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“ Seeking fat acceptance”, Marnell Jameson
October 12, 2009 Los Angeles Times Size-tolerance activists envision a day 'when fat phobia becomes as intolerable as racism.' Getting heavy people to feel comfortable in their skin, however ample, and focus on healthy behaviors is only half the fat-acceptance battle; the other ha . . .

“7 Fat-Positive Bloggers & Activists You Should Follow”, McCarthy, A.
(2014, March 6) - "If you’re not already following fat-positive bloggers and activists, you absolutely should be. We would all stand to see more positive messages that reinforce that fat bodies are beautiful, capable, and just as deserving of respect from other people. Ge . . .

“ASDAH Letter to Disney”, Association for Size Diversity and Health
March 1, 2012 Disney Corporate Headquarters Kristin Nolt Wingard, Senior VP of Public Affairs 1375 Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Re: Closing of the Habit Heroes Exhibit Dear Ms. Nolt Wingard, The medical, psychological, nutrition and fitness professionals, research . . .

“ASDAH Letter to Editor: Michelle Obama”, Association for Size Diversity and Health
February 9, 2010 Letter to the Editor: The medical, psychological, nutrition and fitness professionals, researchers, and parents who comprise the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) applaud Mrs. Obama’s concern for America's children and her commitment to improving the . . .

“ASDAH submits infographic for the Let's Move Campaign!”, Association for Size Diversity and Health
July 8, 2010 The national discussion about childhood obesity includes almost everyone who has a stake in the issue – except fat children, their parents, and those who represent their needs.   An infographic created by the Association for Size Diversity and Health illustrates th . . .

“Blame economics, health at every size, the new peace movement.”, Bacon, Linda
 (2007) The HAESSM Manifesto that de-bunks commonly held assumptions about weight, fat, body size and their relationship with health and ‘fitness’. Economics explain why these faulty assumptions continue to proliferate and why the reality isn’t more widely known. There is a . . .

“De-Stigmatizing Our Workplaces: adaptable boilerplate text ”, Bacon, Linda
March 17, 2012 - Source: Because I [know/believe] you to be caring people with the best intentions for the people with whom we work, I hope you will be concerned to know that actions and messages in [our organization’s recent health campaign/ incentive policy/pu . . .

“Fat Activist re: Kellogg's New Ad Campaign—"Lose the Hate, not the Weight!" - Press Release”, Wann, Marilyn
January 5, 2011 Creator of original Yay! Scale, Marilyn Wann, says, "Yay for removing numbers from the equation and boo for encouraging 'serial' dieting." SAN FRANCISCO, California—Leading fat activist Marilyn Wann congratulates Kellogg's for a new ad . . .

“Fat Liberation Manifesto”, Freespirit, Judy
November, 1973 - Source: The Fat Underground, Los Angeles, Ca. 1. WE believe that fat people are fully entitled to human respect and recognition. 2. WE are angry at mistreatment by commercial and sexist interests. These have exploited our bodies as objects of ridicule, thereby creating an im . . .

“Fatties, it's time to fight back: If you're judged obese, you're a second-class citizen at best”, Campos, Paul, and Wann, Marilyn
March 8, 2010 - Source:   Indie filmmaker and fat guy Kevin Smith recently tried to fly standby on Southwest Airlines. He met all of the airline's criteria for riding in one of their 17-inch-wide seats, but the pilot still kicked him off the plane. . . .

“Health At Every Size® Manifesto”, Bacon, L.
2010 - Source: Excerpt from Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight © 2010 May be freely distributed, provided that it remains in its entirety Health at Every Size®: The New Peace Movement We’re losing the war on obesity. Fighting fat has not made the f . . .

“Humiliating Fat People Is Hazardous to Our Health”, Saguy, A.C.
(Dec. 17, 2013) - Zócalo Public Square Why is First Lady Michelle Obama supporting the humiliation of fat people? Ms. Obama, who has made fighting childhood obesity her signature issue, recently appeared for the second time on the television show The Biggest Loser. She was on . . .

“I STAND Project”, Association for Size Diversity and Health
Following are the links included in the ASDAH Blog post about the I STAND Project: Images from the Georgia campaign  (without needing to expose yourself to the fat shaming campaign website) click to view Information about the I STAND Project: STAND4EVERY BODY Website click to v . . .

“Is the fat acceptance movement bad for our health?”, Tammy Worth
January 6, 2010 Deb Lemire has always been "short and square," a figure she inherited from her grandmother and passed on to her child. So when Lemire took her daughter in for a wellness visit and the well-meaning pediatrician pulled her aside to talk about her daughter's we . . .

“My Word: Ending the body war...”, Wein, Alicia
April 4, 2011 - Source: After the massacre in Arizona, attention turned to the violent rhetoric used in political debate in our country. Although no definitive conclusions were reached about whether inflammatory language directly influenced the shooter to take action, the gener . . .

“NAAFA Healthcare Bill of Rights”, National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
(2008) - Source: National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) NAAFA supports the Health At Every Size (HAES®) principles. These principles are aligned with their mission of protecting the rights and improve the quality of life for fat people. Instead of focusing on weight as a . . .

“Open Letter to Michelle Obama - Oct. 25, 2013 - organized by and BEDA”, Wesely-Casella, L., Turner, C., et al.
October 25, 2013 First Lady Michelle Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500    Dear Mrs. Obama:   The undersigned organizations and individuals ask you to please reconsider your upcoming appearance on The Biggest Loser television . . .

“Persephone Pioneers: Deb Lemire”, Coco P
May 6, 2011 ~ Source: Persephone Magazine Deb Lemire is a revolutionary, a woman dedicated to helping others feel as good about their bodies as she feels about hers. Through arts and theater, advocacy work and volunteering, Deb has built up a presence as a size activist, challenging the old no . . .

“Rediscovering Health”, Koumatos, K.
November 15, 2010 - Source: This article, which began as a response to Ben Osheyack’s “Fat Acceptance Movement Deserves Skepticism,” is dedicated to you: the chubby, the curvy, the hefty and the fat.  Statistically, there are almost 4000 o . . .

“Satinsky brings "Health At Every Size®" to SIUE”, Butler, S.
April 4, 2011 - Source: The importance of health and well-being for people of all shapes and sizes was just one of the crucial messages that Sonya Satinsky, assistant professor of health, sport and exercise sciences at the University of Kansas, brought to studen . . .

“The All-New Fat Hate Bingo 3 ”, Stuart, Brian
"So, back in 2007 in the early days of the "fat-o-sphere", fat bloggers were weathering seemingly endless fat shaming attacks from trolls and concern trolls alike. During a discussion at Shakesville, I made a subtle reference to the history in social justice movements of using "Bingo" cards . . .

“Victim of the weighting game bounces back”, John Elder
September 26, 2009 - Source: The Age Fat people have had a gutful of being called gluttonous. When Bri King was five years old, a group of girls at school decided she was fat. ''They proceeded to make the next seven years of my life hell,'' she says. Looking back at scho . . .

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