I don’t get anything of any kind for talking about these resources – I just happen to love them.
In no particular order:
Radical Self Love for Everybody and Every Body
Be Nourished is founded on the idea that we are all born with remarkable instincts to love and care for our bodies. We believe Body Trust® is a birthright. Our passion is helping people lose the weight of body shame to create the change they seek from a deeper place.
Association for Size Diversity and Health Blog
The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) is an international professional organization started in 2003. It is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization, whose diverse membership is committed to the Health At Every Size (HAES) Principles.
A podcast created by a diverse group of people (predominantly women and femme) discussing body positivity, and radical self-love from an intersectional perspective.
Joy Cox, PhD is a social justice advocate and researcher who uses her platform to amplify the voices of those living in fat Black bodies and all its intersections.
Jeanette is a certified fitness instructor and an awesome woman who has tools and resources to help you love your body and treat it really well!
Research, common sense, and wit. What more could you ask for?
Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN is committed to helping people find peace in their relationships with food and fighting diet culture and fatphobia.
A collection of blogs on a number of topics from SA/HAES community.
A progressive feminist blog about politics, culture, social justice, cute things, and all that is in between.
Rebecca Scritchfield creates podscasts around dismantling diet culture and fatphobia.
Interviews and information about Health at Every Size and Size Acceptance.
“This blog showcases examples of thin privilege in order to illustrate fatphobia and fat discrimination.”
“The brainchild of writer Mia McKenzie. What started out as a scream of anguish has evolved into a multi-faceted forum for expression. Black Girl Dangerous seeks to, in as many ways possible, amplify the voices, experiences and expressions of queer and trans* people of color.” Covers many topics including HAES and SA.
Size-Acceptance Warrior, Birth Activist, and One Fierce Mama. This blog has information for you whether you are a mama or not.
A site the includes interviews (on her station – Fearless Rebelle Radio) and information about Body Image and HAES.
In her words “You should know that I’m probably going to write about lots of different shit. You know, feminism, pussies, curly hair, misogyny, spirituality, my period, cultural appropriation, gluten free coconut donuts, my obsession with style, and how I manage to stay so fat and cute.
“Started by fat queer people of colour, for fat queer people of colour”
Angela serves up all manner of HAES/SA goodness, plus if you read it with an English accent it’s just like being there!
In between fabulous photo shoots, Jes talks about life and love as a fat woman, and uses for marzipan.
Hunter Ashleigh Shackelford is a queer, nonbinary Black fat femme writer, cultural producer, and artist. She is a contributing writer at Wear Your Voice Magazine and For Harriet. In her commitment to creating and imagining new worlds, Ashleigh created an organization for body positivity – Free Figure Revolution, and a coalition for afrofuturism entitled Black Futurism. When she’s not writing Facebook statuses as novels, Ashleigh is working on producing cultural storytelling of and by Black fat femmes.
A site for those not sure if they have harmful eating behaviors (but suspect they do); for those not sure if they want to recover; for those not sure how to recover; for those trying to support a loved one; and for those professionals who are curious.
Brilliant experts blogging about everything HAES.
“An investigation of the price we pay for being pretty”, this blog always has amazing insights and information you won’t find elsewhere.
Kate writes about a variety of topics in including self-esteem, body image, and her upcoming wedding with a flair.
Live compassionately. Keep trying. Eat the cake. She blogs about life, about writing, and sometimes about cute little puppies.
Susie Kline is insightful, funny and always has something interesting to say.
I’ve met Jayne and she is absolutely amazing!
Kath talks “about life as a fat person and work towards obtaining the basic human right for fat people to live their lives in peace, dignity and with respect, without fear of vilification, ridicule or discrimination.”
Home of the famous BMI Project, Kate’s blog is typically listed as a must read for those new to the fat-o-sphere since she literally wrote the book on it.
A community space. Pledge your commitment to HAES, tell others about what you do, and find all the resources you could ever want here..
Dr. Deah Schwartz has been at this for a long time and her work is amazing. The LEFTOVERS Workbook/DVD set is for therapists, facilitators and healthcare professionals treating patients for compulsive eating, eating disorders, and body dissatisfaction.
Kelly Bliss is a psychotherapist, lifestyle coach, personal trainer and generally awesome woman who always has something interesting and uplifting to say.
Home of the Health at Every Size Radio Show with Peggy Elam, Ph.D. and Pat Ballard
This site was started by Atchka Fatty and is co-blogged by a number of awesome people.
This is a great blog that deals with many aspects of public health by a trio of Master in Public Health students at Texas A&M University (and if you know anything about Texas politics you know I must like it a lot to post it here since I’m a UT Alum!)
Discussions of fitness for people of all sizes.
Not technically a blog, they are a publishing house that specializes in books by and about people of size
Golda Schein is an incredible woman who helps people realize that size doesn’t matter, you do.
Who am I missing? Leave a comment below and let me know!
12 thoughts on “Resources”
Hi. My name is Michele. I found you through Holly. I’ve had a battle waging with my weight most of my adult life. I’ve now decided that I just want to be healthy- I don’t care so much about what the tag in my dress says anymore. Anyway, I like how you write and just wanted to let you know.
Welcome to the blog! I’m glad that you like it and congratulations on your decision to pursue health – I bet you will be incredibly successful!
Good list! I’d suggest adding Lesley Kinzel’s new blog http://blog.twowholecakes.com/ and also The Fat Nutritionist http://www.fatnutritionist.com/
Hey Ragen – I just stumbled on this blog today and I was so inspired by this woman’s amazing sense of style (plus she’s from my neck of the woods) I have to pass it along.
Love this, thank you 🙂
At the risk of being crassly self-promoting, there’s always http://theslowfattriathlete.blogspot.com – especially now. No more weight-loss fantasy crap.
http://www.wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/ is a treasure trove of knowledge, beginning with the revolutionary and extreme idea that fat women (a) have sex and (b) have babies. Her research site, http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org, addresses the many healthcare-related concerns that come along with being obese and pregnant.
Fatpeopleofcolor.tumblr.com is A good site that showcases writings and images of fpoc
This is not a blog but I love to read Mother Jones and the just happened to have an article that I thought was pretty interesting about how BMI is a scam. Here is the link:http://convio.motherjones.com/site/R?i=fNCiLPHkffd–fmBWzG8Rw
Just wanted to add, I love your blogs! Also I did not agree with everything in this article (The BMI article) I do not believe that weight is any indicator at all of how healthy a person is. But thought at least some information was getting out into the world of how screwed up the medical way of measuring health is! I am fat and I am happy with who I am! I have a few health challenges, most I had even when I was not fat, so I know for a fact that weight is not an indicator of health. I love what you blog about Ragen and appreciate how you debunk all the misconceptions of health and weight. Thank you for all you do!
Also one of the many great speakers at the Fat Activism Conference last year: http://misadventuresofanungratefulfatbitch.com/
I ❤ Miss Renie!
Thank you so much, I can’t believe I missed listing this one for so long!