So often, the hidden assumption in assessment and treatment for poor body image is that clients’ negative views of their bodies are subjective and can shift with individual interventions. Yet oppression and race-based trauma informs the ways in which disordered eating and poor body image presents for Black women. Black women are confronted every day with the contradictory message that their bodies are both “too much” for Western society and also “not enough” for Western society. In this session, we will explore how weight stigma and thin privilege are influenced by racism, specifically anti-Blackness, and learn how to better serve Black women in treatment settings where eating and body image are at the forefront.
This online program is worth 1.25 hours CPD.
|Manual - Black Women, Body Image, and Eating Disorders (1.4 MB)||34 Pages||Available after Purchase|
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Jessica Wilson, MS, RD, (she/her), has 15 years’ experience as a clinical dietician. She has specialized in eating disorder care since 2009 and has led international dialogues about the barriers marginalized clients face when accessing eating disorder care. Jessica is well known for co-founding the #amplifymelanatedvoices movement and her commentary on the racist origins of the frameworks and models that guide the medical and mental health fields. She stays active on social media and in her communities advocating for body liberation, centering those most marginalized. Jessica is currently writing a book about the impacts of white supremacy on the narratives of Black women’s bodies for Hachette Books, out in January 2023. In her spare time, she gardens, rides bike and walks her dogs.
Financial: Jessica Wilson maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the University of California. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jessica Wilson is a Co-host of the My Black Body podcast.
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