That's Not Normal: A Weight Stigma Unlearning Series

Jan 23, 2024 | 10:30am - 11:30am MST

That’s Not Normal is a 6-week education and support series that dissects our cultural learning of weight stigma and anti-fat bias. By identifying WHERE and HOW weight stigma and anti-fat bias is learned and reinforced, we can begin to do the work of unlearning concepts that perpetuate harmful narratives that are inherently rooted in racism, harms the larger body/fat community and stigmatize us all. Each session will feature an educational segment from Meredith Nisbet, MS, LMFT, CEDS-S, National Clinical Response Manager and Hannah Sharkey, RDN, LDN, CEDS, Clinical Dietitian Training Specialist as well as personal stories of lived experience from our Say It Brave Collective and Community Partners.

Session 1: Generational/Family Beliefs and Judgments
Session 2: Community/social/friends, school/educational systems
Session 3: Intersectionality and Weight Stigma
Session 4: Medical/Lack of Nutritional Education and Fake Beliefs/Advice
Session 5: Media – TV, Commercials, Movies, Magazines
Session 6: Social Media – Influencers, Fake Information, Before/After Photos, Models