Naomi Finkelstein

Naomi is a Chicago-raised, Berkeley-based Jill-of-all-trades. She has over a decade of experience working in education and has worked professionally as an actor, writer, yoga instructor, and artist. She has been working with The Body Positive since 2014 and is also a wellness coach, with a passion for working with people in large bodies who want to pursue wellness on their own terms, without the pressure of weight loss. You can learn more about her at www.naomifinkelstein.com.

Latest posts:
Feb 28, 2019

Activism in Action: Health Advocacy

four stories of advocacy in the healthcare system

Dec 18, 2018

8 Body Positive Ways to Boost Your Health in 2019

The start of a new year is a notoriously tempting time to start a new diet. Here are 8 alternatives for those practicing body positivity.

Sep 5, 2018

Combating the Body Image Blahs

When we practice a body positive lifestyle, we can still have bad body image days. How do we cope without falling back on old patterns?

Apr 11, 2018

On Pain, Weight Gain, and Body Respect

Maintaining a Body Positive and weight neutral outlook is challenging in the face of pain and weight gain, but the benefits are clear.

Jan 19, 2018

Where Self-Love Fits in the #MeToo Movement

With the cultivation of self-love, one woman reflects on her past negative sexual experiences, shedding new light on them.

Apr 8, 2017

The truth is, this one thing would have changed my life

Naomi's story of being told as a child that her body was "wrong" on a visit to a dietitian, and how this caused lasting eating problems.

Sep 29, 2016

Activism In Action: Cafe Edition

Banter about "morbid obesity" and donuts overheard in a cafe leads to a brave moment of activism.

Aug 4, 2016

When Facing Micro-Aggressions, Community Matters

Dealing with seemingly innocuous comments about bodies and food from friends and family can be tough. Leaning on your Body Positive community helps!

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