“The willingness to do creates the ability to do.” – Peter McWilliams

I suppose it was just a matter of time that I ‘shift’ my idea/comments and what some might call ‘rants’ from tweets to a full fledged blog.   A friend of mine once told me that there are two types of personalities i) people who think then speak and ii) people who speak to think. I am definitely that latter type of person. I need to stay and share my  ideas out loud . 

The purpose of this blog is essentially to act as a vehicle for sharing my ideas and reflecting on what I’m hearing and seeing when it comes to weight-based discrimination.

If  you are curious, critical and curious about why our efforts to promote weight loss in order to become what the dominant science calls ‘normal body weight’ (BMI 18.5-24.9kg/m2) is actually doing us more harm than good,  this blog is ready for you.

Let’s get this party started.

Radical-y yours,

@Julie_Rochefort

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“Ideas won’t keep: something must be done about them.” – Alfred North Whitehead

On November 11th, 2011 I stepped on to the TEDxRyerson U stage in Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Ontario. After the event, my co-tedx speaker Gween Elliot asked me “what was the thing I learned most about this experience”.  Standing in the lobby,  in complete numbness from the mixture of emotions I experienced that  day, I  replied confidently: Courage

The word courage comes from the Latin word ‘cor’ meaning heart.

I invited you to watch this video with courage in mind.  Be open to the underlying message of this talk. Be open hearted, be courageous.

Respectfully,

@julie_Rochefort