Beyond Resolutions

Beyond Resolutions

A CALL TO DIVEST FROM DIET CULTURE & RECLAIM OUR BODIES

ONLINE EVENT > Thursday, January 12, 2023

4:00- 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time (7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time)

Join in with the authors of three paradigm shifting books in a conversation about what we can do to shift our focus and practices to divestment – from systems, industries, practices that uphold body hierarchies and make money off of body shame.

Sirius Bonner will facilitate a conversation between authors Dalia Kinsey, Kerri Kelly, Dana Sturtevant, and Hilary Kinavey about what is possible when together we vision a collective conversation about well-being that de-emphasizes individual boot-strapping and prioritizes systemic change and collective care.

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For most of us, the call of the siren song of a New Year has become tired and redundant. New Year resolutions that are about changing or improving your body are still the most common resolutions DESPITE widespread understanding that they are not useful or long-lasting. Why do we do this? Probably because it’s what we feel we should do – to become healthier and good. What is minimally or only subliminally acknowledged is that most of the ways we go about this feel inauthentic and out of alignment with our actual hopes for ourselves and each other. The oppressive diet, weight loss, wellness and fitness industries we invest in keep everyone tied to a false change process that results in more harm and discrimination than it improves well-being. One way we dismantle systems of harm is to divest personally from them. We have the power to collapse systems if we include ourselves in the process.

Are you ready to be done?

Don’t want to be alone?

PRICING & REGISTRATION

SLIDING SCALE

$5 – $50

Recording available for one month, through February 16, 2023.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If our sliding scaled pricing does not work for you, you may request additional equity pricing here.

About Facilitator and Authors

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Sirius Bonner is a passionate social justice leader and a noted presenter and facilitator who co-facilitates the Body Trust Certification Program with Dana and Hilary. Sirius’ work focuses on the intersections between social justice issues such as racial oppression, reproductive justice, queer rights, health equity, anti-fat bias, educational equity, poverty, sexism, and liberation; recognizing that as we begin to untangle one issue, we can untangle them all. With a background in higher education and nonprofits, she is currently an executive in healthcare where she leads equity and inclusion efforts.

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Dalia Kinsey is a queer Black Registered Dietitian, keynote speaker, the creator of the Body Liberation for All podcast, and author of Decolonizing Wellness: A QTBIPOC-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation. On a mission to spread joy, reduce suffering, and eliminate health disparities in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC community, Dalia rejects diet culture and teaches people to use nutrition as a self-care and personal empowerment tool to counter the damage of systemic oppression. Dalia works at the intersection of holistic wellness and social justice, continually creating wellness tools and resources that center the most vulnerable, individuals that hold multiple marginalized identities. Dalia’s writing can be found here.

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Kerri Kelly is a community organizer, wellness activist and author of the book American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal. She is recognized across communities for her work to bridge transformational practice with social justice. She’s been teaching yoga for over 20 years and is known for making waves in the wellness industry by challenging norms, disrupting systems and mobilizing people to act. Her leadership has inspired CTZNWELL, a movement to democratize wellbeing for all and is committed to creating the conditions where everyone can thrive.

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Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC has supported people who are healing from disordered eating, body shame, and the impact of weight bias and other traumas. She is the co-founder of Center for Body Trust, where her work as a therapist, educator, speaker, and writer, has been a study of what interrupts our sense of wholeness and how we can return to ourselves in a culture that profits from fragmentation. She has additional training in workshop facilitation, mind-body coaching, and radical relating. She is a sought-after speaker on topics such as weight-inclusive approaches, weight bias, and the intersections of activism and the helping professions. She offers consultation and training for organizations and professionals. 

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Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD is a registered dietitian who helps people divest from diet culture and move toward more compassionate, embodied forms of radical care. She is the co-founder of Center for Body Trust where her work as a speaker, educator, and trainer focuses on humanizing health care, advancing health equity, and advocating for food and body sovereignty. As a sought-after speaker and writer, Dana is a champion for compassionate, weight-inclusive models of care and offers supervision, training, and consultation for helping professionals and health care organizations.

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