Dr. Louise Metz, Tiana Dodson and I have been hard at work on this project and it is now officially launched! It’s called HAES Health Sheets and it’s a free online database of diagnosis-specific weight-neutral healthcare resources for patients, advocates, and practitioners available at www.HAESHealthSheets.com
It came about because it’s such a common occurrence that fat people (who were previously feeling solid in their fat acceptance and/or Health at Every Size journey) get shaken when they get a health diagnosis, at which point their bodies are often blamed and they are (mis)led to believe that weight loss is the only option, and now they aren’t sure where to turn or what to do.
So I partnered with Dr. Louise Metz and Tiana Dodson and together we created HAES Health Sheets so that people would be able to get information fast, and use them to advocate for themselves or others. They can also be used by practitioners who want to learn more about weight-neutral best practices (the site has been launched for less than 24 hours and I’ve already heard about them being shared with nursing students, physical therapists, and registered dietitians!)
There’s also a resources section that includes everything from self-advocacy cards to links to research.
I am grateful and lucky to get to work with Tiana and Louise, and while I wish it wasn’t necessary, I hope that this project can help people get the care they deserve!
Finally, I want to give a special shoutout to all of my DancesWithFat members. This project was partially grant-funded thanks to ASDAH, but I still did hours and hours of work that weren’t compensated and member support is what makes that, and so much of my activism, possible. Thanks y’all, I am eternally grateful!
UPCOMING ONLINE WORKSHOP:
The Role of Size Acceptance in Eating Disorders Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery
My March workshop is about the important of Size Acceptance, including Fat Acceptance specifically, in eating disorders prevention, treatment, and recovery. We’ll discuss how using a framework of Size Acceptance and Health at Every Size prevents eating disorders and provides practical, realistic options to help those dealing with disordered eating and eating disorders, as well as anyone impacted by the damaging cultural messages we get about food, movement, and our bodies, to repair the damage these messages have done, and create strategies that support dealing with them moving forward, including through recovery journeys and beyond.
Plus an unlimited Q&A (I stay until all the questions are answered!) so you are guaranteed to get the information you came for!
Details and Registration: https://danceswithfat.org/monthly-online-workshops/
*This workshop is free for DancesWithFat members – login info is on the member page
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A recording is provided in case you can’t make it live on March 24, 5:30pm Pacific (or if you want to listen again!)
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Here’s more stuff you might like:
Wellness for All Bodies Program:A simple, step-by-step, super efficient guide to setting and reaching your health goals from a weight-neutral perspective. This program can be used by individuals, or by groups, including as a workplace wellness program!
Price: $25.00 ($10 for DancesWithFat members – register on the member page)
This e-course that includes coaching videos, a study guide, and an ebook with the tools you need to create a rock-solid relationship with your body. Our relationships with our bodies don’t happen in a vacuum, so just learning to see our beauty isn’t going to cut it. The world throws obstacles in our way – obstacles that aren’t our fault, but become our problem. Over the course of this program, Ragen Chastain, Jeanette DePatie, and six incredible guest coaches will teach you practical, realistic, proven strategies to go above, around, and through the obstacles that the world puts in front of you when it comes to living an amazing life in the body you have now.
Price: $99.00 Click here to register
($79.00 for DancesWithFat members – register on the member page)
Love It! 234 Inspirations And Activities to Help You Love Your Body
This is filled with thoughtful advice from the authors Jeanette DePatie, Ragen Chastain, and Pia Sciavo-Campo as well as dozens of other notable names from the body love movement, the book is lovingly illustrated with diverse drawings from size-positive artist Toni Tails.
Price: $9.99 softcover, $7.99 Kindle, ($6.95 + free shipping for DancesWithFat Members)