Thank you for your interest in this creative research project. This project is concerned with exploring the body positive movement through the medium of poetry. You are invited to comment with any thoughts, feelings, experiences, or connections you may have when reading the poetry. Please take your time and feel free to visit again. I hope you will find connections to a community of other people interested in body positivity here.

To comment, simply click on the title of a post, or click on “leave a comment” at the top left, or scroll to the bottom of this page. You will be asked to give your name and email address when leaving a comment. I do not see the email addresses provided and you may use a false name if you wish.  If you share any of these posts, please credit the author.

DISCLAIMER: Your participation is completely voluntary and you may stop participating at any time. If you choose to proceed, your comments and any identifying information you provide will be publicly available. Your comments may be used in a research report analyzing the reactions of viewers to the creative work you are about to read. Comments used in the research analysis paper will be made anonymous, removing any identifying information of the participants who have chosen to comment, however, your comments and any information you provide will still be visible on the blog. There is a potential you may feel vulnerable or bullied by other participants on this blog. You might also feel a connection to others, and experience a love for your body you might not have felt before.

The information for this research project will be archived on this blog and stored for an indefinite period of time to be available after the project is completed. This research will be presented in a written report to the project supervisor and examining committee at York University. The completed research may be made available through this blog website.

Research ethics approval has been obtained for this project through the Human Participants Research Subcommittee from the Office of Research Ethics at 309 York Lanes York University 4700 Keele Street, Toronto ON, Canada M3J 1P3, 416-736-5914.

Should you have any questions, please direct them to the primary investigator and creator of this project Whitney Sweet MA Candidate in the Joint Communications and Culture Program York University. Email: wsweet26@my.yorku.ca; Address: Victor Philip Dahdeleh Building (DB) 3033, York University or the project supervisor. Professor. Darcey Callison Email: callison@yorku.ca; Address: 317 Accolade East, York University; Telephone (416) 736-2100 x 22463. You may also contact the Graduate Office: Prof. Steve Bailey Program Director, Graduate Program in Communication & Culture 3012 Victor Philip Dahdaleh Building (DB) (formerly TEL Building) York University 4700 Keele Street Toronto Ontario Canada, M3J 1P3 Telephone: 416-736-5978 Email: bailey@yorku.ca

Comments made on this blog will be taken as agreement and understanding of this disclaimer.

About Whitney Sweethttp://fatwomenare.wordpress.comBio: Whitney Sweet is a poet and writer of fiction. Her work has been included in A&U Magazine, as well as Mentor Me: Instruction and Advice for Aspiring Writers anthology. She is the winner of the 2014 Judith Eve Gewurtz Memorial Poetry Award. Her poetry will be included in the forthcoming Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology (October 2018) and essays can be read in the Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New and Beginner Poets (2019) She is the creator and editor of T.R.O.U. Lit. Mag, a literary magazine dedicated to love and diversity. Whitney holds an MA in Communication and Culture from York University, as well as a BA in Creative Writing and English. When she isn’t writing you might find her laughing with her husband, napping, knitting, cooking, or petting her dogs.

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