Marcella Raimondo will examine our relationship with ourselves begins with our bodies and thus with how we eat. For many reasons, we can become overwhelmed with our daily body experience. For many of us, our bodies are targeted which can ultimately lead to us not owning our own bodies. These experiences can lead us feeling confused, frightened, hopeless, angry, just to name a few emotions. Eating problems and eating disorders are a disconnection from yourself and a disconnection from others. Eating problems and eating disorders serve a purpose despite the guilt, shame and confusion they bring. The folloeing will be addressed:
- Overview od Easting Disorders
- Types of eating disorders and eating problems
- Body Image/Body Shame
About the Trainer:
Marcella Raimondo spirit came out of my reaction to the media glorification of the impossibly and unhealthy paradigm for women. I had a 10-year battle with anorexia nervosa in my teens and early twenties. Seeing thin and emaciated female models in magazines shocked and angered me. I had spent so many years moving away from that unhealthy ideal, only to have it glamorized and prized in pop culture.
As a queer cisgender able-bodied woman of color, I struggled in my recovery because my story did not mirror those in mainstream eating disorder textbooks and biographies. After reading the testimonials of women of color and queer women in Becky Thompson’s “A Hunger so Wide and so Deep”, I found voices to relate to my own life experiences. I began to realize that a huge gap exists in the treatment services for diverse and underserved folks with eating disorders.