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Love Your Body with The Bodzilla


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Three years ago, the Bodzilla took Australia by storm as the first fat model to be featured in a bikini on an Australian billboard.

Watch the live-stream from 12:30pm, Wednesday 15 May

About the Event

In this Lunch Order, the renowned activist and model talks body love activism and the importance of representation in the media. April Hélène-Horton (aka The Bodzilla) unpacks the fat positivity and body acceptance movements. Because every body is a bikini body.

This event will be available to watch on this page from 12.30pm on Wednesday 15 May 2024.


Lunch Orders is generously supported by George and Rosa Morstyn.

Presented in partnership with the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. 

About Lunch Orders

While you’re nourishing your body, let us feed your mind. In Term 2, Lunch Orders is delivering a discourse on bodies. How do they work? How can we learn to feel good about them? How can we make space in society for all bodies?

Each serving will open with a 10-minute soapbox from an expert. They will then be joined by The Wheeler Centre’s Youth Programming Manager, Bec Kavanagh, for a Q&A that enriches and expands on their ideas.

Lunch Orders will have you back into the schoolyard with time to spare, and a few extra facts to pack in your lunchbox too. 

Lunch Orders


April Hélène-Horton

April Hélène-Horton, known as “The Bodzilla,” is a passionate advocate for body acceptance, fat positivity and is the epitome of unapologetic authenticity. She’s bold, she’s kind, she’s passionate but above all she’s unfaltering in her pursuit of joy! April’s unwavering belie... Read more

Bec Kavanagh

Bec Kavanagh is a Melbourne-based writer and academic whose work examines the representation of women’s bodies in literature. She has appeared at the Melbourne and Sydney Writers Festivals and on Radio National’s Books and Arts Daily. Bec has judged a number of literary prizes, including the V... Read more

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