A playlist for you

You’re awesome. Now move that amazing body of yours.

25-minute yoga practice

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Notable articles & linkable posts

Stop postponing your life until you lose the weight

Why I quit dieting

Seriously, weight loss doesn’t work

Empirical research on dieting & weight loss – for fat patients and their doctors

There is no perfect. There is no imperfect.

Remember beauty is subjective

Grieving the loss of your body fantasy

Books

Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self Acceptance

Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body

Big Big Love, Revised: A Sex and Relationships Guide for People of Size (and Those Who Love Them)

Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity

Two Whole Cakes: How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body

Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love, and Fashion

Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight

The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts

Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement

Websites & Blogs

Dances with Fat – Ragen Chastain’s excellent size acceptance activist blog

I recommend reading everything on xoJane by Lesley Kinzel and Marianne Kirby

Health At Every Size Community & Dr. Linda Bacon, plus the Health At Every Size Manifesto

Body Positive Yoga – my blog on yoga, body image, and self acceptance, or join Body Positive Yoga on Facebook

Be Nourished – join their newsletter and download the body trust workbook

Fit Fatties – a place to discuss fitness and movement from a weight-neutral perspective, and there’s the very active Fit Fatties Facebook Group

Rosie Molinary – one of my favorite body image activists

Video: 23 1/2 hours – what’s the single best thing you can do for your health?

Adipositivity – a photography/art project featuring a wide range of bodies and genders

Other yoga teachers I think are awesome: Dianne Bondy, Fat Yoga, Curvy Yoga, Tiina Veer, Abby Lentz, Buddha Body Yoga, Big Yoga, Yoga For Every Body

Yoga For All: Creating Body Positive Yoga Classes for All Shapes, Sizes & Abilities – an online yoga teacher training course I co-created with Dianne Bondy to help yoga teachers learn to work with diverse body types

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