Are you curious about body love and body acceptance?  Do you want to do some research of your own?  Have some questions that I haven’t/cant answer?   Check out these great resources!

*Note – This is absolutely NOT an exhaustive list, just some of my favorites.  If you have a favorite, please share it with me and I just might include it!  If you have a website, blog, or book that you would like to see featured here, please email me at,  I will be happy to review the item, and if it fits well with my goals for this blog, I will be happy to include it here!  (I will also be happy to do and honest review of your book on the blog)

NAAFA – National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

Adios Barbie – Great site on body image and now it relates to so many other things

Fat!So? – Website of the amazing Marilyn Wann, activist and author

American Anorexia Bulimia Association – Information and resources about anorexia and bulimia

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) – Information and resources for eating disorders

About-Face – Webiste about body image for girls and young women

National Love Your Body Day – Information about how to participate in National Love Your Body Day

Linda Bacon, PhD. – Website of the researcher/activist/author Linda Bacon

The Body is Not an Apology – Another great site about body image and loving yourself, includes discussions of weight/size, disability, mental health, and much more

Association for Size Diversity and Health – “On this website you will find information about the HAES approach, as well as relevant projects, events, & resources.”

Council on Size and Wight Discrimination –  “a not-for-profit group which works to change people’s attitudes about weight”

Intuitive Eating – For more information about ditching the diet mentality and learning to make peace with food

Books – I am breaking this down into 2 sections, books I have read/am reading and love, and books that I want to read/have heard great things about.

Books I have read/Am reading

Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight – Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor

Fat! So?: Because You Don’t Have to Apologize for Your Size –Marilyn Wann

Two Whole Cakes: How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body – Lesley Kinzel

The Beauty Myth – Naomi Wolf

Books I want to read/have heard great things about

Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight – Linda Bacon

The Obesity Myth: Why America’s Obsession with Weigh is Harmful to Your Health – Paul Campos

Fat:  The Owners Manual – Navigating a Thin-Obsessed World with Your Health, Happiness and Sense of Humor Intact  – Ragen Chastain  (this is the only book not currently available on Amazon, so I have included a link to where you can buy it, aren’t I nice?)

Fat is a Feminist Issue – Susie Orbach

Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love, and Fashion – Virgie Tovar

Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body –  Kate Harding, Marianne Kirby

Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture – Amy Erdman

The Forbidden Body: Why Being Fat is Not a Sin (Issues in Women’s Health Series – Shelley Bovey

Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health – Glenn A. Gaesser

Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences – Rebecca Jane Weinstein

Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body, Tenth Anniversary Edition – Susan Bordo

Losing it: False Hopes and Fat Profits in the Diet Industry – Laura Fraser

Fat: The Anthropology of an Obsession – Don Kulick


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