Digital Resource Library

For Kids

Your Body is Awesome: Body Respect for Children by Sigren Danielsdottir

Celebrate Your Body (Its Changes, Too!) The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls by Sonya Renee Taylor

Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders & Carol Rossetti 

Husky by Justin Sayre

My Great Big Mamma by Oliver Ka, Illustrated by Luc Melanson and translated by Helen Mixter

Bodies are Cool by Tyler Feder

Beautifully Me by Nabela Noor & Nabi H. Ali

You Are Enough by Jen Petro-Roy

Brontorina by James Howe & Randy Cecil

Her Body Can by Katie Crenshaw & Ady Meschka

BIG by Vashti Harrison

Books and Resources for Middle Grade (Grades 5-7)

Some Places More than Others by Renee Watson

You are Enough: Your Guide to Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery by Jen Petro-Roy*

Starfish by Lisa Fipps**

You Are Enough by Sofia Sanchez

Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy

Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone

Good Enough by Jen Petro-Roy*

All of Me by Chris Baron*

Books and Resources for Young Adults

Love is a Revolution by Renee Watson

The Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce Edited by Angie Manfredi**

Every Body Shines, edited by Cassandra Neubold

Gabi, Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero*

Faith Taking Flight by Julie Murphy

Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos

Disability Visibility: Young Readers Edition edited by Alice Wong

All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson***

No Filter and Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado

The Fat Studies Reader by Esther Rothblum & Sondra Solovay

My Ideal Boyfriend is a Croissant by Laura Dockrill**

Fat Angie by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo**

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught** *

The New David Espinoza by Fred Aceves*

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

You Have the Right to Remain Fat by Virgie Tovar*

The No Girlfriend Rule by Christen Randall

Books and Resources For Adults (Teachers, Parents, Communities)

The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor

Big Fit Girl by Louise Green

The Fat Studies Reader by Esther Rothblum & Sondra Solovay

Your Body is Not an Apology Workbook by Sonya Renee Taylor 

Body Happy Kids by Molly Frasier

Every Body Yoga: Let go of Fear, Get on the Mat, and Love your body by Jessamyn Stanley

Belly of the Beast: Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness by Da’Shaun Harrison (forthcoming) 

Body Respect by Dr. Lindo Bacon & Lucy Aphramour*

Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch*

Fearing the Black Body: The Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings

The Witches are Coming by Lindy West 

Shrill by Lindy West

Meaty by Samantha Irby

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a movement forgot by Mikki Kendall

Radical Belonging by Dr. Lindo Bacon

Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison

What We Don’t Talk About When we Talk about Fat by Aubrey Gordon

Fat!So? by Marilyn Wann*

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall 

If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy 

Dietland by Sarai Walker**

Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture by Virginia Sole-Smith

What's Eating Us: Women, Food and the Epidemic of Body Anxiety by Cole Kazdin


Abrams, Z. (2022). The burden of weight stigma. American Psychological Association.

Aiken, K. (2018, August 29). “White People Food” Is Creating An Unattainable Picture Of Health. HuffPost.

Brody, J. E. (2017, August 21). Fat Bias Starts Early and Takes a Serious Toll. The New York Times.

Burton, A., & Confino, P. (2023, April). What to know about New York’s weight discrimination ban next month. Fortune.

Finn, K., Seymour C. & Phillips, A. (2019, October 26). Weight bias and grading among middle and high school teachers. Educational Psychology, Volume 90, Issue 3.

Frost, A. (2021, November 24). The Toxic Phrase We Need to Stop Saying Around the Holidays. Huffpost.

Gardiner, F. (2020). An Unacceptable Sacrifice: Fatphobia, Ableism, and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Disability Visibility Project.

Gordon, A. (2020). As Coronavirus Rages, We Need to Talk About Anti-Fat Bias in Medicine. SELF.

Gordon, A. (2021). “Fat” Isn’t a Bad Word—It’s Just the Way I Describe My Body. SELF.

Gordon, A. (2021c, March 9). How You Might Be Benefiting From Thinness—Even If You Don’t Feel “Thin.” SELF.

Gordon, A. (2021). I’m a Fat Activist. Here’s Why I Don’t Use the Word “Fatphobia.” SELF.

Gordon, A. (2021, January 19). It’s Time to Retire “You’re Not Fat, You’re Beautiful!” SELF.

Gordon, A. (2020, August 7). We Have to Stop Thinking of Being “Healthy” as Being Morally Better. SELF.

Gordon, A. (2017, January 1). Weight Stigma Kept Me Out Of Doctors’ Offices for Almost a Decade. SELF.

Harrop, E. N., Mensinger, J. L., Moore, M., & Lindhorst, T. (2021). Restrictive eating disorders in higher weight persons: A systematic review of atypical anorexia nervosa prevalence and consecutive admission literature. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 54(8), 1328–1357.

Lessard, L. M., Watson, R. J., Schacter, H. L., Wheldon, C. W., & Puhl, R. M. (2022). Weight enumeration in United States anti-bullying laws: associations with rates and risks of weight-based bullying among sexual and gender minority adolescents. Journal of Public Health Policy, 43(1), 27–39.

Martin, A. (2017). 49 States Legally Allow Employers to Discriminate Based on Weight. Time.

Orsini, M., & McPhail, D. (2020). Opinion: Ending fatphobia isn’t enough - we need to stop pathologizing obesity. The Globe and Mail.

Pearl, R. (2018). "In 2019, Let's Make a New Year's Resolution to End Weight Stigma." Newsela.

Sole-Smith, V. (2021). In Obesity Research, Fatphobia Is Always the X Factor. Scientific American.

Thompson, H. R., & Madsen, K. A. (2017). The Report Card on BMI Report Cards. Current Obesity Reports, 6(2), 163–167.

Tutt. P. (2022). "Weight Bias Hurts Kids, and We're Not Talking About It." Edutopia.


Fat Girl Finishing School by Rachel Wiley

Shame is an Ocean I Swim Across by Mary Lambert**; ***

Nothing is Okay by Rachel Wiley

“When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” by Blythe Baird*

“The Fat Joke” by Rachel Wiley**

“When the Fat Girl Stays Fat” by Rachel Wiley**

“For Fat Girls who Considered Starvation When Bulimia Wasn’t Enough” by Rachel Wiley**

"This Body" by Renee Watson

"This Body II" by Renee Watson

"anthem for my belly after eating too much" by Kara Jackson

Audio / Podcasts 

Maintenance Phase Podcast with Aubrey Gordon & Mike Hobbes

Episode: the Obesity Epidemic

Episode: Is Being Fat Bad for You? 

Episode: Weight Watchers

Episode: Eating Disorders*

Episode: The Body Mass Index

She’s All Fat Podcast

Revisiting HAES with Da'Shaun Harrison 

The Body is Not an Apology with Sonya Renee Taylor

Radical Belonging with Lindo Bacon

Fierce Fatty Podcast

Episode 70: Dismantling Fatphobia vs. Body Acceptance

Episode 101: Are Fat People at Higher Risk of COVID?

Eat the Rules Podcast with Summer Innanen

Episode #139: Fighting Size Stigma with Ragen Chastain

Episode #127: The Problem with Body Positivity with Sassy Latte

Episode #126: Gender Dysphoria & Body Image with Isaiah Bartlett

Episode #122: BED, Positive Male Body Image with Aaron Flores

Episode #189: Recovering From an Eating Disorder in a Fat Body with Nic McDermid

Episode #111: Change Your Relationship to Movement with Louise Green

Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison

Episode #80: The Truth About "Food Addiction" with Marci Evans**

Episode #84: Body Kindness Secrets with Rebecca Scritchfield 

Episode #86: Body Positivity & Social Justice with Dianne Bondy

Episode #90: Raising Kids with Body Trust & Intuitive Eating with Hilary Kinavey

Episode #112: Body Liberation & Difficult Conversations with Jes Baker 

Episode #113: How to Cultivate Radical Body Love with Sonya Renee Taylor

Episode #118: How to Stop Fighting Food & Your Body with Isabel Foxen Duke

Episode #135: Body Respect, Weight Inclusive Care & HAES with Lucy Aphramour

Episode #178: The Truth about High Weight Anorexia with Erin Harrop 

Episode #184: Why Diet Culture is a Form of Oppression with Virgie Tovar

Episode #195: Why Fatphobia Hurts all of Us with Sofie Hagen

Episode #196: Diet Culture's Racist Roots with Sabrina Strings

Episode #198: Preventing Disordered Eating in the Next Generation with Lauren Muhlheim

Episode #210: Finding Comfort in a Larger Body with J Aprileo

Episode #232: COVID-19 and Diet Culture with Leslie Schilling

Episode #259: From Disordered Eating to Radical Belonging with Lindo Bacon

Episode #261: The Evolution of Intuitive Eating Over time and the Impact of Diet Culture with Evelyn Tribole 

Episode #262: Responding to Diet Talk, Navigating the Stages of Change and HAES in Spanish-Speaking Communities with Haica Rosenfeld

Shapes of Identity Podcast

Episode 3: What is Fatness and How does it Impact Us? *

NPR - Evette Dionne and Aubrey Gordon

Our Classroom Podcast with Roberto Germán - Exploring Body Literacy with Cait O'Connor

Content Warnings

One * - eating disorder behavior descriptions, numbers, calorie counts

Two ** - mentions of weight bias or prejudice against higher weight people

Three*** - mentions of violence or assault