Calling all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who work in the field of nutrition and/or eating disorder recovery! Our existence in a persistently predominantly white field is essential, transformative, and, at times, exhausting. Let's gather for a celebration of self, community, and colleagueship over good food and drink. These salons are a time for restoration and connection, as well as continued learning and growth in community. We'll balance time to socialize with a lightly facilitated discussion on a topic relevant to our profession.
There will be six salons held throughout 2023, typically on the last Sunday of every other month from 10 AM - 12 PM PST. See the tentative dates below:
*Dates are subject to change Salon locations will vary across the city of Seattle and we'll prioritize support BIPOC-owned establishments. Light fare is provided. These are kid-friendly events and we'll do our best to ensure the space is accessible to all bodies.
COVID Precautions: as often as possible we will gather outside at either a restaurant/cafe patio or public park. Masks are welcome. If you are exhibiting any COVID-like symptoms, please stay home. If, shortly after attendance, you test positive for COVID please inform me so I can let other attendees know about exposure.
*Note: These gatherings are open to any providers who identify as BIPOC, including mixed race and multiracial individuals. Nutrition professionals is broadly defined as any provider who works in the fields of nutrition, eating disorder/disordered eating recovery, and other such food and body-based healing. This includes, but is not limited to nutritionists, dietitians, social workers, therapists, and coaches. This space is unapologetically fat-positive, anti-diet, anti-racist, and affirming of queerness, neurodivergence, disability, and class stratification.
RSVPs strongly encouraged to help organize salon details.
---------------- Community care is self care. If you are not a BIPOC provider, but would like to support the organizing and maintenance of this essential resilience building work please consider making a financial contribution.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or: