RESOURCES

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BODY IMAGE + MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

A NOTE: The body image 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 image activism proponents generally all have generally the same messaging. 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!

You will also find a long list of mental health resources; there's a good reason for this. Our bodies and minds are inextricably connected and if we want to work towards holistic wellness we often need support with both! I hope that you'll find some of these resources useful to you!

You've got 370+ to choose from! I hope you find many that serve you and offer healing and validation!

If you're looking for a few blog posts/articles I've written to start with, I'd definitely recommend the following six:



BODY IMAGE RESOURCES:

BOOKS TO READ


I've personally published two books: Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, a handbook created for those who

are beginning their body acceptance
journey and Landwhale, a
memoir-esque exploration of the
complex conversations that
arise while navigating the world
as a fat woman.

The following are other great

books that I would also recommend!


BODY IMAGE WEBSITES

BODY IMAGE BLOGS

BODY IMAGE FACEBOOK PAGES

BODY IMAGE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

  1. Abearnamedtroy
  2. Adwoaaboah
  3. Allbodiesriseyoga
  4. Alex_elle
  5. Alokvmenon
  6. Amputee_kat
  7. Angelicaisaibecerra
  8. Angrybrownfemme
  9. Annieelainey
  10. Ashlukadraws
  11. Badassara
  12. Baddiewinkle
  13. Bampowlife
  14. Bishamberdas
  15. Benourishedpdx
  16. Bethdrawsthings
  17. Biggalyoga
  18. Bitchesgottaeat
  19. Blackandbrownbodiesinmotion
  20. Blacmagic_woman
  21. Blackqueermagic
  22. Blackvoices
  23. Blkfeminist
  24. Bodyposipanda
  25. Bodypositivepug
  26. Bodypositiveteen
  27. Brownbitterbitch
  28. Browngirlsrising
  29. Carolrossettidesign
  30. Cecile.dormeau
  31. Celiarequenamartinez
  32. Chairbreaker
  33. Chingonachronicles
  34. Chingonafire
  35. Chooselifewarrior
  36. Chubstr
  37. Clarabelle_blue
  38. Curvesbecomeher
  39. Denisejolly
  40. Elliewheels
  41. Erik_cav5493
  42. Eva.exe
  43. Fatchancecoach
  44. Fatchicanafeminist
  45. Fatgirlsdancemovement
  46. Fatgirlflow
  47. Fatwomenofcolor
  48. Feministartt
  49. Feministastic
  50. Feminist.teenager
  51. Feministwild
  52. Fiercefatpoc
  53. Fieryfeminist
  54. Frances_cannon
  55. Fuckyeaherikamoen
  56. Funkychunkyy
  57. Fyeahmelissafabello
  58. Gaelleprudencio
  59. Gildednopal
  60. Glitterandlazers
  61. Gnightirene
  62. Greenboxshop_
  63. Guerrillafeminism
  64. Hantisedeloubli
  65. Harnaamkaur
  66. Harveyguillen
  67. Iamivyfelicia
  68. Ihartericka
  69. Im.big.so.what
  70. Intersectionalbodypos
  71. Iofthetigress
  72. Itsfeminism
  73. Jacobtobia
  74. Jadebeallphotography
  75. Janetmock
  76. Jessamynstanley
  77. Joannathangia
  78. Kliuwong
  79. Kobi_jae
  80. Lafeministadescolonial
  81. Latinarebels
  82. Laughinggoddessapothecary
  83. Lauracallaghanillustration
  84. Lavernecox
  85. Littlelizziev
  86. Louisegreen_bigfitgirl
  87. Lupitanyongo
  88. Mamacaxx
  89. Mynameisjessamyn
  90. Natalieispoetry
  91. Nayyirah.waheed
  92. Nikiaphoenix
  93. Nubian_
  94. Oh.so.feminist
  95. Magnoliahblack
  96. Marylambertsing
  97. Melaniin.goddess
  98. Mindsetforlifeltd
  99. Monicakimgarza
  100. Moosekleenex
  101. Moshoodat
  102. Nikita_gill
  103. Nazirasacasa
  104. Pansexual.pride.love
  105. Philomenakwao
  106. Protect.trans.kids
  107. Queerfatfemme
  108. Queerxicanochisme
  109. Radfatvegan
  110. Readytostare
  111. Redressluvsu
  112. Roblympian
  113. Robynlambird
  114. Rosiereigns
  115. Rozthediva
  116. Samdylanfinch
  117. Saucyewest
  118. Shoogsart
  119. Staramrasu
  120. Stoptellingwomentosmile
  121. Thebodyisnnotanapology
  122. Thebodypositive
  123. Theijeoma
  124. Thejeffrymarsh
  125. Thoughtscaughtinmyfro
  126. Tylerfeder
  127. Undocumedia
  128. Ushshi
  129. Wagatwe
  130. Watanabenaomi703
  131. Weexistcollective
  132. Wewantequality
  133. Womanis.t
  134. Wizardfight
  135. Yvetteactually

BODY IMAGE TUMBLR PAGES


  1. The Adipositivity Project
  2. Beautiful Magazine
  3. Body Posi 
  4. Body Positivity for the Modern Man
  5. Chinese Fashion Lovers
  6. Chubby Bunny 
  7. Chubby Cupcake 
  8. Fat Art 
  9. Fat Can Dance 
  10. Fat People Art 
  11. Fit Villains 
  12. Fuck Yeah Body Image
  13. Fuck Yeah Body Positivity
  14. Fuck Yeah Hard Femme 
  15. Fuck Yeah VBO 
  16. Guatemalan Rebel 
  17. Halt the Body Hate 
  18. Hey Fat Chick 
  19. His Black Dress 
  20. Life Outside the Binary 
  21. I Love Fat 
  22. Lotsa Lipstick 
  23. The Love Yourself Challenge 
  24. The Militant Baker
  25. Natural Bods 
  26. Nalgona Positivity Pride
  27. Old Time Fatties 
  28. Plus Size Belly Dance 
  29. Queer Bodies Are 
  30. Redefining Body Image 
  31. Sex and Body Positive
  32. A Thick Girls Closet 
  33. Thou Shalt Love Thyself 
  34. Transgender Revolution 

PLUS-SIZE/FATSHION BLOGS

  1. A Curious Fancy
  2. Amarachi Ukachu 
  3. And I Get Dressed 
  4. Ashley Rose 
  5. Beauticurve 
  6. The Big Girl Blog 
  7. Big Hips Red Lips 
  8. Big or Not to Big
  9. Born in Sequins 
  10. Chubble Bubble 
  11. Chubstr 
  12. Cupcake’s Clothes
  13. Curves and Chaos 
  14. Curvy Girl Chic 
  15. Danimezza 
  16. Definatalie 
  17. Dollface 
  18. Dressing Outside the Box 
  19. Fashion Hayley
  20. Fat Girl Flow
  21. Fat in the City 
  22. Fatshion Insider 
  23. Fat Shopaholic 
  24. From the Corners of the Curve 
  25. Gabifresh 
  26. Garner Style 
  27. Hippopotamuslee 
  28. His Black Dress 
  29. In the Thick of It 
  30. JayMiranda 
  31. Margie Plus
  32. Musings ofa Curvy Lady 
  33. Nicolette Mason
  34. Pashteit
  35. P.S. It’s Fashion 
  36. Style it Online 
  37. StylishCurves 
  38. The Curvy and Curly Closet 
  39. The Je Ne Sais Quoi 
  40. This is Meagan Kerr 
  41. Tutus and Tiny Hats 
  42. Twee Valley High 
  43. When In Doubt Wear Purple 
  44. With Wonder and Whimsy 
  45. Zero Style
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Click here for the resources mentioned in my lecture Change the World, Love Your Body


MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:

FINDING A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

FOR ASSISTANCE IN FINDING A THERAPIST

1-800-THERAPIST/1-800-843-7274

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!

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
  1. Suicide: 1-800-784-8433
  2. Bullying: 1-800-420-1479
  3. Self harm:
    1-800-DONT-CUT or
    1-800-344-HELP
  4. Eating disorders: 1-847-831-3438
  5. Rape and Sexual assault: 1-800-656-4673
  6. Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  7. Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
  8. Grief support: 1-650-321-3438
  9. Runaway: 1-800-843-52001-800-843-5678
  10. Depression: 1-630-482-9696
  11. Abuse: 1-800-799-72331-800-787-3224

GLOBAL SUICIDE HOTLINES
(International Suicide Hotline Numbers compiled by Danny formerly of www.depressionisnotdestiny.com)

Argentina: +5402234930430
Australia: 131114
Austria: 017133374
Belgium: 106
Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05
Botswana: 3911270
Brazil: 212339191
Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal)
Croatia: 014833888
Denmark: +4570201201
Egypt: 7621602
Finland: 010 195 202
France: 0145394000
Germany: 08001810771
Holland: 09000767
Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000
Hungary: 116123
India: 8888817666
Ireland: +4408457909090
Italy: 800860022
Japan: +810352869090
Mexico: 5255102550
New Zealand: 045861048
Norway: +4781533300
Philippines: 028969191
Poland: 5270000
Russia: 0078202577577
Spain: 914590050
South Africa: 0514445691
Sweden: 46317112400
Switzerland: 143
United Kingdom: 08457909090
USA: 18002738255


OTHER MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES



1 comment

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

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