Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen - Body Image, Body Positivity, Self-Help, Feminism
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
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m chatting with DeAun Nelson and Sarah Thompson, HAES Practitioners. We talk about what factors influence our health, how to stop blaming yourself for not being able to lose weight and how to advocate for your health at the doctor. In this episode, we chat about:
- Sarah and DeAun’s very different paths to finding health at every size and what inspired them to start the Do No Harm podcast, 
- How to understand and believe the truth about weight and health, 
- Their advice to people who hold resentment or blame themselves for not being able to lose weight, 
- How to find your own definition of health and why focusing on “healing over health” might be a more useful and compassionate strategy,
- What to do at the doctor to communicate your needs and advocate for better care,
- How to find a health at every size practitioner,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 113_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m chatting with Tiana Dobson, a fat certified holistic health coach, about the role activism played in her journey, why body acceptance will always be an uphill battle and the importance of language and self-compassion in healing. In this episode, we chat about:
- How Tiana was a chronic dieter who eventually found fat acceptance and health at every size, 
- Her experience becoming a health coach and the transformation that happened for her during this time, 
- Why she needed permission to be happy and fat before she could accept it herself, 
- Why health is so much more than our bloodwork,
- Her explanation as to why “if you don’t like yourself fat, you won’t like yourself thin,”
- Why accepting your body will always be an uphill battle,
- Why Tiana doesn’t use “body positive” in her work,
- The importance of language in cultivating body acceptance,
- How to cultivate a practice of self-compassion to facilitate self-worth,
- Why everyone can be an activist by radically accepting themselves, 
Plus, so much more!
Direct download: 112_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m chatting with Louise Green, author of Big Fit Girl. We chat about what is so problematic about the fitness industry and how you can change your relationship to fitness and movement so that it becomes something positive in your life. In this episode, we chat about:
- How Louise went from chronic dieter to athlete who embraces her size and is out to show the world that all bodies can realize athletic potential,
- How to change your relationship to fitness and movement so that it’s no longer about the weight, 
- Her advice to someone who wants to start moving their body, but doesn’t enjoy anything, 
- Do you need to make fitness goals? Why some people can benefit from them, while others cannot,
- What to do if you don’t achieve your goals or you feel defeated,
- How to break away from all or nothing thinking when it comes to moving your body,
- How to work through fear of failure if it’s holding you back from doing things you dream of,
- How to make fitness more enjoyable and approachable for you unique situation,
- What to look for in a gym or personal trainer,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 111_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m chatting with Dr. Jillian Murphy, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine about Nutritionism and how our current understanding of health actually gets in the way of being healthy. In this episode, we chat about:
- What Nutritionism is and how it disrupts people’s relationship to health and their body,
- How we can be more critical with the messages we receive about health, 
- The real causes of binging, 
- How to undo the beliefs you’ve learned about health and nutrition that are disrupting your relationship with food, 
- The importance of using pleasure to guide decisions for your health,
- What it means to cultivate “Authentic Health” and how to do that,
- How to teach your kids to be intuitive eaters and protect them from weight stigma,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 110_episode.mp3
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In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, Sarah Vance, my co-host for The Reclaim Retreat, and I share the mic. We blow up the 3 most common body positivity myths that need to die and tell you everything you need to know about The Reclaim Retreat. In this episode, we chat about:
- Everything you need to know about The Reclaim Retreat: who it’s for, what you’ll learn, why it’s the best thing ever!
- The 3 biggest body positive myths that need to die, 
- What it really means to “love your body” and the different facets of self-love, 
- Why you don’t need to “like the way you look” to cultivate a sense of self-worth,
- The importance of acceptance and welcoming in all of the different parts of ourselves (including the parts we do not like), 
- Why we both love using values in our work to help people develop a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them,
- Why being body positive doesn’t mean that you’re all good all the time,
- The importance of feeling all emotions,
- We blow up the biggest self-care myths and explain what self-care really is,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 109_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m chatting with Dawn Serra, sex educator, speaker and writer. We chat all about sex, desirability and pleasure, including the influence of diet culture on our sexual empowerment, the myths of desirability and how to connect with pleasure. We chat about:
- The most harmful narrative we learn about pleasure that influences our relationship with sex (and all things pleasure-based),
- The influence of diet culture on sexual empowerment and pleasure, 
- The myths of desirability and how they shape our relationship with sex and pleasure, 
- How to improve your intimacy with a partner or future partner when you feel insecure in your body,
- What to do if you don’t feel “attractive,”
- Specific steps to take to discover what gives you pleasure, desire and arousal and why this supports a healthy body image,
And more!
Direct download: 108_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I am interviewing Megan Jayne Crabbe, otherwise known as @bodyposipanda and author of Body Positive Power. We chat about: 
- Megan’s recovery from an eating disorder and diet culture and why her “goal weight” never made her happy,
- How social media was a catalyst to her recovery and what it was like to go from being an observer to an inspiration, 
- The things that helped Megan the most in her recovery, 
- The most important thing she took away from all the research she did on beauty standards and the evolution of the ideal body,
- How anger can be a useful emotion to aid in recovery from dieting, 
- Can dieting be body positive?
- How she discovered her identity outside of her body and obsession with weight loss,
- The tactics that helped her learn to embrace and appreciate her tummy,
- What she is doing when she’s “just being Megan,”
- Her brilliant response to “body positivity is glorifying obesity”,
- The history of female hunger and how liberating it is to be unashamed of our appetites,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 107_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I give you 50+ reasons to divorce diet culture.This time of year can be the most tempting time of year to diet. We’re bombarded with ads for weight loss, calls to join nutrition challenges and all that “new year, new you” bullshit. I know how hard it is to straddle a desire for body acceptance and a desire to weigh less. I know how easy it is to be tempted to dip your toe back into dieting (and yes, programs being sold to you as “lifestyle” changes are still diets), so I wanted to give you 50 reasons to pull your toe out of the diet culture swamp, leap to the other side and commit to accepting your body and breaking free of the diet culture cage.  I also talk about why diet culture is a Soul Sucker and what to expect from Season 4. 

Direct download: 106_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In the season finale of FRR, I’m chatting with Cynara Geissler, writer, editor, book publicist and badass fat acceptance advocate. 
We chat about fat acceptance and how to deal with everyday fatphobia and existing in diet culture. Including:
- How Cynara discovered fat acceptance and how it changed her life, 
- The best strategy that helped her to embrace her body and realize you could live without dieting, 
- The importance of reclaiming the word fat, 
- How to exist in a world that is preoccupied with dieting and smaller bodies when you’re no longer participating,
- Comebacks for dealing with everyday fatphobic remarks and conversation,
- Cynara’s Toddler-Grandma style,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 105_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST