West End To Host a Body Positive Pool Party Fundraiser

For the third year in a row, West End is hosting a Body Positive Pool Party and everyone is invited regardless of size, shape, age, and gender.

Aimed at shunning beauty standards and racialised gender norms, this event, which runs on Thursday, 24 Feb, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Musgrave Park Swimming Pool, is organized by Councillor Jonathan Sri (The Gabba).

It’s going to be a special night for folks who normally feel they can’t celebrate and enjoy pool parties in public because of society’s unfair norms. But the event will also be a chance to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Vegan meals and vegetarian condiment or sides will be served to guests at the swimming party. Live music will also be presented and among those who have confirmed to perform so far are DJ JAZIC, Huda Fadlelmawla and Massah Sherri from Voices of Colour, and DJ Kundu.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Musgrave Park Swimming Pool

There will also be a special raffle with cool prizes. The venue will have thematically-lined art displays and vendor stalls for guests who might want to do some shopping.

Ticket prices are at $5.00 (unwaged guests), $15.00 (waged guests), $15.00 (unwaged guests with meals and tote bag), and $25.00 (waged guests with meals and tote bags).

This event is a fundraiser to benefit The Gar’ban’djee’lum Network, comprising of LGBTIQ+ members from Aboriginal groups, and the Sovereign Families, which support kids at risk of criminalisation. As such, the honesty police will be observed for the ticket sales.