‘weight stigma’

Fiona Apple: Is Her Weight Anyone’s Business?

By Robyn Priebe

Fiona Apple is one of my favorite female artists. Very rarely do I click on any of the headlines from my MSN home page, but seeing that she had fans commenting about her health status during one of her recent shows piqued my interest. Apparently, mid-set the fan yelled out “Fiona get healthy, we want to see you in 10 years.”  It […] Read more »

It Happened During Weight Stigma Awareness Week

By Lisa Christie

If you read our blog regularly, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, etc., you know it’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week. While we only touched the tip of the topic here on A Weight Lifted, there have been a lot of really cool things happening across the internet this week. Did you know that new research shows faulty neurological wiring could […] Read more »

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Weight Stigma Webinar: When Liking Your Body Seems Impossible

By Lisa Christie

Weight stigma – judgment or stereotyping based on a person’s weight, shape or size – is everywhere we turn. With this epidemic of shaming people about their bodies, is it any wonder that women who struggle with eating and weight often find it nearly impossible to like their bodies? According to Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, co-owner and president of Green […] Read more »

Weight Stigma Affects Us All, No Matter What Our Size

By Marsha Hudnall

It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week.  Do you know what you’re thinking about your body?  Chances are, it’s not good — statistics show up to 80% of women are dissatisfied with what they look like.  And in this society, that dissatisfaction is for the most part focused on how much we weigh. It’s no mystery why the focus is on weight.  […] Read more »

Weight Stigma Awareness Week: Celebrating Community

By Cindy Bishop

Because I’m a woman and live on planet earth, I have seen subtle and overt expressions of weight stigma my entire life. And because I’ve had my own struggle with weight, I’ve personally experienced what weight stigma can do. There’s a primal need we all share to feel acceptance and belonging and the worst thing about being stigmatized is how […] Read more »

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