I'm so excited you found Resilient fat goddex!
You can read about the story of how Resilient Fat Goddex (RFG) came to be here. It was a really important moment that led me to found RFG.
I write about all the things body liberation, fat liberation, eating disorder, queer, trans, and body positivity related.
Working with people to recover from eating disorders and diet culture is a major part of my work beyond writing. In addition, I am a consultant and trainer for health care and wellness professionals that want to improve their relationships with clients/patients in larger bodies, queer, and trans people. Lastly, I am a medical advocate for fat people seeking equitable treatment from their providers.
I promote diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values of Resilient Fat Goddex. Read my full ethical statement.
To find out more about what I do click here.
What I've been writing about recently:
I do not know if there is an in-patient eating disorder treatment center that currently exists that is safe for all people with non-dominant systemic identities at all levels of the organization. I do not know of an eating disorder treatment program for higher level of care where I as a fat, queer, non-binary person would feel safe to attend.
While I physically ache at my dog’s absence, she gave me and my body the power to recognize belonging.
The person you love, your girlfriend/boyfriend, wife/husband, or partner has become body positive or fat positive. Maybe your partner has gained weight since you first met, and you are no longer physically attracted to your spouse. But they have started accepting their body, and no longer want to try to change it through dieting. Your partner is talking about anti-diet or non-diet approaches, such as Health at Every Size® (HAES), Body Trust®, and Intuitive Eating (IE).
I want you to know where I am coming from and what drives my work. When you know what my perspective is, you will be able to make an informed decision on working together. I believe that we deserve to live in a world free from anti-fat bias and stigma. I believe that Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, body respect, and Body Trust® are philosophies that offer an alternative paradigm to our culture's views of weight and wellness.
I’m finalizing a presentation on the ways that sizeism and eating disorders, separately and together, intersect for trans and gender diverse folx. While researching scientific and community based articles, it really got me thinking about my experience as a kid (a lot research is focused on trans youth) coming of age while recognizing my sexuality was different than almost everyone I knew.
I know you are working your hardest to provide the best care possible. I know you are working to improve people’s health, so that they can enjoy their lives longer. I know that you have to work within a rather broken system with short appointment times, insurance requirements, and have to work with the resources that you have available. I know that not every clinic, agency, hospital, or practice has the same resources as others.