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Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

The less you are trying to please the eyes of the world, the more you will find pleasure, expression and love for yourself.

Lily Karlin

What 'You Did Not Eat That' Can Teach Us About Reality Weight Loss TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Lily Karlin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment

When ABC renewed “Extreme Weight Loss” for a fifth season last week, body positivity activists everywhere clenched their fists tight, shook them t...

This Documentary Will Stop You From Making Fat People The Butt Of Your Jokes

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women

"It's perfectly acceptable to make the fat body the butt of your joke... I want to change that." That's what women's studies scholar and fat a...

Why Thin Women Should Care About Fat Activism

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Isabel Foxen Duke

"Fat" and "thin" women are often separated by fat activists into two distinct groups: largely those "affected" and "not affected." Thin women often see themselves as "removed" from the issue of fat activism and fat women often see thin women as untouched or unaffected. Neither of these are true.

BMI Report Cards: More Harm Than Good?

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

If expending limited school resources on BMI notifications is unnecessary, likely ineffective and may cause harm, what can parents do?

Striving for Enough: Being Fat in a Thin World

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

It's not about the numbers. It's not about streamlining or looking "better" to a society that hates my body type. It's about being healthy. Looking at the health problems I have and trying to lessen them. It's about being energetic, having stamina, and not being tired.

It's OK, You're Just Fat: Achieving Good Medical Care for the Obese

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I don't tell these stories to get people to feel sorry for me. I'm telling them because this is the standard of care for fat people, it seems. I'm by far not the only person who's been written off because of her weight.

Boy Scouts Mislead and Exclude With BMI Policy, and There's a Better Way

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

The Boy Scouts have been in the news again for exclusionary practices, this time not for sexual orientation, but for body mass index cutoffs for their Jamboree.

'It's Okay To Be Fat'

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2013 | Women

Being fat is nothing to be ashamed of. That's the premise of a TEDx talk given recently by Golda Poretsky, founder of the Body Love Wellness progra...

Bread and Circus (Hold the Bread): Weight of the Nation Deserves an Imperial Thumbs Down

Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA

By focusing on health, we can address real health concerns, giving both fat and thin people the support they deserve and avoiding stigmatizing people and worsening the problem.

The Key To Solving The Obesity Epidemic?

Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA

Does it ever seem like you're hearing the same things about weight over and over? Witnessing the depressing cycle of failed public initiatives and fruitless personal efforts to trim our waistlines, who wouldn't wish for a more hopeful angle or some alternative facts on the old story?

Kids Who Eat More Candy Weigh Less -- Or Do They?

Bonnie Modugno, M.S., R.D. | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Bonnie Modugno, M.S., R.D.

A USDA funded study with partial support by the National Confectioners Association recently published remarkable findings. Kids who eat candy are thinner and have lower BMIs than kids who don't.