Holding Tension Between Shame and Pride: Fat Identity Development Theory
In Collaboration with the Vice President for Diversity's Office
While much scientific literature focuses on the ideas of stigma, health effects, and societal beauty standards, there is little research that attempts to develop a social identity model for those who identify as bigger bodied. As body positive movements continue to gain momentum and the conversation becomes more mainstream, Student Affairs professionals need to be educated and prepared in order to adequately serve student populations. This thesis project utilizes personal interviews, disability and sexuality identity development theories, and queer theory to create a potential framework for fat identity development theory while synthesizing information from existing literature on how fatphobic culture also shapes identity development. Please feel free to bring your lunch along to this session.
Dates and Times:
April 26 - April 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2018 12:00 PM
Registration is closed.
Alicia Sprague, 970-491-6544, Alicia.Sprague@colostate.edu