Take Action. End Fat Talk.
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10 million women are dealing with eating disorders in this country, which is more than are suffering from breast cancer. It’s time we take control over our own destinies, our own bodies, and our own inner dialogues. We’re changing the conversation to create a more positive body image for women everywhere!
Fat Talk describes all of the statements made in everyday conversation that reinforce the thin ideal and contribute to women’s dissatisfaction with their bodies. Examples of fat talk may include: “I’m so fat,” “Do I look fat in this?” “I need to lose 10 pounds” and “She’s too fat to be wearing that swimsuit.” Statements that are considered fat talk don’t necessarily have to be negative; they can seem positive yet also reinforce the need to be thin – “You look great! Have you lost weight?”
The campaign asks supporters to spread the message of Fat Talk Free® Week by inviting their friends and family to share the message of ending fat talk through self-expression and social media.
To get involved, please visit www.endfattalk.org
Join the Fat Talk Free Week Page on facebook and become a fan www.facebook.com/fattalkfree
What is Reflections: Body Image Program?
The purpose of Reflections is to help sorority sisters establish and maintain a positive body image. As the first scientifically supported evidence based eating disorders prevention program designed for and with sororities, Reflections endeavors to help participants resist the ultrathin, unrealistic ideal standard of female beauty prevalent in today’s society. Using highly interactive, peer-led, small groups, Reflections is a two-day, intervention program designed by experts and implemented through trained peer leaders on college campuses throughout North America. The program does not focus on eating disorders; rather, it emphasizes creating and reaffirming positive and healthy personal body image through a variety of structured discussions, activities, and exercises. To that end, sorority members learn to embrace the healthy-ideal and reduce their own body dissatisfaction by decreasing "fat talk" in their daily life, engaging in Sorority Body Activism and embracing all of the wonderful non-appearance related aspects of themselves and their sisters.