Unlearning Our Body Image Issues with Sonalee Rashatwar

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Unlearning Our Body Image Issues with Sonalee Rashatwar

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Thursday October 11th, 6:30 pm at my studio in Kensington!

Unlearning Our Body Image Issues

In the US, more than 30 million people of all ages, races, genders, sizes, and sexual orientations struggle with an eating disorder. The rising cases of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and orthorexia (obsession to “eat healthy”) should serve as a signal to us all. Join me in exploring how we can unlearn the reasons we may engage in disordered eating and distorted body image. This workshop will offer a primer on the role body image plays with mental health using the body positive and anti-diet approaches. In centering on the margins, we will highlight non-white, trans, disabled, and plus-size perspectives. Content will also cover trendy topics like weight bias, Health At Every Size (HAES), the relationship between body dissatisfaction and consent, and conclude with concrete ways we can promote positive self image and heal negative body image. Many free resources will be shared.

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Join us on Thursday October 11th at 6:30pm at my studio for an amazing evening learning from Sonalee Rashatwar (see below).

Unlearning Our Body Image Issues

In the US, more than 30 million people of all ages, races, genders, sizes, and sexual orientations struggle with an eating disorder. The rising cases of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and orthorexia (obsession to “eat healthy”) should serve as a signal to us all. Join me in exploring how we can unlearn the reasons we may engage in disordered eating and distorted body image. This workshop will offer a primer on the role body image plays with mental health using the body positive and anti-diet approaches. In centering on the margins, we will highlight non-white, trans, disabled, and plus-size perspectives. Content will also cover trendy topics like weight bias, Health At Every Size (HAES), the relationship between body dissatisfaction and consent, and conclude with concrete ways we can promote positive self image and heal negative body image. Many free resources will be shared.

Bio

Sonalee Rashatwar (she/they), MSW, LCSW, MEd is an award-winning social worker, sex therapist, adjunct lecturer, and grassroots organizer. Based in South Jersey, she is  a fat queer nonbinary therapist working as a sexual violence crisis counselor, specializing in treating sexual trauma, body image issues, racial or immigrant identity issues, and South Asian family systems, while offering fat and body positive sexual healthcare. Popularly known as TheFatSexTherapist on Instagram, their fame hit an all time high when they were featured on Breitbart in March 2018 for naming thinness as a white supremacist beauty ideal. Sonalee is a sought-after speaker who travels nationally to curate custom visual workshops that whisper to our changemaking spirit and nourish our vision for a more just future. Sonalee is not paid for her labor as a community organizer, where she has fundraised and facilitated a free 5-day political action summer camp for LGBT+ South Asian and Indo Caribbean youth called East Coast Solidarity Summer. They also organize political potlucks with the Philadelphia South Asian Collective. Sonalee received their Master of Social Work and Master of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University in 2016 and have recently earned their LCSW.

 

**** TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERRABLE ****