Hi! I am the CEO of Body Equity Alliance, a consulting and advocacy organization that works with brands, policymakers, educators, healthcare providers and individuals to promote health equity and weight inclusivity for larger bodied individuals. I am a Dove Size Freedom campaign partner, co-creator & co-host of Weight Stigma Awareness Week, founder of the Binge Eating Disorder Association, and co-author of the book, Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery and Beyond. With over 20 years of experience, I am a leading expert on weight based discrimination and have a proven track record of creating impactful campaigns, programs, and policies that address the needs and rights of people with eating disorders, PCOS and other conditions that are often stigmatized and marginalized by society.
As a trauma-informed lived experience expert, I also provide coaching and navigation for larger bodied individuals who face weight bias and discrimination in various aspects of their lives, from healthcare to employment to leisure activities. I am passionate about empowering people to reclaim their dignity, respect, and well-being, and to challenge the systemic and cultural barriers that prevent them from accessing quality care and opportunities. As a leading global speaker, I share my insights and expertise on topics such as body size discrimination, weight stigma, health equity, trauma recovery, and intersectional oppressions, reaching diverse and influential audiences around the world.
Our brand campaigns as well as corporate and nonprofit trainings are comprehensive in addressing the issue of weight-based discrimination and promoting intersectional inclusivity. We tailor this work to the goals of the project in a non-judgemental and safe manner.
We speak with audiences interested in eating disorders, weight stigma and discrimination, and PCOS and diabetes from a health equity and trauma-informed expert-by-experience lens. We work with healthcare providers, educators, policymakers and other stakeholders to effectively address the specific needs and interests of our clients.
Weight stigma and anti-fat bias in healthcare are common and discourage larger-bodied people from seeking preventive and acute care. We provide one-on-one help developing a plan of action while helping individuals set boundaries with providers around the discussion of body size and the pursuit of intentional weight loss that is such a common solution to all medical-related issues in healthcare.
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