Ending the Stigma of People in Larger Bodies: Dr. Ashley White
Dr. Ashley White is a Canadian physician taking on the stigma of what people in larger bodies have to deal with when they try to move about the world. That stigma can be really debilitating.
She grew up with body and weight stigma and being 6 feet tall added to how she was perceived and treated, even in medical school. After participating in a program that ultimately saw her lose weight, she noticed a shift in how patients and colleagues interacted with her.
Her mission is to build a system that helps people recognize that being in the culture that we’re in is part of why people think poorly of their bodies and that by equipping them with a mechanism framework for thinking about eating experiences, people can bring their eating experiences in line with their values and who they are as people.
In this episode, we talk about fear and parenting, as well as “shop talk”. (You can’t get 2 ER physicians together and not bring in some of our everyday experiences.)
Dr. White also puts Dr. G in the hot seat for a bit!
Learn more about Dr. Ashley White here: www.drashleywhite.com
Guest Bio: Dr. Ashley White is an industry leader in challenging the weight-as-health dogma. Her groundbreaking work with Responsive Eating ™ has encouraged a critical shift in the medical field in the way people with larger bodies are perceived and treated. As a trusted clinician, educator, and parent, Dr. Ashley White’s mission is to use her signature methodology of Responsive Eating™ to facilitate appetite literacy so that people in larger bodies can unlearn, push back against, and liberate themselves from diet culture. She is a family and emergency medicine doctor by training, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, though she doesn’t use the term “obesity” in regular practice.
Subscribe to this podcast and download your favorite episodes to listen to later:
⚕️ Are you a woman healthcare professional who is struggling to juggle everything in your personal and professional life?
💯 I understand! This is why I created this community of like-minded women to support each other through the ups and downs of our daily lives.
💥 Join us today! It’s free to join and you can connect with other women just like yourself. ⤵️⤵️⤵️
Podcasting Launch Course for Professionals – Podcast of the Week
I love podcasting and I love uplifting others. If you haven’t already, take a few minutes to check out the podcast from this amazing woman who launched a podcast after taking the Podcasting Launch Course for Professionals.
Ignite Your PowHer
Looking to start a podcast? Now is a great time to do just that! Check out the free podcast launch masterclass I created to see if starting a podcast is a match for you. http://bit.ly/podcastinglaunchmasterclass
Are you too busy to participate in a facilitated course but still want to get your show started? The Podcast in a Box is for you! You provide the audio for your first 5 five shows to launch with a bang, we do the REST. http://bit.ly/doneforyoupodcasting
Get off the fear fence today. Your tribe is waiting to hear your voice!