Body Acceptance & Liberation
I believe that all bodies deserve respect and that all bodies are worthy. Period. The definition of body liberation is freedom from political and social systems of oppression that designate certain bodies as more worthy, healthy, and desirable than others.
I do not believe that bodies that are white, cisgender, thin, or able-bodied are superior, worthier, or inherently healthier than any other bodies. And because of this I work from an inclusive and social justice lens when working with my clients.
What does that mean exactly? Well in my work, I support you while we navigate systems of oppression and their impact upon you and your body. I recognize that prejudice and bias are inherent in many systems that impact your wellbeing and health. Some examples include racism, ableism, homophobia, xenophobia, sizeism, fatphobia, sexism, transphobia, healthism and religious discrimination.
I view the practices and concepts of wellness and wellbeing as a mindset and a way of life, not as specific behaviors deemed healthy or unhealthy by a dominant culture. Wellness and wellbeing look different to everyone.
Together we explore the ways in which we are impacted by and complicit in systems of oppression so we can move closer to individual and collective liberation and wellbeing.
Let’s start this important work together!