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This week, just in time for Passover, we’re talking to Asher M. Seruya, LMSW, a gender-queer social worker, psychotherapist, and illustrator specializing in trauma-informed care, weight-stigma, and eating disorder recovery. They have a special focus within their eating disorder work on Jewish identity, neurodivergent conditions, fatness, and queerness. Asher also co-hosts the podcast, Kvetching on the Couch, a podcast about Jewish mental health.
We had an amazing conversation with Asher about...
- The complicated & unique Jewish relationship to food
- How diets & diet culture can be attempts at assimilation & safety in marginalized communities
- The pressure of white eurocentric beauty standards & media representation of Jews
- How anti-Blackness informs antisemitism & the conditional white privilege of Jewishness
- The importance of bringing a Jewish lens to eating disorder recovery & body liberation spaces
- The antisemitism in anti-diet spaces
- And how reconnecting to our identities can help us heal.
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