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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Saturday, October 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Super Women

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This session features a trio of some of the smartest, most outspoken, and perceptive women writing today.  And did we mention funny? Lindy West writes movingly and hilariously about fat shaming, internet trolls, and her own journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance in Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. Luvvie Ajayi, popular and influential blogger, culture critic, and head of what her fans call “LuvNation,” uses a dash of humor to discuss serious topics like racism, sexism, homophobia and more in I’m Judging You. And Moira Weigel, in Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating, explains that market forces have always shaped the search for love and that dating is the equivalent of an unpaid internship. Expect a wide-ranging, possibly hard-hitting, but always interesting conversation as they mix it up with the fabulous Meghna Chakrabarti, WBUR’s host of Radio Boston.

Moderators
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Meghna Chakrabarti

Meghna Chakrabarti is the host of Radio Boston, WBUR’s acclaimed weekday show with a focus on news, in-depth interviews with extraordinary people, and analysis on broader issues that have an impact on Boston and beyond. She is also host of Modern Love: The Podcast, a collaborative digital production between WBUR and the New York Times. Chakrabarti also serves as the primary fill-in host for Here & Now, NPR and WBUR's national midday... Read More →

Presenters
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Luvvie Ajayi

A versatile writer, speaker, and self-described “professional troublemaker,” Luvvie Ajayi is a thirteen-year blogging veteran whose pop culture and entertainment blog Awesomely Luvvie draws in five hundred thousand readers a month. More recently, she’s expanded her online voice by starting Awesomely Techie, an educational resource for anyone seeking to more efficiently utilize technology in their professional and/or personal... Read More →
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Moira Weigel

Moira Weigel, who graduated with a B.A. from Harvard in 2007, is a PhD candidate in the Film and Media Studies Program at Yale University. Her first book, Labors of Love: The Invention of Dating, is a feminist history of dating and how it overlaps with other kinds of gendered labor. Publishers Weekly calls Labors of Love “a smart, refreshing take on the history of dating.” Links: New York Times piece by Weigel The Toast interview... Read More →
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Lindy West

Lindy West is a columnist at the Guardian, a contributor to This American Life, and a freelance writer whose work focuses on feminism, social justice, humor, and body image. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Vulture, Jezebel, The Stranger, and others. She is the founder of I Believe You, It's Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens, as well as the reproductive rights destigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Church of the Covenant 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA