Naming the “Until” That’s
Holding You Hostage

Speaker: Tiana Dodson


So much of the culture of the Global North is focused on perfection–youth, beauty, style, health, success, etc. Yet, so many of us feel trapped on the punishing hamster wheel that is the pursuit of such impossible ideals. This has given rise to industries that are promising us solutions and strategies to whip our selves and bodies into the “right” shape. But they aren’t actually helping us in the long run, forcing us to sit in the purgatory of The Until. In this talk, I will break down why we aren’t finding our bliss or meeting our body goals, dig into how we stay in the “Until,” and start a conversation about what moving forward could actually look like.

What are the 1-3 Points or skills participants will takeaway from your presentation?
Participants will leave my presentation with:

1. A better critical analysis of how systems of oppression affect their self and body perception

2. An understanding of how their body image is affecting their ability to show up for themselves and others

3. Ideas for how to begin interrogating the conditioning that keeps them from living their best fat lives

About Tiana

Tiana Dodson is a fat, Body Liberation Coach and Facilitator who’s out to destroy the belief that you have to be skinny to be happy and healthy, loveable, or worthy. Through her work with the Fat Freedom Foundation program, she guides people feminine-of-center to reconnect with their bodies, destigmatize fatness, and learn about the harms of health being a measure of worth… all while finding how they can live their best fat lives.