Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week Keynote Speaker

Sarah Thompson

Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019 at 7:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union

Sarah Thompson is a coach, consultant, and writer focused on body liberation and body positivity. After experiencing systemic weight bias in school, she started Resilient Fat Goddess to educate health care professionals on how to improve the wellness of larger-bodied clients and eating disorder awareness. Thompson, who identifies as female, non-binary and queer, has a particular interest in the intersection of eating disorders, movement, gender, race, privilege, and sexuality. Her business and accompanying blog combine ideas from a wide range of philosophies, including Health at Every SizeĀ®, Intuitive Eating, and Fat Liberation. She helped develop and launch the Do No Harm podcast in 2017. Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week Speaker
Photo credit: Vivienne McMaster

Cosponsored By:
  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Stay for the entire event, including the brief question-and-answer session that follows the formal presentation. Most events run 75 minutes.

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Lecture Etiquette

  • Stay for the entire lecture and the brief audience Q&A. If a student needs to leave early, he or she should sit near the back and exit discreetly.
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