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Reclaiming Body Trust.
How you can help
Here’s what’s most helpful — starting with the most impactful actions. However, anything and everything you do is deeply appreciated.
Give the book a shout out in your newsletter
If you do have a newsletter — or you have another way to get in touch with a bunch of people who believe in you and your contribution to the world – this is the most powerful recommendation you can make.
Grab some of the phrases and images from the book below, or quotes from other reviewers, and use them if they’re helpful.
The best link to share is this one, as it gives people a range of choices where to buy:
Mention us on social media (#reclaimingbodytrust)
We’re most active on:
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/center4bodytrust/
- And Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/CenterForBodyTrust
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/bodytrustcenter
- And lastly LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/center-for-body-trust/
Not sure what to post?
You can use any of the images and copy below, but if we’re honest, what we most want to see is a photo or video of YOU.
- Snap a photo of yourself holding the book with a caption sharing what you found most useful or interesting as part of your own reclamation of Body Trust
- Record a video of you reading a favorite part of the book
- Record a video of you reading “I am a person reclaiming Body Trust” (book intro)
And if you want to encourage others to read the book, this is a good link to send people to:
Essential phrases from the book
Feel free to copy and paste any of the words below or use the ideas here and make it your own.
- Body Trust is a radical revisioning of what it means to occupy and care for your body.
- Body shame has to be named not as a “thinking error,” but as the very real experience of having a body that is subject to othering and pathologizing.
- One of the core phases of reclaiming body trust is to explore your body story to understand the experiences in your life that have disrupted your sense of belonging or trust with your body – and where shame took root.
- The culture isn’t going to give you permission to trust your body. It’s yours to reclaim.
- I am a person reclaiming body trust.
Reviews from other readers
Healing from the trauma of diet culture, body commodification, and internalized weight stigma requires a reclamation of our body as our home. We must take back that which has been stolen from us: the birthright to a body lived in with presence and delight. This beautiful book shows us how to remove the hooks that have kept us stuck and ashamed. Well done.
Amy Pershing LMSW, ACSW, CCTP-II
Founder, Bodywise Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Program LLC and The Hungerwise Program
The Center for Eating Disorders, Ann Arbor, MI
Co-author, Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery and Beyond
The seamlessness with which Hilary and Dana work beside one another, weaving together their personal and professional experiences, while centering their audience and the authentic narratives participants bring, is dazzling. That they managed to translate this powerful work into book form is nothing short of miraculous. Offering easy-to-digest unpacking of BS science and cultural values, realistic and grounded examples of rituals and practices for forward motion, and the diverse personal stories of community members, ‘Reclaiming Body Trust’ is like having a pocket-sized body liberation workshop you can carry with you. The reverberations of the impact of this book – and the transformation it offers – will be palpable.
Melissa A Fabello, Ph.D.
Author of Appetite: Sex, Touch, and Desire in Women with Anorexia
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
Author of Decolonizing Wellness: A QTBIPOC-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation
I’ve/we’ve been waiting for an atlas to guide us into this new era of body liberation and thanks to Hilary and Dana, two well-traveled and conscious guides, we now know it has to start with Body Trust. This book is miles beyond a body image self-help book. At its core, it’s a relationship book offering healing between each of us and our bodies and each of us and systems that oppress or set us free. If you’ve ever wondered why you struggle to trust your body, within these pages is your answer. If you’ve ever wondered how to come home to your body in a world that makes doing so very difficult, within these pages is your map.
Rachel W. Cole
Intuitive Eating Counselor and Life Coach
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, FAND
Co-author of Intuitive Eating and The Intuitive Eating Workbook
Author of The Intuitive Eating Workbook for Teens and The Intuitive Eating Journal
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am all about disruption. And Reclaiming Body Trust is a book that will disrupt your understanding of diet culture and heal all the harm it causes at the same time. This book is a guide, it’s a path, it’s a road map to Body Trust and ultimately a road map to liberation. But it’s also a reckoning with systems of oppression that make us feel unworthy and less than because of our bodies.
The struggle with our bodies stops today. If you’re ready to tell the truth, grieve for the lies that you’ve been told and move on to deeper and greater love and satisfaction with your body, start here.
Racial Equity Practitioner and Principal and Founder of The Adaway Group
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On behalf of those whose body stories, pain and lived experiences have been disregarded and disbelieved and the people who have lost their lives due to systemic and interpersonal weight stigma – thank you for lending your voice to amplify Reclaiming Body Trust.