Individuals shouldn't be shamed for their choices but that should go hand in hand with fighting for collective liberation.
Lifestyle changes may lead to an improvement in health, but that is independent of weight loss.
It is already complex to be a fat person and want to lose weight for personal reasons. It is even harder to feel that you’re failing the fat community because you want to lose weight.
Fat liberation writer Aubrey Gordon says there is no way to talk about weight loss "without talking about the inherent superiority of thin bodies over fat bodies."
I don't believe in judging a person's individual motives for weight loss. I believe in trying to tackle the inherent prejudice and oppression against fat people within society.
Weight loss can be very harmful to people with or vulnerable to eating disorders, and is not something we would advise.