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04:59 pm: Fat Liberation Resources
I'm giving a presentation tomorrow for an anthropology class at Mt. Holyoke College, and am listing resources here.

My favorite sites:


Charlotte Cooper

Fatshionista, full of messy, grassroots life

Sites I often refer people to:

Linda Bacon, especially her Health at Every Size Manifesto
Note: the HAES Manifesto is the handout I used in class.

Council on Size and Weight Discrimination


One program I particularly like at NAAFA is The FLARE Project: Fat Legal Advocacy, Rights and Education.

Fat Liberation Archives


Big Fat Blog is an excellent ongoing source of information and analysis.

And I'm newly interested in JunkFood Science, Sandy Szwarc's blog, where I just learned the following:

GlaxoSmithKline — the pharmaceutical giant that paid over $100 million for the U.S. rights to the prescription version of Orlistat and has undertaken an intense guerilla marketing campaign to convince Americans they need drugs to help them lose weight — has underwritten an April program for PBS called “Fat: What no one is telling you.”

The Popular Culture Association conference, coming up in Boston in April, will have a Fat Studies track with a bunch of panels and discussions. It's very inexpensive ($5 registration, I think) to attend the presentations. There is also a Fat Studies list on Yahoo.

Of particular interest to students in Western Massachusetts: the website is out of date, but I checked, and Size Matters is still meeting at Smith College. Email them through the website if interested.

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Date:February 21st, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for such a wonderful talk today.
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Date:February 21st, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
My pleasure. You all were great.
Date:February 22nd, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)

Mount Holyoke College Talk

Thank you so much for your heartfelt, vibrant, truthful, sensual, inspiring speech today. I am a belly dancer and when I am dancing I invoke a body positive feeling that radiates out. Today you inspired me to continue to seek out that feeling in my everyday life, and hopefully inspire others to do the same through the act of dancing. Thank you again, Chelsea
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Date:February 22nd, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Mount Holyoke College Talk

It was a pleasure. And your dancing sounds like a truly gorgeous thing.
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Date:February 22nd, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
thank you. so so much!
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Date:February 22nd, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
No problem. Hope that your speech goes well.
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