It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.Eckart Tolle
Let’s build something great together.
Associations & Organizations
Academy for Global Eating Disorders offers access to knowledge, research and best treatment practice for eating disorders.
Association of Size Diversity & Health education on weight-centered bias, advocates for change at an international level, and connects like-minded people around the globe to create a world in which body weight is no longer a source of discrimination.
Body Positive Organization An organization that has been helping people develop balanced, joyful self-care and a relationship with their bodies that is guided by love, forgiveness, and humor since 1996.
Council on Size & Weight Discrimination works to change public policies and people’s attitudes concerning body weight. Acts as a consumer advocate for larger people, especially in the areas of medical treatment, job discrimination, and media images.
HAES (Health at Every Size) Community (part of Association of Size Diversity & Health). A community effort by groups fighting size discrimination and anti-fat attitudes among nutritionists, therapists, and researchers
National Association to Advance Fat Americans (NAAFA) is a non-profit, fat acceptance civil-rights organization in the United States dedicated to improving the quality of life for the large people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy and member support.
The Fat Legal Advocacy Rights & Education Project dedicated to making the lives of higher-weight (aka fat) individuals better through advocacy, legal action, and education.
The Natl Org of Lesbians of Every Size (NOLOSE) While the organization was originally founded by and for lesbians, it now includes many people including fat people within the LGBTQIA+
community and their allies. It hosts a workshop each year when fat people and their allies are welcomed to come together to discuss topics pertaining to fat liberation and acceptance, the future of the organization, and more.
Books to Read
Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life by Kelsey Miller
Body Kindness: Transform your health from the inside out – and never diet again by Rebecca Scitchfield
Confessions From Your Fat Friend by Paige Fieldsted
Do No Harm : Fatphobia & the Medical Industry by Hannah Hawkins
Fat by Deborah Lupton
Fat Activism by Charlotte Cooper
Fat Activist Vernacular by Charlotte Cooper
Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma by Jason Whitesel
Fat Girl by Judith Moore
Fat, Pretty and Soon to Be Old: A Makeover for Self and Society by Kimberly Dark
Fat Shame by Amy Erdman Farrell
Fat Shame: Ditch the Shame, Get Confident by Nicole Black
FAT!SO? : Because You Don’t Have to Apologize for Your Size by Marilyn Wann
Fat: The Owner’s Manual
by Ragen Chastain (Author), Marilyn Wann (Foreword)
Happy Fat by Sofie Hagen
Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
Just Eat It: How intuitive eating can help you get your shit together around food by Laura Thomas.
Shrill Notes From a Loud Woman by Lindy West
The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl: Loving the Skin You’re In by Tess Holliday
The Fat Girl by Marilyn Sachs
The Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce by Angie Manfredi
The Secret Life of Fat (audio book) by Sylvia Tara, PhD
Two Whole Cakes: How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body by Lesley Kinzel
Wake Up, I’m Fat!: A Memoir by Camryn Manheim
What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon
What’s Wrong With Fat by Abigail C. Saguy
You Have The Right To Remain Fat by Virgie Tovar
Neuroplasticity & Mindfulness
Elisha Goldstein PhD website great videos on subjects such as fear and anxiety, etc. and book The Now Effect: How a Mindful Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life by Elisha Goldstein Ph.D.
Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works (website & book) directed & written by two registered dieticians with Master’s degrees in nutrition. This is an anti-dieting approach that focuses on nurturing your body rather than starving it which helps find the weight we were meant to be.
Rich Hanson, PhD’s Website and many books about hardwiring the brain including Resilient and Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
Rewire Your Brain: The Neuroplasticity – How to Declutter Your Anxious Mind, Stop Overthinking, and Control Your Thoughts to Improve Your Life! by Richard Goodmind Gotman
The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live–and How You Can Change Them
by Richard J. Davidson Website Download the HealthyMind Ap for a daily way to train the mind.
Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, Think and Eat by cognitive neuroscientist Caroline Leaf PhD Website
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves by Sharon Begley Website