Where Self-Care Starts – WSAW 2016

by Naomi Ortiz Self-care doesn’t start with “doing.” Taking care of you doesn’t start with routines, activities, goals. Self-care starts with the truth, being in your truth. As a Disabled Mestiza raised in Latinx culture, my childhood was mostly about medical professionals using the idea of “fitting in” and having friends as a way to […]

Body Image and Weight Stigma

Photo of Amrie DeFrates, RD

By Amrie DeFrates, RD Weight stigma – the discrimination against body types that fall outside of society’s ideal, is vastly important in discussing the body image – the personal perception of one’s body. Weight stigma is a culturally created concept that perpetuates assumptions, and therefore discrimination and prejudices against those who do not fit the “ideal” […]