ETR 195: Medical Fatphobia & Racism – with Danni Adams

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In this episode of Eat the Rules, I’m interviewing Danni Adams, 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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