What is While Fat?
While Fat is the ultimate resource for fat and plus-sized travelers to make informed decisions before booking their travel plans with confidence.
It’s the brainchild of Amanda Wilkinson, a nomad who encountered too much misinformation during her travels while fat. This often led to her having to spend hours on review sites, emailing companies directly and getting frustrated at not only the lack of response but an understanding of what she was asking.
While Fat will be the final destination for all fat and plus-sized travelers.
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Who created While Fat?
While Fat was created by Amanda Wilkinson. The idea came to her after a day of zip-lining in Thailand. In the lead up to the activity, she wasn’t sure if the harness would fit on her hips. So she searched other review sites and looked at the pictures people posted to try and see if she could get an answer. She couldn’t. Instead of starting the day excited, she went in going anxious. It wasn’t enough knowing she met the weight limit but if the harness would work. The morning of, Amanda almost decided to skip it. Luckily she didn’t and had an amazing time but later that evening she came up with While Fat.
It has been a long-time in the making but it is something she feels passionately about, as do the rest of the team behind While Fat.
Why do you call it While Fat? Isn’t that offensive?
Being fat is just what people are, it’s not who they are. Here at While Fat, we don’t think “Fat” is a bad word. In a way, we are reclaiming the word from those negative connotations. We understand some people might feel uncomfortable with it but we hope that as more people use it and say it without the negativity behind the word that they feel more comfortable with it.
How does it work?
While Fat is based on users creating profiles so that they can leave reviews. With each review, the user is asked to rate the listing out of 5 stars with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best. These questions help give us a rating of how fat-friendly the listing is followed by a detailed review.
Every review will be different and unique but we hope that each review is full of information so that those looking to enjoy it have the information they need to feel confident in doing so.
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Who writes the reviews?
YOU! While Fat is 100% based off of real people’s experiences. This is a community effort and with you, it wouldn’t be able to happen. If you don’t see a listing that you want to write about, create it yourself and share it.
This is a platform for you, by you. Without your honest reviews, your experiences and pictures it will be nothing.
With your help, we can create a community full of information that makes saying yes that much easier. Join today.
How do reviews get approved?
All reviews will go through a moderation process.
We will examine all reviews that are submitted in While Fat and anything that is questionable will be flagged for further review. This will include possible follow-up with our While Fat team and reviewee.
This is a free service and we will do our best to approve posts in a timely manner but sometimes, quality takes time. Like other review websites, we can’t fact check all posts so when submitting your review please remember we don’t want to be mean or fictitious.
While Fat LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites and for actual experiences written about.
Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information.
I’m a business and I’d like to create a listing for it.
We’re so glad to have you here! Please get in contact with us here so you can claim your page.
I’m a business and someone wrote incorrect information. How do I update it?
We do our best to moderate every listing and review but sometimes things slip through as stated in our disclaimer. If you’d like to update your business information please claim your business here.
I’m a business and would like to respond to someone's comment. How do I do that?
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I'd like to Advertise or Collaborate with While Fat. Who do I contact?
If you would like to advertise on While Fat or collaborate with us in some way, please reach out to Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will get back to you.