Resources to Unlearn, Rethink & Refocus
Below is a summary list of resources for a deeper dive into our topics. Many of these are also referenced elsewhere on the website, but they are listed here in one place for your convenience.
- Hunger, J.M., Smith, J.P. and Tomiyama, A.J. (2020), An Evidence-Based Rationale for Adopting Weight-Inclusive Health Policy. Social Issues and Policy Review, 14: 73-107.
- Pausé, C. (2017). Borderline: The Ethics of Fat Stigma in Public Health. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 45(4), 510–517.
WEBINARS & OTHER MEDIA
Webinar: Unlearning Fat Phobia: Moving Toward Fat Liberation in Public Health from University of Illinois Chicago’s Radical Public Health (2021)
Panelists shared their experience and knowledge of the historical relationship between weight, health, and medical care; fat phobia within academic and public health; and connections between race, gender and body size. Panelists: Marquisele (Mikey) Mercedes (she/her), writer and doctoral student from the Bronx, New York; Monica Kriete, MPH (she/her), researcher and writer; and Harriet Brown (she/her), Professor of Magazine, News, and Digital Journalism at Syracuse University.
INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW
Being a part of the Fat Justice Journal Club has shown me that fat justice is an important and underrepresented component of social justice. As students of public health, we need to be aware of how fat stigma creates health inequities and how body liberation can help reduce those inequities.”
—Jessica Kilinski, MPH Student