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We Can’t Have Body Liberation Without Black Liberation

June 5, 2020

We stand in solidarity with the people and protestors who fight systemic injustice, police brutality, white supremacy, and the destruction of Black bodies and communities. Right now, solidarity looks like listening, believing, donating, feeling, holding space, asking for consent, giving room, reflecting, and having direct and sometimes difficult conversations with people in our lives. We know…

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Our response to “Is Avoiding My Body an Issue”…

June 19, 2018

Last Tuesday, The Sugars responded to one more letter about trusting the body in their New York Times column, The Sweet Spot: Is Avoiding My Body an Issue? Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond answered the letter with so much wisdom that The Answer Was Crunchy probably feels pretty satisfied. We found ourselves wanting to respond…

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The Not-So-Sexy Origins of Body Shame

April 10, 2018

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.…

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Weight Watchers New Teen Marketing Plan

February 15, 2018

We hope that you have heard about Weight Watcher’s (WW) new plan to offer free memberships to teens age 13-17.   We are disturbed and outraged. This is predatory marketing. This is not about health. “Lifestyle change” rooted in the desire to change the size, shape and weight of the body is still a diet.…

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There is No Code

January 4, 2018

It is common for people fairly new in their exploration of a Body Trust® approach to food, weight, and health to find themselves returning to a familiar weight loss program or plan in the New Year. It is also extremely common for people to realize within the first week of the New Year that they…

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