Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen
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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