What is Braving Body Shame?

Braving Body Shame is a ‘Lived Experience’ conference that will focus on the ‘Braving Body Shame’ stories of our amazing Speakers. What is their unique lived experience with body shame? How did they overcome, or how are they overcoming body shame in their life? How does body shame show up in their life? Where do they find support? These are all questions that others working through their own body shame or supporting a client/friend/loved one through their journey has come up against. We wanted to bring stories together that give insight into what it’s REALLY like for people experiencing body shame out in the world today and the unique ways they deal with them. Facts and figures are important but they are only a small part of understanding the effects that Body Shame can have on a person and how important it is for us to take in the whole STORY when working to heal those effects.

Why now?

After attending a couple of in-person academic conferences, one of our hosts saw that there was a BIG part of knowledge and understanding missing from each conference. She realized that there was a great NEED for a conference that was more accessible and less academic-focused. After sharing her frustration with what was missing she decided to put a team together and create what wasn’t out there. Together we agreed that we wanted to make this conference:

  • Intersectional
  • Financially feasible for more people
  • Non-academic Focused on Lived Experience
  • Easier to access

Who is this conference for?

EVERYONE! There will be stories about all different types body shame from a variety of speakers. All participants will take away great learning and tools to incorporate in their own lives or with clients. Everyone is welcome!!


Aaron Flores

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Kai Hibbard

LMSW and Author

Tiana Dodson

Certified Holistic Health Coach

Jen Ponton

Award-Winning Actress and Ardent Body Love Advocate

Peggy Howell

Retired Advertising and Promotions Manager, Certified Massage Therapist and Reiki Master/Teacher

Ducky Jones

Black and Latinx, Intersex, Queer Non-Binary Activist

Amanda LaCount

Dancer, Actress, Choreographer, Singer, Model and Influencer

Kimmie Singh

Registered Dietitian

Amee Severson

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Your Fat Friend

Anonymous Essayist

Kathryn Hack

Body Liberation Artist and Activist

Nicola Salmon

Fertility Coach and Author

Laura Westmoreland

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Shannon Kaneshige

Sociologist, Non-Profit Consultant, and Parent to a Pediatric Cancer Survivor

Lindley Ashline


Kristina Bruce

Certified Body Trust® Provider and Integrative Life Coach

Ashley M. Seruya

Virtual Assistant, Social Work Intern, and Content Creator

Cristel M

NutriFoodies Dietitian & Founder

Katelyn Steven


Katie McCrindle

Social Worker and Fat Activist

Nia P

Eating Disorder Recovery and Mental Health Advocate

Melissa Carmona

Clinical Mental Health Counselor


Plus Size and Amputee Blogger

Kristy F

Certified Body Trust® Provider and Licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator

Rev. Dr. E-K. Daufin

Educator, Writer, Artist, Healer & Professor

Bernie Salazar

Former Contestant on NBC’s The Biggest Loser

Amanda Gilliam

Scholar, Activist, and Masters Weightlifter.

Georgie Peters

Diabetes Advocate

Jacquitta Boone

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200HR), Blogger, Self Care Enthusiast, Body Positive Advocate, and Crearor of This Curvi Yogi

Marc Settembrino

Sociologist & Yoga Instructor

Dr. Maria Paredes

Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist & approved IAEDP supervisor, and owner of Three Birds Counseling & Clinical Supervision

Natasha Ngindi

Non-Diet Nutritionist, Body Image Activist, Zumba Instructor, and Entrepreneur

Sophie R

Fat, Queer, Tattooed, Vegan, Feminist

Ivy Felicia

Certified Holistic Wellness Coach, Motivational Speaker, Body Image Expert, Fat Acceptance and Body Diversity Advocate

Antoinette Webb

Caleb Luna





Intro to Braving Body Shame

  • 24 hour access to daily videos

$ 49
Stepping into Braving Body Shame

  • Continued access to daily videos
  • Ability to download videos
  • Basic workbook

$99 $39
Breaking through Body Shame

  • Continued access to daily videos
  • Ability to download videos
  • Expanded workbook
  • Bonus group panel discussion videos on topics like: PCOS, exercise and more