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How Whiteness Shows Up In Your Work and What to Do About It

Jun 30, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This webinar will help clinicians identify the influences of white feminism on the existing eating disorder treatment models. Participants will be asked to participate in a reckoning with and radical departure from white-centered frameworks.

Learning Objectives:

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how whiteness shows up in their work
  2. Understand how this impacts medical nutrition therapy
  3. Come away with at least two ways they can shift their practice

Jessica Wilson Bio:

Jessica Wilson, MS, RD drives progress and advancement in the eating disorder field by fostering curiosity, building capacity for change, and inviting constructive challenge. She asks us all to think critically about how we have arrived at our conclusions and developed the frameworks from which we engage. She has been working in the eating disorder field for over ten years and currently facilitates consult groups for providers interested in unlearning the typical Eurocentric frameworks of the eating disorder field. Jessica is currently in private practice and recently co-lead the #amplifymelanatedvoices challenge. She also co-hosts the My Black Body Podcast.

Whitney Trotter Bio:

Whitney Trotter, MS, RDN/LDN, RN, RYT (she/her) is dually licensed as a Registered Dietitian, Nurse, and yoga instructor. She has over nine years of experience working as a registered dietitian serving in the HIV/AIDS community as well as working in the eating disorder field. Whitney also previously worked at a Level One Pediatric Trauma center as a pediatric emergency room nurse. In addition to working as an RDN and RN, Whitney served as a member of her county’s Rape Crisis Center on their Sexual Assault Response Team. Her work at the Rape Crisis Center equipped her to co-found an anti-trafficking organization, Restore Corps. Whitney now provides medical training to the community focusing on human trafficking response. Whitney is the founder/owner of Bluff City Health, a practice dedicated to embodiment, social justice, and eating disorders.


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June 30
10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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