Welcome to the Fat Legal Advocacy, Rights, and Education Project. We are dedicated to making the lives of higher-weight (aka fat) individuals better through advocacy, legal action, and education.
Current Project: #NoBodyIsDisposable Community Survey
We partnered with #NoBodyIsDisposable to ask fat/higher weight, disabled, BIPOC, and older community members who are both at risk for severe COVID-19 and have been postponing urgent medical care to share their stories. We are sharing the stories on social media to raise awareness. We are also using them in our communications with policy makers as we advocate for this group to receive a higher vaccination priority. Despite federal guidance to the contrary, California has put this group in 1C, meaning this group will end up having delayed urgent medical care for a year and a half. All of the below are from BIPOC respondents – we are so honored to share these stories. Please take a moment to understand the issue and join the fight!