When diet culture meets motherhood, we can find ourselves binging and restricting pretty quickly

Ever promise yourself that you are going to hit the gym this week and eat kale every day, only to find yourself raiding the snack shelf after fighting with the kids to go to bed?  

It's okay. You are in good company. And we think it’s time we talked about it.  

But let's get one thing clear - this is not a webinar about weight loss or how to eat more kale. Instead we are going to: 

  • Expose how diet culture and intensive motherhood culture work together to take our money and convince us we are failures.  
  • Learn the difference between emotional eating, disordered eating, and eating disorders.
  • Explore strategies to tame the negative self-talk and radically accept ourselves, as well as what do to if you think you have an eating disorder. 

Sounds like something you could get down with? Awesome.  

Join us on October 22 at 8:00pm. You bring the popcorn, we’ll bring the body positivity. 

*Please note that while this is open for people of all genders, because we are going to be unpacking intensive mothering cultural messages, we are going to be primarily talking about femme-gendered experiences of parenting and dieting.


Annina Schmid (M.A., OACCPP, CCPA, CACCF) is a feminist counsellor who helps women recover from drinking, using, and disordered eating. 

She employs Positive Psychology and Solution Focused Brief Therapy to support and empower her clients in making lasting life changes. 

Annina works from a strengths-based harm reduction approach that is embedded in a Health at Every Size philosophy and supported by Intuitive Eating strategies. 

She works with all genders and people on the LGBTTIQQ+ spectrum. 

Olivia Scobie (MSW, RSW, MA, ACC, MSP) a postpartum social work therapist and retired doula who specializes in perinatal mood, birth trauma, and maternal mental health.

She is also the founder of Postpartum Support Toronto, a not-for-profit that uses the power of community to helps parents access the resources they need.  

Olivia (almost) didn't survive diet culture and is a proud fatlete who has a history of doing long distance sporting events around Ontario.  

She believes in warm cookies, telling your story, and supporting families through difficult times.