The problem of discrimination against fat people in Russia is not made up. They face job search rejections, and medical prejudice, they receive lower salaries than people with “normal” weight. They often have trouble finding their size when shopping for clothes, as well as finding positive media representations of people who look like them. Many of them are bullied and shamed throughout their lives. It seems that society insists: that there is no place in the world for fat people.

In the modern world, being fat is still much more than just a body characteristic. If you are fat, it is automatically implied that you are a lazy, weak, stupid, spineless, spoilt person. You can never be truly loved, you can never have neither friends, a happy family, or a dream job.


«No shame» features stories of fat people from Russia who experienced fat shaming in the past or still have to face it.