First-year doctoral student Madison Krall spoke at TEDxMileHigh this summer on her health communication research. Her talk, titled "Let's talk about fat bias and thin privilege," is now available online here (also viewable below). In it, she explores the question of whether weight prejudice impacts hiring decisions and health care. She calls fat prejudice "the last acceptable prejudice" and asks people to question their assumptions about body size.
Madison earned her master's in Communication Studies from the University of Colorado-Denver, where her research focused on women's health, health care equity, social justice, fat studies and rhetoric. She is continuing that focus here at the U, with an emphasis in CommSHER (Science, Health, Environmental, and Risk Communication).