Mary Ray Worley's Article 'In Defense Of Fat Acceptance'

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Summary: Fat and Happy: In Defense of Fat Acceptance In the article “Fat and Happy: In Defense of Fat Acceptance,” Mary Ray Worley describes her eventual acceptance of being overweight and the profound effect it has had on her. She compares her weight hardships to an overarching idea of people being able to welcome their bodies. Worley emphasizes the need to accept body type instead of being concerned with trying to change it. Worley’s aim for the article is to promote self appreciation. Worley explains that there is a growing number of people who are beginning to accept their fatness. As a member of the National Association to Advance Fat People (NAAFA), Worley is able to provide a personal experience which expresses her need to find a deep
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