Anti-Racism and Eating Disorder Treatment

How does Opal think about anti-racism work and eating disorder treatment?  After a bit of a hiatus following the murder of George Floyd and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, this episode breaks the silence on what we’ve been learning and implementing within the walls of Opal: Food + Body Wisdom around anti-racism. Co-Founders Julie Church, Lexi Giblin, and Kara Bazzi sit down with host Carter Umhau to discuss what Opal’s been up to the last few months and how treatment at Opal hasn’t been adequately anti-racist in the past and what they plan to do about it. They’ll share a bit about their own process, how they see the need for anti-racism work within the eating disorder field, and touch on what this looks like in the HAES, RO DBT, and sport worlds. 


Aiko Bethea and RARE: Coaching and Consulting

Gloria Lucas — Nalgona Positivity Pride

Desiree Adaway –Whiteness at Work Summer Series

Barbara Love –The Liberatory Consciousness Mode

lThe Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese Singh

How to Be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

15 Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture by Kennith Jones and Tema Okun

White Fragility by Robin Diangelo

The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

Connect with Opal:


Instagram: @opalfoodandbody



Thank you to our team…

Editing by Hans Anderson:

Music by Aaron Davidson:

Daniel Guenther at Jack Straw Cultural Center:

Host and Producer Carter Umhau:

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