Fat Girls Hiking

Fat Girls Hiking is a body positive hiking community that promotes diversity and weight-neutrality. Their motto, Trails Not Scales speaks to the fact that healthy is not a size. Although Portland-based, the group hosts events all around the country. All sizes, genders and skill levels are invited to these events. Which are usually free with an optional donation. They do ask that anyone who joins the group events refrain from diet talk, body shaming or weight loss talk.





The amount of attention paid to diversity in size, race, and accessibility on the Instagram page is impressive. Fat Girls Hiking is not only helping to shatter the stigma that surrounds the word Fat. This group is also proving that fat bodies are capable of reaching some of the highest peaks.





Visibility is important and Fat Girls Hiking is a fantastic platform that’s showing the world that fat people of all shapes, races, religions, classes, abilities, genders and sexual identities should be celebrated. That we demand the opportunity to take up as much space as we need. That we will no longer hide because others are uncomfortable with our bodies. We are exploring the great outdoors and the enjoying the fresh air.



What are some of your favorite fat positive Instagram groups? Let us know in the comments below.

Annette Richmond

Annette Richmond is an award-winning content creator, travel writer, public speaker and advocate. Richmond is an immigrant that splits her time between Mexico and the United States. The creator of the fat positive travel community Fat Girls Traveling is a native Californian. Annette got her start in the fashion industry working in trend forecasting and public relations. Her love for travel inspired her to start Fat Girls Traveling in 2017 which is where she and Amanda met. When she's not creating diverse travel, fashion, and beauty content for The Fat Girls Guide she is hosting Fat Camp retreats and fat positive tours. In her spare time you can find her speaking publicly and writing articles promoting diversity and inclusivity, recording her new podcast, or sipping a margarita on the beach. Richmond hopes to continue to inspire other marginalized people to see the world and be seen.

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