I moved to Vancouver from Toronto largely to indulge in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and to try to climb some mountains. Shortly after arriving on the west coast, I read yet another article advocating that hiking is an excellent way to stay or become thin, and that all ‘good’ Canadians should take note. Considering myself already a halfway-decent Canadian, I quickly added this rhetoric to the steadily growing pile of flaming fatphobia that fuels my involvement in body politics, and began looking on social media for other fat hikers who shared my enthusiasm. After stumbling upon Fat Girls Hiking, I decided that this subject would make an excellent documentary film.
I hope that this film inspires you to find an activity that makes you feel good in your body – whatever that may be and whatever that may look like.
THE VANCOUVER SUN – “METRO VANCOUVER’S LAYLA CAMERON HAPPY TO BE THE FACE OF FAT ACTIVISM”
THE LYNDA STEELE SHOW – “TALKING TO THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2018 NORA AND TED STERLING PRIZE FOR HER SHORT ‘FAT HIKING CLUB’ ABOUT HER MISSION AND THE FILM’S PURPOSE
THE STAR VANCOUVER – “FAT GIRLS HIKING BRINGS BODY-POSITIVE FITNESS TO VANCOUVER”
THE RATIONAL, VANCOUVER CO-OP RADIO – AUGUST 13, 2018
FOR THE RECORD – LAYLA CAMERON, PHD STUDENT AND FILMMAKER
THE RABBIT HOLE – FAT HIKING CLUB: A DISCUSSION ABOUT FAT ACTIVISM, POLITICS, AND LIBERATION FOR ALL