“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

—Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist.

During this important month of historical reflection, pride and vision, AAEDP celebrates the accomplishments and dedication of our African-American leadership in the eating disorders community. We have a strong platform of diverse perspectives and we step into 2020 with a vision for inclusion, equity and creative strategies. Come grow with us!

AAEDP Speaks is a collective committee effort of iaedp™’s African American Eating Disorders Professionals (AAEDP) under the leadership of Co-Chairs Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS and Paula Edwards-Gayfield MA, LPCS, CEDS, NCC. In keeping with the mission and efforts of iaedp’s African American Eating Disorders Professionals Committee, we are proud to provide a collective of voices sharing our unique, complex societal and cumulative challenges impacting eating behavior and African-Americans including racism, sexism and classism which often combine, overlap and/or intersect.       

To receive a copy of our AAEDP Membership Directory or for more information about joining or collaborating, contact our Staff Liaison, Blanche A. Williams, blanche@iaedp.com. 

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