Bettye Travis

 

 

Age: 55

 

Summary: clinical psychologist with a long history of activism who challenged conventional wisdom about being overweight and was president of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, who weighed 300 pounds, tried to lessen the stigma and ridicule that come with being fat.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: September 29, 1951

 

Died: May 7, 2007

 

Location: Oakland, California