Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen
I’m revisiting my interview with Tara Mohr – author of Playing Big and expert on women’s leadership and well-being. We chat about how to be more loyal to your dreams than your fears, managing self-doubt and how to unhook from praise and criticism. Plus, I answer a listener question on how to respond to diet talk. 
In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question on how to respond to diet talk,
- 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: 147_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m revisiting my interview with with Ivy Felicia – Certified Holistic Wellness Coach and Body Image Expert. W
e chat about how to feel more comfortable in a bigger body and navigating “body love” through chronic illness and weight change. Plus, I’m answering a listener question on how to balance eating for athletic performance with body acceptance. 
In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question on how to balance eating for athletic performance with body acceptance,
- 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: 146_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m revisiting my interview 
with the creators of Fattitude - Lyndsey Averill and Viri Lieberman. We chat about fat acceptance, thin privilege and body positivity and why they created Fattitude to change our culture to eradicate size prejudice.  And I’ll be answering a listener question on what to do if your partner is still subscribing to conventional standards of beauty. 
In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question on what to do if your partner is still subscribing to conventional standards of beauty,
- 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: 145_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m revisiting my interview with 
Caroline Dooner – Creator of The F-It Diet. We chat about Caroline’s approach to making eating easy and more. And I’ll be answering a listener question on whether mindful eating is important in healing your relationship with food. 
In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question on whether mindful eating is important in healing your relationship with food,
- Why nourishment is the foundation of The F-It Diet,
- How your fear of weight gain can get in the way of truly trusting yourself around food,
- The tools that Caroline used to help her overcome her body image issues,
- How the media influences our body image and how certain actresses are going against the norm to promote body acceptance,
- What to do if you live in a toxic environment where appearance is valued above all else,
- The most important question to ask yourself when you are feeling judged,
Plus so much more!
Direct download: 144_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m revisiting my interview with Chrystal Bougon – Owner & Resident Curvy Girl at Curvy Girl Inc and activist. We chat about feeling sexy at every size, reclaiming the word fat and the importance of sexual pleasure as self-care, plus I answer a listener question on fat oppression and eating disorder recovery. In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question fat oppression and eating disorder recovery,
- 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!” and how you can embody sexiness,
- How she responds to people who say she is “glorifying obesity,”
- The way fat people are portrayed in the media and how this perpetuates size stigma,
Plus so much more!
Direct download: 143_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m revisiting my interview with my friend and colleague, Vivienne McMaster - creator of Be Your Own Beloved. We chat about how you can heal negative body image through selfies and choose compassion over critique in photos and I’ll be answering a listener question on body acceptance and aging. In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question navigating body acceptance and aging,
- 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: 142_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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