From news media and magazines to professional conferences and government reports, these are the words often used to describe overweight and obese individuals. The endorsements of such stereotypes often lead to extreme weight loss practices which can induce feelings of guilt and shame. Despite the robust research demonstrating the negative impacts of weight-based discrimination, the stigma of obesity has yet to be addressed as a legitimate concern.
Shift the Focusquestions the science informing us about weight. It questions how and when weight discrimination became acceptable? Shift the Focusis about reclaiming our right to health and well being regardless of our size. Shift the Focusis about putting an end to weight-based discrimination.