(The radical Sonya Renee Taylor of The Body Is Not An Apology reading from TNOWTFG. Both are listed below!)

The body positive activism movement is multifaceted; there are different approaches, schools of thinking, and ways of learning, much like feminism and other movements as well. Of course, while pieces might move independently, body positive activism proponents all believe the same thing. Something akin to: All bodies are equal. I’ve created a list of websites, blogs, social media sites, and resources for you that relate to body activism. I’m definitely not responsible for the content on these sites, because, y’know, I have zero control over what they post; as of now, though, I believe these resources may be helpful for you. If you find one that goes rogue or doesn’t work for you or you disagree with, don’t fret. Skip it and go find the ones that do!

2. About Face 
16. TheFat Chick 
18. Fat!So?
23. Herself
27. Linda Bacon 
32. And basically everything written by: 

Body Positive Blogs
10. The MilitantBaker (obvs)

Facebook Pages Worth Following
8. Curvy Yoga 
13. Linda Bacon 

Tumblrs worth following
9. Fat Art 
13. Fit Villains 
23. I Love Fat 

Plus-Size Clothing Blogs
11. Chubstr 
15. Danimezza 
16. Definatalie 
25. Garner Style 
29. JayMiranda 
34. Pashteit

Mental Health:

To find a mental health professional

Mental health hotlines 
1. National Hopeline Network (Crisis Hotline) 1-800-SUICIDE // 1-800-784-2433

2. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK // 1-800-273-8255 

3. Suicide and Crisis Hotline and Adolescent Crisis Intervention and Counseling Nineline 1-800-999-9999 

4. Adolescent Suicide Hotline 1-800-621-4000 

5. Suicide Prevention—The Trevor HelpLine (specializing in gay and lesbian youth suicide prevention) 1-800-850-8078 

6. Mental Health Crisis Hotline In crisis? Call: 1-800-273-TALK 

7. The Trans* Lifeline “Dedicated to the wellbeing of transgender people” US: 877-565-8860 Canada: 877-330-6366

Other Hotlines: 
Suicide: 1-800-784-8433
Bullying: 1-800-420-1479
Self harm: 1-800-DONT-CUT, 1-800-344-HELP
Eating disorders: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual assault: 1-800-656-4673
Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Grief support: 1-650-321-3438
Runaway: 1-800-843-52001-800-843-5678
Depression: 1-630-482-9696
Abuse: 1-800-799-72331-800-787-3224

Other mental health resources:

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Guide to preventing suicide in college

Help finding a therapist

Mental health apps
There are a variety of mental health–related apps that can assist you wherever you are. ACT Coach, AETAS, DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach, Depression CBT Self-Help Guide, How Are You, MindShift, PTSD Coach, Stress and Anxiety Coach, and Worry Watch are just a few of the options available at the time of print. For links to all of these and more mobile and web options, check out this site!

Happy Things For Bad Days:
*Jes reallllly loves this site where people all around the world give you an internet hug... just in case you needed one today.*

*Why animals are basically the best (esp through Snapchat)

* 29 Things That Will Make You Grin (even on a bad day)

Anti-Online Harassment Resources:

Other Cool Stuff:

A simple break down of "How to be a Good Fat Ally" by Danielle Galvin!

1 comment

  1. Do you have a list of resources for finding a fat friendly doctor?


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