Once a year, usually in October or November, international Fat Talk Free Week asks people to pledge to eliminate Fat Talk for at least five days in an effort to raise awareness about how we talk about body image. The type of language we use reflects into the world around us and affects others and ourselves. The fact is that we are not always aware of the consequences of our comments.
As part of our efforts to support young people in our area, Vision encourages you to pay attention to the ways that Fat Talk become part of your everyday conversations and how those comments affect you and those around you. Let’s strive to eliminate Fat Talk altogether!
The 2016 Fat Talk Free Week is November 7-11. See here for more information about this year’s challenge.
The following images show how Fat Talk reverberates into our world.