Ep. 12- Intersectional Feminism and Body Acceptance with Dana Suchow

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Dana “Hotpants” Suchow is a Speaker, Activist, and Event Producer. Since overcoming bulimia and compulsive exercising that resulted in permanent injuries, she has become a champion for women’s rights, eating disorder issues, and body positivity.

Dana founded Do The Hotpants in 2012 as a fashion blog, but once she realized that fashion’s unattainable beauty standards were fueling her eating disorder, she switched gears. In 2014 Dana gave up her dream of becoming a famous fashion blogger, and has since made it her mission to use her own life experiences to educate, empower, and uplift anyone struggling with bad body image. Dana now leads workshops and curates feminist events that support all self-identifying women and focus on the importance of female safe spaces.

In this episode Dana and I talk about her recovery and transformation from a fashion blogger into a body positive and feminist activist. We touch on all things feminism- even things that have been weighing on my mind personally as of late such as body hair and makeup. She also discusses the best way those of us with more privilege can be allies to those who are more marginalized.

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