I am a body positive counselor. When I explain this to people, they usually react in one of a few ways: 1. With bewilderment: wondering what it means and how it shows up in my work with clients. 2. With anger/incredulity/patronizing words: saying I can't be "positive" about all bodies as a counselor, I can't condone "unhealthy behavior" as a health advocate, etc, etc (read: all kinds of body-shaming, fat-phobic, oppressive stuff). 3. Rarely, with understanding and excitement:
I'm a psychotherapist in Seattle, a fat-positive queer femme, a partner of a trans* man, a social justice junkie, and a believer in the power of connection to heal us all.