How often do you look in the mirror and say “If I could just lose ten pounds, then I would be happy”? Unfortunately, the majority of American women and girls are dissatisfied with their bodies, and many take extreme measures in an attempt to change their bodies. For example, one study found that 63% of female participants identified weight as the key factor in determining how they felt about themselves – more important than family, school, or career.
But there's more. What about children that don't feel like they are even in the right body? A boy that feels like a girl? These are some intense issues to have to struggle with.
Body image issues can wreak havoc on your self-esteem and cause you to ditch your authentic self to be someone you are not - not to mention they can cause some BIG physical and mental health issues.
In this episode I chat with Registered Dietitian, Speaker and Author, Dalia Kinsey to better understand body image issues - and how we may change that for ourselves.
ABOUT DALIA KINSEY
Dalia Kinsey is a queer Black Registered Dietitian, keynote speaker, the creator of the Body Liberation for All podcast, and author of Decolonizing Wellness: A QTBIPOC-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation.
On a mission to spread joy, reduce suffering, and eliminate health disparities in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC community, Dalia rejects diet culture and teaches people to use nutrition as a self-care and personal empowerment tool to counter the damage of systemic oppression. Dalia works at the intersection of holistic wellness and social justice, continually creating wellness tools and resources that center the most vulnerable, individuals, that hold multiple marginalized identities. Dalia’s writing can be found at https://daliakinsey.substack.com/