Weight Stigma Articles

How Embodied are You?

Stepping Into the Great Unknown: Are you living an embodied life? If you struggle with disordered eating and body image issues, chances are you have learned to disconnect from your body. It isn’t safe to inhabit your body (or as I like to call the body our Earth...

Unpacking Thin Privilege

What is Thin Privilege? Thin Privilege grants folks in smaller bodies greater access to resources compared to someone in a larger body. Those with thin privilege face less discrimination in our society that unfairly equates thinness with health as well as perpetuates...

Weight Watchers Nearly Fired Me: My Story

When I was 17 I moved to Switzerland to spend my “gap” year as an exchange student. At the time I didn’t recognize the extreme privilege in this experience. Newly graduated from high school, this was my opportunity to ski and hike the Swiss Alps. Little did I know...

What is Healthism?

Do you feel pressure to live a “healthy” lifestyle?   Do you feel guilty if you eat “junk” foods?   What is your definition of “health”? Is it the mere absence of disease? Does it take into account the psycho-social determinants of health? What about our...