For those of us in large bodies, “what are we going to do about the weight?” is a perennial question from health care providers. It is somehow meant to be collaborative, yet always falls short. It is a question that immediately blames body size and the person in the body for any concerns It is…
While creating the online course “What are we going to do about the weight?” Weight Stigma in Health Care, it was important to me to provide a list of resources and information. Here is a non-exhaustive list of books, online resources, and podcasts that I may well edit and add to as time goes on….
With the marginalizations that intersect in my life I’ve learned how to self-advocate, even demand in medical settings. I’ve often spoken what others do not, cannot. I’m heard because of a variety of factors, privilege being high on the list.
Forget breast cancer awareness, our culture and medical system needs to address weight stigma, and all the harm it does to people in bodies of all sizes.
COVID-19 has thrown me and so many bodyworkers and our businesses completely off our axis. What we do has gone from being powerful and profound forms of therapy to something that is dangerous.
May 30, 2020 UPDATES My attention was needed in many other places and spaces, and I took a pause of a week or two. I am glad to have a voice and be able to impact the world. Back to masks now and I’m going to switch this up a bit. I will continue…
all of who I am is in contrast with so much and so many during this corona time
Although I could, I’ve never joined the Mayflower Society, Daughters of the Revolution, Union or Confederacy. It never felt like a fit. I will celebrate my ancestors who were amazing in other ways, I cannot celebrate colonialist destruction, genocide, or slavery – all for the profit of the privileged few. It is killing us and our world. I do think it is important to reflect and be aware of history. From reading about Toombs it sounds like he was an excellent politician and a charmer – people listened to him. If I have a single centimorgan shared across a single DNA segment of this, let me use it for justice, equality, and human rights.
Some days I look around me and see so much love and support for bodies that are considered big or fat*, chubby or enormous. I have been all of those things for as long as I remember. In fact, I do not remember a time when I was not aware that I was bigger than…
A Primer for straight sized and small fat people, especially HAES therapists, dietitians, counselors, and other clinicians working with clients in large bodies.