In this Q & A episode of the Demystifying Diversity Podcast, Daralyse and AnnaMarie delve more deeply into the topics discussed in Episode 9, Body Diversity: An Exploration of the Danger and Discrimination that Result from Diet Culture.
They continue to explore the subtle and insidious nature of eating disorders, and how, tragically, good treatment is often not available, accessible, or affordable. They review how financial disparities can prohibit some individuals from getting the treatment that they need and deserve. It can and does kill people to be denied necessary mental health resources, especially given that anorexia nervosa has the highest rate of mortality among any mental illness.
They define and differentiate between important terms such as Body Liberation, Body Positivity, Body Neutrality, and explore thin privilege and anti-fat discrimination as social justice issues. They also review how messages about bodies are different among gender lines and how perceptions of our bodies are constructed.
Daralyse shares her personal experiences as a person with an eating disorder and she and AnnaMarie answer listener questions, including questions from a previous episode.
In this episode, you will be asked to explore your relationship to bodies, appearance, and food. We hope that, as you listen, you will be inspired to prioritize your mental, emotional, and physical health.
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Demystifying Diversity: Embracing Our Shared Humanity by Daralyse Lyons Buy the Book
Article 2012 by Shannon Ridgeway Read Article
AVEN Forums: https://www.asexuality.org/en/
Healthline article by Sian Ferguson about Asexuality Read Article
Query Podcast Listen Here
Sabrina Strings: Fearing the Black Body Read Book
NPR Article: Fatphobia and its racist past and present Read Article
The News Beyond Detroit Read Article
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Temple University School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management Click Here