Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen - Body Image, Body Positivity, Self-Help, Feminism
I’m interviewing Sassy Latte, Body and Sex positive Feminist, about how the concept of “self-love” leaves out marginalized individuals, issues within body positivity and more. We chat about:
-How @sassy_latte came to be and thoughts on first discovering body positivity,
-How fusing the political with personal has been imperative to healing body dissatisfaction for Sassy, 
-The intersection of race and body image, 
-Why “self-love” neglects the trauma/experiences of marginalized bodies and how we can do better to make it more inclusive, 
-The problems with the body positivity movement and how it can discredit marginalized bodies,
-Is allyship even possible as a thin and/or white person?
-What it means to tokenize and how this is problematic for those in marginalized groups,
-Where white women (and particularly thin white women) can do better to support POC and other marginalized groups, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 127_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing  Isaiah Bartlett, queer trans radical therapist, about his struggles with body image and an eating disorder, the intersection between gender dysphoria and body image, and advice on healing for queer and trans folx. We chat about:
- Isaiah shares his story of coming out as trans and how gender dysphoria impacted his body image,
- Isaiah’s recovery from an eating disorder and exercise addiction and what he continues to struggle with, 
- The intersection of gender dysphoria, body image and eating disorders, 
- Why the prevalence of eating disorders in trans individuals is likely much higher than 4 times, 
- The problems with eating disorder recovery and how it’s not inclusive to trans folx,
- Cultivating body trust as a queer and trans individual,
- The problematic messages in the body positive movement that exclude and further marginalize trans folx, 
- Why we need more space for not being OK with our bodies and that we don’t all need to radically love ourselves,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 126_episode.mp3
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I’m answering your questions on the relationship between weight gain and emotions, whether you need to eat intuitively to feel better in your body and what to do if you feel like you’re “not doing this right.” I talk about:
- My thoughts on whether weight loss can happen through healing trauma,
- The problems with the “weight gain is the result of emotions trapped in the body” narrative, 
- The importance of looking at whether or not something promotes a fatphobic narrative, 
- What it means to have a positive body image and why eating without rules supports this, 
- The importance of getting rid of conditions and tracking tools that we use to measure our worth, 
- Why we need to define what it means for us to have a good relationship with our body,
- The importance of following people who have a larger body to your own,
- Why weight change has nothing to do with whether you are doing this whole body image/food thing right, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 125_episode.mp3
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I’m running solo and talking about how to set boundaries with people who talk about dieting. Plus, how to successfully exist in diet culture.. I talk about:
- How to decide what boundaries to set,
- Why having boundaries is an essential part of bolstering your self-worth, 
- The two types of boundaries you can set, 
- How to set a boundary with family/friends who talk about dieting, 
- A script of what to say when you’re setting the boundary, 
- What to do if setting boundaries feels scary and hard,
- How to respond to triggering situations where your body image has been shaken or you feel tempted to diet,
- Specific things you can do to cope when you’ve been triggered, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 124_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Dr. Colleen Reichmann, about the problems with wellness and fitness culture, how they hurt our mental health and how to heal an obsessive relationship with these things. We chat about:
- How Colleen healed her eating disorder and went on to become a clinical psychologist who specializes in this field,
- How she found health at every size and fat acceptance and incorporates this into her practice, 
- The problems with wellness culture and why it is diet culture in disguise, 
- Why we are so obsessed with wellness as a culture, 
- Why our body and willpower is not the problem when it comes to having “control with food,” 
- Why we both think the keto diet is the worst,
- How to heal your obsessive relationship with wellness and fitness,
- Why “strong is the new skinny” is so problematic and why extremes in fitness are not often acknowledged as disordered, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 123_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Aaron Flores, about healing body image from a male perspective, how to teach kids to have a positive body image and taking a health at every size approach to healing binge eating disorder. We chat about:
- How Aaron’s path to intuitive eating and health at every size started by helping clients with weight loss and realizing the damage it was doing,
- Aaron’s struggles with body image and the steps he took to heal, 
- The importance of focusing on respecting your body instead of “loving” your body, 
- Different ways to teach kids how to have a positive body image, 
- How Aaron responded when his son came to him and was upset because someone had called him fat, 
- What characterizes binge eating disorder and makes it similar to binging in response to chronic dieting,
- How weight-stigma is trauma and the importance of addressing this in healing,
- How Aaron approaches BED from a health at every size, trauma-informed perspective, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 122_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Carla Korn, about pre and post-natal body image, the relationship between negative body image and post-partum depression and navigating self-care as a parent. We chat about:
- Carla’s story of navigating pregnancy as a recovered person and why she is so passionate about the work she does today,
- We unpack the pressure to only gain a certain amount of weight while pregnant and its impact on body image, 
- How to navigate body image struggles while pregnant, 
- Why we often feel like we’ve lost a piece of our identity post-partum and how to reclaim that sense of self, 
- Carla’s answer to the “getting your body back” BS, 
- The relationship between post-partum depression, negative body image and perfectionism,
- How to reduce comparisons to other parents,
- How to navigate self-care and make it a priority as a new parent, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 121_episode.mp3
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I’m running solo and talking to you about hunger, fullness, satiety and things you need to know to heal from the diet mentality. We chat about:
- The number 1 rule I teach clients: eat like a grown-ass adult,
- The signs of hunger that we don’t often acknowledge and why we need to pay attention to them,
- Signs that you might not be eating enough,
- The reason you feel “out of control” around food,
- 10 habits or patterns of thinking that get in the way of honoring hunger, 
- Why you don’t need to rate your hunger to decide whether you want to eat, 
- A helpful reframe to shift your relationship with food, 
- Why eating behaviors are really innocent,
- Advice on how to heal the diet mentality,
Plus, so much more!
Direct download: 120_episode.mp3
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I’m chatting with Ashlee Bennett, The Body Image Therapist. We talk about why “obesity” is not the result of personal responsibility, navigating life outside dieting and the importance of self-compassion in healing. In this episode, we chat about:
- How Ashlee found fat acceptance and health at every size and the impact this had on her life,
- Why “the assumption that obesity result from personal responsibility” is not supported by data, 
- How to overcome feelings of failure when it comes to weight, 
- Why it can be really terrifying to navigate life outside of dieting, 
- The void that we feel once we are not dieting - “liminal space,”
- The importance of self-compassion in healing,
- Why some people really struggle with self-compassion and why this can be so difficult,
- The biggest misconception about self-compassion and why it doesn’t mean “giving up,”
- The importance of reclaiming the word fat,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 119_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Erin Brown, author, speaker, slam poet and activist. We talk about the relationship between sexual abuse and body image, female leadership and empowerment and how to teach kids about oppression. In this episode, we chat about:
- What inspired Erin to write the book Sovereign – which explores the story from abuse and internalized misogyny to fully expressed autonomy and leadership,
- How women are conditioned to be “pretty, ashamed, quiet and of service,”
- How Erin’s sexual abuse impacted her relationship with her body, 
- How she was able to start to feel safe in her body again and her advice to others who have experienced sexual abuse, 
- The role that self-defence played in her healing,
- The gaps in the current landscape of female leadership,
- Where Erin would like to see us raising the bar on female leadership,
- The importance of talking to your kids about oppression and how to do that,
- The problem with men not showing up to conversations on social justice,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 118_episode.mp3
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