95+ Fat-Positive and HAES-Aligned Support Groups, Courses & Workshops Online and Around the World

A question I see increasingly often in the online spaces I hang out in is, “Where can I find in-person support?” As we move forward in our body acceptance journeys, support from people like us — along with experts to show us the way — is vital.

Here are over 95 support groups, programs, and courses that incorporate health at every size (HAES) principles and do not allow diet talk. Though each group listed is specifically HAES aligned, I haven’t attended/scrutinized them all and am not responsible for their content.

Online HAES Support Groups & Programs

Online HAES Courses, Classes & Workshops

Local, In-Person HAES Support Groups and Programs


Fat Girls Hiking (Various locations across the US, Canada and UK)




United States







Des Plaines: Support in Recovery from Center for Discovery


Baltimore: Positive Bodies Baltimore Peer support group



Kansas City: Kansas City Body Liberation

New Jersey

Paramus: Support in Recovery from Center for Discovery

New York

New York City: Creating A Connection with Lauren Fabrizio, email [email protected]

North Carolina


Columbus: Fat Babes of Columbus




Washington State

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Hi! I’m Lindley.

I’m a photographer, author, cat mom, subscription box creator, and fat activist.

I help people reclaim their bodies through photography. I capture images of people of all sizes, ethnicities and genders, not just the ones whose bodies are likely to be seen in magazines and advertisements.

I also really enjoy putting together resources like this — so much that I do it every week!

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Hi there! I'm Lindley (she/her, pronounced LIN-lee). I create artwork that celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional "beauty" standards at Body Liberation Photography. I'm also the creator of Body Liberation Stock, which provides body-positive stock photos for commercial use, and the Body Love Shop, a curated central resource for body-friendly artwork and products. Find all my work at http://www.bodyliberationphotos.com.