Diet culture is pervasive and feels inescapable....UNTIL NOW.
For the over a year, we've been building and nurturing a private community space away from traditional social media and diet culture. The Anti Diet Riot Community offers the respite we all need from a world constantly trying to push on us toxic beauty ideals, the thin ideal, disordered eating behaviours and counterproductive views on health and wellness. Sounds like paradise right? Read on to find out more...
♡ A curiosity adventure. We learn from each other daily and from monthly anti-diet experts & thought leaders.
♡ A sanctuary. Where like-minded folks from across the globe trying to resist diet culture and body oppression while having a great time along the way!
♡ A brave space. Where you can ask for advice and seek support when you need it. A place where there are no silly questions and where we don't shy away from difficult conversations about privilege and marginalisation.
♡ A fat positive & body shame-free zone. We celebrate fat bodies and each others' body acceptance wins, helping you feel more comfortable in the skin you’re in.
✨ Tired of hearing about diets/bodies/calories all the time when you're trying to heal your relationship with food?
✨ Insecure about having gained weight and want a safe space to work through those feelings?
✨ Angry at having to deal with anti-fat behaviour at work or a the doctor's surgery or amongst family?
✨ Isolated or misunderstood because most of your friends are still stuck in diet culture and don't understand why it sucks?
✨ Frustrated at society for creating a world so obsessed with thinness and beauty but not sure what to do about it?
We've created 3 types of monthly memberships to make The Community as accessible as possible. Our main and middle membership plan is 'The Whole Damn Meal' which includes:
Access to the platform including community feed, weekly journal prompts, and monthly discussion theme
Body inclusive movement classes
Perks, discounts and giveaways from brands you’ll love
Discounts to ADRC events, workshops & online courses
✨ YOU TOTALLY BELONG amongst a group of people who have also struggled with body shame and disordered eating / dieting
✨ YOU ARE SEEN & LISTENED TO with an arena to express your excitement, anger, pride, pain and concern and be supported or encouraged by peers
✨ ONLINE SPACES CAN BE FUN AGAIN without the toxic culture of Instagram/twitter and you can actually connect with people, no trolls allowed!
✨ YOU CAN ASK QUESTIONS and not feel embarrassed because you're in a brave space where we aren't scared to "get it wrong"
✨ YOU ARE ARMED with more knowledge and understanding of the toxic nature of diet culture in order to combat it in the wider world and to teach others the anti-diet way
✨ YOU'RE LESS ON YOUR OWN; even if your family or friends don't fully 'get it', you have a community online that understand why diets suck
Where do I access the content and events?
We’re using a platform called Mighty Networks because we want to build a space away from traditional forms of social media. Much as we love ‘The Gram’, it’s not the place to get to know each other. What we love about Mighty Networks is that it functions like a Facebook group (but isn't Zuckerberg-owned) and it has a great mobile app, meaning you don’t need access to a computer to make the most of your membership.
The events are all held virtually on Zoom and you can join these directly from the Mighty Networks app.
If I only signed up for The Tasty Snack tier - what will I miss out on?
With the Tasty Snack tier, you’ll get access to the community forum and monthly life drawing, the brand discounts and priority access to other ADRC events.
What isn’t included is our monthly sharing circles, the expert workshops, movement classes or resource library.
Can I pay a bit more to help other members who can't afford?
YES! By signing up to our Icing on the Cake plan your generosity will enable someone else who can’t afford a membership to join The Community. Every month you subscribe we'll be able to offer a free place to someone else. (Plus you get a free T-shirt and bonus pep-talks from Becky & Harri the ADRC hosts!)
Why do I have to pay for The Community and what if I can’t afford it?
Anti Diet Riot Club is set up as a Community Interest Company (CIC) which means that we put our social purpose and the interests of the community before profits. However, even with these values at our heart, we still have overheads to cover, experts to pay properly, and of course bills to pay. Much as we try to make everything we do as affordable as possible, it simply isn’t feasible for The Community to be completely free. We put as much value into our Instagram content which is 100% free for everyone and requires a lot of unpaid labour.
We understand that the cost of membership might be a barrier for some so we've set up a 'pay it forward' scheme where members who sign up for the Icing on the Cake plan will be able to cover the cost of joining for somewhere else. Once these become available we will release a form on social media for people to apply through.
Do you offer a trial period?
Yes! For the whole of May we're offering a one month trial - this will reduce to two weeks from June onwards. After that you can cancel your monthly or yearly membership at any time and the next payment won't come out.