This is a movement about the basic and fundamental civil rights that all people deserve, something that has been stripped away from fat people due to fat phobia and discriminatory practices on an individual, cultural and institutional basis.
— from Fat Waitress
I write a lot about my life, because there’s a hell of a lot of disinformation out there about what it is to be superfat. That’s something I can add to the discussion. But that’s not all there is to fat acceptance.
The fat acceptance movement (also known as the size acceptance movement, fat liberation movement, and fat power) is a grassroots effort to change societal attitudes towards obese people.
It’s also not new. NAAFA was founded in 1969. It’s never been mainstream.
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) is a non-profit, all volunteer, civil rights organization dedicated to protecting the rights and improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through advocacy, public education, and support.
— About NAAFA
Fat acceptance isn’t about looking good or everyone being forced to like (or date) fatties. It’s about access to education and to jobs. It’s about civil rights.
Sizism and weight bigotry will end when people of all sizes refuse to allow it to continue.
— from The Council on Size & Weight Discrimination
Not “when you look better”. Not “when you lose the weight“. Now.