Binge eating is a very nuanced problem because it involves overeating and it is common in the Black community, for women especially, to be celebrated for overeating. It's almost like a badge of honour when people say, 'That girl show can eat.'
I even started smoking because it was an appetite suppressant. That was my diet.
Research around eating disorders is limited, and even more so around eating disorders among Black women.
Eating disorders are a social justice issue. They are at the intersection of racism, patriarchy and diet culture.