If you are interested to getting to know me a little bit more and learn about my life in a nutshell, have a listen to below podcasts 🙂
Some of you know that my work has always been about body positivity and self love. At one point, I have learnt enough to self actualised, and able to start getting through my hurdles one by one.
I am at the point in my life to have acknowledged what I have on my plate and so I can identify them and tackle them.
Traumas can be dealt with, given an open heart, support, time and help.
However, for some of us in society, they don’t get to just do work on their own to solve stigmas and problems. They need us as a community, to help uplift them in order to feel visible, be understood, accepted and finally feel equal.
I know some of you would say, there are “bigger problems” in the world, first of all, problems are incomparable. To each thier own. Second, we can all be helpful for others only when we get to solve our problems once we love and accept ourselves first. So, if you are thinking this way, you probably have a lot of self acceptance work to do on yourself too.
On Wednesday night, I, as @drasticsocial, created an event to shine a spotlight on the LGBT community, especially my trans and non-binary friends, to give them a platform to share their thoughts experience with us in a safe environment. Consider this is a privilege, and an opportunity to learn about life that you can never imagine.
I ask you to join us and be educated on this topic, to have a difficult conversation and to learn to unlearn stigmas and stereotypes you have been putting on them like I once did.
I am guilty of being ignorant too so I strive to learn and to correct myself continuously. This is our issue to solve, not them.
Program below from 8pm till late
– Introduction by Beatrice Wong (DJ @MistyPenguin)
– Panel Intro by SiuFungLaw (LGBT+ and genderfluid advocate, public speaker, poet, IFBB Probody builder)
– Natasha Arce – A representation
– Rose Rage – Stand up Comedy
DJs Momo and Marie-Jo
Location: 宀 (Mihn) Club
Address: 4F, 279 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Time: 8pm – Late Price: 100$ (tickets available on Eventbrite & door)
*the venue can hold 60% of its capacity and strict measures are implemented for our safety.
Drastic Social is community work.
We are creating a community for people to connect and expand their ideas.
Our goal is to encourage the local communities to share their skill sets and resources with each other, by creating projects together, in order to experiment continuously and evolve as we progress.
There are no good or bad productions, all we have to do is to push our boundaries by making and doing.
All we need is to communicate to make more and make better.
It’s time to throw away mental limitations.
We are free to move forward without judgment.
The times I appear publicly to advocate for Body Positivity/Body Diversity in the media.
Befast.tv for a pitch for curvasian.com startup
Fashion styling and design has been a deep passion of mine since childhood, I remember flipping through countless high fashion magazines as a teen and something sparked inside of me when visually I was met with so much joy.
However, being a plus size kid and young adult in the 90s and 2000s certainly did not give me any material to express myself through style and fashion. I had to DIY alot with my existing baggy clothings.
Modern plus size fashion did not exist until 2010, so I grew up being oppressed by the fashion industry only wanted to create things for my counterpart straight size humans.
I started Curvasian.com in 2008, I wanted to write about plus size fashion resources for my community of people over a US size 4 in Hong Kong and Asia.
Hi, I am Bertha Chan.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, now residing in Norway. I create work and connect communities between Hong Kong, Norway and Austria throughout the year.
- the Founder of DrasticSocial.com
- the Founder of Curvasian
- a writer / public speaker / host
- a digital marketer / producer
- an event producer
- a content creator
- plus size model and body liberation advocate
- wordpress developer
- UI|UX designer
Please go ahead and explore each of the things I love making.
Welcome to send me a message if you would like to connect with me!