LaNiyah Bailey, 6, follows a healthy diet and exercises regularly. Yet, due to a health condition, she struggles with being overweight. After being constantly teased by children and adults about her size, Bailey decided to write about her experience. Her new book, Not Fat Because I Wanna Be, aims to help kids understand that bullying others because of their weight is wrong. Host Michel Martin speaks with LaNiyah Bailey about her book and her life. They are joined by her mother LaToya White and father Sango Bailey.
Really a great interview that talks about her experiences with not only other children but adults who have bullied her as well. Her parents really have taken a proactive stance to stop her own bullying and have made a clear distinction between what is right and wrong.
To listen to the NPR segment go here, 6-Year Old Author Fights Stigma of Childhood “Obesity”
Go to LaNiyah’s website, http://www.notfatbecauseiwannabe.com/