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MARCH 11-17, 2020

A FREE online conference for folks looking to
divest from diet culture, reclaim their bodies,
and explore Body Trust® as a liberatory practice.

Together we can heal ourselves,
our bodies, and each other.

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Body Trust Summit 2020

MARCH 11-17, 2020

A FREE online conference for folks looking to divest from diet culture, reclaim their bodies, and explore Body Trust® as a liberatory practice.

Together we can heal ourselves, our bodies, and each other.


7 DAYS ~ 20+ TALKS

End the vicious cycle of dieting and shame.Heal the relationship with your body and food.Redefine what healing looks and feels like.

Entirely ONLINE ~ and it's FREE!

Body Trust® is your birthright.Body Trust® is your birthright.

In a time when bodies are both targeted and used for currency in health and wellness culture, Body Trust® is a radical revisioning of what it means to occupy and care for your body. It is a pathway to acceptance of the body, an alternative dialogue to the conventional paradigm of food, body image, and weight in our culture.

Body Trust is liberatory work that invites bravery and fierce body compassion.

We do not believe the world needs another sales-based summit.
We do see folks needing access to information that promotes an alternative paradigm for healing, embodiment and weight-inclusivity.

We want YOU to understand what we mean when we say Body Trust® is a Birthright.

We want people to connect the dots between social justice and this healing work; to understand Body Trust through the cycle of socialization and liberatory practices.

Welcome to the Body Trust® Summit
March 11-17, 2020



Rediscover, embody, and allow for pleasure. 7 days. 20 diverse speakers. Start to HEAL the relationship with your body & food.

Redefine what healing
looks & feels like

Body Trust

FREE content to help you heal the relationship with your body & food. Entirely online. End the vicious cycle of dieting and shame.

The Body Trust® Summit
~ Inclusive & Accessible


Our summit is entirely online, and accessible. If you are looking for another way, WELCOME to the Body Trust® Summit!


We want an open discussion about what disrupts body trust, what we reckon with as we explore an alternative to diet culture, and what it means to embody this work.

We want people to think about liberation through the lens of pleasure, as adrienne maree brown says:

“What if it’s a measure of our freedom to reclaim pleasure?”

We want YOU to think of this form of care not as a form of self-care but a form of divestment. Divestment from the patriarchy, diet culture, capitalism, healthism, perfectionism, white supremacy and more.

We want the world to know that healing and anti-oppression work can dovetail. And we want YOU to know your pain is real and all you have done in the name of safety, coping and protection has been meaningful.

Your Hosts

Join our hosts Hilary Kinavey MS, LPC and Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD
as we divest from diet culture, and connect the dots
between social justice and this healing work.

Hilary Kinavey Co-Founder of Be Nourished

Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC

Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC

Hilary is a licensed professional counselor, facilitator, educator, speaker, writer, and activist. Hilary’s private practice, where she specializes in disordered eating and dieting, body shame and weight bias, and trauma, has been thriving for over 19 years. Her counseling framework is collaborative and informed by a relational, systemic and social justice lens. Hilary has additional training in workshop facilitation, mind-body coaching, and is a certified Daring Way facilitator. She is a sought after speaker on topics such as weight-inclusive approaches, weight bias, Body Trust® and the intersections of activism and therapy. She offers individual counseling and coaching, consultation, and trainings for organizations and professional groups.


Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD

Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD

Dana is a nutrition therapist, facilitator, educator, speaker, writer, and activist specializing in chronic dieting, disordered eating, and body acceptance. A Certified Kripalu yoga teacher, Dana draws from her yoga teaching experience to incorporate mindfulness and self-acceptance practices into her conversations about food, body shame, health, and healing. After becoming a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers in 2002, Dana has traveled around the country training thousands of helping professionals in the art and science of behavior change counseling. Dana advocates for compassionate, weight-neutral self-care and offers virtual and in-person sessions, as well as supervision, training, and consultation for helping professionals.

A message for you from your hosts:

Our hope is The Body Trust® Summit will create a sense of community to help you hold yourself - and bodies different from your own - with more love and compassion. We want to open the door for healing and shine a light on all the wisdom that is already present, in you, and in this community of people creating space for an emerging healing collective.

We do not want sales techniques, alienation based on economic status, gimmicks, striving, hustling or endless meaningless cycles that promote disembodied behavior change without paying attention to the lived experience and wisdom inherent in every attendee and speaker.

We cannot wait to get started.

We hope you will join us.

We want YOU to know the struggle is NOT YOUR FAULT.

Your body story is welcome here.

Body Trust Summit 2020

MARCH 11-17, 2020

Entirely Online ~ 100% Free

Secure your spot at The Body Trust® Summit ~ REGISTER NOW!



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Concepts We Are Exploring
During the Body Trust® Summit

Throughout the Summit we will be exploring concepts like these
and what they mean to us as individuals and as a community.

Theory of embodiment

Pushing the edges of our body acceptance work

Medical advocacy for larger bodies

Body sovereignty

Reclaiming movement

Divesting from diet culture

How pleasure heals

Queer and trans health care barriers

The importance of pleasure

Stories of healing and recovery

Boundary work

Why fatphobia is common in social justice spaces

Healthism: what it is and what we can do about it

Cycle of socialization & liberatory praxis

Eating disorder recovery

History of Health at Every Size

Chronic pain

Healing your relationship with body

Colonial roots of healing and food

The importance of community

Intuitive eating and listening to our bodies

Pregnancy and motherhood

Why body positivity isn't enough


The multidisciplinary Body Trust® Provider speakers at our summit have spent 10+ months training with us to become Certified Body Trust® Providers, and bring a radically compassionate healing paradigm into the world.

An Intimate Discussion Of The Path Towards Body Trust®
(Amber Rice, Kristy Fassio, Virginia Newman)

Daring To Be A “Bad Fatty”: A Discussion About Fulfilling Fat Stereotype
(Ardis Vanmeerten, Merdith Noble)

Elderqueer: Building A Brave Community For Aging Queers
(Meg Bradbury, Sarah Westlake)

Jewish Women & Food: It's Complicated
(Nina Manolson, Lisa Erlanger)

Parenting With Body Trust®
(Andrea Kirkham, Jen Houser, Kristen Scher, Lindsay Buchanan, Meghan Cichy)

The Providers Among Us: Creating Space For Struggle
(Aaron Flores, Rachel Millner)

When Inclusivity Is Not Enough: Fat Exclusive Spaces In Mental Health Care
(Lauren Groves, Michelle Kennedy)


Are you ready to learn Body Trust®? REGISTER NOW for the Summit!

A Note About Accessibility

Be Nourished is committed to providing an event that is as accessible as possible. Here are the measures we are taking to do that: closed captions are available on all videos, alt-text is available on all website images for screen readers, alt-text and/or image descriptions on visual social media posts, and if you are in need of a transcript to make the talks more accessible, please reach out to Dawn Serra at and she will get you what you need!

Body Trust Summit 2020

MARCH 11-17, 2020

Entirely Online ~ 100% Free