The 2017 Fat Activism Conference is Coming to a Computer or Phone Near You!
 October 6-8, 2017

Options include listening online and/or by phone, as well as recordings and transcripts

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About the Conference

This is a virtual conference (so you can listen to the talks live by phone and/or computer, as well as being provided recordings and transcripts so that you can listen/read at your convenience) for people of all sizes who are interested in creating a world that respects the diversity of body sizes, and who are interested in fighting the bullying, stigmatizing, shaming, and oppression faced by fat people, and want to do that work intersectionally.

Whether you are looking for help in your personal life with family, friends, healthcare providers etc. or you’re interested in being more public with your activism with blogging, petitions, protest, projects, online activism, or something else, this conference will give you tools and perspectives to support you and your work, and to help you make that work intentionally intersectional and inclusive so that nobody gets left behind.

You’ll be able to access the workshops on the phone or on the computer from the comfort of your own home or anywhere that you are.  If you can’t listen “live” during the conference dates, register anyway and you can access the talks via downloadable recordings and, with a Platinum Pass, a thumbdrive with all the talks will be mailed to you.

Registration options include a Gold Pass, a Platinum Pass, and a pay-what-you-can-afford option so that you can get information and support that works for your budget.

Questions?  E-mail fatactivismconference@gmail.com

Thanks To Our Amazing 2017 Sponsors!

Sponsorships are still available, if you’re interested e-mail ragen@danceswithfat.org

Platinum Sponsors


The Binge Eating Disorder Association does amazing work providing leadership in the recognition, prevention, and treatment of Binge Eating Disorder (BED) in people of all sizes, as well as working intersectionally to increase fat positivity in Eating Disorder Community and the world, which makes them a perfect partner for the Fat Activism Conference! Find out more at http://bedaonline.com/

Friend of Marilyn

Friend of Marilyn (FOM) is a fat positive radio show on Access Manawatu 999AM. It provides counter programming to the normative discourses on fatness and obesity in our culture, hosting conversations in which accepted ideas and stereotypes about fatness are challenged. FOM believes that safe spaces for fat people are important, and the show is committed to providing a forum where fat people get to speak for themselves (not just have their lives thinsplained by others). FOM began in August of 2011, and is currently on a tour around the world – make sure your city is a spot today!

Gold Sponsors


ASDAH partners with service providers, educators and advocates to dismantle weight-centered health policies and practice, and is guided by the Health At Every Size® principles. ASDAH envisions a world that celebrates bodies of all shapes and sizes, in which body weight is no longer a source of discrimination and where marginalized communities have equal access to the resources and practices that support health and well being.

See more at https://www.sizediversityandhealth.org

11 Responses to About

  1. Faith says:

    Registered! Cannot wait 🙂

  2. Andrea Fuehrer says:

    Registered! Looking forward to all the great speakers!

  3. lypscratch says:

    registered and shared on Facebook

  4. Zena shirey says:

    I’m in, I’ll be listening

  5. Robert says:

    I am looking forward to the conference. Thank you Ragen for organizing this. it’s going to be so great.

    to everyon: what speakers/events are you most looking forward to??

  6. Bill Fabrey says:

    I’ll register if I can. Great that you don’t have to FLY anywhere! 😟

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