I'm working as a Chaplain Resident at a large hospital for the next 10 months and I am picking around the edges of the idea of starting a HAES discussion/action group in the hospital setting. Challenges abound. The hospital has a pretty much total patholigizing posture wrt fat, bathrooms marked as "bariatric friendly," fat patients in any context in the hospital named as "bariatric patients." The "Walk Against Obesity" posters everywhere, to save fat people from fat.
But precisely because this is the place where fat is so pathologized, precisely for that reason I want to be an agent for introducing some sanity and love into the mix. And I'd love your help/input. Any thoughts?