In the US, we are bombarded with anti-fat and diet-culture messages and as a parent, I'm sure you're familiar with the barrage of advice on how to be the "best parent" that permeate social media and our culture. And within that atmosphere, we do our best to raise resilient children. I've found that there's little discussion of how to parent within a fat liberation framework and want to "expand the discourse" (with thanks to Dr. Joy Cox at the 9th Annual Weight Stigma Conference). I hope you'll join me!
I'm offering a two-part virtual workshop to offer an opportunity to learn, reflect, and connect with other parents around
- how we raise kids in a world that is fat-phobic,
- exploring what we want for our kids and our relationships with them when it comes to weight, body, health, etc,
- the challenges we encounter AND supportive resources.
Tuesdays, September 12, 2023 and September 19, 2023
4:00-5:30pm (PST) / 7:00-8:30pm (EST)
$90 for the two-part workshop, sliding scale available
What can you expect?
- expanding our knowledge of fatness, weight, health
- identifying resonant practices to support us going forward
- opportunities for individual reflection, small group breakouts, and plenty of time for questions and discussion
- resources to take away
My groups and workshops always have a foundation in anti-oppression principles, center the most marginalized, and are trauma-informed.
A note about language
I use the word "fat" as a neutral description of bodies and as a reclamation. I appreciate how Aubrey Gordon articulates this in her book, "You Just Need to Lose Weight": And 19 Other Myths About Fat People:
"Fat hasn't become a bad word because fatness is somehow inherently undesirable but because of what we attach to it. We take 'fat' to mean unlovable, unwanted, unattractive, unintelligent, unhealthy. But fatness itself is simply one aspect of our bodies--and a very small part of who each of us is. It deserves to be described as a simple fact, bearing little relevance to our worth or worthiness but a great deal of relevance to how we're treated by individuals and institutions."