Before anyone freaks – the following is just my musings — NAAFA has not made any announcements, or any indication that this may be NAAFA’s future — again, just my thoughts and concerns!
Since the NAAFA Board says that the convention is no longer its major fundraiser and given the small size of this year’s convention, I have to wonder if this means NAAFA is moving away from having the convention (which I am sure is a major expense), or changing the social nature of the convention.
NAAFA appears to be moving toward being more of a political animal, and that is something that the fat community needs.
NAAFA also is moving to where all of its membership contact (except the Convention) is online. If you don’t have a computer or have access to one, you are pretty much cut off. As far as I can tell, NAAFA no longer sends out membership cards and NAAFA no longer does a print version of the Newsletter.
I understand the economics of this; but I find it a bit sad nonetheless. Must be the Luddite in me.
So I have to wonder will there be a place for the fat-acceptance newbie to go and get some face-to-face enlightenment? This is something that NAAFA always excelled at; and what was, to me, the most important part of the conventions.
Guess time will tell; but I hope that NAAFA will be there for many future generations of fat-accepters and fat-activists.