Hi, y'all! I'm Sarah.
I'm a coach, consultant, and writer focused on body liberation, fat liberation, and body positivity.
My writing combines ideas from a wide range of philosophies - Body Trust®, Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, Fat Liberation, eating disorder recovery, and more. My goal is share what I have experienced and learned from own discovery and journey with body liberation. I definitely don't have all the answers, but I'm super excited to share what I have learned so far.
While I am fat, female, and queer, I recognize that being a working-class, white, and cis gender woman has afforded me many privileges. I strive to listen and learn from experiences that differ from mine. You can read my ethical statement here.
Not only have I lived in a larger body most of my life, I have been a chronic dieter, and I am now in recovery from an eating disorder. My recovery is what led me to become a Certified Body Trust Advocate through training with Hilary Kinavey, LPC, and Dana Sturtevant, RD, and to become an eating disorder recovery coach.
Here are some words that my friends and colleagues use to describe me when asked in a Facebook post: passionate truth-teller, compassionate, fearless, hilarious, tenacious, intuitive, curious, leader, tireless advocate, sharer of knowledge, shame eraser, kind, accepting, honest, direct, real, down to earth, friendly, exudes deep, soulful joy, fierce, encouraging, silly, intentional, and visionary. I had a really hard time narrowing down to just a few.
I'm constantly wondering how I can contribute to healing, justice, and liberation in our world where there is constant suffering. I love working with people who are asking these same questions! These questions have been on my mind since I was a kid when I started volunteering at Hattie Larlham Foundation with children that had severe physical and intellectual disabilities in Northeast Ohio. They only got stronger as I recognized that my sexuality was different than that of the majority of people around me and rejected by my religion at the time. Then, I discovered feminism. Police brutality against people of color raised even more questions. And relatively recently, I learned about how often weight and health are conflated. I continue asking these really fucking important questions about healing, justice, and liberation, because I don't think I'll ever be done learning.
I have a particular interest in the intersection of eating disorders, movement, gender, race, privilege, and sexuality. Do you want to join me in this quest of discovery? Join my email list by clicking here!
And if you'd like to hear Sarah, you can listen to her interviewed on various podcasts here.