Reclaiming Body Trust: Break Free from a Culture of Body Perfection, Disordered Eating, & Other Traumas
Reject a culture that has profited from trauma, stigma, and disembodiment, and fully reclaim and embrace your body
Reclaiming Body Trust is a breath of fresh air, an inclusive, self-aware, comprehensive guide out of the endless cycle of shame and body blame. Whether you are new to liberatory work or deep into unraveling your relationship with bigotry and all varieties body terrorism, this book will support you on your healing journey.
Dalia Kinsey, RD, LD
Reclaiming body trust is
both personal and political
We struggle to recognize the role discrimination, stigma and oppression play in our overall well-being.
We fail to see how our conversations about well-being bypass the social determinants of health.
We over-rely on personal responsibility and bootstrapping rhetoric.
We reinforce a hierarchy of bodies that is upheld across systems and institutions.
This book explores where and why that coping began, how it evolved, and how we get free.
Deepen Your Roots
into Body Trust
Rediscover your truest path—loving yourself and clearing the way for all bodies to have what they need to live their truth.
What would it take for you to accept and affirm ALL bodies, including your own?
Hilary and Dana have written a deeply touching and relevant book that throws a light on the injustice created by a culture that demands body perfection, through a lens of anti-fat bias and weight stigma. Throughout the book, the reader will find true body stories from those who have blamed themselves, rather than exacting anger onto this systemic oppression. Offering hope to the reader, the authors have created a healing paradigm for retrieving the body trust they’ve so tragically lost and a path toward a lifetime of inner attunement.
Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDS-S
About the Authors
Licensed therapist Hilary Kinavey and registered dietitian Dana Sturtevant paved an intersectional, social justice−oriented path to healing in three phases:
Learn about their radical revisioning of what it means to occupy and care for a body, and the raw, powerful stories that drive their work.