Lipedema Awareness Month

There are 17 million women in the USA and many more globally who have Lipedema and don’t know it yet. But we are changing that, together!

June is Lipedema Awareness Month 

We have a calendar full of activities for those who have lipedema or for those who think they might have it. Bring your questions, and your answers too. Join the conversation.

Let’s make sure more people become aware of this little-known, generally misdiagnosed disorder. Come join us!


Lipedema Awareness Bootcamp Events

3 days of events from our world-class experts plus YOU!
June 24-25-26, 2022

Welcome Kickoff Party June 23 @ 4:30 pm Eastern time.

Presentations, current updates about lipedema, and worldwide lipedema ladies. We will have talks and time for LIVE Q&A with small group discussions. It’s time to get answers to your questions about lipedema and what you can do. Don’t miss this opportunity since it may be the only time we do this.

Friday, June 24th
Catherine Seo, PhD, Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA & Matthew Carmody, MD

>> What is lipedema?
>> Understanding the characteristics, stages, and types of lipedema
>> Lipedema: It really isn’t your fault! (pathophysiology & asset framing part 1)
>> Plus generous time for conversation & networking with other lipedema ladies

Saturday, June 25th
Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA, Gail Straker & Bryan Hayward

>> CDT Treatment for lipedema, lymphedema, & related disorders
>> Ketogenic Lifestyle: How low carb works for lipedema
>> Lipedema Pain: What it is and how to make it better
>> Lipedema Panel
>> Plus generous time for conversation & networking with other lipedema ladies

Sunday, June 26th
Siobhan Huggins, Gail Straker & Catherine Seo, PhD

>> Friend or Foe: Is fat the enemy?
>> Me, You, We: The power of belonging (This is us!)
>> Plus generous time for conversation & networking with other lipedema ladies


>>Why We Get Sick by Dr. Ben Bikman:  Book Club
>> Keto for Lipedema and Understanding Nutrition
>> Movement/Stretching with  Gail and Miranda
>> Living Well with Lipedema: Radical Embodiment
>> Mindset and Meditation
>> Compression, CDT, MLD and skin-care
>> 3-Day Lipedema Summer Bootcamp on June 24-25-26
>> …and much more – we love surprises!


So many lipedema ladies have joined our community because of the holistic learning that only love, support, and guidance from like-minded others can facilitate. As our community grows, we can’t help but look back at our beginnings and feel deep GRATITUDE to everyone! Truly TOGETHER IS BETTER!

Having this disorder can bring so much pain and anxiety that can make you feel like you’re alone, misunderstood, and unheard.

PLEASE remember… 

We see you, we hear you, we feel YOU. We have your back!

And this month of June, celebrate Lipedema Awareness Month with us as we open many of our TRIBE community events FREE for everybody for the entire month!

We’ll have webinars, meditation classes, exercise and stretching classes, a book club, and many more activities to raise awareness and expand our existing knowledge of Lipedema. 

We hope you join us! Your presence means a step towards your own self-care and adds to the whole community. Hope to see you soon!

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About The Lipedema Project

The Lipedema Project was founded in 2014 by Dr. Mark L. Smith, MD, FACS and Catherine Seo, PhD to begin the research and treatment for lipedema, a chronic fat disorder. Lipedema is a disease involving abnormal fat deposition that can result in pain, immobility, and lymphatic disturbances. Lipedema progresses over time often developing lymphedema, a chronic condition called lipolymphedema.

With obesity reaching epidemic proportions and anti-fat bias prevalent in healthcare, it becomes critical that patients are correctly diagnosed, that resources are invested in understanding this disease and how it can be treated, and that patients have the support, knowledge, and options to manage these chronic conditions.

Currently, The Lipedema Project, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to increasing awareness and providing education, research, and treatment for lipedema through online and face-to-face programs and building community.

The lipedema documentary is available for viewing on Facebook, Lipedema – The Disease They Call FAT.
The book is available on Amazon, Lipedema – The Disease They Call FAT: An Overview for Clinicians.