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ThinKing of Robin King




Vitriolic, acerbic, egregious. Onomatopoeias.  These are words that sound like what they mean. And they basically mean mean.  If you say the words in the context of their meaning, it’s difficult to NOT find your face contorted in some rendition … Continue reading

04. March 2015 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Blogging, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah, NAAFA, Obesity, Size Acceptance, Social Media and Weight Stigma, Weight, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

The Pros and Cons of Professional Conferences




As I mentioned in my last blog post, I just returned from presenting at The Renfrew Foundation Conference. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Renfrew, it is the oldest residential program providing women treatment for Eating Disorders … Continue reading

25. November 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: ASDAH, BEDA, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, Fat Acceptance Europe, HAES®, Renfrew, Size Acceptance, Social Media and Weight Stigma, Weight, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

Fatima Parker: Activist Extraordinaire!




For those of you who have been following my blog you may recall that I wrote about my summer visit to the UK and Holland. It was a delightful experience learning more about the Fat Acceptance movement that is alive … Continue reading

17. November 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Beauty Diversity, Blogging, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah, Fashion, HAES®, Self Esteem, Size Acceptance, Social Media and Weight Stigma, Weight, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

Mind the Gap




Fall into The Gap.  If you read those words and in your mind you heard a baritone singing them then you remember the old commercial jingle for The Gap.  And for years I did my share of falling into The … Continue reading

11. November 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah, Fashion, Size Acceptance, Social Media and Weight Stigma, Weight, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cake Walking with Lia Schapendonk




One of my all time favorite Taj Mahal songs is Cake Walk into Town.  I first heard the song in my mid teenage years when I was learning how to play guitar and loved EVERYTHING Taj!  But the line in … Continue reading

16. October 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: art therapy, Blogging, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah, HAES®, Love Your Body Day, Size Acceptance, Social Media and Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Dikke Dames Through the Brush of Julia Woning




If you have been following my blog lately, you know that in honor of Love Your Body Day, October 14th, I have been focusing on the fat/size acceptance movement in Europe and introducing you to some Dutch artists that I … Continue reading

14. October 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: art therapy, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah, End Fat Talk, HAES®, Love Your Body Day, Social Media and Weight Stigma, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dutch Treats for Love Your Body Day & Breast Cancer Awareness Month




Each year I take great pleasure in helping to spread the word about the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) Love Your Body Day campaign.  (This year it is on October 14).  Of course in “Dr. Deah’s Hollywood” every day is … Continue reading

09. October 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: art therapy, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah, HAES®, Love Your Body Day, Obesity, Size Acceptance, Weight, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Oceans Aweigh (This is a cross post of my FFFinal Blog for the FFF website)




This is my FFFinal blog post for FFF, and needless to say it isn’t easy for me to say goodbye. So you may notice a bit of rambling in this post because I want to try and squeeeeeeeze in as … Continue reading

30. September 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: ASDAH, Blogging, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, HAES®, Love Your Body Day, Size Acceptance, Social Media and Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

FATigued: Finding a second wind in body acceptance.




I am tired. The endless intrusion of diet mandates and body hating messages that wheedle their way into my world via billboards, television, radio, movies, magazines, books, blogs, trolls, and the insidious drive by shoutings have left me fatigued.  Considering … Continue reading

28. May 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Aphramor & Bacon, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, diets, Dr. Deah, Eating disorders, Fat Athletes, HAES®, Obesity, Size Acceptance, Social Media and Weight Stigma, Weight, Weight Stigma, Yoga | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 comments

Trigger Theory: Dedicated to Mattie and all of our beloved pets that have passed




Trigger warning!  Talk about Trigger Warnings! I was seven years old and playing in the Atlantic Ocean.  It was one of those perfect New York summer days, not too humid, not too hot and with the entire summer stretching out … Continue reading

09. May 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Blogging, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, Size Acceptance, Weight | Tags: , , , , | 4 comments

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