Integrating Providers of Marginalized Identities into Your Practice: *Some* Questions to Ask Yoursel

As a Health at Every Size provider and business owner, who values and affirms diversity, social justice, and equality, I believe it is important to hire employees, independent contractors, and staff of marginalized identities. An important piece of increasing access to care for marginalized clients is increasing representation and visibility of providers of marginalized identities. It is important to do this in an intentional way so as not to *use* or exploit providers of marginalized identities as token members of the business but instead to work *with* and *center* their voice, insight, suggestions, needs, strengths, and career goals. It is important, as Dianne Bondy explains, to include p

Selling Health At Every Size: How To Market Brave

If you identify as a Health at Every Size (HAES) provider, this one’s for you. This one is also for myself. As with most of my writing, my target audience is often myself. I am writing this article for and to myself. Challenging myself to be better. To remain aware and awake. To explore ego. To pull myself back from the pull of money and toward my deeper purpose. After 15 years of being a counselor, I still see so many ways I can aim to be a better provider. I’m still trying to figure *it* all out. And I hope I continue to strive in that same direction always. Will you join me? I want us HAES providers to market from a brave, abundant place, instead of from a safe, scarcity-based one. To mak

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