Consuming problems thrive in secrecy and disgrace. For these with LGBTQ+ identities who’ve an consuming dysfunction, the sense of isolation is commonly compounded by the distinctive stressors and added layers of stigma and prejudice going through this traditionally marginalized neighborhood. A big inhabitants of LGBTQ+ people with consuming problems typically fail to hunt remedy or face having their struggles dismissed, partially, due to a scarcity of cultural competency and illustration in consuming dysfunction media.
Sincere conversations that amplify LGBTQ+ voices and experiences with consuming problems, gender identification, physique dysphoria/dysmorphia, and dangerous societal messages are important for making seen and interrupting the disproportionately excessive incidence of consuming problems in sexual-diverse, gender-diverse, and trans people.
This Delight Month, we’ve rounded up a group of podcast episodes that supply secure areas for these conversations. Be part of us in persevering with to be taught and hearken to the experiences and management of LGBTQ+ people, in order that we are able to all turn into extra compassionate, knowledgeable, and empowered advocates for change.
1. Meals Psych #200: How Food plan Tradition Harms the Homosexual Neighborhood with Jeff Iovannone, Gender-Research Scholar and LGBTQ Activist
On this episode of Meals Psych, a podcast hosted by journalist, registered dietitian, and licensed intuitive consuming counselor Christy Harrison (she/her), Christy interviews Jeff Iovannone (he/him). Jeff is an activist-scholar, author, and researcher who focuses on gender and LGBTQ research. In the course of the dialog, Jeff delves into the subject of detrimental physique beliefs throughout the homosexual neighborhood and the affect of oppression and the AIDS disaster on the event of the prevailing “normate homosexual” aesthetic, outlined as slim, toned, white, cisgender, and able-bodied. He emphasizes the significance of recognizing that each physique is a celebration of Delight and presents insights on establishing a motion for physique liberation amongst homosexual males.
2. Restoration Bites #58: Two Queer Views On Consuming Dysfunction Restoration with ThirdwheelED
Restoration Bites, a podcast hosted by Karin Lewis (she/her), MA, LMFT, CEDS, is centered on consuming dysfunction restoration and interviews individuals throughout the area and other people with lived expertise. On this explicit episode, Karin interviews Jamie (OJ) Bushell (they/them/theirs) and Jamie Dannenberg, MS, RDN, LDN (she/they). They focus on their social media advocacy platform, thirdwheelED, which goals to amplify the visibility of the disproportionate impression of consuming problems and different psychological sicknesses on the LGBTQIA+ neighborhood. As well as, they delve into the precious medical trainings they provide on fostering affirming consuming dysfunction remedy for LGBTQIA+ communities.
3. We Can Do Laborious Issues with Glennon Doyle #168: Sonya Renee Taylor: What If You Beloved Your Physique?
Following Glennon Doyle’s (she/her) anorexia prognosis in early 2023, the bestselling writer and activist took to her podcast, We Can Do Laborious Issues, to unpack physique disgrace, the pitfalls of “physique positivity,” and the worthwhile labor of radical self-love with Sonya Renee Taylor. Sonya (she/her/we) is a world-renowned activist, award-winning artist, transformational thought chief, and writer of six books, together with The Physique is Not an Apology. Sonya additionally holds the identities of queer, fats, cisgender, and neurodivergent. On this highly effective dialog, Sonya makes use of a shallowness framework to look at the methods we speak to our our bodies and the way we are able to all work to shift our relationship with our our bodies to at least one primarily based on belief as a substitute of management.
4. Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness #189: How Grateful Are We To Stay Past the Gender Binary? With ALOK
On this re-release of a Getting Curious episode from 2019, host Jonathan Van Ness (they/he/she) sits down with ALOK (they/them), an internationally acclaimed gender non-conforming author and efficiency artist. ALOK joins Jonathan to debate their experiences embracing life past the gender binary, examples of gender fluidity all through historical past, and the way we are able to all reimagine a brand new, expansive world outdoors our society’s restricted, conventional understanding of gender.
5. Peace Meal #36: Consuming Dysfunction Restoration as a Non-Binary Individual with Debbie Seacrest
On this episode of our personal podcast, Peace Meal, host Dr. Jillian Lampert (she/her), PhD, MPH, RD, LD, FAED, speaks with Debbie Seacrest (they/them), PhD, about their expertise with an consuming dysfunction as a non-binary particular person. Debbie shares physique picture’s necessary function of their gender journey and consuming dysfunction restoration. In addition they advocate for an finish to the stigmatizing, slim cis-white lady image of an consuming dysfunction sufferer, sharing how the consuming dysfunction neighborhood might be extra gender-affirming and competent within the language used and companies offered.
Discovering inclusive and affirming consuming dysfunction remedy for LGBTQ+ people might be difficult. The Emily Program acknowledges that culturally competent suppliers are important for lasting restoration. We stand in solidarity with LGBTQ+ people this and each month, aiming to offer whole-person, affirming, and knowledgeable care at every step of the remedy course of. In the event you or a beloved one is searching for consuming dysfunction care in a gender-diverse and inclusive surroundings, name us at 888-364-5977 or fill out our on-line kind to get began at this time.