Eat the Rules with Summer Innanen
I’m interviewing Holly Whitaker author of Quit Like A Woman and founder and CEO of sobriety school Tempest, about how alcohol culture strips us of our power, the patriarchal nature of AA and her approach to becoming a non-drinker geared towards women and other marginalized groups. We chat about:

-Holly’s personal story of her battle with alcohol and how that inspired her to write the book Quit Like A Woman and start the sobriety school Tempest,
- How alcohol culture is embedded into female culture and the various ways this shows up in our everyday life,
- Why alcohol is the new tobacco and the stats around how it is harming individuals and specifically women at an increasing rate,
- How alcohol brands have co-opted feminist ideals to increase profits,
- How to know if you need help with drinking,
- The question we need to ask instead of “am I an alcoholic,”
- Why Holly feels we need to stop using the words alcoholism and alcoholic and how these words can be stigmatizing,
- The patriarchal nature of Alcoholics Anonymous and how it works against feminist ideals and can further hurt marginalized groups,
- How Holly’s approach to healing involves empowerment and a more “feminine” centric approach to recovery,
Plus, so much more!

Direct download: 157_episode.mp3
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