51 minutes | Oct 31st 2020

Who Taught You to Hate Yourself: Dieting and White Supremacy

In this episode, Amber and Erika discuss the multi-billion dollar dieting industry in America, and how it works in tandem with White Supremacy to push an image of health and wellness that often leaves Black people - particularly Black women - feeling inadequate, insecure, and unable to achieve the “ideal” of healthiness. We discuss how dieting often conflates healthiness with Eurocentric beauty standards, ignoring body diversity, and promoting the cultural superiority of White bodies and food norms. Not only does the diet industry financially prey on Black people, but it also promotes and encourages self-hate and conformity with White ideals. Tune in to hear what we have to say!
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