Serena Nangia (she/her) is a Body Activist, Advocate for Eating Disorder Recovery, and Founder of The Body Activists. In 2017, Serena founded the first collegiate chapter of REbeL at American University which was created to address the lack of education and dialogue about body image issues, eating disorders, and self-esteem. She is a dedicated advocate for eating disorder recovery and spends much of her free time learning about body image issues, developing a deeper understanding of how eating disorders affect marginalized communities, and educating about Fatphobia, weight stigma, and unrealistic standards of beauty.
Serena is an activist in the eating disorder space and uses radical empathy as an avenue to work towards social justice. She actively works to elevate diverse voices of People of Color and Fat people, all of which are often overlooked and underrepresented in this field. In order to stay up-to-date and informed, Serena is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and an advocate with the Eating Disorders Coalition.
Originally from Kansas City, Serena is now a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Before that, Serena lived in Washington, DC for 5 years where she studied International Studies at American University. Serena is a proud sister of triplet siblings and daughter of immigrants.
Serena is also the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Global Impact Initiative, a global non-profit based in Austin, TX.