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Body Respect Week

What is Body Respect Week? 

Body Respect Week is January 25-29, 2021 and will bring the Tulane community comprehensive, queer-inclusive, culturally specific, body-positive health events.  The language around our bodies and health can be confusing and oftentimes misleading. The goal for this week is to help Tulane students shift their thinking from having to love their body towards respecting their body. Body respect is all about coming back to our default states, without the pressure of shame or negativity. It takes an unlearning of what society has tried to tell us matters about our bodies and becoming at peace with the fact that your body is just one small piece of who you are. We hope that students understand that respect carries reciprocal energy. Your body will honor you when you honor it.

Who is Body Respect Week for?

Body Respect Week is for all bodies. Body Respect Week is an invitation to be a part of conversations about bodies, one that nourishes and celebrates who we are and who we can become, including every way we show up in the world. We hope that Body Respect Week helps you to think about how has your body—just as it is—helped you survive in this world? What are some ways your body shows up just for you? What can you do to take better care of your body? What would be possible if you decided your body wasn’t the problem? Body Respect Week is an invitation to reclaim the body respect that is your birthright.

We invite you to use this site 

  • To access BRW Media Kit
  • To challenge the way you think about current standards of beauty and fitness.
  • To locate books and videosfacilities and programsactivities, and courses to help you on your way to body acceptance.
  • To expand your understanding of the links between current body ideals and the political, economic and cultural forces that shape them.
  • To get information and assistance with balanced nutrition and eating disorders.
  • To start down the path to body respect by taking the Body Respect Pledge.

On-Campus Resources

Check out our Body Respect Week Spotify Playlist

View our Full Schedule of Events

Body Respect Week Event Descriptions

Health at Every Size (HAES)

What is HAES: Health at Every Size?

  • Celebrates body diversity
  • Honors differences in size, age, race, ethnicity, gender, dis/ability, sexual orientation, religion, class, and other human attributes
  • Challenges scientific and cultural assumptions
  • Values body knowledge and lived experiences
  • Finding the joy in moving one’s body and being physically active
  • Eating in a flexible and attuned manner that values pleasure and honors internal cues of hunger, satiety, and appetite, while respecting the social conditions that frame eating options



Links and Websites


  • Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight, by Linda Bacon, PhD, and Lucy Aphramor, PhD, RD. (2014).
  • Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon, PhD. (2008).
  • Body Trust Workbook

Intuitive Eating & Eating Disorders

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating is making peace with our relationship with food. Intuitive Eating refers both to the specific 10-principle approach as well as mindful eating and general non-diet or anti-diet resources. For more information on intuitive eating, please visit 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating.

Eating Disorders


Links and Websites


  • Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach), by Evelyn Tribole, M.S., Elyse Resch, M.S. (2020) + Intuitive Eating Workbook
  • Intuitive Eats Mini Cookbook
  • Sick Enough by Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED

Weight Refusal Sheet

This is a resource to use when you don’t want to be weighed at the doctor’s office and could use some support to communicate that request. Created by Radical Health Alliance, it is a PDF that you can download for free and customize for yourself.

Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression