11. Anti-Fat Bias with Dr. Trina Dorrah

Content warning: use of the world ob*sity, discussion of eating disorder behavior, discussion of racism


Dr. Trina Dorrah internalized at an early age that thinness equates to health and acceptance.  She describes how eating disorder behavior followed her into a career in medicine, her fight for recovery, and weight bias in health care. You can find Dr Dorrah on her website. 


In lieu of an introduction this week, I discuss the intersection of racism and anti-fat bias, the fallacy of the BMI, and the pervasiveness of weight bias in health care.  


Eating Disorder Resources:

Health at Every Size

National Eating Disorder Help Line

Find an eating disorder professional  


Anti-fat Bias Resources:

Maintenance Phase Podcast

Fearing the Black Body - the Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

The Body is Not an Apology

The Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness

Fat Talk - Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture

It's Always Been Ours - Rewriting the story of Black Women's Bodies