#108: Reflecting on Being a Thin White Eating Disorder Dietitian with Lindsay Krasna
IN THIS EPISODE
Lindsay Krasna is a white, cisgender, able-bodied, straight-size, fat positive, queer, Jewish, pun-loving, basketball playing, color-coordinating Registered Dietitian.
She is also the proud founder of LK Nutrition, a group nutrition counseling practice in New York City specializing in eating disorders, disordered eating, and weight inclusive nutrition, with the aim of providing nutrition counseling through an intersectional, anti-oppression lens.
Taking an *actively* anti-racist approach to her work is important to Lindsay. The more she’s been learning about how exactly white supremacy shows up, and the racist history of the United States healthcare system as a whole, the more she’s realized how status quo approaches to eating disorder treatment perpetuate systemic inequalities that unfairly advantage white providers (herself included) and white clients, while harming communities or color, and marginalized communities generally. With guidance from Black anti-racist educators and colleagues in our field, Lindsay has been reflecting on what it means to be a thin white cis eating disorder dietitian and private practice owner, the importance of challenging the systems that lead to so many disparities in eating disorder care, and the ways she can do her part to advocate for needed change.
We discuss topics including:
- How to do better in the field of eating disorders
- The importance to reflect on how we have gotten to this point in our field
- The lack of diversity in the field
- The importance to obtain supervision from providers and colleagues with marginalized communities
- Exploring your spheres of influence
- The importance of taking on interns with marginalized identities
- Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings
- Belly of the Beast by Da Shaun L. Harrison
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