ETR 195: Medical Fatphobia & Racism – with @amapoundcake (Danni Adams)

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In this episode of Eat the Rules, I’m interviewing Danni Adams (@amapoundcake), body image coach, activist, and writer.

We talk about how fatphobia impacts Black communities, the adultification of Black girls, and medical fatphobia and its impact on our well-being.

In This Episode, We Chat About

  • How Dani got into fat activism and body image coaching,
  • The importance of bringing her lived experience to her work,
  • The perception of fat Black women and how that stigma influences how they are treated,
  • The adultification of Black girls and how that influenced the murder and perception of Ma’Khia Bryant,
  • How medical fatphobia is especially violent to Black people,
  • That we don’t take into account how stress impacts health,
  • How doctors often focus on weight as the only issue and overlook the actual things that need attention,
  • The anxiety of just going to the doctor, for fear that they will only see your weight,
  • How this pandemic has exposed weight discrimination,
  • How fatphobia stems from racism and is directly linked to anti-Blackness,
  • Advice if you or your child are experiencing medical fatphobia,
  • Plus so much more!

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