As a team, we have been thinking of the ways in which we will work to actively be anti racist and to be active about outwardly condemning the violence and racist acts that have taken place on Capitol Hill on January 6th, 2021. It is not lost on us that our country's roots are embedded in racism and white supremacy and we want to make it clear that our practice is an organization that is committed to antiracism and inclusivity.
Here are our commitments we will continue to take as a practice to do the internal and external work to actively work to be anti racist.
Most of all, we are committed to learning and unlearning the ways in which we have been harmful and complicit in enacting harm due to privilege we have been granted.
Life Inspired Nutrition Team
We are committed to serve, learn from and support BIPOC communities.
Mental Health Resources
Black Mental Health Matters: Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community
Ayana Therapy app strives to address the strong lack of engagement between minorities and the mental health care industry which arises as a result of cost, stigma, and lack of cultural competency. | Therapist Directory, Blog
Black Girls Smile promotes positive mental health for young African American females.
Black Therapists Rock increases awareness of social and psychological issues impacting vulnerable communities and reduce stigma related to mental health. | TruCircle Therapist Directory, Facebook Group
Ethel’s Club is a digital membership club focused empowering people of color in wellness, culture, and creativity.
Eustress raises awareness on the importance of mental health in underserved communities, allowing individuals to identify and overcome challenges to achieve a healthier and productive lifestyle.
Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness (FFBWW) is creating a world where Black women and girls live long, happy and thriving lives, defined by healthy minds, bodies and spirits.
Harriet's Apothecary is a healing village led by Black Cis Women, Queer & Trans healers, artists, activists & ancestors, centering the genius of Black, Indigenous & POC folk.
Rest for Resistance is a web zine and support group that centers mental health, healing, and self-care for LGBTQIA+ individuals, namely trans & queer people of color.
Sad Girls Club is an online platform and in real life community created to bring girls together who are battling mental illnesses.
Talkspace is offering a free therapist-led support group in addition to offering substantial financial assistance for therapy in the Black community.
The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People.
The Safe Place App is a Minority Mental Health app that educates and raises more awareness on Mental Illness in the Black Community
The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation addresses mental health conditions and eradicates the effects of trauma on the Black community by providing access to therapeutic resources, creative arts, and education designed to support mental health, physical wellness, and overall development.
The Unplug Collective is an online community where Black and Brown womxn and non-binary folks can share their stories about existing in their bodies without being silenced or censored.
Non-Optical Allyship Resources - @mireillecharper on Instagram
Problems - Becky Thompson
Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill Collins
Discovers Her Superpower - Brittney Cooper
Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia - Sabrina Strings
Hair Story: Untangling the roots of Black Hair in America - Ayana D. Byrd and Lori L. Tharps
Heavy: An American Memoir - Kiese Laymon
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot - Mikki Kendall
How To Be An Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body - Roxane Gay
Me and White Supremacy - Layla Saad
Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat: A Story of Bulimia - Stephanie Covington Armstrong
Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery - bell hooks
So You Want To Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love - Sonya Renee Taylor
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls - Anissa Gray
This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons On How to Wake Up, Take Action, And Do The Work - Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color - Cherríe Moraga
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism - Robin DiAngelo, PhD
It's Time to Correct the Narrative Surrounding Black Girls and Eating Disorders - Anissa Gray | shonadland
The Link Between Racism and PTSD - Monnica T Williams Ph.D. | Psychology Today
Thee Ways to Talk to Black and Brown People About Our Eating Disorders - Gloria Oladipo | Wear Your Voice
When Black Girls Hear That ‘Our Bodies Are All Wrong’ - Mikki Kendall | The New York Times
Yes, Black Women Struggle With Eating Disorders Too - Karla Mosley | Glamour
Allyship is the Key to Social Justice - Whitney Parnell | TEDx Talks
Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives - Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers
Black Women Talk Body Image in the Black Community - Raven Baker | Refinery29
The Paradox of Diversity - Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley | TEDx Talks
The Urgency of Intersectionality - Kimberlé Crenshaw | TEDWomen
Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat - Stephanie Covington Armstrong
Perspectives on Diversity and Being Marginalized from Both Sides of the Couch - Christina Ojeda, LMFT and Reasons Alumna, Yari Hall
Thank You, Martin Luther King, Jr., for Inspiring Me to Live Fearlessly - Ashley Michelle Williams
The Problematic Whitewashing of Eating Disorder Recovery - Lakesha Lafayett
Unlearning “Perfect” As a Woman of Color in a Racist World - Lakesha Lafayett
When You Don’t Fit the “Eating Disorder Mold” As an African American - Celeste Saddler
PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Sources provided from NEDA (https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org)/black-lives-matter-resources)