May 8, 2017
Body-acceptance activist Gloria Lucas (Nalgona Positivity Pride)
shares why she created an organization devoted to helping people of
color heal from diet culture, why the traditional medical model of
eating disorder recovery didn't work for her, the role of trauma in
her disordered eating, how intersectional feminism helped in her
healing, why the mainstream body-positive movement isn't meeting
the needs of people of color and other marginalized groups, the
role of historical trauma in creating and maintaining body shame,
and lots more!
Gloria is the founder and director of Nalgona Positivity Pride, a xicana-indigenous body-positive project that focuses on eating disorders awareness and cultural affirmation. She is a frequent lecturer across the country covering topics such as the connection of historical trauma and disordered eating. Gloria’s work has been featured at the Huffington Post, Univision, The Body is not an Apology, and many more. She lives in Los Angeles, CA where she is an active entrepreneur and eating disorders support group organizer. Find her on Instagram at @nalgonapositivitypride and on Tumblr @nalgonapride.
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