Linking Health & Trauma, Part II w/ @VidaStarr — #KatieSpeakShow Ep162 02/09/2019

In brief: Hey, y’all! I’m thrilled to have FINALLY connected on air with progressive radio host and community organizer badass Vida Starr. In the second of our two-part conversation we talk about the connection between trauma and health/weight — a link that’s amazingly rarely made. We get personal and she goes hard at harmful tropes/stereotypes that keep us isolated, sick, and full of self-blame.

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Easy download/stream:

Enhanced audio: Linking Health & Trauma, Part II w/ @VidaStarr — #KatieSpeakShow Ep162 02/09/2019

Links to on-air references:

My take…

SIGN: Don’t Let Trump Administration Take Food Away from 755,000 People” via the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)

“Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents”

“FACTS: SNAP Strengths” via (FRAC)

”Who Goes Hungry?” via Feeding America

TAKE ACTION: Volunteer, give monthly, start a fundraiser through Feeding America

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


Vida Starr: Twitter thread on her health/healing journey

“Tracing the Rebirth & Assessing the Threat of White Nationalism w/ @VegasTenold — #KatieSpeakShow Ep126 3/24/2018”

“How To Say Hell No To ‘New Year, New You!’ Season” my piece for The Establishment

“The impact of adverse childhood experiences on obesity and unhealthy weight control behaviors among adolescents” at ResearchGate

“The Second Assault: Victims of childhood sexual abuse are far more likely to become obese adults. New research shows that early trauma is so damaging that it can disrupt a person’s entire psychology and metabolism.” via The Atlantic

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Vida Starr: Twitter; Instagram; Facebook; website

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