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40 Women to Watch 2019: Jes Baker is calling for a shift in how people relate to their bodies

Jes Baker

Jes Baker is part of The Tempest’s 40 Women to Watch 2019, which spotlights extraordinary women and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

Jes Baker is a body-positivity activist and the voice behind the blog The Militant Baker. In addition to the worldwide reach that her blog has, Jes is also an international speaker and author. With a background in a Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Jes explores the intersections between body image and mental health.

As an advocate for inclusivity for all body types, Jes is a powerful voice calling for a shift in the worldwide language of people and their bodies. By pushing for societal change, she is becoming a champion for the people that society leaves behind. She has published two books on fat positivity, Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls and Landwhale.