"Hi there! I’m Lindley (pronounced LIN-lee, she/her) and I create artwork that celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional “beauty” standards. I fight weight stigma by giving people in large bodies a safe place to explore how their bodies look on camera and by increasing the representation of fat bodies in photography, advertising, fine art and the world at large."
The Body Positive is a nonprofit organization that teaches people to listen to their bodies, learn and thrive. Our ultimate goal is to end the harmful consequences of negative body image: eating disorders, depression, anxiety, cutting, suicide, substance abuse, and relationship violence.
Health at Every Size is the new peace movement. It helps us recognize that health outcomes are primarily driven by social, economic, and environmental factors, requiring a social and political response. It also supports people of all sizes in adopting healthy behaviors. It is an inclusive movement, recognizing that our social characteristics, such as our size, race, national origin, sexuality, gender, disability status, and other attributes, are assets, and acknowledges and challenges the structural and systemic forces that impinge on living well.
All people deserve respect. One-third of the world’s population is fat, yet fat people are discriminated against in all aspects of daily life; from employment to education. We struggle to get everything from basic accommodations like chairs and seats that fit, to adequate, compassionate medical care. NAAFA opposes such discrimination to help liberate fat people and allow them to live their lives to the fullest every day.