The Fourth Annual Fat Activism Conference
 October 6-8, 2017

This is an online conference so you can listen live by phone or computer, and/or listen to recordings, and/or read the transcripts.

Includes Platinum Pass, Gold Pass, and Pay-What-You-Can-Afford Scholarship Program

Platinum Pass $59 (price increases to $69 on 10/1/17)

    • Access to all three days of the conference live
    • Access to private group to interact with other participants during the conference
    • Access to all recordings (with the ability to download) for one month after conference
    • Access to speaker handouts
    • Downloadable transcripts of all talks
    • Thumbdrive with all talks mailed to you after the conference
    • Copy of all handouts and transcripts emailed to you as an e-book
    • Commemorative Conference Sticker mailed to you
    • Access to Virtual Conference Goody Bag

Click “Add to Cart” below to pay with paypal or a credit card

Gold Pass $49 (price increases to $59 on 10/1/17)

      • Access to all three day of the conference live
      • Access to private group to interact with other participants
      • Access to all recordings (with the ability to download) for one month after conference
      • Downloadable transcripts of all talks
      • Access to speaker handouts
      • Commemorative Conference Sticker download
      • Access to Virtual Conference Goody Bag

Click “Add to Cart” below to pay with paypal or a credit card

Scholarship Program – Pay-What-You-Can-Afford
Same as a Gold Pass. Rather than having a scholarship program we are again offering a pay-what-you-can-afford option this year.  Your registration fee supports the 40+ speakers and conference organizers who worked hard to made these recordings possible (everyone who works on this conference gets paid), so we understand if you can’t afford the full registration fee, and we ask that you pay what you can afford so that we can keep the conference going strong. Thank you!

Click “Donate” below and then enter the amount you can afford to pay.

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Thanks To Our Amazing 2017 Sponsors!

Sponsorships are still available, if you’re interested e-mail

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


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

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

Food Psych Logo

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!

Kimberly Dark Logo

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 Want to know more about Yoga Is For Every Body retreats in Hawaii June and December each year? Here’s the next one:

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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/fotc_podcast & get fresh gear at