The Weight of the World

The F Word

October 21, 2015

By Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD Most people recoil when they first hear us use the term “fat” when we give a talk. And then we explain that part of the work in the body positive movement is reclaiming the word fat, to strip it of its negative or pejorative connotation. We use the term as…

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Thoughts on numbing and letting go

October 9, 2015

By Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC All of us learn to numb. Food, shopping, substances, sex, relationships. TV, phones, overworking, we see numbing all around us and it is not always questioned in our culture. Habitually numbing helps us to not feel so much – sadness, anger, overwhelm, grief – but can also leave us feeling…

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Where We Are Coming From

September 16, 2015

By Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC & Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD The arena of body acceptance and positivity is a beautiful and varied one. There are many strong and capable voices, leaders and ideas. We want you to know where we are coming from so you can: feel safe exploring our work think about it and see…

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Nourishing Bites

July 21, 2015

We came across some true gems this month and as always are sharing them with you in the latest edition of Nourishing Bites. Enjoy! 5 Effective Ways People with Thin Privilege Can Fight Fatphobia Please Stop Telling Me To Love My Curves, Because Body Acceptance Is A Journey, Not An On-Off Switch Even the New…

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The Not-So-Sexy Origins of Body Shame

April 15, 2015

Body trust is something we are born with and somewhere along the way it gets hijacked: by the culture, our parents, and health care providers to name a few. We never consent to this. We are far too young to know what is going on when the narrative about our bodies starts to change. So…

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