For the past 30 years, eating disorders have been represented as a white, phenomenon. Due to the lack of representation of people of color and indigenous populations with troubled eating, these communities suffer from high rates of undiagnosed conditions, inaccessible treatment and culturally insensitive practices eating disorder world/community itself. 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.
Gloria Lucas is an eating disorders awareness activist that specializes in intersectional eating disorders education and resources that transform the lives of BIPOC individuals and expand eating disorders treatment models. Being the founder and CEO of Positivity Pride, she raise awareness through digital media, public speaking, and grassroots activism. She lives in Orange County, CA.
This program is presented by WFPL as part of One Book, One Watertown 2023.