Questions about NAAFA

If you didn’t know, NAAFA is the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, and was the first fat rights group. It was a truly important force in the fat acceptance movement in the 1970s and the 1980s, through part of the 1990s. To put it kindly, it is less so today. Its website is www.naafa.org; take a look if you like.

But rather than tell you about NAAFA, I’d rather ask you.

  • Had you heard of NAAFA before?
  • What’s your impression of NAAFA?
  • Is NAAFA relevant? Why or why not?
  • Should NAAFA be doing something that it isn’t?
  • Anything else you’d like to say?

Let’s discuss!

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4 thoughts on “Questions about NAAFA

  1. I have known about NAAFA for a long time and use to post on their Forum.

    NAAFA has lost it’s place in the Fat Community. It is no longer at the center of Fat Topics and it has never been strong outside of the West Coast of the USA.

    With all the Fat Acceptance Blogs, FaceBook, Tumblr and other pages, I do not know if it is possible for NAAFA to regain old relevance. It needs to at least create a stronger presence on FaceBook.

    • Thanks, William. I agree about the current wealth of fat acceptance content on the web, and it’s growing every day. That’s a really good thing, I think you’ll agree, but you’re correct that NAAFA’s efforts are a small fraction of the total.

  2. I do not think that it is NAAFA’s fault other than not using FaceBook more. Today most of the Fat Acceptance content posted on the web has very little interaction from more than 5 people to each article Most Fat Acceptance Articles get no response at all even though there may be people reading them.

    I think that if enough people commit themselves to actively participating on a NAAFA FaceBook Page that would draw more traffic to the Organization’s Website.

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