The Weight of the World

The End of Fat Talk

October 22, 2014

Disclaimer: In 2014, this piece was featured in the Huffington Post. While we believe in the content of this piece, we have come to realize that the title of the campaign and the term “Fat Talk”  is inherently body shaming.  Here is why… Most women, fat or thin, have engaged in fat talk at some…

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The Body Trust™ Revolution

October 14, 2014

By Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC It is completely normal to not like (or love) your body and it has become a frightening trans-generational epidemic. Body shame is deeply embedded and culturally sanctioned. And, I think its days could be numbered. You see, I have had the same conversation about body shame with 70-year-old women and…

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Hear It As A Request

June 11, 2014

My two little boys played on the beach yesterday morning, delighting in minnows and their own imaginations, free to express, be brave, be vulnerable. It wasn’t long after that I heard about the school shooting in Troutdale, OR. This time it broke me open. One after another. The short distance between my little boys and…

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Open Letter To Dr. Oz

April 17, 2014

Hi Dr. Oz- Yesterday morning, in the column you write for my newspaper, “Link between a jelly belly and brain drain”, you warned me, as someone with belly fat, that I could be headed for dementia (based on research of course) if I don’t get rid of my unsightly middle. I wonder if you know that when…

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