A reader who works with victims of domestic violence writes:
After speaking with my boss, she and I agree that FA and HAES could have a big role to play in our self-care initiatives. While economic issues and pure justified fear are the leading reasons women stay in violent relationships, self-esteem is way up there. I don’t think it is any coincidence that 80% (my estimate) of our clientele is fat and I’d say 100% have negative relationships with their bodies. I was hoping y’all might know of some work that’s been done that has tied the benefits of FA to recovering from or dealing with domestic violence? There are things concerning generic body image that I’ve found, but I’d like to be able to be more specific if at all possible. Any insight you could give would be much appreciated.
Unfortunately, I don’t know of anything to suggest. Shapelings, can you help?