Bill Fabrey

Bill Fabrey helped found the Council in 1991, along with seven others, and has served as a director since that time. Prior to that, he founded the NAAFA organization in 1969, and co-founded the web and mail-order company Amplestuflf in 1988. Also, he wrote a regular news column in Radiance magazine, for large women, for 12 years, ending in 2001. Currently his memberships include CSWD, NAAFA, and ASDAH.

His interest in the media project includes the monitoring of what is said about size acceptance in the media, especially the print media, each day. Sometimes, when comments are permitted, Bill puts on his activist hat and posts one online.

His interest in human factors engineering relates to the fact that as a retired biomedical engineer, he has a special interest in how people, especially larger people, can be helped (or hindered) by technology. Such information as increases in the size and weight limits on medical imaging devices (such as MRI’s), or mobility products such as scooters or wheelchairs, or the availability of office chairs and other furniture with higher size and weight limits, and so forth, always catches Bill’s attention.

Since he has been involved in size acceptance for 48 years, Bill has some hard-to-find information for historians and other students of the history of the movement, especially in its earliest years, 1968-1991.