Soul Food Diaries

February 17 – March 9th, 2020

Soul Food Diaries with Dr. Kelli Rugless, PsyD

What:  Soul Food Diaries is an online campaign of unique personal stories from people of color who have dealt with eating disorders, disordered eating, and negative body image.

Goal: To raise awareness that eating issues and negative body image impact everyone and to end the shame and stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment in many communities of color.

Audience: Everyone!

“In my own experience in working with people of color I often hear that they feel left out. Left out of the narrative, left out of the treatment, and ultimately left out of recovery. We want to change this by raising awareness that these kinds of struggles impact everyone and hopefully give others the courage to share their stories and inspire those suffering silently to get help. If you or someone you love is a person of color and has a story that you would like to share as a part of this campaign, please feel free to contact us on instagram @breakingthechainsfdn or by email at  We can’t wait to hear from you and we can’t wait to share these important stories!” Dr. Kelli Rugless

Click on photos below to read each person’s “Soul Food Diaries” unique story.

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