For the past 30 years, eating disorders have been represented as a white, middle-class phenomenon. Due to the lack of representation of people of color and indigenous populations with troubled eating have suffered from high rates of undiagnosed conditions, inaccessible treatment, and culturally insensitive practices. In this presentation, participants will have the ability to evaluate eating disorders through a social justice lens that centers the experiences of people of color and indigenous descent people. Participants will learn about historical trauma, and the legacies of colonialism on self-esteem, body-image, and food.
Things I will cover:
- Define colonialism outside the white gaze and it's detrimental effects in what is now considered America
- Define historical trauma and it's specific features that are linked to eating disorders
- Anti-blackness and religious origins of fatphobia
- Explore the legacies of past and ongoing colonialism and white supremacy in body-image inside marginalized communities
- The ways colonialism shifted food and changed the relationship indigenous peoples and Africans had with land, ceremony, and food
- Ways in which providers can better serve marginalized communities
- How can community continue healing from historical trauma
This event is open to all. Mature content.