WEBINAR: Let’s Talk about Weight LosS Injectables

WEBINAR: Weight LosS Injectables Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion about the impact of the new weight loss medications.

The new world of weight loss injectables (also called semaglutide medications) is confusing for providers and consumers alike. The misinformation, partial truths and limited informed consent have misled consumers and will cause inevitable harm. The marketing and buzz around these medications is a bit of a circus. 

We want you to feel informed about these medications. If you are a helping professional, we want you to have ideas for how to best support people with their own decision making around this.

Panel hosted by Hilary & Dana with:

Sirius Bonner


Sirius Bonner is a social justice leader and a noted speaker, trainer and facilitator. Her passions for Black liberation and racial justice, gender justice, and fat liberation all stem from her experience navigating oppressive systems as a Black, fat, queer, cis-woman. Previously, Sirius brought her leadership and expertise to her role as Vice President of Equity and Inclusion at Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette. She currently works as Executive Director of INTERSECT.

Ragen Chastain


Ragen Chastain is a speaker, writer, researcher, Board Certified Patient Advocate, multi-certified health and fitness professional, and thought leader in weight science, weight stigma, and healthcare. Author of the Weight and Healthcare newsletter and co-author of HAES Health Sheets Ragen frequently presents Grand Rounds and Continuing Medical Education. Ragen lives in Oregon with her fiancée Julianne and a rotating cast of foster dogs.

Lisa DuBreuil, LICSW


Lisa DuBreuil, LICSW is a fat activist and clinical social worker. Since 2003 she has been a psychotherapist at an outpatient hospital-based clinic and she also has a private practice in Salem Massachusetts where she treats people diagnosed with binge eating disorder and people dealing with various problems following weight loss surgery. Lisa helps people live peacefully in their bodies both by improving self-care skills and teaching them how to navigate our challenging body culture.

Marianne McCormick, RN, CDE


Marianne McCormick, RN, CDE is a certified care and education specialist who has worked in all settings. She has witnessed on a daily basis the harm and bias that are present when it comes to helping peopel withe diabetes. It is her life’s work to provide another path for diabetes management.

We talk about the current climate surrounding these medications, what is coming, and how to take care of ourselves and each other in this new landscape. Uses, risks including mental health impacts, costs, and the potential impact of these medications in an already fatphobic world is discussed and much more. Anyone who is seeking more information is welcome.

What to expect

2-hour webinar (recording available for 30 days)

Closed captions and transcripts available

A few resources to learn more

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