(You can find even more resources, articles and recommendations on my blog: The Militant Baker!)

BODY IMAGE RESOURCES:

BOOKS TO READ

I’ve personally published two books: Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, a handbook created for those who are beginning their body acceptance journey and Landwhale, a memoir-esque exploration of the complex conversations that arise while navigating the world as a fat woman.

The following are other great books that I would also recommend!

  1. An Unapologetic Fat Girl’s
    Guide to Exercise 
  2. The Beauty Myth
  3. Big Big Love
  4. Big Fit Girl
  5. Big Gal Yoga
  6. Body Kindness
  7. Body of Truth
  8. Body Positive Power
  9. Body Respect
  10. Celebrate Your Body (and It’s Changes Too!)
  11. Cunt
  12. Curvy Girl Sex
  13. Curvy Yoga
  14. Embody
  15. Every Body Yoga
  16. Fat Activism
  17. Fat Girl Finishing School 
  18. Fat Girl Walking
  19. Fat! So?
  20. Health at Every Size
  21. Hunger
  22. I’m Judging You
  23. Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere
  24. Shrill
  25. So You Want to Talk About Race
  26. SparkleFat
  27. The Body is Not an Apology
  28. The Body Keeps Score
  29. The Fat Studies Reader
  30. Two Whole Cakes

I also wrote a post called “20 Diverse, Body Positive Books for Kids That You Definitely Need in Your Home.” You’ll love it.

P.S. This list of “26 Children’s Books to Support Conversations o Race, Racism, and Resistance” is incredible.

BODY IMAGE PODCASTS

  1. Every Body Podcast
    (Listen to my interview here)
  2. Fat Club Podcast
  3. Femme, Collectively
  4. Food Psych (my personal favorite)
    (Listen to my interviews here and here)
  5. Friend of Marilyn
  6. Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast
  7. She’s All Fat
  8. The Belly Love Podcast
    (Listen to my interview here)
  9. The Body Kindness Podcast (another fav)
    (Listen to my interviews here and here)
  10. The Body Poscast
  11. The Chenese Lewis Show
    (Listen to my interview here)
  12. The Fat Lip Podcast
  13. Woman of Size

FAT FRIENDLY PHYSICAL HEALTH RESOURCES

  1. Health at Every Size registry
  2. HAES and “Fat Friendly” Doctors
  3. National Eating Disorders Association
  4. 12+ Resources To Help Start Your Journey into Intuitive Eating, HAES, and body trust!

(P.S. This directory of 60+ diverse “Eating Disorder and Body Image Providers/Activists” by Three Birds Counseling is amazing and I would recommend checking out everyone on it!)

STAY INTERSECTIONAL

  1. Bitch Media
  2. Black Girl Dangerous
  3. Everyday Feminism
  4. The Body is Not an Apology
  5. Feministing
  6. For Harriet
  7. Guerrilla Feminism
  8. The Establishment
  9. Wear Your Voice Mag

BODY IMAGE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

  1. Abearnamedtroy
  2. Adwoaaboah
  3. Allbodiesriseyoga
  4. Alex_elle
  5. Alokvmenon
  6. Amputee_kat
  7. Angelicaisaibecerra
  8. Angrybrownfemme
  9. Annieelainey
  10. Ashlukadraws
  11. Badassara
  12. Baddiewinkle
  13. Bampowlife
  14. Bishamberdas
  15. Benourishedpdx
  16. Bethdrawsthings
  17. Biggalyoga
  18. Bitchesgottaeat
  19. Blackandbrownbodiesinmotion
  20. Blacmagic_woman
  21. Blackqueermagic
  22. Blackvoices
  23. Blkfeminist
  24. Bodyposipanda
  25. Bodypositivepug
  26. Bodypositiveteen
  27. Brownbitterbitch
  28. Browngirlsrising
  29. Carolrossettidesign
  30. Cecile.dormeau
  31. Celiarequenamartinez
  32. Chairbreaker
  33. Chingonachronicles
  34. Chingonafire
  35. Chooselifewarrior
  36. Chubstr
  37. Clarabelle_blue
  38. Curvesbecomeher
  39. Denisejolly
  40. Elliewheels
  41. Erik_cav5493
  42. Eva.exe
  43. Fatchancecoach
  44. Fatchicanafeminist
  45. Fatgirlsdancemovement
  46. Fatgirlflow
  47. Fatwomenofcolor
  48. Feministartt
  49. Feministastic
  50. Feminist.teenager
  51. Feministwild
  52. Fiercefatpoc
  53. Fieryfeminist
  54. Frances_cannon
  55. Fuckyeaherikamoen
  56. Funkychunkyy
  57. Fyeahmelissafabello
  58. Gaelleprudencio
  59. Gildednopal
  60. Glitterandlazers
  61. Gnightirene
  62. Greenboxshop_
  63. Guerrillafeminism
  64. Hantisedeloubli
  65. Harnaamkaur
  66. Harveyguillen
  67. Iamivyfelicia
  68. Ihartericka
  69. Im.big.so.what
  70. Intersectionalbodypos
  71. Iofthetigress
  72. Itsfeminism
  73. Jacobtobia
  74. Jadebeallphotography
  75. Janetmock
  76. Jessamynstanley
  77. Joannathangia
  78. Kliuwong
  79. Kobi_jae
  80. Lafeministadescolonial
  81. Latinarebels
  82. Laughinggoddessapothecary
  83. Lauracallaghanillustration
  84. Lavernecox
  85. Littlelizziev
  86. Louisegreen_bigfitgirl
  87. Lupitanyongo
  88. Mamacaxx
  89. Mynameisjessamyn
  90. Natalieispoetry
  91. Nayyirah.waheed
  92. Nikiaphoenix
  93. Nubian_
  94. Oh.so.feminist
  95. Magnoliahblack
  96. Marylambertsing
  97. Melaniin.goddess
  98. Mindsetforlifeltd
  99. Monicakimgarza
  100. Moosekleenex
  101. Moshoodat
  102. Nikita_gill
  103. Nazirasacasa
  104. Pansexual.pride.love
  105. Philomenakwao
  106. Protect.trans.kids
  107. Queerfatfemme
  108. Queerxicanochisme
  109. Radfatvegan
  110. Readytostare
  111. Redressluvsu
  112. Roblympian
  113. Robynlambird
  114. Rosiereigns
  115. Rozthediva
  116. Samdylanfinch
  117. Saucyewest
  118. Shoogsart
  119. Staramrasu
  120. Stoptellingwomentosmile
  121. Thebodyisnnotanapology
  122. Thebodypositive
  123. Theijeoma
  124. Thejeffrymarsh
  125. Thoughtscaughtinmyfro
  126. Tylerfeder
  127. Undocumedia
  128. Ushshi
  129. Wagatwe
  130. Watanabenaomi703
  131. Weexistcollective
  132. Wewantequality
  133. Womanis.t
  134. Wizardfight
  135. Yvetteactually

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:

FINDING A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

  1. Mental Health Help Hotlines 
  2. Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator 
  3. Talkspace 

FOR ASSISTANCE IN FINDING A THERAPIST

1-800-THERAPIST/1-800-843-7274

MENTAL HEALTH APPS
There are a variety of mental health–related apps that can assist you wherever you are. ACT Coach, AETAS, DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach, Depression CBT Self-Help Guide, How Are You, MindShift, PTSD Coach, Stress and Anxiety Coach, and Worry Watch are just a few of the options available at the time of print. For links to all of these and more mobile and web options, check out this site!

MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINES 

  1. National Hopeline Network (Crisis Hotline) 1-800-SUICIDE // 
    1-800-784-2433
  2. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK // 
    1-800-273-8255
  3. Suicide and Crisis Hotline and Adolescent Crisis Intervention and Counseling Nineline 1-800-999-9999
  4. Adolescent Suicide Hotline 1-800-621-4000
  5. Suicide Prevention—The Trevor HelpLine (specializing in gay and lesbian youth suicide prevention) 
    1-800-850-8078
  6. Mental Health Crisis Hotline In crisis? Call: 1-800-273-TALK
  7. The Trans Lifeline “Dedicated to the wellbeing of transgender people” 
    US: 877-565-8860 Canada: 877-330-6366


OTHER HOTLINES

  1. Suicide: 1-800-784-8433
  2. Bullying: 1-800-420-1479
  3. Self harm: 
    1-800-DONT-CUT or
    1-800-344-HELP
  4. Eating disorders: 1-847-831-3438
  5. Rape and Sexual assault: 1-800-656-4673
  6. Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  7. Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
  8. Grief support: 1-650-321-3438
  9. Runaway: 1-800-843-52001-800-843-5678
  10. Depression: 1-630-482-9696
  11. Abuse: 1-800-799-72331-800-787-3224
  12. The Crisis Text Line (24/7 text option)

GLOBAL SUICIDE HOTLINES
(International Suicide Hotline Numbers compiled by Danny formerly ofwww.depressionisnotdestiny.com)

Argentina: +5402234930430
Australia: 131114
Austria: 017133374
Belgium: 106
Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05
Botswana: 3911270
Brazil: 212339191
Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal)
Croatia: 014833888
Denmark: +4570201201
Egypt: 7621602
Finland: 010 195 202
France: 0145394000
Germany: 08001810771
Holland: 09000767
Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000
Hungary: 116123
India: 8888817666
Ireland: +4408457909090
Italy: 800860022
Japan: +810352869090
Mexico: 5255102550
New Zealand: 045861048
Norway: +4781533300
Philippines: 028969191
Poland: 5270000
Russia: 0078202577577
Spain: 914590050
South Africa: 0514445691
Sweden: 46317112400
Switzerland: 143
United Kingdom: 08457909090
USA: 18002738255

OTHER MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

HAPPY THINGS FOR BAD DAYS