In the article “Fat and Happy: In Defense of Fat Acceptance” written by Mary Ray Worley, she points out that obesity is considered negative, because society has determined that it is. She supports this idea, by reflecting back to her personal experiences of attending the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) convention in San Diego, which is a convention to support and love yourself. Worley claimed it was like “another planet,” because of the “diversity” of sizes. According to Worley, everyone was accepted in this “planet” while in her “home planet”, that acceptance was lacking (Worley 163).
Worley discusses of Dr. Diane Budd, who spoke at this convention. Worley illustrates a picture that Dr. Budd also concludes that negativity