Julie Murphy's Dumplin’: Go Big or Go Home!

Willowdean, dubbed “Dumplin” by her former beauty queen mother, has always been comfortable with her larger body frame. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? To simply put a bikini on. With Ellen, her all-American- beauty best friend by her side, life has worked well for spunky Will. Well, that is until she takes a job at Harpy’s and meets Bo, a super attractive former jock. Surprised to see Bo actually likes her back, Will feels her confidence plummet as she thinks a more petite girl would be more worthy of someone as attractive as Bo. To regain her confidence, Will sets out to do the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant to show not only the world, but also to herself that heavier girls are just as beautiful, deserving and worthy as any other girl to stand on that stage. Along the way, Willowdean shocks Clover City, but most of all, herself. 

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017, starting at 6:30 PM

Location: 

UNC Charlotte

Room 128 in the College of Health and Human Services

9201 University City Blvd

Charlotte, NC 28223

Discussion Leader: Dr. Heather Brown, Women + Girls Research Alliance, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  

 

This event is free, but please register here!