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Latinx Therapy

Jan 16, 2019

Trigger Warning: Disordered Eating Topic

We are back from a mid-season break! Expect episodes weekly going forward! Today’s guest is Gloria Lucas, founder of Nalgona Positivity Pride! We talk today about what Nalgona Positivity Pride is, why it started, disordered eating, the diet culture, what body positivity means, historical trauma with disordered eating,  the history of native foods along with the colonization and shame of those foods, techniques for loving your body and much more! 

Gloria Lucas talks to us about some points! She is a Xicana womxn from California and founded Nalgona Positivity Pride (NPP) in 2014  after years of dealing with the lack of women of color representation in the eating disorder awareness community. Like the 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. NPP lectures, hosts events, offers business consultation, hosts support groups, and creates social media content as a way to reach out to and empowers the individuals whose bodies are systematically at the margins of white/ mainstream ‘body positivity’ movements.

Follow NPP on social media @NalgonaPositivityPride and check out their website for more info:

Sponsor for today’s show: ChilOso Gummy Bears. Find them on Instagram & Facebook!

The directory on Latinx Therapy is up! If you are a mental health professional in private practice and looking to get enrolled in our directory, email me at to sign up! 


If you or someone you know is struggling with disordred eating, you can contact the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline at no cost: 1-800-931-2237 . You can also text  741741 and a trained volunteer will get in touch with you.

Readings Suggested from Nalgona Positivity Pride:

A Flood of Tears and Blood by Eduardo Galeano (found on pg. 38)

Colonization, Food, and the Practice of Eating by Dr. Linda Alvarez for Food Empowerment Project