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Peggy

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Review for National Association To Advance Fat Acceptance Inc, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

NAAFA is an all volunteer civil rights organization working to end the discrimination against people of size. Fat people are discriminated against constantly by employers, health care providers, institutions of learning, insurance companies, even family members and strangers on the street. Fat children are bullied and teased more than any other group of children. Losing weight is not as simple as going on a diet. If it were, the hundreds of diets on the market would have worked by now and there would be no more need for self inflicted starvation or body mutiliation through gastric by-pass or banding! NAAFA works to raise awareness of the discrimination and put an end to it through advocacy, public education and activism. Size discrimination touches all races, genders and socioeconomic levels. NAAFA's goal is to help build a society in which people of every size are accepted with dignity and equality in all aspects of life.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

A convention ad in Dimensions Magazine

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Meeting with members of Congress this Spring to discuss the bullying of fat children.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Ending discrimination against people of size.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I volunteer my time daily to assist people and raise awareness of the discrimination. Most recently I have been working on a child advocacy toolkit to help eliminate the teasing and bullying of fat children.