WNW Series:
Social Justice & Embodiment with
Dr. Niva Piran

Episode 13

Dr. Piran is an award-winning author, researcher, teacher, and mentor. She is Professor Emerita at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist, and a school consultant. She is a prolific scholar, an author and co-editor of 5 books, and a frequent international speaker on embodiment, body image, and eating disorder prevention and treatment.

In this episode, Dana and Elizabeth discuss the concept of embodiment and how eating disorders are a social justice issue. Dr. Piran offers ideas on how teachers can constructively use their own experiences to support their students developing a positive relationship with their own bodies.  

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Show Notes
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- Dr. Niva Piran's book, Journeys to Embodiment at the Intersection of Body and Culture and email address

- Rudd Centre policy against body-based bullying 

- Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Association gender equity in sport policy

- BC resource for teachers of students with eating disorders

- Media Smart: media literacy program for middle school students 

- Confident Body, Confident Child: A guide for parents (and teachers) of young children (preschool and early grades) about how to talk to children in a way that enhances positive embodiment

- Shapesville Book, written by Andy Mills and Becky Osborn, illustrated by Erica Neitz

- Toronto District School Board Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy Development

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