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What is Fat Acceptance? 

Fat acceptance is the recognition that bodies of all shapes and sizes, particularly larger ones, are inherently worthy. Advocates of this movement work to improve quality of life for fat people and fight discrimination against them in industries such as healthcare, fashion, and employment.


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Health at Every Size is a lifestyle that encourages healthy eating and enjoyable physical activity as a way to feel better and live longer. Unlike other programs, it does not believe weight loss through dieting is the way to become healthy.


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Fatphobia: The Brazil women fighting prejudices

Brazil is known for the stereotype of the tanned beach-ready body, but the reality is that more than half of the population is overweight. Brazil is amongst the countries leading the world in successfully making policy changes to accommodate different body shapes.


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Why "Radical Body Love" is thriving on Instagram.  The body-positive movement is carving out a digital space where everyday people find affirmation for their appearance.

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A University of Pennsylvania study of 600 doctors found that half see their obese patients as awkward, unattractive and noncompliant. A third also see them as undisciplined and lazy. As a result, doctors spend less time with their obese patients, communicate with them less, and are less likely to refer them for diagnostic tests. I Am Fat. I Still Deserve Good Medical Care.


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I'm a Woman with Facial Hair—and I'm Proud of It

A handful of women are embracing what millions of others have struggled to keep secret. Women with facial hair suffer from Hirsutism, which is defined as excessive hair growth in a male pattern—like on the upper lip, chin, chest, back, or upper abs—in females.