Weight Stigma Awareness Week (WSAW) is an annual online awareness event held the last week of September. This year the dates are 9/21-25 and the week will be divided up with each day focusing on a different community that experiences weight bias/weight stigma as well as marginalization. The theme for this year is Bias and […]
Studies confirm bullying of any kind, especially weight-based bullying, leads to low self-esteem, poor body image, social isolation, eating disorders, poor academic performance, and even suicidal thoughts and attempts. BEDA Founder Chevese Turner explains why and shares a painful childhood bullying experience in “Bullying and Binge Eating Disorder (BED)” on the Stopbullying.gov blog.
Beneath the Floorboards is a documentary about weight stigma that tracks the true story of Chevese Turner and her mother Donna Underhill. The film chronicles their heartbreaking struggles with binge eating disorder, weight stigma, and its harmful effects. Throughout the documentary, treatment professionals across many disciplines share their findings and shed light on the gravity […]