Community is key. It’s such an important tool in any movement and the body positive and fat acceptance movements are no exception. As both continue to gain momentum and acceptance it’s important for us to share resources. These are some of our favorites. Share some of your favorite Fat Positive Facebook Groups in the comments.
Fat Girls Traveling: FGT is the voice for the curvy, plus size, Fat Female Traveler and the home group for this blog. They’re reclaiming the word Fat, leaving the shame and stigma behind and defying the odds. This group is encouraging members to board that plane, jumping in front of the camera and show the world that fat girls travel too. Not only that, we love ourselves, our bodies as everyone should!
Fit Fatties: This forum was started by two fit fatties – Jeanette DePatie and Ragen Chastain – to be a space where people of all sizes and abilities who are interested in fitness from a Health at Every Size perspective can connect, get support, and make friends. This community is fiercely anti-shame so if you don’t feel that you can be supportive and positive in a discussion then it’s not for you.
Living While Fat: Is a group for resources, discussion, and support around living while fat. This group is for: discussion, support and sharing of related resources like blog posts and news articles.
Caring for Our Fat Bodies: This group was created as a space for fat folks and folks who care for fat folks to discuss, vent, share ideas and tricks, witness, and otherwise support one another in caring for our fat bodies or caring for the bodies of beloved fat folks. There’s a lot of social stigma that prevents us from asking for help or naming the struggles we are having with body care. Let this space be a space for us to share.
Fat Body Babes: An 18+ safe space for fat babes. No cis men however gender fluid or non-binary are welcome. This is a no shame space. So whether you’re looking to begin your self-love journey, looking to pick up friends for the ride, or to help others on their journey, you are welcome here.
Fat Girls Hiking Community: Fat Girls Hiking Community is a space for discussion, clothing/gear suggestions or questions, hiking successes & challenges, outdoor stories & photos and a place to connect with one another online and find other body positive hikers in your area.
Mermaid Fatshion: If you’re interested in discussing fat fashion, entering giveaways, selling your gently worn wares and sharing outfits of the day, this community of non-judgmental ladies is for you. The minimum size for group membership is a 16 and asks members to consider size privilege often and to be aware and kind to one another in a world that absolutely is not.
The Wide Brides: This a plus size bridal group is not a group for selling. However it’s a group for venting, posting about your bridal woes, asking for help with planning and a support group for plus size brides looking for positive feedback regarding their wedding.