Episode 121: Dr. Niva Piran: The Social Abandonment of Girls’ and Women’s Bodies

Today, Kathy is joined by Dr. Niva Piran and their topic is the social abandonment of girls’ and women’s bodies: facing the challenge. Society is letting girls and women down and this conversation examines how this is happening as well as some things we can do to change it.

Niva Piran, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, school consultant, and professor emerita at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Dr. Piran is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Academy of Eating Disorders. She is a leading international scholar in the field of body image and eating disorders. Dr. Piran is the author of Journeys of Embodiment at the Intersection of Body and Culture: The Developmental Theory of Embodiment (2017), and the co-editor of four books on body image and the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. She is a former Body Image Consultant to the National Ballet School of Canada and Clinical Director of the Day Hospital Program for Eating Disorders at the Toronto Hospital. Dr. Piran presents internationally on the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, and on girls and women’s embodiment.

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