesque Fests, Vaudezilla!, The Fly Honeys and more.  They are honored to emcee this event!


Kelly Lenza

I’m a super fat photographer and parent always seeking ways to help myself and others grow. I go by @LividLipids and I’m super into food, crafts, and generally being a scary social justice activist to folks who know me in real life. I love to make and share good food, so it just made sense to share it with a big group of cool babes who want to hear about some empowering adventures other cool babes have had.

Want 20% off your next booking with me? YOU GOT IT with your purchase of a ticket to Big Lunch. Plus, win a mini session with me in the Premium ticket holder giveaway!


Assemblea Event Space is on Erie street in Chicago is a gorgeous old church turned office building and venue, featuring ample space, lighting, and seating. And it actually has decent free parking for a downtown place! Sadly, it is not wheelchair accessible - we hope future Big Lunches will be able to be held in an accessible space.

Assemblea Event Space
1350 W Erie St
Chicago, IL 60642

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