Doctors are seeing a sharp increase in eating disorders among minority women, reports The New York Times, and I couldn't be any happier:
Dr. Gayle Brooks said experts traditionally had thought that "anorexia and bulimia didn't happen to black, Asian or Hispanic women, that they were somehow immune."
"Curvy African-American women were celebrated," Dr. Brooks said. "These girls didn't experience anxiety and shame about their bodies. Being curvy or large was a source of pride within the African-American community." (Anyone who's ever watched "The Jerry Springer Show" can certainly verify this is true.)
Allow me to be the first to say welcome — and good luck with it.
Full article: Blacks Join the Eating-Disorder Mainstream (via The New York Times)
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 11:01 AM