Dalia is an expert dietician on a mission. If you are frustrated with a "one size fits all" approach to health, diet and wellness, she understands, and is uniquely qualified to help you take back control of your life.
Who are we?
Kinsey Wellness & Communications is the result of Founder, Dalia Kinsey's mission to spread joy, reduce suffering, and eliminate health disparities in my QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community. We empower people to use nutrition as a self-care and personalized tools to reclaim their own wellbeing.
While everyone is welcome at our practice, we are uniquely dedicated to amplifying the health and happiness of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual/ aromantic/ agender) folks, and center our content accordingly.
Dalia Kinsey is a Registered Dietitian, host of the Body Liberation for All podcast, and author of Decolonizing Wellness: A QTBIPOC-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation. Dalia speaks, leads workshops and provides tailored group and individual coaching.
I struggled with serious misdiagnoses
It is no accident that my story began when I first applied to enter the nutrition program at Georgia State University, because I wanted to help underserved people improve their health outcomes and reduce their risk through dietary change and weight management.
At the time of my program, I was young and thin.
I bristled at the racial micro-aggressions I dealt with every day but never thought to question the fat-phobia that was evident throughout my studies.
In my mid-twenties I became severely ill. Fighting through the process of getting to the root of what was causing my hair to fall out in clumps, excessive sweating, hand tremors so severe that I couldn’t hold a pen, and fatigue that made me fall asleep behind the wheel after 10+ hours of sleep, taught me unforgettable lessons about how deeply inadequate health care can be when it comes to supporting folks of color in a health crisis.
Visit after visit physicians blamed my steadily increasing weight for my symptoms, repeatedly failing to offer me individualized treatment, getting stuck on my skin color and body size. After years of effort, I was eventually diagnosed with Grave’s Disease a chronic autoimmune condition. While my weight had nothing to do with my symptoms, weight bias and racist assumptions about ability to care for myself almost cost me my life.
Fatphobia, racism, homophobia, and misogyny have real life consequences for our health.
The parting advice I received from the diagnosing physician once I entered remission was to “avoid stress” so that I could stay in remission.
When George Floyd was murdered, and I found myself simultaneously living through the second wave of the civil rights movement and a global pandemic I was overwhelmed by anxiety and heartbreak.
I looked everywhere for information to help me navigate dealing with chronic stress that never ends. Every resource I found only addressed temporary stressful events, like a move, a job change, or the end of a relationship – events that anyone can experience.
I couldn’t find a single resource that addressed how to manage the relentless stress that Black, AFAB (assigned female at birth), queer folks like myself experience because of racism, homophobia, and misogyny.
The process of developing my own framework for protective self-care has lead Kinsey Wellness to where it is today.
We welcome everyone at Kinsey Wellness but we center the most vulnerable because people with marginalized identities deserve care that is tailored to our unique lived experiences and powerful enough to support our healing.
The good news is that nutrition can be used as a powerful mindfulness and self-care tool.
Our mind, body, spirit approach to wellness.
Addressing all of my wellbeing - mind, body and spirit - is what it took to nurture myself into remission, and what it takes to stay in remission.
In addition to my training as a Registered Dietitian, I have spent years diving into women’s studies, studying racial bias, weight stigma, fat-phobia, and minority stress theory to understand our unique barriers to wellness.
I leverage the power of ancestral healing tools and empowered eating habits to help clients feel good in their bodies and take control of their lives.
Practices that keep us grounded in the present moment and connect us to our bodies are incredibly protective.
Holistic Decolonized Wellness Coaching supports your wellbeing in all parts of your life. If you are ready to escape the diet trap, reclaim your health, and learn to feel good in your body, we can help.
Meet The Team
Nobody knows their shit more than Dalia does! Dalia is amazing! The podcast is a platform for topics that are soooooo needed but not widely talked about in an unapologetic and unfiltered way!