I’m working on a project, part of which will be a page for people to post their Size Diversity/Fat Activism successes. This is part of a re-vamping of the Fat Activist History Project. The revamping is geared to make the project more financially feasible as well as making it more diverse and inclusive. I’ll be talking more about that later, right now the part of the project I am working on is a page that will tell activism success stories.
So if you have a story of Size Diversity/Fat Activism success I’d love to hear it – no success is too big or too small. Whether you got your company to do a HAES-based fitness initiative rather than a “Biggest Loser” competition, or you got your mom to stop talking to you about your weight, or whatever your victory was, it’s important. The idea is to create a place that we can go to see and celebrate our victories, knowing that there is always lots more work to do. I am definitely interested in stories that are intersectional in nature, and stories from people who deal with multiple oppressions and/or are often under-represented in Size Acceptance Community (People of Color, Queer people, Trans* people, Disabled People/People with Disabilities, and anyone else who identifies as such.) As always I am turning to my blog readers for the first round of awesome, of course I’ll be doing more reaching out soon, in the meantime please feel free to share this request, and/or share your ideas for making the project better!
You can share your stories below or e-mail me at ragen at danceswithfat dot org. Make sure to let me know how to credit you (first and last name, first name, nickname, anonymous etc.)
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