I have been professionally involved in the field of Size Acceptance and Body Image since the 1980′s and personally involved since childhood. The fact that there is still so much work to do to help prevent eating disorders and battle the discrimination and bullying towards any population that does not fit into society’s standards for beauty, can be discouraging at times. What I do find hopeful, however, is that the list of people working in the field of Health at Every Size (R) and Size Acceptance is growing; and with it, my resource list is constantly expanding as well.
I am all about community and believe the support we can give each other by sharing resources is enormously important. Here are some of the wonderful folks I have met along the way. If you know anyone you think I should add, please email me the information at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will include them. Please remember though, this is not a resource for diet books or weight loss methods and I don’t receive any financial compensations for the people and organizations I list on this page.
Eventually I will organize this page a tad more efficiently! Ah if there were more time in the day!
ASDAH: The Association of Size Diversity and Health is a wonderful organization for size acceptance and a gold mine of resources and support for anyone interested in the HAES(r) approach to life. They also have an incredible blog.
APTED: The Association for Professionals Treating Eating Disorders: Is an organization of private practitioners of a variety of disciplines involved in treating people with eating disorders.
Done Dieting is Angela Meadows’ blog and part of her work withNever Diet Again UK. If you are not yet familiar with Angela’s work, I urge you to check her out. She is passionate, intelligent and has a great sense of humor!
Ellen Shuman: A Weigh Out Freedom from Emotional Eating and Weight Obsession. According to Health at Every Size® Coach Ellen Shuman, “When embracing “life after dieting and body dissatisfaction”, sometimes there’s still work to be done around learning how to create and sustain emotional, physical, nutritional, and spiritual health, day-to-day. Get practical Tools, an online Community, and/or private coaching with www.aweighout.com
ED Professionals Reviewed: I would like to introduce you to a new website, launched October 2, 2012. The website: http://www.
Lynne Martin R.D. and Sabine Haake M.A.R.D. are Registered Dietitians who use a non-dieting HAES(sm) friendly approach to treating eating disorders and establishing healthy relationships with food. Lynne’s website is: SF Bay Beyond Dieting and Sabine’s website is: healthwithoutdiets.com. Isn’t it wonderful to have choices!?
Please check it out Margarita Tartakovsky’s wonderful blog, Weightless on the site Psych Central Weightless focuses on helping women improve their body image by providing tips, expert interviews and more.
Pearlsong Press publishes novels with big beautiful heroines (and some big handsome heroes) as well as nonfiction like 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are) by Pat Ballard and other Size and Self Acceptance Related literature.
Dr. Peggy Elam, Publisher of Pearlsong Press, also maintains a blog about Pearlsong’s Authors and publications.
Fierce Freethinking Fatties: A Fabulous Fat Acceptance Website with a daily blog from a variety of writers.
Fall Ferguson: A coach promoting Health at Every Size (r) lifestyle approaches. “Imagine a world where we all get to love our bodies…”
Dances With Fat-A wonderful blog by Ragen Chastain, yes even “fat girls can dance!”
Art Therapy Blog- A website all about Art Therapy and filled with Art Therapy resources and directives.
Fat and Not Afraid -A grand blog by Jen Rowe
Big Fat Blog: Big Fat Blog – BFB for short – was founded in August, 2000 by Paul McAleer and has its roots in size discrimination research he did in college. It is a site devoted to fat acceptance: “We publicize and comment on issues that affect social justice for fat people”
More of Me to Love: More of Me to Love is an online community that strives to help people achieve healthier and happier lives through simple yet effective nutrition, mental wellness and fitness habits – and for FREE! You can also find Dr. Deah’s blog, Tasty Morsels on their site!
Susan Weiss Berry Evolved Eating http://www.evolvedeating.com/
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance – NAAFA is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people.
Healthy Weight Network- A site of valuable information about healthy living at any size, including information about Healthy Weight Week, January 16-January 22.
Something Fishy: Resources for people with Eating Disorders and their loved ones.
Normal In Schools: A non-profit organization that employs the arts as an avenue for combating the devastating effects of eating disorders and offers students ways to appreciate the diversity of sizes and shapes.
Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)-”Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) was founded to help those who have binge eating disorder, their friends and family, and those who treat the disorder.”
Health at Every Size (HAES) Size Acceptance Resources, Support and TAKE THE PLEDGE!
Linda Bacon’s Book : Health at Every Size: Challenges and debunks the prevailing belief that all fat people are unhealthy and that dieting is the super highway to health and happiness.
Jen Venegas’ Blog: Here is a size positive blog that we just discovered through the miracles of social networking!
The Body Positive The title speaks for itself, a Berkeley based organization that offers programs to make change in individual and societal b
Tracy Brown, RD LD/N Tracy’s Blog offers support for healing eating and body image issues.
Pershing Turner Centers……. more resources for Binge Eating and other ED …check them out at http://pershingturnercenters.com/
Body Positive Yoga – Low-pressure, judgment-free yoga for big bodies, creaky joints, and beginners. Follow Amber Karnes in her discoveries, struggles, reflections, and breakthroughs in the journey of making peace with her body through yoga and helping others to do the same. You’ll also find tips, tricks, and modifications to make yoga work for your unique bodies, instead of trying to squish yourself into a pose.
Andrew Whalen, is a social worker and director of the Body Image Center, an outpatient program in Baltimore MD. for eating disorders. email@example.com,