SHAPE center RI is a collective of size-affirming, weight-inclusive practitioners dedicated to the health and well-being of people of all sizes. SHAPE stands for Size-affirmative Health, Advocacy, Practice, and Education.
SHAPE center is a online space where people seeking size-affirming, weight-inclusive, non-diet support can connect to practitioners dedicated to the health and well-being of people all sizes. The list and resources are intended to amplify those who practice body acceptance and diversity, and welcome every size, gender, gender expression and identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and more. SHAPE Center RI was founded by Krista Handfield, a Heath at Every Size® practitioner and Health Equity professional, who recognizes the evidence that a persons size or weight is NOT an indicator of health. People of all sizes and body types deserve the opportunity to care for their health and wellness without discrimination or the expectation to change their body. SHAPE is a free community resource with a simple intention to make it easier for people to connect with each other.
Weight-inclusive practitioners include therapist, life coaches, medical professionals, yoga instructors, nutritionists, acupuncturist, etc.