The Orion

Chico State club sheds light on weight discrimination

Amanda Rhine

September 29, 2014

Embodied: Living the Health at Every Size Way, a campus organization, kicked off Weight Stigma Awareness Week with a clear and powerful message – weight-based prejudice needs to stop.Weight stigma is what a person experiences when they receive negative judgment based on weight, shape or size.This ...

Week of events welcome size diversity

Michelle Morris, a nutrition professor, is a faculty adviser for the Embodied Club. Photo credit: Emily Teague

April 6, 2014

This week is Love Every Body Week, a series of discussions and workshops throughout campus inviting people to be a part of the conversation about body image. National Eating Disorder Awareness Month was in March, but Love Every Body Week events cover more than eating disorders. Michelle Morris, nutrition an...

Club Spotlight: Embodied: Living the Health At Every Size Way

Debbie Devine, a local marriage and family therapist, answered questions about eating disorders for Chico State's Embodied club. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Dominique Diaz

March 31, 2014

A speaker stands in front of a handful of students in the room, their attention drawn to her compassionate and easygoing persona. "I’m like a joy whore," said Debbie Devine, a local marriage and family therapist. "I really want to enjoy life, and I want the people around me to.” Devine introduced a box that held extrinsic and intrinsic meaning....

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