Thu, May 21 | Webinar

Coyolxauhqui and The Modern Fragmented Cihuatl (Muxer): Colonialism, Eating Disorders, and Celebrating Perseverance

Merging hidden indigenous knowledge with eating disorder healing practices, participants will learn the story of Coyolxauhqui-known as the Mexica moon goddess-and how she symbolizes current IIDW’s fragmented relationship with food and body.
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Coyolxauhqui and The Modern Fragmented Cihuatl (Muxer): Colonialism, Eating Disorders, and Celebrating Perseverance

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May 21, 2020, 5:30 PM PDT
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Since the inception of eating disorder treatment, Eurocentric methodologies have dominated the field. Black, Indigenous people of color have often shared how they are not represented in treatment and, in some cases, experienced further emotional harm due to practitioners overlooking socio-political and identity factors that are undeniably crucial to clients' lived experiences. Dominant eating disorder treatment has given very little room for non-white worldviews and other cultures that could play integral roles in healing and recovery for the majority of the world. 

In this talk, we examine how eating disorders among indigenous and indigenous descent womxn (IIDW) are not just intrafamilial or individualistic events but are a result of longstanding institutionalized oppression brought forward by past and actively present processes of colonization. Merging hidden indigenous knowledge with eating disorder healing practices, participants will learn the story of Coyolxauhqui-known as the Mexica moon goddess-and how she symbolizes current IIDW’s fragmented relationship with food and body. This talk will be an opportunity for IIDW to trace historical events with current personal happenings. Participants: 

  • Will be introduced to the story of Coyolxuahqui, commonly referred as the Mexica moon goddess and learn about the different teachings of Coyolxuahqui as understood by Chicana queer scholars as Gloria Anzaldua and Cherrie Moraga. 
  • Will learn how indigenous womxn were deliberate targets during colonization through the violent enforcement of patriarchal Christianity, sexual brutalization and the removal of womxn’s spiritual roles and matriarchal cultural practices.
  • Will examine the effects of colonialism on food and how it has shifted the way IIDW relate to land and how it has also limited spiritual and emotional nourishment leaving IIDW more vulnerable to developing eating disorders. 
  • Will trace the rippling effects of historical trauma and its connection to eating disorders.
  • Will learn how Coyolxauhqui is a powerful force for those struggling with eating disorders and how we can honor the duality of struggling and healing.

This event is open to all. Mature content.

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