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This roundtable discussion series is a collaboration between NEDA and the Yoga and Body Image Coalition.  

NEDA and the Yoga and Body Image Coalition are excited to announce the fourth (and final) roundtable in our collaborative roundtable series, Growing & Thriving Together: A Roundtable Series on Diversity, Inclusivity & Accessibility in Yoga and Fitness Spaces. While the roundtables are open for anyone to view, this series is especially geared toward yoga and fitness instructors.    

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Throughout the month of November, men are encouraged to “grow a mo” to raise funds and awareness for men’s health: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention. With “Movember” (#NoShaveNovember) halfway through, we wanted to acknowledge the importance of this campaign and also shine the spotlight on Billie; a shaving subscription service designed for women. 

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Editor's Note: CW-This post includes the mention of specific eating disorders thoughts/behaviors.

 

Over the last few months, NEDA’s policy team asked our community to answer two surveys to help us in our efforts to better serve those with eating disorders. You did not disappoint! We were pleasantly surprised by how many of you took the time to offer thoughts, and we wanted to recap what we learned and how we can use your responses in our public policy work.

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This roundtable discussion series is a collaboration between NEDA and the Yoga and Body Image Coalition 

NEDA and the Yoga and Body Image Coalition are excited to announce the third roundtable in our collaborative roundtable series, Growing & Thriving Together: A Roundtable Series on Diversity, Inclusivity & Accessibility in Yoga and Fitness Spaces. While the roundtables are open for anyone to view, this series is especially geared toward yoga and fitness instructors.   

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For the first year ever, NEDA was able to offer grant funding to members of the NEDA Network.  The NEDA Network is a partnership between NEDA and other mission-aligned organizations dedicated to advancing the field of eating disorders and building a community of support and hope. 

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NEDA Public Policy Team

In August, NEDA officially established a full policy team with the appointment of Joslyn P. Smith as Director of Public Policy and Community Relations. 

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This roundtable discussion series is a collaboration between NEDA and the Yoga and Body Image Coalition

NEDA and the Yoga and Body Image Coalition are excited to announce the second roundtable in our collaborative roundtable series, Growing & Thriving Together: A Roundtable Series on Diversity, Inclusivity & Accessibility in Yoga and Fitness Spaces. While the roundtables are open for anyone to view, this series is especially geared toward yoga and fitness instructors.  

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This week, as we near the close of Weight Stigma Awareness Week, I have felt deeply reflective about my own eating disorder journey. When my TEDx Talk, “In a World That is Wrong About Us” was released earlier this summer, I had no idea how my story about gender, fatness, and recovery would be received. I was overwhelmed with fear about how others might undermine my experience, especially my strong claims about weight stigma. Throughout the countless re-writes of my talk, I found myself repeatedly trying to resist the pressure to sugar coat my story . . .

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A little over 17 years ago, in my junior year of college, I went on my first diet to try to lose a little bit of weight that I’d gained during a study-abroad program.

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In 2017, jobs site Fairygodboss showed a picture of a larger-bodied woman to 500 hiring professionals and asked if they would consider employing her. Only 15.6% of respondents said they would.

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