Fat acceptance 101: Midwestern American women’s perspective on cultural body acceptance

  title={Fat acceptance 101: Midwestern American women’s perspective on cultural body acceptance},
  author={A E Bombak and Angela Meadows and Jacqueline Billette},
  journal={Health Sociology Review},
  pages={194 - 208}
ABSTRACT Weight stigma is pervasive in the US, with body size being pathologised and weight loss urged for those of higher weights. However, there is a growing movement for fat acceptance and body positivity. The present study explored perceptions and experiences of cultural body acceptance trends among Midwestern American women who are trying to, or have tried to, ‘accept’ their bodies. Participants (n = 18) are self-identified women who have ever been labelled ‘obese’ on the Body Mass Index… 
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