Log in


Let's Discuss the Centrality of "Health" in the HAES® Movement

  • 10 Dec 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • This registration level pays for your ticket and helps subsidize BIPOC registrations.
  • This registration level is for any Black, Indigenous, and/or Person of Color regardless of professional status. This pricing structure is one way ASDAH is working to repair the historic and ongoing marginalization of BIPOC people in our movement.
  • This registration level is for students and community members who do not use HAES® in their professional lives.


Image description: Text of the event info, same as below, ASDAH logo, and image of a fat woman with light brown skin and short, curly black hair holding a tea cup

Let's Discuss the Centrality of "Health" in the HAES® Movement

Health at Every Size® is a paradigm that gives many people the information, permission, and support to leave dieting behind and change their focus from weight to holistic well-being. However, the focus on "health" in the movement is complicated by recent research and publications by Sabrina Strings in her book "Fearing the Black Body," and Da'Shaun L. Harrison's "Belly of the Beast" that link the genesis of anti-Blackness with anti-fatness. In this talk, I will present themes from these two texts around the definition of health, the link between anti-Blackness and anti-fatness, how holding "health" and its pursuit as central in the HAES® movement is making it exclusive of the most marginalized of us, and share about what we can start trying instead.

About the presenter

Tiana Dodson is a fat, Body Liberation Coach and Facilitator who’s out to destroy the belief that you have to be skinny to be happy and healthy, loveable, or worthy. Through her work with the Fat Freedom programs, she guides people feminine-of-center to reconnect with their bodies, destigmatize fatness, and learn about the harms of health being a measure of worth... all while finding how they can live their best fat lives.


Recorded Event

This event will be recorded (both audio and visual). By registering for this event, you consent to this recording. The recording will be emailed to all registrants after the presentation has ended and be available for viewing for one month after the live event has ended.

Joining via Zoom

After purchasing your ticket for this Virtual Event, you will be emailed a link that will allow you to join the live event.

Needed Technology for this Virtual Event

This event will require you to use Zoom. Please download any needed applications and check system requirements prior to the event.

In order to get the most from the event and to fully participate, you will need one of the following devices:1) Laptop computer (camera is optional), 2) Desktop computer (camera is optional), 3) Smart Phone or Tablet (camera is optional) (some features are not available on devices, but you will be able to see and hear the presentation.)

*Continuing Education Credits

*ASDAH is not a pre-approved CE provider. It is the obligation of the attendee to determine whether or not this webinar meets the criteria for their licensing entity’s CE requirements. ASDAH retains a list of those who registered for and attended the live webinar along with who completed a post-attendance evaluation of the event. The evaluations include a minimum of three questions that evaluate the attendee’s understanding of the learning objectives provided above. ASDAH does not guarantee CE credits.

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CANCELLATION, NON-ATTENDANCE, & REFUNDS: NO REFUNDS will be given regardless of cancellation or non-attendance. If the event is cancelled by ASDAH a full refund will be issued.


The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) is committed to the practice of Health at Every Size® (HAES®) principles

Copyright © 2020 Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH).
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software