The folx at Fed Up are spearheading a movement to support marginalized communities in accessing more affordable and culturally competent ED care.
FEDUP is a collective of trans+, intersex, and gender diverse people who believe eating disorders in marginalized communities are social justice issues. Our mission is to make visible, interrupt, and undermine the disproportionately high incidence of eating disorders in trans and gender diverse individuals through radical community healing, recovery institution reform, research, empowerment, and education.
The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families. Our mission is to share information about the unique needs of this community, partnering with families, educators and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all transgender children.
Free Figure Revolution is a Southern body liberation organization built on Black fat queer futurism. Our work is dedicated to working directly from the margins of our society, centering the often ignored casualties of white supremacist humanity standards, and the heart and foundation of any and all body liberation movements - Black fat folks.
Free Figure's mission is to create the revolution we need, and demand the humanity we deserve. We do this through community programming + initiatives, campaigns, art as resistance, transformative justice, and data futurism. In curating safer spaces and healing, we use a Black fat queer futuristic lens to humanize ourselves in moving through the ongoing antiblack violence we experience.
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
Live Another Day: Resource guide fthat addresses the complex issues surrounding mental illness and substance abuse.
Black Mental Health Matters: Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community
Addiction Resource Racial Disparities in Addiction Treatment
African American Mental Health Providers
Association of Black Psychologists | Therapist Directory, Emotional Emancipation Circles, Family/Community/Self Care Toolkit
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 Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) | Therapist Directory, Mobile Crisis, Virtual Trainings, Toolkits & Resources
Black Female Therapists (BFT) is a lifestyle and empowerment platform for women of color. | Therapist Directory, Free Therapy Service, Blog
Black Girls Smile promotes positive mental health for young African American females.
Black Mental Wellness | Trainings and Research, COVID-19 Coping Strategies, Blog
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
Black Visions Collective (BLVC)
Depressed While Black is an online community, blog, and video hub for Black mental health.
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.
Henry Health: The Mental Health App for Black Men | COVID-19 Resources
Inclusive Therapists | Therapist Directory, Workshops and Trainings for Therapists, Events Calendar, Blog
Loveland Foundation provides financial support for therapy for Black women and girls.
Melanin and Mental Health promotes mental and emotional healing in black and Latinx communities.| Therapist Directory, Self Care Tips, Podcast
Melanin Therapy | Therapist Directory, Mindfulness Blog
National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) | Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor (PDF)
National Organization for People of Color Aganist Suicide (NOPCAS) | Support Groups
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) | QTPOC Therapist Directory, Mental Health Fund
Open Path Collective helps to ease the financial burden that often comes with therapy.| Therapist Directory (Sliding Scale), Online Wellness Course
Ourselves Black | Therapist Directory, Online Magazine, Blog
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.
Sista Afya | Processing the Movement Online Support Group
Talkspace is offering a free therapist-led support group in addition to offering substantial financial assistance for therapy in the Black community.
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation | Therapist Directory, COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support
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.
Therapy for Black Girls | Therapist Directory, The Yellow Couch Collective (Virtual Community), Podcast, Blog
Therapy for Black Men | Therapist Directory, Coach Directory, Blog
Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism
Non-Optical Allyship Resources - @mireillecharper on Instagram
Black Lives Matter: Ways You Can Help
A Hunger So Wide And So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women's Eating
Problems - Becky Thompson
Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill Collins
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist
Discovers Her Superpower - Brittney Cooper
Fat Girls in Black Bodies: Creating Communities of Our Own - by Joy Cox
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
Side by Side Nutrition, Taylor Craven
PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup
Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate (In English and en Español)
Sources provided from NEDA (https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org)/black-lives-matter-resources)