Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen - Body Image, Body Positivity, Self-Help, Feminism
Navigating Body Image With Chronic Illness - With Ivy Felicia

I chat with Ivy Felicia – Certified Holistic Wellness Coach and Body Image Expert – on how to feel more comfortable in a bigger body and navigating “body love” through chronic illness and weight change. In this episode, we chat about: • Ivy’s story of growing up in a larger body and suffering from PCOS • What is PCOS and how it impacted Ivy’s relationship with her body • Why she looks at “body love” as a relationship, like a marriage • How to choose peace with your body, even when there is frustration and resentment • How to navigate weight gain and be more comfortable in a bigger body • What Ivy suggests for women who have gained weight and are feeling physically and emotionally uncomfortable in their larger body • How to appreciate and accept your body if you are suffering from a chronic illness • How to make nutritional changes to support a health condition without triggering the diet mentality • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_74_-_Ivy_Felicia.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Kaila Prints – motivational speaker, coach, dance teacher and drag queen trapped in a cis-woman’s body - on what it means to be “recovered enough,” the damaging messages of health culture and how to choose discovery. In this episode, we chat about: • Kaila’s story of recovering from an eating disorder to becoming a burlesque dancer • How burlesque dancing helped her discover who she really is • What it means to be “recovered enough” and why it’s important to recognize when you’re stuck here • What discovery is all about and why it’s so damn scary • Why body positivity is not all that glamorous in real life • All the details on Kaila’s new Discovery Not Recovery program • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_73_-_Kaila_Prins.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

You know when you hear someone’s story and it inspires you to have hope that the same things are possible for you? In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I run solo and am catching up with some very special women in my life that I know are going to inspire you. This is part 2 of the Rock Your Body Spotlight Series. Here you’ll meet 5 different women who I had the honor of getting to know over the past few months as they did the Rock Your Body coaching program with me in March 2016. They have very different stories, with one thing in common – they hated their bodies and held a lot of anger and resentment towards themselves because of their self-image. I’m sharing their stories today because if anyone can inspire you to know that change is possible, it’s these women. They are just like you and today they stand here with an entirely new appreciation for themselves and outlook on life. Today, we meet Chloe, Courtney, Erin, Cate and Emillea

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Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Rock Your Body Spotlight Part 1

You know when you hear someone’s story and it inspires you to have hope that the same things are possible for you? In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I run solo and am catching up with some very special women in my life that I know are going to inspire you. This is part 1 of the Rock Your Body Spotlight Series. Here you’ll meet 5 different women who I had the honor of getting to know over the past few months as they did the Rock Your Body coaching program with me in March 2016. They have very different stories, with one thing in common – they hated their bodies and held a lot of anger and resentment towards themselves because of their self-image. I’m sharing their stories today because if anyone can inspire you to know that change is possible, it’s these women. They are just like you and today they stand here with an entirely new appreciation for themselves and outlook on life. Today, we meet Carolyn, Heather and Emily.

Direct download: FRR_72_RYB_Spotlight_1_M.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

“Normal” Eating - With Christy Harrison

I chat with Christy Harrison – Intuitive Eating Counselor and Anti-Diet Registered Dietician – on what it means to be a “normal” eater, how the transition from dieter to intuitive eater looks and the fallacies around food addiction. • How Christy developed an eating disorder in college and what was at the root of her sudden obsession with weight • What it was like for her to discover intuitive eating • Her experience studying dietetics at school and what she noticed about the way weight and health are taught and the implications on our health care system • What it means to be a “normal” eater • The different stages that people go through when they transition from “dieter” to “intuitive eater” • The physiological reason why we go through the “honeymoon” / eat-all-the-things phase when transitioning to intuitive eating • Why food addiction is not real and the fallacies around that • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_71_-_Christy_Harrison.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Fattitude - With Lyndsey Averill and Viri Lieberman

I chat with Lyndsey Averill and Viri Lieberman, the creators of the movie Fattitude – a documentary that exposes how popular culture fosters fat prejudice and then offers an alternative way of thinking – on fat acceptance, thin privilege and body positivity and why they created Fattitude to change our culture to eradicate size prejudice. In this episode, we chat about: • The inspiration behind the movie Fattitude and why Lyndsey and Viri created it • Lyndsey and Viri’s personal experiences that led them to want to create this film • How diet culture and the beauty industry has co-opted “body positivity” for their capital gains • Whether weight loss and fat acceptance can go hand-in-hand • How the media’s representation of fat bodies perpetuates size discrimination • Why “health” is becoming the new guise for diet culture • The insidious ways fatphobia exists in our culture and why changing our language and words can contribute to it • What it means to have thin privilege and why it’s important to acknowledge that it exists • How you can support the film to bring it into film festivals and create cultural change • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_70_-_Fattitude.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Beat Binge Eating - Interview With Lydia Wente

On the show today is Lydia Wente – Lifestyle Coach and binge eating expert, author and vlogger – on her recovery from binge eating, the fallacies around food addiction and her unique approach to helping women overcome it. In this episode, we chat about: • How Lydia’s career as a weight loss coach led to her having an eating disorder and how she “came out” and gave that up to recover from it • How she stopped feeling “possessed” by food and totally out-of-control • The most common causes of binge eating • Her beliefs about “food addiction” • Why therapy is not always helpful for women with food issues • Why understanding our thoughts is critical to overcoming binge eating • Lydia’s 3 steps towards helping you manage binge eating • The importance of body image work in her recovery and how she helps other women • How humor has helped her manage her thoughts • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_69_Lydia_Wente.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

We’re baaaaack! In this second special episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, fellow Body Image Coach, Sarah Vance, and I get back together to share the mic to talk about self-doubt, overcoming judgments and what confidence means to us. We chat about the Reclaim Retreat happening May 2017! In this episode, we chat about: • THE RECLAIM RETREAT happening May 2017 – it’s half-way sold out! Early Bird tickets are on until August 9th. • How self-doubt showed up for us in the past versus how it impacts us now • What self-doubt really is and how we both manage it • How we overcome and manage judgments and comparisons • How we approach confidence in our everyday lives • Our “Tony Robbins” inspirational speeches • Plus so much more!

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Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Anne-Sophie Reinhardt – Certified Martha Beck Life Coach and Eating Psychology Coach and founder of the award-winning blog and podcast Escape Diet Prison – on her recovery from an eating disorder and what you can do to let go of your desire to be thin and love your body as it is. In this episode, we chat about: • Anne-Sophie’s story of recovery from anorexia, including the hardest thing she had to do to recover • How she let go of “thinness” as her identity and discovered who she really is • The importance of body image work in having a good relationship with food • What her best recommendations are for feeling better in your body • What to do when it feels hopeless • What “loving your body” really means • What to do when you have a “bad body day” • Why there is no failing at loving your body • How she manages self-care as a single mom of a 2 year old • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_67_-_Anne-Sophie.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Sarah Knight – author of the national best-selling book The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck – on how to stop spending time you don’t have, with people you don’t like, doing things you don’t want to do. In this episode, we chat about: • Sarah’s formula to stop giving your fucks away to things that are sucking your time, energy and money • Why getting rid of fucks helped Sarah to be more enlightened and how you can have that too • The two-step process to help you stop giving a fuck • How to stop giving a fuck without being an asshole • Is it selfish to not give a fuck? • Why no longer giving a fuck about having a bikini body was the best fuck Sarah stopped giving • How to get over the guilt, shame and anxiety that holds us back from saying no to people and things we don’t want to do • Why the most important thing to stop giving a fuck about is other people’s opinions • Plus so much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this special episode , fellow Body Image Coach, Sarah Vance, and I share the mic to talk about the messy middle part of our road to self-love. We also announce our Reclaim Retreat happening May 2017! In this episode, we chat about: • THE RECLAIM RETREAT happening May 2017 • The different phases we went through when we gave up dieting and started to work on body image • The messy middle part of the journey that often gets skipped over • Why it was SO hard to stop thinking about weight loss • Our individual interpretations of what it means to “love our body” • Did I mention THE RECLAIM RETREAT happening May 2017?!?!? • Plus so much more!

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Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Veronica Grant – Dating Mindset Coach – on how to enjoy the process of dating, get comfortable with intimacy and attract the right partner. In this episode, we chat about: • Veronica’s 3 important steps to getting the relationship you desire • What you can do if your self-image holds you back from dating • Why you need to “date yourself” first and how to do that • How to overcome first date anxiety and feel comfortable • Why you shouldn’t buy a new dress before a date • How perfectionism gets in the way of finding the right partner and having a solid relationship • How you can become more intimate in your relationships • How to know when it’s time to leave a relationship • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_64_Veronica_Grant.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I chat with Anita Wing Lee – Transformational Life Coach and Award-Winning Speaker – on how listen to and trust your intuition, find you purpose in this life and get paid to travel. In this episode, we chat about: • How Anita traveled the world, gets paid to travel and how this helped her discover her purpose • You feel like there is something bigger for you in this life, but you don’t know how to find “it” or where to begin – Anita talks about how to do this • What it means to trust your intuition • Why intuitive eating goes wrong for a lot of people • Anita’s best tools for tapping into your intuition • A non-woo-woo version of what it means to live in the flow • How to make big changes in your life without being held back by fear • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_63_-_Anita_Wing_Lee.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Anastasia Amour – Body Image Educator, Self-Esteem Coach and author of Inside Out – on how to stop letting your weight dictate your worth, why feeling sexy is a state of mind and how she practices fearless body confidence. In this episode, we chat about: • Anastasia’s journey from being bullied as the “fat girl” growing up to a near-fatal 5 year battle with Anorexia to being the confident woman she is today • What the road to recovery looks like • How she got to know who she was at her core and started to express that • What loving your body really means and why our false expectations can hold us back • The role of toxic relationship in our body image • Why you can love your body and still have bad body days, plus how she manages those • How to move your body and eat more healthfully without going crazy • The importance of changing beliefs, especially those that are fatphobic • How to feel sexy from the inside out • Anastasia’s Instagram feed – why it’s one of my favorites to follow • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_62_-_Anastasia_Amour.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with one of my mentors, Tara Mohr – author of Playing Big and expert on women’s leadership and well-being – on how to be more loyal to your dreams than your fears, managing self-doubt and how to unhook from praise and criticism. In this episode, we chat about: • How Tara’s work influenced my life and how I work with clients • What it means to “play big” and the different ways that we play small and don’t even realize it • The relationship between self-doubt and playing big and why we cannot eliminate self-doubt • Why women are socialized to be people pleasers and how that influences the way we show up in this world • Why body perfectionism is a common form of self-doubt and why it’s not really about your body • The limitations of being hooked on praise and criticism • How you can start to be less concerned with what other people think • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_61_Tara_Mohr.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Glenys Oyston – Registered Dietician, blogger and podcaster – brings the sass as we blow up the B.S around weight, health and dieting and why it’s so hard to let go of the seductive appeal of dieting. We chat about: • How Glenys overcame her battle with restrictive eating and discovered Health At Every Size • Why dieting is so seductive and hard to let go of • How to overcome the ramifications of dieting – a.k.a. “Diet PTSD” • Why looking at health through the lens of weight is B.S. • How to focus on health without being restrictive • Her experience working as a “fat dietician” who practices HAES • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_60_Glenys.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I chat with Patricia Colli – creator and editor of BeUtiful magazine – on why body image is a feminist issue and on whether posting semi-nude selfies is objectifying or empowering. In this episode, we chat about: • Patricia’s journey towards body positivity • The purpose behind the magazine and what inspired her to start BeUtiful magazine • Our thoughts on how major corporations leverage body positivity for profit • Why body image is a feminist issue • Whether we’re doing an in justice to body positivity by showing our bodies on social media • Where is the line between objectification and empowerment? • What did we think of Amy Schumer’s response to being included in Glamour magazines “diverse” issue • Plus so much more!

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Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Noelle Tarr – non-dogmatic Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and personal trainer – on how to set goals and redefine your relationship with fitness and health without going crazy. In this episode, we chat about: • Noelle’s journey from feeling unworthy in her body to feeling acceptance with who she is • How she shifted her frame of mind around fitness from aesthetics to capability • The signs to look for if you are overtraining and why rest is awesome • How to pursue health from a place of self-love without a dieting frame of mind • Your morality is not defined by your fitness choices • What to do if you struggle with the idea that “not dieting” means you’ll never eat healthy again • Why Noelle (and I) hate the word goal setting and what she suggests instead • A wicked rant on how to feel inspired to move your body if you’ve had a bad relationship with exercise in the past • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_57_-_Noelle_Tarr.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

I chat with Theresa Larson – author of Warrior – on her struggle with bulimia while she was serving in the military and how she found the courage to ask for help and abandon the idea of “perfect”. In this episode, we chat about: • How Theresa battled with an eating disorder while doing service in the military and her road to recovery • What it was like to admit that she needed help – in the military environment - and how she found the courage to heal • How it felt when she was told to “suck it up” by the “Navy Shrink” • Why addiction to control was at the heart of Theresa’s eating disorder • How she was able to let go of that addiction and how she practices letting go of control • Why she felt it was important to share her story and how that’s been for her • How she continues to heal and manage perfectionism tendencies • What loving your body means to Theresa • Plus so much more!

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Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Healing Body Image Through Selfies - Interview With Vivienne McMaster

I chat with Vivienne McMaster – creator of Be Your Own Beloved, photographer and body image advocate – on how you can heal negative body image through selfies and choose compassion over critique in photos. In this episode, we chat about: • How Vivienne used photography to heal her body image and change her negative stories • How long it took Vivienne to start to see her body in a loving way through photography • What it really feels like to “love your body” and why there isn’t a “self-love” party at the end of it • Selfies are so much more than arm’s length photos • How to start seeing your photos through a loving and compassionate lens • What to do if you typically avoid photos or find them triggering • How to begin to love pieces of you where you normally direct hate • Are we really so much more than a body? • Simple ways for you to start embracing what you see in the photo and use selfies as a tool of healing on your body image journey • How to overcome fear around taking selfies and why they are not narcissistic • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_56_-_Vivienne.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

In this episode, we chat about: Where our need to compare comes from, Why it is one of the last things to disappear on your way to body love, The cultural influence on our need to compare, Why looking at comparisons from a broader social perspective helps us to unpack why they occur, Our evolutionary need to compare and corresponding emotional response, 9 steps you can take to end compare and despair today, Plus so much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

In this episode I run solo and answer YOUR questions on: What to do when you can’t shake the feeling that you’d be better if you were thinner, why we really can’t let go of control around food, how to overcome beliefs and shame around attractiveness, how to know when it’s emotionally safe to start a movement practice after having a not-so-great relationship to it in the past, how to make movement something that doesn’t feel like a burden or “exercise”…ugh

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Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

I chat with Ragen Chastain – author, speaker, activist and internationally recognized thought-leader on self-esteem, body image and HAES – on size stigma, HAES, why every body deserves respect, her experiences training for an Ironman and SO much more. In this episode, we chat about: • How Ragen went from having an eating disorder to becoming a fat activist • How her research led her to Health At Every Size and then size acceptance • The research on dieting and weight loss and why health habits are the best way to get a healthy body • The experience that made her to realize the oppression against fat people and how this was the catalyst for her activism • The role of fat stigma on women’s body image • If you have issues with your body, it can be you and your body against that problem—not you against your body • Why your life wouldn’t be better if you were thinner—your life would be better if you lived in a world that didn’t stigmatize fat and why changing the world is the solution • Is it really possible to be happy, sexy and successful at any size? • The good fatty/bad fatty dichotomy – what is is and how she navigates it being a athlete and activist • How she handles the trolls and stays determined against the negativity • All about her experience with her Ironman training • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_53_Ragen.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Reclaiming Fat - Interview With Chrystal Bougon

I chat with Chrystal Bougon – Owner & Resident Curvy Girl at Curvy Girl Inc and activist – on feeling sexy at every size, reclaiming the word fat and the importance of sexual pleasure as self-care. In this episode, we chat about: • What loving your body means to Chrystal • The spark that fired her up to start Curvy Girl Lingerie • Why she identifies as a fat woman and the importance of reclaiming that word • The importance of asking for what you want in the bedroom and how this empowered Chrystal to be kinder and truer to herself • The power of asking for what you want in the bedroom and life • Your life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now – don’t put it on hold • Why it’s a discipline to work on your inner confidence and compassion • Why both Chrystal and I still have bad body days and how we deal with those • Her motto “Sexy is for every body!” How you can embody sexiness • How she responds to people who say she is “glorifying obesity” • Her must-hear response to internet trolls • The way fat people are portrayed in the media and how this perpetuates size stigma • All about her new TV series Plus Size Life and why we need more TV like this! • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_52_-_Chrystal_B.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

No Shame In Your Game - Interview With Team Nutrition Genius

I chat with Laura and Marie a.k.a Sassy and Pearl – Registered Dieticians and podcasters – on how to make healthy changes in your life without becoming obsessive and why they live by the “no shame in your game” motto. In this episode, we chat about: • Their various experiences with dieting and not dieting (some people don’t do it!) • Why you don’t need a 6-pack to be healthy • The importance of fun and silliness in having a good relationship with yourself • Why giving yourself permission to screw up is the key to enjoying cooking…and life • Our favourite playlists when cooking • How to incorporate movement into your life without going crazy • What to do if you’re hesitant to show up at the gym or any fitness place because of your body • The importance of being your authentic self and how they learned to own who they are • Why not everyone is going to like you and accepting this is critical to owning who you are: “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” ~Dita Von Teese • Why “no shame in your game” is their motto for life • Their thoughts on CrossFit and whether or not you should do it • And the first ever Fearless Rebelle Radio awkward dance party • Plus so much more!

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Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I chat with Kelsey Miller – Creator of The Anti-Diet Project at Refinery29 and Author of Big Girl – on her journey out of disordered eating, what she learned about herself from giving up dieting and how she moved from the role of sidekick to leading lady in her life. In this episode, we chat about: • How Kelsey’s first extreme diet at the age of 11 planted the seed and kept her hooked on “the manic power of skinny” for years • How the pattern of being in the “zone” of a new diet followed by periods of crushing shame kept her trapped in the dieting cycle for years • The influence of Kelsey’s mom on her relationship with food and her body • The point when Kelsey realized she was done with dieting and self-loathing and ready to choose living • What it was like to become an intuitive eater • The real issue that was at the heart of Kelsey’s disordered relationship with food and how this impacted the rest of her life • How she stopped playing the sidekick and took the leading lady role in her life • What Kelsey’s imperfect relationship with her body is like now • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_50_Kelsey.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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