Name: Rebecca Targ
Where do you call home: Right now, Milwaukee. But I’ve had home in West, Lafayette, IN; Chicago, IL; and Chattanooga, TN. And a little bit in Osaka, Japan.
How did you discover FA/HAES: I’ve done work with the amazing Judith Matz, LCSW. She’s a therapist, speaker, author and wrote The Diet Survivor’s Handbook. She taught me about HAES and being compassionate with oneself.
How did you become one of the Abundia 8: I have a big mouth.
What is your FA/HAES philosophy: Don’t yell at yourself. Be compassionate with yourself. Eat foods that make you feel good. Morality and food don’t belong together. Teach your children that people come in all sizes and shapes and colors and abilities and we all should accept each other every day.
What’s your favorite FA/HAES website or book or resource: Big Big Love by Hanne Blank. I just read it and it was enlightening and resonant.
What one thing could you never give up: The support of my parents AND CAT.
Why are you amazingly awesome exactly as you are: I made close friends with the other Abundia organizers, including Jenny and Tracy. Also I’m a teacher and an artist and I love picking out gifts for people.