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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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Let’s talk about Halloween Candy…

October 29, 2018

Dear Body Trust Community, From time to time we like to go through our archives and find some of our shining jewels—blog posts that stand the test of time and still speak to the core of Body Trust work after several years. This post was originally written in October of 2016 and we find that…

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Nourishing Bites for Early July

July 5, 2018

Summer is in full swing in Portland, Oregon. We are beckoned outside by the warmer weather; enjoying blue skies and outdoor meals on patios, evening strolls in parks or a cup of morning tea on the front steps. It’s been a while since we’ve rounded up our favorite links around the web to share with…

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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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