Using Photovoice to Represent Fat Talk

Photovoice is an action-oriented advocacy method used to raise critical consciousness by capturing experiences and sharing them with others.  Participants use pictures to represent their realities and then share these with others with a goal of social change. This powerful advocacy method was used with a group of graduate students in a counseling program to help them represent their experience of Fat Talk and to begin to think about their roles as positive body image advocates when they become counselors in the future.  Samples of some of the Photovoice pictures and reflections will be shared. Participants will also learn how to develop a Photovoice project in their own setting.