BODIES IN TRANSLATION
Andrea LaMarre is a writer, speaker, researcher, and filmmaker-in-training. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo. She holds a PhD in Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph, where she studed eating disorder recovery from the perspectives of people in recovery and their supporters. Andrea has an MSc. in Family Relations and Human Development and a BA in Sociology. She approaches her work from a social justice lens, thinking through issues like barriers to access to treatment for mental health concerns and ways of working at a systems level to increase funding and political will to help more people.
She has worked extensively with Project ReVision for the past 11 years, helping participants in workshops on wide ranging topics including disability and difference, mental health, and more make short, first-person films about their experiences. Andrea frequently writes for blogs and publications about mental health, eating disorders, and stigma, and speaks at community forums and conferences nationally and internationally. She firmly believes that art has the power to make social and individual change.