FRR 128: Social Justice & Body Positivity – interview with Gloria Lucas

SummerBody Image, Eat the Rules, Self-Love, Self-Worth

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I’m interviewing Gloria Lucas, body-positive activist and founder of Nalgona Positivity Pride.

We talk about the impact of historical trauma on the mental health of POC, why diet culture is colonial mentality and more.

In This Episode, We Chat About

  • Gloria shares her story of recovering from an eating disorder and why this prompted her to start Nalgona Positivity Pride,
  • How her experience recovering from an eating disorder brought to light how ED recovery leaves out and is inaccessible to marginalized groups,
  • What historical trauma is and how it impacts the experiences and recovery for marginalized folx,
  • Why “diet culture is colonial mentality” and how “you are what you eat” is colonial mentality,
  • How foods that are part of indigenous cultures become co-opted by health culture and why this is so problematic,
  • The influence of colonialism on body image for brown-indigenous folx and Gloria’s experience with this,
  • Why body positivity needs to be more inclusive and political to change the institutions that are terrorizing bodies,
  • How “reclaiming her identity as brown” helped with Gloria’s healing,
  • Plus so much more!

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