Join me as I get to chat with Nicole McDermid (@theembodiedjourney). We dig deep, got uncomfortable, felt all the feels and spoke about privilege, social justice, feminism, fat activism, eating disorder recovery, & our work being intersectional.
In this episode we talk about feminism, and in turn, empowerment, particularly as women in today’s world. We deep dive into aspects such as building agency, reclaiming autonomy, developing a connection with your body, body liberation, respect for your body and to stand unapologetically in your power.
Nicole McDermid is a Social Worker, Counsellor and an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach, with over ten years experience working in the mental health field. Not only does Nicole practice in the clinical sphere, she is also a speaker and a fierce fat activist with a strong sense of social justice. She writes prolifically on issues such as weight stigma, size acceptance and eating disorder recovery across a number of different social media channels.
In all facets of her work, Nicole practices from, and is informed by a Health at Every Size, Non-Diet, trauma informed and social justice framework. She also has a lived experience of an eating disorder, whilst living in a larger body and believes that we simply do not see enough representation of ALL people, in ALL bodies across the current eating disorder recovery narrative. Nicole is a visionary as both a clinician and an activist in the Eating Disorder sphere, drawing on both her professional expertise and lived experience to inform her practice.
Nicole has had the recent honour of presenting at the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders in Melbourne, Australia on the issue of Weight Stigma in Eating Disorder treatment. This has been the pinnacle of Nicole's career thus far, and she hopes that this is the start of significant systemic shifts across this space.
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