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 you. We hope you enjoy this summer picnic of Nourishing Bites.
Nalgona Positivity Pride, the organization that works to amplify the visibility of Xicana-Brown Body Positivity and Eating Disorder Awareness has a book wishlist! You can support NPP’s work by buying them a book like “Indigenous Women and Feminism; Politics Activism and Culture” or “Culture and PTSD: Trauma in Global and Historical Perspective”. See the full list here!
Maria Paredes, of Three Birds Counseling, recently called upon HAES providers to embrace the connection between personal healing and social/political advocacy in her blog post Body Liberation is Not About Eating Donuts.
“If deep, genuine, and meaningful advocacy and activism is not a part of the prevention AND treatment of eating disorders, we risk doing surface-level clinical work that puts band-aids on festering and growing wounds.”
Three Certified Body Trust Providers, collaborated on a three-part series called What About Fat Voices? Our Experience with Fat Invisibility. Part One kicks off the series with Claudette Largess, MA, writing about her love for Julia Louis Dreyfus (Seinfeld) and her experience writing her dissertation on Fat Acceptance. The series continues with part two, where Sarah Thompson writes about her experience in Health at Every Size® professional spaces. Finally, the series will wrap up with part 3 where Rachel Millner, PsyD, writes a letter to her friends and colleagues in larger bodies.
Psychologist and trans-health educator Sand Chang was recently interviewed on Food Psych Podcast about “the complex experience of body acceptance for trans folks, the intersections of trans advocacy and Health at Every Size work, the growing body of research around trans folks and eating disorders, the shape-shifting nature of fatphobia and diet culture, and so much more!”
If you haven’t checked out the Belly Love Podcast with Rachel Cole yet, we hope you do! Hilary is one of many activists, healers, and educators that Rachel has interviewed for this series. Hilary and Rachel discussed “When fat bellies get mistaken for pregnant bellies.”
And lastly, we wanted to make sure you saw our blog post response to the letter that Dear Sugars responded to 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 and we found ourselves wanting to respond too. You can read the letter and our response here.
May we be reminders—each for the other—that the path to Body Trust® is a fiercely compassionate one.