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The Museum of Science welcomes musician, writer, community collaborator, and wellness and mindset mentor Genie Santiago and Dalia Kinsey, registered dietitian, inclusive wellness specialist, and author of Decolonizing Wellness: A QTBIPOC-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation for an evening of conversation, performance, and community.
Join Genie and Dalia for an examination of today’s mainstream wellness, health, and nutrition industries and the harmful, racist biases they perpetuate due to a lack of BIPOC and LGBTQ representation. Many representatives of the increasingly popular body positivity movement actually add to the body image concerns of queer people of color by emphasizing cisgender, heteronormative, and Eurocentric standards of beauty. Few mainstream body positivity resources address the intersectional challenges of anti-Blackness, colorism, homophobia, transphobia, and generational trauma that are at the root of our struggles with wellness and self-care.
Now, Genie and Dalia bring their mission to create space for ALL bodies to thrive to the Museum, celebrating the beauty, resilience, and joy of BIPOC and Queer bodies in an evening of dialogue, live performance and celebration.
An evening of dialogue, live performances by Genie Santiago and Jazzmyn RED, and a closing celebration with music by DJ Annaesthetic.
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Cost: Free with Pre-Registration
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Thursday, November 16 | 7:00 pm
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Recommended for: Visitors 18 years of age and older
Described as spiritual, sensual, and socio-political, Genie Santiago (she/they) is a musician, writer, community collaborator, and wellness and mindset mentor based out of Greater Boston. Emerging from rough beginnings, their art draws from their experience growing up as a Queer Indigenous Latine and a trauma survivor. Their life and identity have inspired their mission to use their art to empower others to overcome trauma, decolonize the mind, promote sexual freedom, and stray from the ideals of self-hatred that society places upon us. Santiago uses their art and platform to amplify the needs of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and marginalized voices of their community.
Dalia Kinsey is a registered dietitian and inclusive wellness specialist with over a decade of experience working at the intersection of holistic wellness and social justice in public and private sectors. Kinsey rejects diet culture and teaches people to use wellness as a self-care and personal empowerment tool to counter the damage of systemic oppression. Host of the Body Liberation for All podcast and author of Decolonizing Wellness: A QTBIPOC-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation, Kinsey continually creates wellness tools and resources that center the most vulnerable, individuals that hold multiple marginalized identities. Learn more at daliakinsey.com.