I’ve opted for a series of digital advertisements geared towards the black community. One will be for black women (general), Another for adolescents, another for their families. I will be using canva and photoshop to create them. Below, I’ve included a list of factoids that I will be using to create the ads.

  • Black teenagers are 50% more likely than white teenagers to exhibit bulimic behavior, such as binging and purging.
  • People of color with self-acknowledged eating and weight concerns were significantly less likely than white participants to have been asked by a doctor about eating disorder symptoms, despite similar rates of eating disorder symptoms across ethnic groups.
  • How black women have been conditioned to cope with stress from life experiences relies heavily on this strong black woman archetype, or Superwoman role. 
  • When we black women with eating disorders are seen, it is to be regarded like a rare, mythical creature, some kind of unicorn.
  • Over-sexualization of black women at a young age leads to mixed emotions/ enhanced insecurities regarding their bodies.
  • Body image standards for black girls are different.
  • According to the National Eating Disorders Association, eating disorders are associated with heterosexual, young, white females.
  • African-Americans are significantly less likely to receive help for their eating issues.