Nalgona Positivity Pride

Nalgona Positivity Pride

is creating Brown Body Positivity! BAM!

27

patrons

$117

per month


After struggling with an eating disorder for more than 10 years, I know first hand how debilitating and lonely one can feel. For many of us, we have no one to mirror our struggle and therefore we struggle alone. Trying to access professional services and treatment is difficult and seeking comprehensive services that are relevant to our own experiences can be as rare as a rainbow unicorn. Learning about historical trauma opened my eyes and made me realize not only why I had developed an eating disorder but why my family and my community was hurting. No one is talking about our unique history and that is why I feel a great urgency to uncover our voices, find healing from self-hate, and continue to resist systems in place that hinder our well being. 




Within the last few months, I have been thinking about how powerful it would be if we knew more about our own stories. Representation is key for healing, and that is why I am seeking your support: so that I can delve into interviewing brown folks to learn about our own experiences with culture, food, and body image. Additionally, I am seeking the support to impact the lives of others who may be struggling alone.



Through your support I will be able to:
1) Focus on researching eating disorders among latinx and indigenous communities.
2) Attend more speaking engagements. Donors who give more than $150 per month (Etta James Sponsors) will support my key personal goal which is to speak in the schools of Compton, CA.
3) Dedicate more hours to our 3 support groups: Te Con Miel (women of color monthly circle that focuses on body image); Trensitas: NPP Youth Nights (program for teens of color in Los Angeles that will focus on body-image, culture, and food, beginning in the fall of 2017); and Sage+Spoon (monthly online support group for indigenous people and people of color)
4) Focus on creating more educational presentations on the historical trauma of colonization and its current role in eating disorders in communities of color.

   

What is Nalgona Positivity Pride?
Nalgona Positivity Pride (NPP) is not your regular body positive project. NPP is a Xicana-Brown*-Indigenous project that focuses on intersectional body positivity, eating disorders awareness, and cultural affirmation. NPP was started in 2014 by Gloria in Southern California with the goal of relating historical trauma, social oppression, and eating disorders have. NPP believes that racism, colonialism, ableism, homophobia, (etc.,) are all factors that lead to violent relationships with food and the phenomenon of destitute body image in communities of color. NPP offers education, social media content, support groups, and an Etsy store.

*In this context, Brown refers to the mixed descendants of the indigenous from (what is known today as) America.

About Gloria

Presenting at UC Santa Cruz
Photography: PainBrushHeart

Gloria is a Xicana womxn and the person behind Nalgona Positivity Pride. Straight from the Inland Empire, the DIY punk community in Riverside taught her how to organize since age 18. She has helped put together Ladyfest IE, Ladyfest LA, IE Riot Grrrls, and Women of Color for Decolonization. In 2014, she founded Nalgona Positivity Pride from years of dealing with the violent lack of women of color representation in the eating disorder-awareness community. Like the chingona womxn of color that came before, she creates spaces for marginalized folks to support each other and heal from the trauma of colonialism, eurocentric beauty ideals, and disordered eating in communities of color. She has lectured across the nation in different universities and community organizations. Gloria’s work has been featured at the Huffington Post, MiTú, Bitch Magazine, and The Body is not an Apology.  She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their cats, Pepita and Mister Orange.

Thank you so much for checking out our work. We hope to see you again. Please follow us on social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nalgonapositivepride
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nalgonapositivitypride
Etsy: etsy.com/shop/NalgonaPositiveShop
Tiers
Juan Gabriel Club
$1 or more per month

  • Receive a shout out in our social media. 
  • Join our exclusive online VIP Nalgona group on Facebook where you can check out NPP recommended reads, receive sneak peeks of upcoming merchandise + chisme. 
Big Mama Thornton Club
$5 or more per month

  • Receive a shout out in our social media. 
  • Personalized thank you card + love your body CD mix created by Gloria. 
  • Join our exclusive online VIP Nalgona group on Facebook where you can check out NPP recommended reads, receive sneak peeks of upcoming merchandise + chisme. 
Fats Domino Club
$10 or more per month

  • Receive a shout out in our social media.
  • Join our exclusive online VIP Nalgona group on Facebook where you can check out NPP recommended reads, receive sneak peeks of upcoming merchandise + chisme. 
  • Personalized thank you card + love your body CD mix created by Gloria.
  • Free NPP Poster (You Choose)  
Mercedes Sosa Club
$20 or more per month

  • Receive a shout out in our social media. 
  • Access to 2 webinars for you or a friend (can be interchanged) starting the summer of 2017
  • Personalized thank you card + love your body CD mix created by Gloria. 
  • Join our exclusive online Nalgona VIP group where you can check out NPP recommended reads, receive sneak peeks of upcoming merchandise + chisme. 
Jenni Rivera Club
$50 or more per month

  • Receive a free NPP shirt (you get to choose) 
  • Receive a shout out in our social media. 
  • Join our exclusive online VIP Nalgona group on Facebook where you can check out NPP recommended reads, receive sneak peeks of upcoming merchandise + chisme. 
  • Personalized thank you card + love your body CD mix created by Gloria
  • Access to all online webinars (via Zoom)  
Odetta Club
$100 or more per month

  • Receive a shout out in our social media. 
  • Receive a free NPP shirt (you get to choose) + NPP goodies
  • Personalized thank you card + love yourself playlist
  • Join our exclusive online VIP Nalgona group on Facebook where you can check out NPP recommended reads, receive sneak peeks of upcoming merchandise + chisme. 
  • You will sponsor 1 presentation every 2 months in a low-income area in Los Angeles. 
Etta James Club
$150 or more per month

  • You will sponsor one NPP educational presentation per month for a school in Compton, CA (One of my goals!!) + receive a public thank you in our Instagram 
  • Join our exclusive online VIP Nalgona group on Facebook where you can check out NPP recommended reads, receive sneak peeks of upcoming merchandise + chisme. 
  • Receive a shout out in our social media.
  • Personalized thank you card + love your body CD mix created by Gloria. 
  • Receive a free NPP shirt (you get to choose) + NPP goodies 
Goals
$117 of $1,000 per month
Receiving this amount of support will allow me to allocate more of my time to researching and interviewing fellow brown women and gender nonconforming individuals who struggle with food and body image. 
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After struggling with an eating disorder for more than 10 years, I know first hand how debilitating and lonely one can feel. For many of us, we have no one to mirror our struggle and therefore we struggle alone. Trying to access professional services and treatment is difficult and seeking comprehensive services that are relevant to our own experiences can be as rare as a rainbow unicorn. Learning about historical trauma opened my eyes and made me realize not only why I had developed an eating disorder but why my family and my community was hurting. No one is talking about our unique history and that is why I feel a great urgency to uncover our voices, find healing from self-hate, and continue to resist systems in place that hinder our well being. 




Within the last few months, I have been thinking about how powerful it would be if we knew more about our own stories. Representation is key for healing, and that is why I am seeking your support: so that I can delve into interviewing brown folks to learn about our own experiences with culture, food, and body image. Additionally, I am seeking the support to impact the lives of others who may be struggling alone.



Through your support I will be able to:
1) Focus on researching eating disorders among latinx and indigenous communities.
2) Attend more speaking engagements. Donors who give more than $150 per month (Etta James Sponsors) will support my key personal goal which is to speak in the schools of Compton, CA.
3) Dedicate more hours to our 3 support groups: Te Con Miel (women of color monthly circle that focuses on body image); Trensitas: NPP Youth Nights (program for teens of color in Los Angeles that will focus on body-image, culture, and food, beginning in the fall of 2017); and Sage+Spoon (monthly online support group for indigenous people and people of color)
4) Focus on creating more educational presentations on the historical trauma of colonization and its current role in eating disorders in communities of color.

   

What is Nalgona Positivity Pride?
Nalgona Positivity Pride (NPP) is not your regular body positive project. NPP is a Xicana-Brown*-Indigenous project that focuses on intersectional body positivity, eating disorders awareness, and cultural affirmation. NPP was started in 2014 by Gloria in Southern California with the goal of relating historical trauma, social oppression, and eating disorders have. NPP believes that racism, colonialism, ableism, homophobia, (etc.,) are all factors that lead to violent relationships with food and the phenomenon of destitute body image in communities of color. NPP offers education, social media content, support groups, and an Etsy store.

*In this context, Brown refers to the mixed descendants of the indigenous from (what is known today as) America.

About Gloria

Presenting at UC Santa Cruz
Photography: PainBrushHeart

Gloria is a Xicana womxn and the person behind Nalgona Positivity Pride. Straight from the Inland Empire, the DIY punk community in Riverside taught her how to organize since age 18. She has helped put together Ladyfest IE, Ladyfest LA, IE Riot Grrrls, and Women of Color for Decolonization. In 2014, she founded Nalgona Positivity Pride from years of dealing with the violent lack of women of color representation in the eating disorder-awareness community. Like the chingona womxn of color that came before, she creates spaces for marginalized folks to support each other and heal from the trauma of colonialism, eurocentric beauty ideals, and disordered eating in communities of color. She has lectured across the nation in different universities and community organizations. Gloria’s work has been featured at the Huffington Post, MiTú, Bitch Magazine, and The Body is not an Apology.  She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their cats, Pepita and Mister Orange.

Thank you so much for checking out our work. We hope to see you again. Please follow us on social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nalgonapositivepride
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nalgonapositivitypride
Etsy: etsy.com/shop/NalgonaPositiveShop

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Tiers
Juan Gabriel Club
$1 or more per month

  • Receive a shout out in our social media. 
  • Join our exclusive online VIP Nalgona group on Facebook where you can check out NPP recommended reads, receive sneak peeks of upcoming merchandise + chisme. 
Big Mama Thornton Club
$5 or more per month

  • Receive a shout out in our social media. 
  • Personalized thank you card + love your body CD mix created by Gloria. 
  • Join our exclusive online VIP Nalgona group on Facebook where you can check out NPP recommended reads, receive sneak peeks of upcoming merchandise + chisme. 
Fats Domino Club
$10 or more per month

  • Receive a shout out in our social media.
  • Join our exclusive online VIP Nalgona group on Facebook where you can check out NPP recommended reads, receive sneak peeks of upcoming merchandise + chisme. 
  • Personalized thank you card + love your body CD mix created by Gloria.
  • Free NPP Poster (You Choose)  
Mercedes Sosa Club
$20 or more per month

  • Receive a shout out in our social media. 
  • Access to 2 webinars for you or a friend (can be interchanged) starting the summer of 2017
  • Personalized thank you card + love your body CD mix created by Gloria. 
  • Join our exclusive online Nalgona VIP group where you can check out NPP recommended reads, receive sneak peeks of upcoming merchandise + chisme. 
Jenni Rivera Club
$50 or more per month

  • Receive a free NPP shirt (you get to choose) 
  • Receive a shout out in our social media. 
  • Join our exclusive online VIP Nalgona group on Facebook where you can check out NPP recommended reads, receive sneak peeks of upcoming merchandise + chisme. 
  • Personalized thank you card + love your body CD mix created by Gloria
  • Access to all online webinars (via Zoom)  
Odetta Club
$100 or more per month

  • Receive a shout out in our social media. 
  • Receive a free NPP shirt (you get to choose) + NPP goodies
  • Personalized thank you card + love yourself playlist
  • Join our exclusive online VIP Nalgona group on Facebook where you can check out NPP recommended reads, receive sneak peeks of upcoming merchandise + chisme. 
  • You will sponsor 1 presentation every 2 months in a low-income area in Los Angeles. 
Etta James Club
$150 or more per month

  • You will sponsor one NPP educational presentation per month for a school in Compton, CA (One of my goals!!) + receive a public thank you in our Instagram 
  • Join our exclusive online VIP Nalgona group on Facebook where you can check out NPP recommended reads, receive sneak peeks of upcoming merchandise + chisme. 
  • Receive a shout out in our social media.
  • Personalized thank you card + love your body CD mix created by Gloria. 
  • Receive a free NPP shirt (you get to choose) + NPP goodies