“Descriptions of weight loss, such as those often promoted on television, may significantly worsen obesity stigma. Believing that obese people can easily lose weight may make individuals blame and dislike obese people more.

“The findings demonstrate that residual obesity stigma persists against individuals who have ever been obese, even when they have lost substantial amounts of weight. Obesity stigma is so powerful and enduring that it may even outlast the obesity itself. -Dr. Janet Latner, Science Daily

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about a person who works hard to become skinny, only to find out that it doesn’t solve all his or her problems.

Journaling Prompt: If you’ve experienced any stigma because of your size, write about that. If not, write about your attitudes towards people of a size different than yours.

Art Prompt: Skinny and fat

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Inform your audience about size discrimination.

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