Felicia Foxx is a proud Aboriginal Sistergirl from Campbelltown, NSW. Her mob is the Kamilaroi from Walgett and Dhunghutti tribe from Kempsey. She has always had body image concerns, especially while struggling with her sexuality and comparing herself to others in the queer scene. Doing drag has helped her a lot and taught her to embrace herself. Speaking out about her issues and finding someone she trusts to talk with was really important in her recovery.
Finding someone that you have a lot of trust in is probably the most important thing, because you need to speak up about those shared experiences.
This video is part of Butterfly Foundation’s campaign #EveryBODYisDeadly, which aims to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to talk about body image and eating concerns, and reach out to Butterfly for culturally safe support. The Butterfly National Helpline is free, confidential, open seven days a week, 8am-midnight AEST, and can be reached on 1800 33 4673 or via webchat.
What can I do now?
- Read our article about understanding body image.
- Learn how to be body positive.
- Watch Garra's video about recovering from an eating disorder as an Aboriginal woman.