understanding & combating anti-fat bias for youth-serving adults

March 8, 2022 • 5:00 PM ET
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Are you a professional who works with and/or supports young people? Do you wish you had more information on how weight stigma, sizeism, and anti-fat bias can impact youth? Join True You Maryland for this virtual session that will lay a foundation for deeper conversations about anti-fat bias.

After this training, participants will be able to:
  • Introduce intentional language and frame the conversation about anti-fat bias and how it shows up in the ways you support youth
  • Give an overview of stereotypes and tropes common in media that youth may be exposed to
  • Address myths about what it means to be “healthy”
  • Introduce the intersections of racism and anti-fat bias
  • Offer reflection questions about anti-fat bias

Yesi Llerenas Daniel has been an educator with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in Santa Fe, New Mexico for almost 4 years. As an Education Program Manager for the Responsible Sex Education Institute (RSEI), Yesi manages and delivers bilingual comprehensive sex education programming in schools and in the community to participants of all ages. An educator and community organizer who strives to be a catalyst for social change, Yesi brings 9 years of professional experience working with social justice advocacy, education, and community-based programs. A self-identified queer trans masculine nonbinary Latine person of color, Yesi previously served as the Southern New Mexico Field Director for Equality New Mexico in Las Cruces.

Maria Peñas began working as a Health Center Assistant at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in 2019. As a Health Center Assistant, she worked directly with patients to provide birth control counseling, STI testing and treatment, abortion care, and other sexual health services. She currently works as an Advanced Program Specialist for the Responsible Sex Education Institute, where she provides sexual health education to students in the Denver metro area. She has recently been working on creating spaces for educators within the 4-state affiliate to learn from each other virtually.



This project is/was supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs (OPA), Teen Pregnancy Prevention Tier 1 grant, 1 TP1AH000234-01-00, as administered by the Maryland Department of Health.  The information or content presented are those of the author and shall not be construed as the official position or policy, nor any endorsement, by HHS, the Federal Government, or the Maryland Department of Health. 

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