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The Dream Is a Federal Fat Rights Law.

The Dream Is a Federal Fat Rights Law.

Update: 2023-05-18


Today Virginia is chatting with fat rights advocate Tigress Osborn. Tigress is Chair of the Board of NAAFA, The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, and helping to lead the Campaign for Size Freedom, which just scored a huge victory in New York City and there is more to come. 

Remember, if you order books we mention in today's pod from the Burnt Toast Bookshop, you can get 10 percent off that purchase if you also order (or have already ordered!) Fat Talk! (Just use the code FATTALK at checkout.)

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Disclaimer: Virginia is a journalist and human with a lot of informed opinions. Virginia is not a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or any kind of health care provider. The conversation you're about to hear and all of the advice and opinions she gives are just for entertainment, information, and education purposes only. None of this is a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice.


Campaign for Size Freedom



PHX Fat Force

 Smith College magazine profile of Tigress


The Overweight Lovers In The House & Heavy D

Dante Earle Tubbs from Contrast Photos

The Crown Act

Tipping the Scales of Justice: Fighting Weight Based Discrimination

Virginia's piece for Slate in 2021

International Weight Stigma Conference

Last year Burnt Toast worked with The States Project

give to NAAFA

he Association for Size Diversity And Health


sign the petition


Black Fae Day


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The Burnt Toast Podcast is produced and hosted by Virginia Sole-Smith. Follow Virginia on Instagram or Twitter.Burnt Toast transcripts and essays are edited and formatted by Corinne Fay, who runs @SellTradePlus, an Instagram account where you can buy and sell plus size clothing.The Burnt Toast logo is by Deanna Lowe.Our theme music is by Jeff Bailey and Chris Maxwell.Tommy Harron is our audio engineer.Thanks for listening and for supporting anti-diet, body liberation journalism. 

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The Dream Is a Federal Fat Rights Law.

The Dream Is a Federal Fat Rights Law.

Virginia Sole-Smith