Jessica Wilson

Jessica Wilson, MS, RDN (she/her) is a co-creator of the Amplify Melanated Voices challenge that went viral in 2020 and author of the power book, Her book, It’s Always Been Ours; Rewriting the Story of Black Women’s Bodies, is an anthem to weaponizing joy and build community.

She is a clinical dietitian, consultant and author, whose experiences navigating the dietetic fields as a Black, queer dietitian have been featured on public radio shows and in print media, including the New York Times, Bustle, and Cronkite News.

Jessica has worked as a clinical dietitian since 2007 and is acutely aware of how both the public health and medical framing of “healthy eating” and “obesity” has contributed to disordered eating and self blame. Jessica co-hosted My Black Body Podcast, which changed the conversation about who have eating disorders and how treatment fails so many people.

She speaks openly and candidly about the harm caused to people by designating individual identities and bodies as risk factors, rather than targeting the structural inequities and violence that marginalized individuals must endure and which contribute to whether we fall into the social construction of Health. She organizes and energizes communities, both small and large, and is a leader in the conversation to deconstruct the narratives we have all been told about our bodies. Please visit to learn more about her.

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