Stressors & Cultural Impacts

The resources in this section take an intersectional look at multiple cultural factors that create stressors for groups of women, girls, and gender-expansive people from different social identity groups. Cultural factors include microaggressions; the effects of racism, oppression, white supremacy and colonization on mental health; the intersection of gender and stress; various forms of trauma that result from cultural betrayal; sexual violence; and the effects of anti-fatness and body shaming on physical/emotional abuse. Resources provide useful definitions, explore treatment options, and highlight how the stressors in our lives may reflect inequalities and oppression.

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