Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen - Body Image, Body Positivity, Self-Help, Feminism
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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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
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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
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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
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