Center for Body Image Research and Policy


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Video Resources

We have developed short YouTube videos for adolescents. The first video teaches about media literacy, the second about building body positivity, and the third video focuses on tips for raising children with positive body images. The videos can be used in educational settings with groups or watched by an individual. They can be used together or they can stand on their own. We hope you enjoy the content and that the videos spur critical thinking about the media and give a few tools to improve your own body image.

Published Studies


CBIRP List of Resources

Fat Activist & Positive Body Image Social Media Accounts

  • Center for Body Image Research & Policy (@CBIRP)
  • Judi Craddock
  • BodyPosiPanda
  • Dr. Lindo Bacon (@LindoBaconX)
  • Wear Your Voice magazine
  • Josée Sovinsky, RD
  • Food Psych Podcast (@FoodPsychPod)
  • Christy Harrison, MPH, RD
  • Virgie Tovar
  • Nadia Craddock
  • Fiona Willer
  • Dr. Melissa A. Fabello
  • Body Justice and Fat Feminism Dublin
  • Ella Foote (@ellachloeswims)
  • Trust Your Body Project
  • Mermaid Queen (@MerQueenJude)
  • Melissa Fabello
  • The Fat Sex Therapist
  • Bitch Media
  • Comfy Fat (@comfyfat)
  • Michelle Allison (@fatnutritionist)
  • Fat Grrrl Activism (@fatgrrrls)
  • Sofie Hagen
  • @KivaBay
  • The Body is Not an Apology
  • Amy Purdy (@amypurdygurl)
  • Harnaam Kaur (@harnaamkaur)
  • Bruce Sturgell (@chubstr)
  • Ryan Sheldon (@bingeeaterconfessions)
  • Jessamyn Stanley (@mynameisjessamyn)
  • Em Ford (@mypaleskinblog)
  • Ash Soto (@radiantbambi)
  • Chris Mosier (@thechrismosier)
  • @ effyourbeautystandards
  • Shane Stinson (@channelingshane)
  • Aaron Flores, RDN (@aaronfloresrdn)
  • More-Love (@moreloveorg)
  • FatWomenOfColor (@fatwomenofcolor)
  • Dianne Bondy (@diannebondyyoga)

Instagram Hashtags to Follow

  • #SkorchMagazine
  • #effyourbeautystandards
  • #fatisnotaviolation
  • #fatacceptance
  • #bopo
  • #bodyposi


  • Food Psych Podcast
  • UWE Centre for Appearance Research Podcast (@car_UWE)
  • The Full Bloom Project
  • Bad Fat Broads
  • Recovery Warriors
  • Fat Girls Club (adult subjects)
  • Why Won’t You Date Me? (adult subjects, humor, and language)
  • She’s All Fat
  • Body Kindness
  • Fearless Rebel


  • You Have the Right to Remain Fat by Virgie Tovar
  • Shrill by Lindy West
  • Health at Every Size by Dr. Bacon 
  • Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse
  • Intuitive Eating Workbook: 10 Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship
    with Food by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
  • The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee
  • Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings
  • Hunger by Roxane Gay
  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
  • Body Image Book for Girls by Dr. Charlotte Markey
  • The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color by Virgie
  • Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison
  • Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness by Da’Shaun L. Harrison

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