Gailey enquired the participants about their body image, involvement in the size acceptance
movement, and their dating and sexual histories.
Promoting size acceptance
in elementary school children: The EDAP puppet program.
As obesity rates have risen, so too has the so-called size acceptance
movement, typified by groups like the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance and the International Size Acceptance
The UK spokeswoman for the 'International Size Acceptance
Association' says fat discrimination is worse in the UK than the USA - which I find hard to believe.
A dream world for some, maybe, but members of various size acceptance
and fat politics groups are working toward a day when size is not an issue and fat even becomes embraced.
and intuitive eating improve health for obese, female chronic dieters.
Yet some doctors are worried that the push for size acceptance
has eclipsed very real dangers that are facing overweight lesbians.
I happened upon this online periodical with its rather nondescriptive name some time ago, while writing a website review on size acceptance
(see Feminist Collections v.24, nos.3-4, Spring-Summer 2003, pp.13-19).
BBT's stands for "Big Beautiful Teenz" and, from the International Size Acceptance
Association, comes slogans such as, Born To Be Wide and, most importantly, what everyone needs in their life: "A Roly-Poly Role Model."
"I salute any organization that promotes size acceptance
," says Frances White, who sits on the board of the California-based National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.
"I'm still campaigning for size acceptance
, though we're a long way from getting it, if we ever do."
This extract from Ms Adeneyz's entry form for this year's Miss Big & Beautiful pageant, scheduled for 29 September at GoldSmiths College in east London, sums up the organisers' mission statement -- "To promote fuller figures in a special way and encourage size acceptance