SAVE THE DATE! Friday, April 28th. 6pm-7:30pm at 3520 SE Yamhill St. Portland OR 97214 <3
We are honored and excited to host Gloria from NPP in Portland for her presentation of:
Historical Trauma and Modern Day Oppression: How Does This Relate to Eating Disorders?
The relationship developed by women of color with their bodies and food is a profound and complicated one. The advent of colonialism* brought with it a violent disruption in the lives of women of color, producing historical trauma, post traumatic slave syndrome, as well as social and economic systems of oppression (e.g. capitalism, racism, classism, heterosexism, acculturation, and trauma).
In this workshop, we will analyze how violent relationships with food are a product of colonialism and a traumatic response to it (specific to the experiences of poc). Furthermore, as a group, we will brainstorm ways in which healing can take place in our lives and communities.
~ Gloria is a Xicana womxn and the person behind Nalgona Positivity Pride. Straight from the Inland Empire, the DIY punk community in Riverside taught her to organize and since the age of 18 she has helped form Ladyfest IE, IE Riot Grrrls, and Women of Color for Decolonization. In 2014, she founded Nalgona Positivity Pride from years of dealing with the violent lack of women of color representation in the eating disorder awareness community. Like the chingona womxn of color that came before, she creates spaces for marginalized folks to support each other and heal from the trauma of colonialism, eurocentric beauty ideals and disordered eating in communities of color. She has lectured across the nation in different universities and community organizations. Gloria’s work has been featured at the Huffington Post, MiTú , Bitch Magazine, and The Body is not an Apology. Gloria and NPP envision an end to the white centered feminist “waves” and welcome the rise of lasting colorful queer friendly tsunamis. Her most recent project is Sage & Spoon an online support group for indigenous people and people of color with eating problems. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their cats, Pepita and Mister Orange.
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