The Fat Activism Conference offers our deepest gratitude to our 2017 sponsors, this conference would not be possible without their support. Please check them out:

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 conference, contact 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

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Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian Pro (EDRDpro), provides online continuing education, taught by leading experts, to dietitians and students with interests in eating disorders and HAES. We partner with top professionals around the world to bring our members training that can be watched from the comfort of their office, classroom, or home. As one of the fastest-growing web-based education platforms for dietitians, EDRDpro offers continuing education through both a membership option and an annual online conference, the EDRDpro Symposium. Our mission is to support and train dietetics professionals on evidence-based Health at Every Size research and emerging science to help broaden their skills in identifying, treating, and preventing disordered eating and eating disorders. Sign up now for early bird access to the 2018 symposium or become a member today.

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Marci Evans is a self-proclaimed Food and Body Imager Healer™. She has dedicated her career to counseling, supervising, and teaching in the field of eating disorders and has been practicing with a weight inclusive lens for a decade. In 2015 she developed an online training platform to teach clinicians how to help individuals recover from an eating disorder utilizing a size inclusive counseling approach. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified ACSM personal trainer. In addition to her group private practice and three adjunct teaching positions, Marci co-directs a specialized eating disorder internship at Simmons College. She volunteers for a number of national eating disorder organizations, speaks on a variety of topics related to food and body image healing and loves social media so tweet her @marciRD, follow her on Facebook and Instagram, and check out her blog at www.marciRD.com.

Silver Sponsors

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The Body Positive does powerful work by giving people tools to reconnect to their innate body wisdom so they can have more balanced, joyful self-care, and a relationship with their whole selves that is guided by love, forgiveness, and humor. Get more information about our trainings for students and professionals, our workshops for the public, and our book Embody at www.thebodypositive.org.

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Food Psych is a podcast dedicated to helping you make peace with food and your body. Each week, registered dietitian nutritionist and certified intuitive eating counselor Christy Harrison talks with leaders in the fat-acceptance and Health at Every Size movements about their relationships with food, body image, eating disorders, size acceptance, non-diet nutrition, self-compassion, and self-care. Launched in 2013, Food Psych is now one of iTunes’ top 100 Health podcasts and the world’s leading anti-diet podcast. Learn more and subscribe at foodpsychpod.com!

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Kimberly Dark is a writer, sociologist, and raconteur working to reveal the hidden architecture of everyday life, one clever story, poem, and essay at a time. Where’s Kimberly? Check the website calendar at www.kimberlydark.com. Want to know more about Yoga Is For Every Body retreats in Hawaii June and December each year? Here’s the next one: https://kalani.com/workshops/2017/yoga-every-body-0

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Fresh Out the Cocoon is the podcast that gets real about being Black, being fat and being fabulous all at the same damn time! Join host and mastermind, Joy Cox every other Sunday as she educates & entertains her way through this journey called life! She’s here (and occasionally with friends) to offer a breath of fresh air to those ready to take life by the horns and live unapologetically, rejecting societal norms of thinness and beauty. Also, don’t forget to visit the store and grab you a tee that “speaks” for itself! Check out the podcast on www.soundcloud.com/fotc_podcast & get fresh gear at www.freshoutthecocoon.com.

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At Curvy Girl, my passion is showing the world how sexy and beautiful fat bodies are. We feature lingerie that fits bodies from size 12/14 to size 28/30. We love to feature our customers and followers in our lingerie! http://shop.curvygirlinc.com

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Breathe a thigh of relief and say goodbye to chafing with our stretchy, breathable and moisture wicking slip shorts that hug your curves without making you feel squished like shapewear. Lightweight, soft and oh-so-comfy… you’ll forget you’re wearing them. At Thigh Society, we’re on an anti-chafing crusade to END the taboo around thigh chafing, and kick-ass (kick-thighs?!) on our body positive mission to help women love themselves at any shape and size. If we added up all of the minutes we spend being critical of our bodies and instead turned that time into something positive…imagine the possibilities! Learn more at www.thighsociety.com

Community Partners

Melissa A Fabello

Soolman Nutrition and Wellness

Summer Innanen

Leanne Curran

More of Me to Love

Sponsor the Conference!

We still have some sponsorships available For more information contact ragen@danceswithfat.org!

Why Be A Sponsor?

Sponsors are a crucial part of reaching the people who need this conference.  In the past we’ve been completely funded by registrations, most of which come in the final months.

Sponsors allow us to have a predictable budget to cover our hard costs, including technology upgrades to improve accessibility, and marketing to get the word out.

Any remaining funds will be added to the profits, which are shared among the organizers and speakers. Everyone who works on the conference gets paid, which helps those doing the work remain financially stable.  In exchange, we connect sponsors with people who can benefit from the services you offer.  The conference is all about teaching skills, making connections, and strengthening the community, and sponsors are a vital part of that.

Interested in supporting the conference as a sponsor?
Contact ragen@danceswithfat.org