National Eating Disorders Association

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Chelsea Kronengold, Communications Manager

Imagine a World Without Weight Hate

Chelsea Kronengold, MA, is an eating disorders and body liberation activist and nonprofit professional. Chelsea graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida, subsequently receiving a masters degree in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Presently, Chelsea is the Communications Manager at the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and serves as a master trainer for the Body Project; an evidence-based body confidence and eating disorders prevention program for women and girls.

Chelsea frequently speaks on behalf of NEDA about her personal and professional experience with body image, eating disorders, media literacy, and weight stigma; she has appeared in national media platforms including The New York Times, Teen Vogue, WebMD and SiriusXM Doctor Radio.

Shelby Gordon

Finding a Philosophy to Match My Outlook

Shelby Gordon is a retired professional dieter turned anti-diet, anti-racism advocate and consultant. She works to create awareness around the racist impacts of diet culture and elevating the concept of Healthy At Every Size and Body TrustTM. Shelby is also a flower nerd, a lover of binge watching TV and taking naps. She lives in San Diego, California.

Spencer Pablo

I Am A Tool.

Spencer Pablo is an engineer, scientist, content creator, photographer, and family man living in San Diego, California. He is a nerd and a creative. He doesn’t earn his sleep unless he exercises both hemispheres of his brain (the analytic and the creative sides). Spencer has had the honor of being a Sony Artisan of Imagery since 2014, but his roots in photography started long before that. His earliest memories in life tend to include a camera. He photographs everything. From landscapes to people to buildings to stars, there’s beauty everywhere. Taking pictures of everything allows him to keep learning and avoid getting formulaic with his photography.

Justin Davis

You Look Great: Battling Bullying and Eating Disorders as a Man

Justin Andrew Davis is an actor, writer, and filmmaker based in New York City. Recently, Justin's first feature film - Myth - was released on Amazon Prime, where he can be seen as lead character Alex, alongside co-stars Nicholas Tucci and Sadie Scott. You Look Great - a short film he wrote, directed, and starred in based on his personal experiences with eating disorders - has played at numerous festivals in New York City and across the country. The film has earned him several prestigious awards and continues to start conversations in arts and entertainment communities as well as academia.

Stephanie Parker

Weight & Generational Trauma

Stephanie Parker is an award winning journalist turned producer. Currently, she serves as a medical producer and curates international programming for SiriusXM "Doctor Radio" - a station that has been on the frontlines of medical health topics and guidelines. Prior to joining this team, Stephanie served as a Dr. Oz and Sharecare script writer and worked at a couple of other news outlets like: ABC News and the Christian Broadcasting Network.

Stephanie's media career launched a decade ago when she started as an international news writer for the United Nations. In her capacity, she worked for Inter Press Service - a news agency based in Rome and The National News Service of China (XInhua). At Xinhua she took home three awards and spent time interviewing celebrities and top global officials like the former president of Chile, Michele Bachelet. In line with this work, she has done a variety of internationally focused women and children's health news stories for outlets like VICE, The Lancet, New York Times: Women in the World and Ms. Magazine to name a few. Stephanie's work has also been highlighted in the Cambridge University Press, World Health and Medical Policy and an NIH study on gender based violence in refugees. Stephanie has also had an opportunity to do consulting work with the US Fund for UNICEF and contributed to the book: "The Lost Generation of Syrian Youth" by a UNICEF Middle East Official.

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