‘weight stigma’

Weight Stigma Affects Us All, No Matter What Our Size

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/23/2013

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 on 09/28/2012

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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Weight Stigma Awareness Week: Expression and Healing

By Robyn Priebe on 09/25/2012

Join Green Mountain at Fox Run as we blog about Weight Stigma Awareness Week, sponsored by the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). Today, we encourage you to get creative and express yourself. How can you use art to heal and build self-acceptance? Today’s theme in this Weight Stigma Awareness Week is Expression. Weight stigma can harm in so many ways […] Read more »

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Weight of the Nation: Fear & Shame Isn’t a Motivator

By Marsha Hudnall on 05/11/2012

Up for a little fear, shame and overall misdirection next week?  Then have we got something for you! Tune into HBO’s documentary “Weight of the Nation,” produced in collaboration with the Institute of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health.  It’s scheduled to air Monday and Tuesday night. I haven’t seen the documentary […] Read more »

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Confront Your Own Biases about Weight

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/30/2011

Today we wrap up the first-ever Weight Stigma Awareness Week by asking you to observe the official call to action, which is to observe our own weight biases and assess whether we may be contributing to weight stigma knowingly or unknowingly. Do you judge others by their size and whether or how their food intake, fitness level, etc., may or […] Read more »

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