Fat Acceptance Month (FAM) is about fat liberation. It is about economic, medical, educational, political, and social justice for people in larger bodies. FAM is about freedom from the traps of diet and weight loss cultures. It is about education and unlearning, community building, community organizing, and visibility. FAM is about fuckin' shit up.
While I founded Fat Acceptance Month only in January 2019, fat activism in the colonized U.S. is about as old as the modern LGBTQIA2S+ (plus) rights movement. I wanted to contribute, in some way, to that history, however continuously erased it may be.
On this page you will find news and updates about upcoming FAMs. And every January, when Fat Acceptance Month takes place, keep up with the goings on of the month. You can also contact me to be added specifically to the FAM email list!
Me at Central Park, day, in an orange top, holding my black cane, photo credit Spencer Ostrander