Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen - Body Image, Body Positivity, Self-Help, Feminism
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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I’m interviewing Melissa A. Fabello, feminist writer and speaker. We talk about desirability politics, how our conditioned beliefs shape our sexual experiences, orgasms and a primer on feminism. In this episode, we chat about:
- How Melissa got into body politics and how this gave her a framework for understanding the world,
- Why understanding body image through the feminist lens can be a catalyst to healing,
- What desirability politics are and why they are important, 
- The influence that societal standards have on who we are attracted to, 
- What to do if your partner is not on board with body positivity,
- The role of body image on sexual satisfaction,
- The different kinds of orgasms and how we experience them differently,
- Why feminism is not the simple belief that mean and women are equal,
- The importance of intersectionality,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 117_episode.mp3
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It's a special episode because I’m speaking to 4 incredible women, whom I’m willing to bet will have pieces of their story resonate with you. These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. These women go on to be role models to their kids, they have more time so they volunteer or become advocates for social justice, they ask for a raise and a promotion at work, they speak up to their medical professional about HAES or they pursue a new calling. And in all of these little ways, they start to leave a different kind of mark on this world and change the culture. To enroll in You, On Fire go to summerinnanen.com/youonfire

Direct download: 116_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Imogen Fox, the person behind @the_feeding_of_the_fox. We talk about what it was like to recover from an eating disorder and navigating body acceptance as a Disabled Person with chronic conditions. In this episode, we chat about:
- Imogen’s relationship with her body as a queer Disabled Person and how this evolved over time,
- Why she didn’t think she was on a diet when she really was,
- What was so hard about recovering from an eating disorder and what those first few months of navigating intuitive eating were like, 
- Imogen discusses the differences of what it was like to live as a person with thin privilege and as someone in a fat body, 
- Why she rejects the idea of body love and says it only creates more standards for marginalized people to fail,
- What body acceptance means for her,
- How to find acceptance and appreciation for your body when you have impairments or chronic conditions,
- Why it’s problematic that the paleo community makes it feel like you should be able to “cure” your illnesses with food,
- The importance of the social model of disability,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 115_episode.mp3
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I am interviewing Thais Sky, speaker, author and women’s leadership coach. We chat about worthiness, how to heal our “worthiness wound,” the problem with mantras and positive thinking, the importance of feeling feelings to heal and more. In this episode, we chat about:
- Thais’ story of recovering from binge eating and using food to numb emotions,
- What the “worthiness wound” is and why it’s not our fault that we have this, 
- How the “worthiness wound” is formed and what we’re really craving when we desire a sense of worth, 
- The difference between self-love and self-worth,
- How we’re not taught how to deal with our emotions and why this creates internal stress and a desire for coping mechanisms, 
- The various ways the “worthiness wound” manifests in our behaviour, 
- The importance of feeling emotions and how to start to do that,
- The two problems Thais sees with how we typically try to work on self-worth,
- The first step towards exploring and healing your “worthiness wound,”
- What is possible for women when we cultivate a sense of worth, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 114_episode.mp3
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