Ep. 14- Fat Activism with Ragen Chastain

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This week I spoke with Ragen Chastain who is a fat activist, writer, and speaker. We discuss her eating disorder recovery, fat activism, and her current goal to become an iron man!

Ragen’s Blog

Ragen’s Food Psych Episode

Intersectionality

Kimberly Crenshaw’s Intersectionality Work

Fit Fatties

Fat Activism Conference

Ep. 13- Mindfulness in Recovery with Jenna Hollenstein

 

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Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN, is a non-diet dietitian who helps people struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and eating disorders. She uses a combination of Intuitive Eating, mindfulness techniques, and meditation to help her clients move toward greater peace, health, and wellness.

Jenna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) in New York State. She has a Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Penn State, a Masters degree in Nutrition from Tufts University, is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and an Open Heart Project meditation guide.

Jenna is the author of Understanding Dietary Supplements, a handy guide to the evaluation and use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and botanicals for both consumers and clinicians, and more recently the memoir Drinking to Distraction.

 

Other resources mentioned:

Jenna’s Website

Jenna’s Food Psych Episode

The Power of Now

Eckart Tolle interview with Oprah

The Mommy Sangha

Intuitive Eating Online Community

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.

Dana’s Website

Dana’s Instagram

Dana’s Twitter

The Ripple

“Photos I wish I didn’t Photoshop”

#Mybodystory

Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth

 

Ep. 11- Self care with yours truly

 

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Just what you’ve all been waiting for, an episode of me rambling all by myself. I discuss my choice to unplug from social media, as well as self care, rest, and the pursuit of perfection.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Instagram

Daring Greatly

Food Psych Podcast

Love Food Podcast

Nasty Women Radio

The Fuck It Diet Radio

Ep. 10- True Health and Eating Disorder Recovery with Marci Evans

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This week I spoke with the wonderful Marci Evans. Marci is a Food and Body Imager Healer™. She has dedicated her career to counseling, supervising, and teaching in the field of eating disorders. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified ACSM personal trainer. In addition to her group private practice and three adjunct teaching positions, Marci launched an online eating disorders training for dietitians in 2015 and co-directs a specialized eating disorder internship at Simmons College.  She has spoken locally and nationally at numerous conferences and media outlets.

Marci and I discuss her work as a weight inclusive and non-diet body image healer and Registered Dietician. We talk about food as a red herring and gastrointestinal issues in those with eating disorders. We discuss eating disorder recovery in general, and the dangerous dogma that is diet culture. We also touch a little on the topic of eating disorder memoirs and whether these are helpful or harmful; the new film on Netflix, “To The Bone” specifically.

Marci’s Website

Marci’s Instagram

Marci’s Facebook

Marci’s Twitter

Marci’s Youtube

Religion of Thinness

Hunger by Roxanne Gay