Size Matters: Fat Rights activists in America

African-American rights, Gay rights, Women’s Rights and now to add the list of civil rights movement is Fat Rights. On the forefront is the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) founded in 1969 with majority of the members coming from the United States where the term super size originated.

NAAFA’s goals is to end size discrimination “in all of its forms and help build a society in which people of every size are accepted with dignity and equality in all aspects of life”. For the members, they want society to see the bigger picture those who are considered morbidly obese are people as well.

Last July 2008, NAAFA members across the country and the world convened in Los Angeles for the annual convention. The week long gathering included activities to which the 100+ members attended ranging from discussions about different insurance policies and Hawaiian themed dances.

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