Jordan Marie Daniel is a Kul Wicasa Lakota and Dine woman, activist, advocate and runner. She describes the feelings about her body have a lot to do with how she’s treated it under the thumb of colonized beauty and body standards. Jordan has struggled with disordered eating for around 13 years, starting with her track and cross country career in high school and being in a toxic relationship. Jordan describes her anorexia and bulimia and struggling silently until her college running coach sat her down and told her he noticed that she was malnourished and that he wanted to help her. Jordan describes the ebb and flows of her nutrition and mental health throughout college and then into her journey as a professional in D.C. Jordan discusses her relapses back into disordered eating and what triggers those relapses. Jordan talks about disordered eating in the running community and the effects on the body.
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