Supporting BIPOC Resilience in the Nutrition Field
As of 2020, 80% of professional dietitians identified as white . The added mental load and care resources needed for BIPOC providers to exist and thrive in a predominantly white field is both financially and emotionally expensive. One essential component of building and maintaining this resilience is having community where you feel safe, seen, and supported in your identities.
The BIPOC Nutrition Professionals Monthly In-Person Salons are a time and place for BIPOC clinicians to find ease and respite with and among folks who share their lived experiences without explanation or judgement. My longing for these gatherings is for fellow providers to build community, talk story, and honor our wisdom and strengths as BIPOC. True to many of our cultures and lineages, gathering around food is an essential expression of care and a facilitator of story.
For colleagues who don't identify as BIPOC and who would like to support the organization and maintenance of this essential care work, I invite you to make a financial contribution to ensure this work is sustainable and generative. I have a goal of raising $1500 (annually) to allow me to organize 6 gatherings throughout the calendar year (every other month). For transparency, this fundraising goal is informed by the following costs per salon:
If you would like to contribute to this vision please send money through Venmo: