047 - Decolonizing Eurocentric Beauty Ideals with Nalgona Positivity Pride

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Oct 5, 20171h 10m
047 - Decolonizing Eurocentric Beauty Ideals with Nalgona Positivity Pride
Oct 5 '171h 10m
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Hello listeners! This week we had a conversation with Gloria Lucas, also known as Nalgona Positivity Pride. Gloria is a Xicana womxn and the person behind Nalgona Positivity Pride. Straight from the Inland Empire, the DIY punk community in Riverside taught her to organize and since the age of 18 she has helped form Ladyfest IE, IE Riot Grrrls, and Women of Color for Decolonization. In 2014, she founded Nalgona Positivity Pride from years of dealing with the violent lack of women of color representation in the eating disorder awareness community. Like the chingona womxn of color that came before, she creates spaces for marginalized folks to support each other and heal from the trauma of colonialism, eurocentric beauty ideals and disordered eating in communities of color. She has lectured across the nation in different universities and community organizations. Gloria’s work has been featured at the Huffington Post, MiTú , Bitch Magazine, and The Body is not an Apology. Her most recent project is Sage & Spoon an online support group for indigenous people and people of color with eating problems. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their cats, Pepita and Mister Orange. We talked about Body positivity, body shaming, eating disorders, HSP (highly sensitive people) and the events that Gloria is currently hosting. Gloria hangs out mostly on Instagram: @nalgonapositivitypride We are proud to announce that Cafe con Pam will be participating in the first ever PodcaSterio Fest 2017: A Latinx Digital Media Experience. PodcaSterio Fest was created to amplify the Latinx voices of the podcast world and as a space for the community to discuss the visibility and invisibility of Latinx digital content creators. PodcaSterio Fest 2017 will take to the stage on Sunday, November 19th at Plaza de la Cultura in Downtown LA, and the event is presented by Molcajete Dominguero. For more information on PodcaSterio Fest and Molcajete Dominguero please follow us on Instagram @PodcasterioFest and @MolcajeteDominguero Don't forget to share this episode with your friends and please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts. Tell me your thoughts: @cafeconpampodcast on all things social

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