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  • Images of Eating Disorders and Weight Stigma

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    Following is the text from the presentation for the Senator Harkin/EDC Briefing “Photoshopping, Weight Stigma and Eating Disorders: What They Have in Common and Why They Matter” held July 24, 2014.  Fellow presenters included Dr. Rachel Adatto, Former member of Israeli Parliament (Knesset), Rosie Buccellato …

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  • Weight Stigma – Nope, Not Pregnant but Thanks for Thinking I Have Sex

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        Let me make this into a quick teachable moment – if you think you can, should, have the right to or can get away with commenting on a person’s body without being directly asked to do so: you can’t, you shouldn’t, you don’t …

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  • Dr. Deah’s Calmanac – First Read/MUST READ

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    Dr. Deah’s Calmanac is a 12-month interactive guide designed to transform negative body image and disordered eating patterns into a body positive health at every size(r) approach to wellness. The Calmanac is a program that may be started any month of the year and provides …

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  • Email Campaign – #AllinAmerica

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    TO: allinwithchris(at)msnbc.com Subject: #AllinAmerica – Discrimination and Hate Speech in Advocacy #STOPFATHATE Dear All in Staff: Please include a segment in your All in America series that exposes the trolling, hate speech and violence visited upon advocates against size and weight discrimination. Several state legislatures …

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  • Fattitude: A Body Positive  Documentary

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    Fattitude is a film inspired by a need – the absence of theoretical fat activism/fat acceptance in the mainstream. What I mean by that is sometimes we are lucky enough to see people fight fat hate and fat shaming in the mainstream media but these …

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  • Fighting Bias, Stigma & Common Knowledge

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    Out of the mouths of babes.  Damn, if it wasn’t my favorite babe too. I just got to spend some high quality time with a 9 year old boy.  Man, I’d forgotten how much fun nonstop contests about annoying noises and gross-out jokes can be. …

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  • Stigma and Mental Health Treatment

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    An Open Letter to PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton Reverend Al Sharpton Rev. – When describing what is wrong with the processing of the young TX man who has successfully avoided prison due to privilege, you started the segment out focusing on the cost of his proposed treatment …

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  • 3 Reasons Why the “Cheating Scandal” on the Biggest Loser is AWESOME

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      This week, millions of Americans tuned in to the Biggest Loser show on NBC to be treated to a few surprises beyond the formulaic , publicly sanctioned, fat shaming that they usually expect.  For one thing, First Lady Michelle Obama along with White House …

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  • What Kids Hear About Fat

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    I’ve been hearing a lot of cranky comments lately about “…it’s for their own good” and “…they need to suck it up and get a thicker skin” as it relates to the supposed “right” to comment on the size or shape of a stranger’s body.  While …

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