[tw eating disorders, assimilation, misogyny, racism, ethnocentrism, white supremacy]
Corazón Tierra, 43, began developing an eating disorder when she was only eight years old.
As an immigrant from Puerto Rico, she felt like her physical appearance didn’t fit into American culture. “When I came here, it became more complicated. We’re not beautiful according to the standard,” she says.
Corazón Tierra has been battling an eating disorder since she was a child, but now helps other women overcome their eating issues. (Photo courtesy Corazón Tierra)
Tierra also felt pressure from her mother to be thin. “The only territory I had to control was my body.”