Resilience, Respectability, Restriction, and Black Joy: Exploring Themes from It's Always Been Ours with Jessica Wilson, MS, RD & TaMeicka "Ifasina" Clear, CLC

[Pay-What-You-Can] Resilience, Respectability, Restriction, and Black Joy: Exploring Themes from It’s Always Been Ours

Support It’s Always Been Ours: Rewriting the Story of Black Women’s Bodies

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Feb 02 2023


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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 02 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Jessica Wilson
    Jessica Wilson

    Jessica Wilson, MS, RDN (she/her) is a clinical dietitian, consultant and author, whose experiences navigating the dietetic fields as a Black, queer dietitian have been featured on public radio shows and in print media, including the New York Times, Bustle, and Cronkite News. Jessica speaks openly and candidly about the harm caused to people by designating individual identities and bodies as risk factors, rather than targeting the structural inequities and violence that marginalized individuals must endure and which contribute to whether we fall into the social construction of Health. She organizes and energizes communities, both small and large, and is a leader in the conversation to deconstruct the narratives we have all been told about our bodies. Jessica may learn to cook and bake one day, but probably not. One of her life goals is to showcase her enthusiasm for chaos and desserts by competing on Nailed It.

  • TaMeicka "Ifasina" Clear
    TaMeicka "Ifasina" Clear

    TaMeicka “Ifasina” Clear (pronouns they/them) is a fat, Black, genderqueer person from Texas living in North Carolina for now. Ifasina is a Master Trainer and space holder who has over 20 years of experience working with intergenerational and directly impacted groups and teams to lead, process, and make decisions. They are passionate about the kind of work that allows them to support others in their leadership, brilliance, and creative genius. Ifasina has been dancing formally since they were 8 years old. They come from both formal and informal dance disciplines and traditions, including Black church based liturgical dance and the living room of their grand mother’s house. In other parts of their life, Ifasina loves eating snacks, loves looking for snacks, loves building connections around snacks, and loves going on adventures, that involve snacks!

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