INTERVIEW: The Rational, Vancouver Co-Op Radio. Segment from 27:47 – 36:00.
August 13, 2018
INTERVIEW: The Star Vancouver – “Fat Girls Hiking brings body-positive fitness to Vancouver”
August 4, 2018
Her message of inclusion in exercise has already begun to resonate with Vancouverites — including filmmaker Layla Cameron. After Cameron moved away from Toronto seeking the adventure of the West Coast trails, she found herself put off by the messaging she was seeing with regards to outdoor exercise in B.C.
While she wanted to explore the mountains, she was tired of not seeing other people who looked like her in the exercise community.
“It was really isolating, and I think that’s a common experience for a lot of fat people in the Vancouver area,” Cameron said.
“We feel like we don’t belong in those spaces, and it’s pretty tough to do that as the only fat person …When you can’t find other people who look like you to do activities that may take you out of your comfort zone, that’s a deterrent from being able to do something that otherwise you might really enjoy.”
When she discovered Fat Girls Hiking, Cameron was immediately excited about the group and their story. In 2016, she went to Portland to meet with the group and film a short hike with the group, returning last year to finish the full film project.
MENTION: The Lonely Planet – “Why this hairy beer belly bum-bag is dividing opinion”
September 22, 2017
Not everyone sees the bum-bags as funny however, with Canadian journalist, Layla Cameron, saying in her blog that when thin people dress up in ways that temporarily locate their bodies in fat identities, it “perpetuates fat oppression and discrimination.”
MENTION: Hate Free Blog – “World Experts on Bodily Stigmatization Will Go To Prague”
May 24, 2017
Among the leading speakers at the conference are Carlos M. Grilo of the American Yale University. He makes a contribution on the impact of discrimination on the basis of increased weight, race, and sex on the prevalence of cardiovascular disease on the selection of adult Americans. It is also worth mentioning Layla Cameron’s contribution from Simon Fraser University in Canada, who asks how to overcome the long-standing conflict between television showing of people with higher mass on TV and targets for rights of people with higher body weight. The conference will also present several workshops that will focus on activism or sharing good practices in the fight against stigmatization. Check out the complete conference program.
CONTRIBUTOR: The Rabbit Hole – “Round Table: Are We Loving Nature To Death?”
May 1, 2017
INTERVIEW: For The Record With Layla Cameron, PhD Student and Filmmaker
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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