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.
- 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