Have you heard the term "weight stigma" and wondered what it's all about? Even if you're a seasoned expert with this concept, you're going to love this episode with Ashlee Bennett, MAT, aka @bodyimage_therapist where we dive deep into the research and theory of weight stigma and internalized weight stigma and how it affects all of us. Ashley is a truly gifted researcher, therapist, and emerging researcher on the topic of weight stigma and does an incredible job building bridges between the health sciences world and the realm of social justice and social sciences.
We're seeing a shift in the research from asking questions about what makes us well, rather than always asking what makes us sick. Learning about weight stigma and how to develop resilience from it is an essential step for all of us to take. Weight, health and bodies are more complicated than we've been taught.
Weight discrimination and risk of mortality: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26420442
Body weight, perceived weight stigma and mental health among women at the intersection of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status: insights from the modified labelling approach. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28980335
Association between weight bias internalization and metabolic syndrome among treatment‐seeking individuals with obesity https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/oby.21716
Does Knowing Hurt? Perceiving Oneself as Overweight Predicts Future Physical Health and Well-Being http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797617696311
The Weight-Inclusive versus Weight-Normative Approach to Health: Evaluating the Evidence for Prioritizing Well-Being over Weight Loss https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobe/2014/983495/