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:
Welcome to my blog! When thinking of how to get this going, I struggled with what to write about first. There are so many things I am passionate about. But, inspiration struck when I saw a video by Tatia PIlieva which showed couples, meeting for the first time, being asked to kiss in front of the camera. What followed was sweet and awkward and beautiful, and really vulnerable. In recent years, there has been more public discussion about the strength in vulnerability. There ar
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.