Body Acceptance Week 2021- Tuesday
Accepting Every Body:
Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Intersectionality
Tuesday, 2/23 at 6:00 PM
"Eating Disorders & Intersectionality,"A Free Virtual Event for College Students with the Renfrew Center.
Research shows that members of marginalized groups, such as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and individuals in larger bodies face barriers and stigma which contribute to mental health issues and eating disorders. Join the Renfrew Center as we discuss the impact of marginalization and privilege such as microagressions, overt discrimination and systemic bias. Attendees will explore ways to engage in self-care, supporting a friend allyship, advocacy, and community action on campus.
- Speakers: Christine Laker, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian at The Renfrew Center of Boston. Christine received her dual Bachelor degrees in Nutrition Science and Dietetics from Indiana University. She then completed her Master’s degree in Nutrition and Health Promotion as well as her dietetic internship with a specialty in Eating Disorders at Simmons University. She currently works in various levels of care helping those with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image across all lifespans and backgrounds. She has a specific interest in seeing how weight stigma impacts eating disorder treatment and access to ethical care in all aspects of healthcare systems.
Roni Levy, LMHC, is Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Boston. She joined the Boston team in 2016 as a Primary Therapist and was promoted to the Team Leader role in 2018. Ms. Levy received her Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University. She has extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders within all levels of care, and has worked with children, adolescents and adults on inpatient psychiatric units, treating those diagnosed with major mental illness. She oversees the substance use track and leads weekly Relational Process and LGBTQIA+ groups, for which she has the utmost passion!
Monica Perez, MA is a primary therapist at The Renfrew Center of Boston. Monica received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Gender Studies from the University of Central Florida. She then earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University’s School of Medicine. Monica completed her second year internship at The Renfrew Center and became a full time clinician in 2019. She currently treats those from all walks of life in the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care for eating disorders. She has a special interest in the BIPOC community and how cultural factors contribute to the development and treatment of eating disorders.
- CAPS Mental Health Screenings
- NEDA Eating Disorders Screening Tool
- Eating Disorders: Statistics and Research
- We Need To Banish White Supremacy From Eating Disorders Treatment
- The Interconnectedness of Sexuality, Trauma, and Eating Disorders in the Latinx Community
- This Is What It’s Like For Men With Eating Disorders
- How the White Body-Positive and Self-Love Movement Hinges on Anti-Blackness and How We Can Stop It
- A Cultural Epidemic: Body Dissatisfaction in Asian American Women