Lecture: Fatphobia and Capitalism
2024 National Eating Disorders Association Week Lecture by Ragen Chastain
Ragen Chastain is a speaker, writer, researcher, board-certified patient advocate, multi-certified health and fitness professional, and thought leader in weight science, weight stigma, health, and healthcare. Utilizing her background in research methods and statistics, Ragen has brought her signature mix of humor and hard facts to healthcare, corporate, conference, and college audiences from Kaiser Permanente and the Diabetes Education Specialists National Conference, to Amazon and Google, to Dartmouth, Cal Tech and IDEA World.
Author of the Weight and Healthcare newsletter, the book Fat: The Owner’s Manual, co-author of HAES Health Sheets, and editor of the anthology The Politics of Size, Ragen is frequently featured as an expert in print, radio, television, and documentary film. In her free time, Ragen is a national dance champion, triathlete, and marathoner who holds the Guinness World Record for Heaviest Woman to Complete a Marathon. Ragen lives in LA with her fiancée Julianne and a rotating cast of foster dogs.