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Anti-Fat Bias and the Holidays: How to Navigate the Season

It’s safe to say that there is a lot of pressure for things to feel celebratory during the holidays. But as many fat people know, the holidays can be a minefield of uncomfortable feelings and awkward interactions. The season may be merry, but it’s also rife with diet culture, food guilt, and anti fat bias.

2022-10-21T19:00:54+00:00November 1st, 2022|Anti-Fat Bias|

Fat Liberation 101

On August 14, 2022, Feedists for Fat Liberation held the workshop, "Feedism & Fat Liberation: Let's Squash Fatphobia!" Designed to be an introduction to fat liberation, the workshop facilitators began by defining anti-fat bias and fat liberation. Then, participants learned a bit about the history of the fat liberation movement, including the work of the

2022-10-01T01:25:47+00:00October 1st, 2022|Fat Liberation Month|

Feedists for Fat Liberation on Weight Mutability

Executive Summary Many fat liberation groups have argued for the protection of the rights of fat people from a framework of weight immutability. Weight immutability relies on science, citing research that investigates possible genetic and environmental causes for fat and weight gain(1), and highlighting that an overwhelming majority of attempts to lose weight over the

2022-06-19T23:24:52+00:00June 19th, 2022|FFL|

FFL’s Conflict Resolution Toolkit

Conflict can be scary. In western cultures that centre white supremacy, direct and assertive responses to conflict are not considered the norm, and many people are not raised in homes where conflict is addressed in healthy and meaningful ways. Current responses to harm and conflict are rooted in colonialism, white supremacy, and misogyny, and seek

2022-02-13T01:30:01+00:00February 13th, 2022|FFL|

Pssst…. Let’s Talk About Bad Male Behavior

Brothers! Let’s talk about what it means to be a man in the feedism community. The community can sometimes feel like a paradise just on the other side of a glass wall, an oasis of wonderful fat and growing folks all at your fingertips, but still on the other side of the world. It can

2022-06-19T22:44:10+00:00January 17th, 2022|Feedist Community|

Risk Aware Consensual Kink for the Feedist Community

Feedists for Fat Liberation promotes the principles of risk aware consensual kink (RACK) within the feedist community. To that end, FFL held its first RACK workshop in September 2021. The goals for these workshops are: To increase awareness of the RACK framework within the feedist community; To empower feedists to identify and understand their boundaries

2022-01-09T19:43:06+00:00January 9th, 2022|Feedism|

Bold Goals: FFL Works to Address Problematic Behavior by Feedists

In our culture, sexuality has been cemented as a private, taboo aspect of life. From birth, we are socialised by those around us, the media, and the systems in place to adhere to a narrow definition of sexuality. We have had to fight to unlearn this heteronormativity and fight for our right to express ourselves

2022-06-19T22:46:26+00:00June 19th, 2021|Feedism|

FFL’s Fat Liberation Month Recipe Project

May is Fat Liberation Month, and Feedists for Fat Liberation is celebrating by sharing favorite recipes and the liberatory stories that connect us to our culinary creations. We hope you enjoy Laura’s Blood Orange Raspberry Cake recipe and contemplate the way her experience parallels the work she’s doing to unite feedism and fat liberation. If

2021-05-08T18:22:56+00:00May 8th, 2021|Fat Liberation Month|

Introducing FFL to Non-Feedist Fat Liberationists

Feedists for Fat Liberation is a non-hierarchical international organising group working toward justice, equality, and liberation for all fat people. Our group comprises a core organising team and an active base of around 20-30 participants and members, all of whom are involved in the feedism community in some capacity. We are based globally and have

2022-06-19T22:47:57+00:00April 18th, 2021|Feedism|

What is Fatphobia?

When we say fatphobia, what we’re talking about is anti-fat bias. Fatphobia is the more common expression because it’s cribbed from the same linguistic conventions that resulted in the hatred of queer people being called “homophobia.” Phobias are uncontrollable personal fears; anti-fat bias exists by design. For the purpose of this discussion, we will use

2021-04-06T17:19:59+00:00March 29th, 2021|Anti-Fat Bias|
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