Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen (Health)
It's a special episode because in this 2 part episode 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: 176_p2_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

It's a special episode because in this 2 part episode 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: 176_p1_episode.mp3
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This is another episode in the body image series and i’m unpacking 4 misconceptions about body acceptance that will help you shift your perspective and make accepting your body easier.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/175
We discuss:

- 4 things I wish I'd known about accepting your body

- Why it's not about "liking the way you look,"

- What it really means and feels like to accept your body,

- Why believing we need to be positive all the time is toxic to our well-being,

- How I teach acceptance and help people cultivate a sense of worth beyond their appearance,

- Why accepting your body doesn't mean "giving up" or not "taking care of yourself"

- What it means to take care of yourself,

- Why body acceptance is not a one-and-done job,

Plus, so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/175
Direct download: 175_episode.mp3
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In Part 2 of this episode, for the first time I'm sharing my story about my history with dieting and body hate and the lessons I learned along the way.
 Show notes: summerinnanen.com/174
I talk about:
- What drove me to study nutrition and what I learned through that experience,
- The breaking point when I realized I had a problem and that it wasn't going to be resolved by the food on my plate,
- Why we have to stop participating in diet culture in order to heal,
- My "anti-diet" awakening and why this process took a long time,
- The biggest things that helped me heal and the mistakes I made along the way,
- The specific steps I give to everyone who is new to this space and quitting dieting,
Plus, so much more! 
Get the shownotes: summerinnanen.com/174
Direct download: 174_p2_episode.mp3
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In Part 1 of this episode, for the first time I'm sharing my story about my history with dieting and body hate and the lessons I learned along the way.
 Show notes: summerinnanen.com/174
I talk about:
- How I developed the restrict-binge-cycle from the messages I was learning at home,
- When and why I began thinking my body was a problem,
- How parents can do better to ensure their kids don't developed disordered behaviours with food,
- The assignment at school that was the catalyst to starting diets,
- How my dieting progressed into disordered eating and exercise addiction,
- The lessons I learned about the lies diet and wellness culture sells us,
Plus, so much more! 
Get the shownotes: summerinnanen.com/174
Direct download: 174_p1_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Shirin Eskandani - life coach, public speaker and writer – about how to find your purpose beyond dieting and appearance and how to overcome the fears that get in the way of pursuing more purpose and joy in your life.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/173
We discuss:

- Shirin’s relationship with her body growing up and how she was able to accept her body through weight gain and reframe it as something positive,

- The impact of being a first generation immigrant and how that shaped Shirin’s body image and self-acceptance,

- How to find your purpose and that it’s not something that comes from outside of ourselves, 

- The difference between a life that looks fulfilling and one that feels fulfilling,

- Ways you can connect with your intuitive voice and practice self-trust,

- Creating goals based on feelings and doing feeling-checks as you progress,

- Practical ways we can find more fulfillment and purpose in our lives, 

- How to overcome fear and self-doubt when making changes to live more purposeful lives,

- How to stop perfectionism and the need to over-achieve from getting in the way of having more joy and fulfillment in your life,

- Embracing the idea of doing B+ work,

Plus, so much more!
Get the shownotes: summerinnanen.com/173
Direct download: 173_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Michelle Vina-Baltsas about agism, how to manage body changes as you age, the increased expectations put on women as they age and how to handle the struggles that pop up around mid-life.
 Show notes: summerinnanen.com/172
We discuss:
- Michelle’s history with dieting, how she left diet culture and how that inspired her to help other mid-life women to do the same,
- Michelle’s mixed-race identity and how that influenced the way she felt about herself growing up and how she’s owning it today, 
- The influence of aging/agism, 
- The unique struggles that pop up around body image during mid-life,
- How the idea that we’re no longer visible comes into play as we age and how to work through those feelings, 
- Navigating feelings of mortality and uncertainty as you age,
- How to practice self-compassion, including 3 steps to aid in compassionate self-talk,
- How to use gratitude to appreciate who you are and body changes, 
- Ways to change your relationship to aging, 
- How to navigate the information about perimenopause and menopause without being influenced by diet culture,
- How to focus on health without having it tied to weight,
Plus, so much more!
Get the shownotes: summerinnanen.com/172
Direct download: 172_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Michelle Auerbach - Author of Resilience: The Life-Changing Skill of Story - we talk about how you can use stories to heal trauma, help others, become more resilient and change our culture. 
 Show notes: summerinnanen.com/171
We discuss:
- What inspired Michelle to write Resilience: The Life-Changing Skill of Story,
- What a story is and why it doesn’t need to be profound to heal or make an impact,
- The 3 ingredients of a story that we can use to heal and help connect with others,
- How stories can be used to heal trauma and how they have a physiological impact on our body,
- How both listening to stories and telling our story are powerful ways to heal trauma,
- Practical ways we can use storytelling to help us in moments of emotional distress,
- How we can use stories to be better allies to marginalized individuals,

- Why stories can be a powerful way to reject diet culture and help with body acceptance,
- Why journalling can be an incredible tool for sharing our stories and healing,
- How we can use stories to bridge the divide and help others to see different perspectives,
Plus, so much more! 
Get the shownotes: summerinnanen.com/171
Direct download: 171_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Christy Harrison - anti-diet registered dietitian and author of Anti-Diet - about the history of diet culture and beauty standards, the truth about long-term weight loss, how to get started with Intuitive Eating and more.
 Show notes: summerinnanen.com/170
We discuss:
- The history of diet culture and how fat phobia preceded the health arguments that fuel diet culture today,
- The evolution of beauty standards and how they were correlated to political shifts happening in women’s liberation,
- Why conversations on diet culture must be political and why divorcing diet culture is a political act,
- Why Christy refers to diet culture as The Life Thief,
- The “Obesity” epidemic - how to came into existence, whether there is truth to it and the real impact on the health system,
- What the research really says about long-term weight loss,
- How to define health,

- The impact of weight stigma on health,
- The impact of weight cycling on health,
- The first steps you need to take to become a more intuitive eater,
- Why self-trust and focusing on enoughness must come before evaluating fullness,
Plus, so much more! 
Get the shownotes at summerinnanen.com/170
Direct download: 170_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Chrissy King - writer, speaker, strength coach - about the intersection of racism and fitness culture, the importance of anti-racism work, how to heal your relationship with your fitness and more.
 Show notes: summerinnanen.com/169
We discuss:
- How Chrissy got into powerlifting and the impact this had on her relationship with her body,
- How Chrissy took dieting and fitness to the extreme and later recovered to come to a place of acceptance and peace with her body,
- The influence of racism on body image,
- The intersection of fitness culture and racism and how so much of fitness culture is still so white-washed,
- How white coaches, trainers and everyday people can do better to dismantle white supremacy and invest in anti-racism work,
- Chrissy’s #thebodyliberation project and why she believes liberation is the ultimate destination beyond self-acceptance,
- Specific practices to take to cultivate self-acceptance,

- Why self-love is not all rainbows and the important steps needed to cultivate self-acceptance,
- How to change your relationship with fitness if you’ve had a disordered or damaged relationship with it,
Plus, so much more! 
Get the shownotes at summerinnanen.com/169
Direct download: 169_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Lindley Ashline, Photographer and creator of Body Liberation Stock and the Body Love Box about how images and photos can be a powerful tool for healing body image. We also discuss thin privilege and more.
 Show notes: summerinnanen.com/168
We discuss:
- How Lindley got into photography and came up with the ideal to create Body Liberation Stock,
- Why there is a need for fat photographers and people who understand how to work with fat bodies,
- Why growing up without television and pop culture made it easier for Lindley to accept her body,
- How fatphobia is the background noise in our culture,
- How photos can be a helpful tool in the healing process,
- How to use photos to heal body image,
- Why the media controls and influences the power dynamics as it relates to fat bodies,
- What you can do if you are afraid of being visible in photos,
- Lindley’s series on thin privilege - why she started it and the impact it’s had,
Plus, so much more! 
Get the shownotes at summerinnanen.com/168
Direct download: 168_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Jennifer Hollinshead, Registered Clinical Counsellor and Founder of Peak Resilience. We talk about how to navigate feelings of uncertainty, how you can learn to surrender control and how to take care of your mental health via self-care, especially during these unprecedented times.
 Show notes: summerinnanen.com/167
We discuss:
 - What inspired Jennifer to become a Registered Clinical Counsellor and open Peak Resilience,

- Why it is imperative to take a social-justice informed stance in counselling/therapy,
- The challenges she faced starting her own business and the adversity she overcame as a female entrepreneur,

- How our patriarchal, capitalist and colonialist society influences mental health,

- How our current times of COVID-19 are influencing people's feelings of anxiety or depression,

- Ways to take care of your mental health when consuming negative news,
- What to do if you really struggle with uncertainty and letting go of control and how to learn to surrender,
- How to navigate and take care of your mental health via self-care while in quarantine,
- The best ways to manage the increased expectations that we're putting on ourselves right now (i.e. homeschool, take up a new hobby, etc),
- How to find time for self-care when your responsibilities have increased considerably,
- Ways to overcome guilt over making time for yourself and specifically “mom guilt,”
Plus, so much more! 
Get the shownotes at summerinnanen.com/167
Direct download: 167_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Elizabeth Hall, Certified Life Coach and Intuitive Eating Counsellor about what it means to have a spiritual practice (even if you don’t identify as spiritual) and how we can use spirituality to heal our relationship with food and our bodies. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/166
We discuss:
- How she discovered Intuitive Eating after 30 years as a chronic dieter and the fears that held her back from truly embracing it,
- What she wishes she had known and worked on while she was healing her relationship with food,
- Why in hindsight she was doing Intuitive Eating wrong,
- What it means to be spiritual and why it’s not about being religious,
- How spirituality can help you heal your relationship with food and your body,
- How it can help you to tune into your intuitive, change negative thoughts and learn to trust your body,
- The components of a spiritual practice, specifically for people who haven’t ventured into this space,
- Daily spiritual practices that can help you feel more grounded and content,
Plus, so much more! 
Get the shownotes at summerinnanen.com/166
Direct download: 166_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Virginia Sole-Smith, author of The Eating Instinct about how food should be safe and comforting first and foremost, plus we chat about how to feed kids intuitively. We chat about:
- How Virginia’s first daughter suffered from a heart defect, which resulted in her not being able to eat “normally” for the first two years of her life,
- What this taught Virginia about eating and our relationships with food,
- What inspired her to write The Eating Instinct and what she learned from it,
- How so many of us don’t feel safe or trust ourselves around food or get pleasure from it,
- How feeding kids has become so complicated and how diet culture influences the way we feed our kids,
- The Division of Responsibility approach from Ellen Sattyr for teaching kids to be intuitive eaters and separating diet culture from nutrition,
- How the pressure on moms intersects with diet culture,
- What to do if you’re confused on how to feed your child,
- What to do if you’ve been influenced by dieting and are unsure of how to introduce more “forbidden” foods to your kids,
Plus, so much more!
Find the shownotes at: summerinnanen.com/165
Direct download: 165_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: 164_part2_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: 164_part1_episode.mp3
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It’s the sixth episode in the body image series and I’m talking about how to stop caring so much about what others think, what we can learn from fear of judgment and 7 ways to overcome it. Grab your free bonus worksheet - "5 Ways to Navigate Social Situations When Feeling Self-Conscious" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/163
Specifically, we cover:

- Why we fear judgment and how this is ingrained in us,
- What these fears can teach us about ourselves,
- Why understanding the source of our fear of what others are thinking is integral to healing self-worth,
- 7 ways to overcome fear of judgment,
Plus, so much more! 
Get your free worksheet - "5 Ways to Navigate Social Situations When Feeling Self-Conscious" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/163

Direct download: 163_episode.mp3
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It’s the fifth episode in the body image series and I’m talking about why we compare, why comparisons are one of the hardest things to overcome and 8 actions to take to help you stop comparing. Grab your free worksheet - "6 Ways We’ve Been Conditioned to Compare" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/162
Specifically, we cover:

- Why we compare and why it’s not our fault,
- The main belief that drives us to compare,
- Why comparisons are one of the hardest things to overcome,
- 8 actions to take to stop comparisons,
Plus, so much more! 
Get your free worksheet - "6 Ways We’ve Been Conditioned to Compare" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/162

Direct download: 162_episode.mp3
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It’s the it’s the fourth episode in the body image series and I’m talking about breaking the attachment to the thin ideal. Specifically, why it’s so hard to break the attachment to the thin ideal and how to identify and work through the fears that keep us hooked on the pursuit of thinness. Grab your free worksheet - "Goodbye Diet Culture - 5 prompts to help you break up with diet culture for good" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/161
Specifically, we cover:

- Why it’s so hard to break the attachment to the thin ideal,

- Why no one should feel ashamed for wanting to lose weight,

- Why breaking the attachment to the thin ideal is a crucial part of body acceptance work,

- How to identify and work through the fears that keep us hooked on the thin ideal,

- The 5 main fears that keep us hooked on the thin ideal and diet mentality,
Get your free worksheet - "Goodbye Diet Culture - 5 prompts to help you break up with diet culture for good" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/161

Direct download: 161_episode.mp3
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It’s the third episode in the body image series and I’m talking about what gets in the way of believing that we’re good enough, how to build self-worth and why it’s so damn important towards knowing you’re good enough as you are. Grab your free worksheet - "10 Powerful Ways To Reinforce That You’re Good Enough" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/160
Specifically, we cover:

- What gets in the way of feeling good enough,

- How our “shoulds” feed the belief that we’re not good enough,

- What is self-worth and why it’s so damn important for you to feel good enough,

- The difference between confidence and self-worth,

- How perfectionism influences our self-worth,

- 8 components to build self-worth,
Get your free worksheet - "10 Powerful Ways To Reinforce That You’re Good Enough" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/160

Direct download: 160_episode.mp3
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It’s the second episode in the body image series and I’m talking about the relationship between body image and intuitive eating. Grab your free worksheet - "Eat Like A Grown-Ass Adult - 4 prompts to inspire you to live your life without diets" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/159
Specifically, we cover:

- Why body dissatisfaction drives the diet mentality,

- Why accepting our bodies doesn’t mean giving up,

 - 5 ways that body image work will facilitate healing your relationship with food,

- What it means to “trust yourself” around food and how to overcome that hurdle if you feel like you just can’t

Get your free worksheet - "Eat Like A Grown-Ass Adult - 4 prompts to inspire you to live your life without diets" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/159

Direct download: 159_episode.mp3
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It’s the first episode in the body image series and I’m talking about how to feel better in your body. Grab your free worksheet with 5 actions to immediately feel better in your body in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/158
Specifically, we cover:

- The body image series of podcast episodes I’m going to be doing,
- Why I intertwine the words self-worth and body image,
- The biggest mistake we make when trying to feel better in our body,
- The one question to ask yourself when working on feeling better in your body,
- 7 ways to feel better in your body mentally,
- How to feel better in your body physically,
Get your free worksheet with 5 actions to immediately feel better in your body in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/158

Direct download: 158_episode.mp3
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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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I’m interviewing Steph Gaudreau, NTP, and author of The Core 4 about how diet culture impacts wellness, why Steph shifted her message to Intuitive Eating and how she experienced burnout as an entrepreneur. We chat about:

- Steph’s story with how she got into health and fitness and how that evolved and adapted when she discovered Intuitive Eating,
- How Steph treated paleo like a diet when she first adopted that way of eating,
- How diet culture touches the wellness world and how “it became increasingly obvious that people were more confused about food than ever,”
- How she started to learn more about social justice, health at every size and eating disorder recovery and how this influenced her decision to become a Certified Eating Disorder Counsellor,
- Why we’re socialized to think that weight is our problem and how so many people don’t know how to think beyond that,
- The impact on her audience when she moved away from “Stupid Easy Paleo,”
- How Steph experienced burnout as an entrepreneur and the impact this had on her business and life,
- Why there is a facade that entrepreneurs put up that we “have it all together” and how this is a harmful illusion,
- How she is coming through the burnout and how this is changing where she focuses her energy,
Plus, so much more!

Direct download: 156_episode.mp3
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I’m running solo giving you everything you need on how to handle holiday “overeating” and weight gain. We also talk about how to overcome guilt around eating and how to deal with general holiday stress. In this episode, we chat about:

- The diet cycle and how mental and physical restriction lead to our concerns about “overeating,”
- Why I hate the term “overeating” because it’s the language of diet culture,
- How to enjoy eating without the guilt and specific things you can do to help you eat more normally,
- What to do if you feel you eat without “savouring,”
- How to work through stress about holiday weight gain,
- How to handle feelings of holiday stress and feeling overwhelmed with social events, 

- What to do if you’re worried about photos,
Plus so much more!

Direct download: 155_episode.mp3
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I’m running solo giving you everything you need on how to handle holiday diet or body talk. We also talk about how to make boundary setting easier and how to be more resilient to diet culture. In this episode, we chat about:

- Why boundaries are necessary towards supporting your mental health and self-worth,
- 3 ways to deal with unsolicited comments about your food and or body or kid’s food and body,
- A script you can use to request that people don’t comment on your food or your body in advance,
- 5 ways to deal with food and body talk from friends/family,
- Simple replies that you can use if someone makes a comment about their latest diet,
- 4 ways to make boundary setting easier, 

- How to create an emotional support kit to make you more resilient to diet culture,
Plus so much more!

Direct download: 154_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Nicola Salmon, fat-positive and feminist fertility coach and author of Fat Positive Fertility. We talk about how to accept your body, improve your health and fertility without focusing on size and advocating for yourself with health professionals. We chat about:

- Nicole’s story with fertility and how she learned to accept her body,
- Advice on how to cultivate body acceptance,
- How to change your beliefs about what it means to be fat,
- What the evidence says about weight and fertility,
- What to do if you’ve been told you must lose weight to get pregnant or resolve a health condition,
- The fat positive framework Nicola recommends using to focus on fertility and health without it being about weight,
- How to deal with unwanted advice and comments about your body/health
- How to advocate for yourself at the doctor
Plus, so much more! 

Direct download: 153_episode.mp3
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It's a special episode because I’m speaking to 5 incredible women, whom I’m willing to bet will have pieces of their story resonate with you. These are 5 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program over the past 2-3 years 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: 152_episode.mp3
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I’m with Graeme Seabrook, certified life coach and founder of The Mom Center talking about how capitalism and the patriarchy shape the way we view motherhood, how this impacts our self-worth and how to start advocating for your wants. We discuss:
- The personal story that inspired Graeme to become a coach for moms,

- How capitalism and patriarchy is in EVERYTHING and particularly how it shapes motherhood,
- How we are gendering our kids from birth and the implications this has on how we show up as parents,
- What “the motherload” is and the burden it puts in our well-being,
- How to identify the mental, emotional, physical and financial labor you put into your partnership and how to start to shift it,
- The importance of making your “motherload” visible in order to shift the balance,
- How “the motherload” impacts our sense of self-worth,
- Why it’s so hard to identify and advocate for our wants and how to start doing that,
Plus, so much more!

Direct download: 151_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Nina Purewal, co-author of the bestselling book Let That Shhhh Go. We talk about how to work through negative thoughts, cultivating forgiveness in the worst of situations and how to find more peace and happiness in the present moment. We discuss:

- How some of the tragic events in Nina’s life inspired her to study mindfulness and write the book Let That Shhhh Go,
- Some of the best ways to manage negative thoughts,
- Why negative thoughts are addictive and so hard to break,
- A helpful analogy to understand why it can take so long to change negative thoughts,
- How to stop worrying about the future and fixating on the past in order to stay more present,
- How to get away from thinking that happiness only exists in the future,
- The importance of forgiveness and how Nina was able to forgive people in her life involved in tragedy,
- Why you need to let that shhhh out before you can let that shhh go,
Plus, so much more! 

Direct download: 150_episode.mp3
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Kaila Tova, creator of the Your Body, Your Brand podcast is on the show talking about why so many women are dropping out of the workforce to become coaches, how our current workforce takes away agency and why feminism is broken. We discuss:

- Why Kaila decided to create the Your Body, Your Brand podcast and the questions she was hoping to answer,
- How marketing is manipulative,
- What Kaila’s experience was like in the health coaching world,
- Why so many women are dropping out of the workforce to become coaches,
- Why Kaila states that “women’s bodies are their brands,” 

- What happens when women try to monetize their bodies,
- MLMs and why women feel the need to go into this kind of business,
- The biggest problem with corporate working environments and why they strip us of our agency,
- Why feminism is broken and whether or not there are any solutions for true empowerment,

Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 149_episode.mp3
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It’s the Season 5 Premier of Fearless Rebelle Radio! I’m answering your questions about motherhood and talking about what I’m looking forward to about returning. Specifically:
- My experience with motherhood thus far,
- Mourning the parts of my pre-parent life,
- The way having a baby changes your marriage and identity,
- Maintaining body trust while having breastfeeding issues,
- Letting go of the need to be “the perfect mom”, 

- Real talk on pelvic floor health (a.k.a how is my vag?),
- How to prepare for postpartum body changes and/or body image issues, 

- What I’m looking forward to this year and what you can expect from this season.
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 148_episode.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I’m revisiting my interview with Kelsey Miller, author of Big Girl. We chat about 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 and I’ll be answering a listener question on what to do if you’re afraid of people judging your weight gain. In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question what to do if you’re afraid of people judging your weight gain,
- 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: 141_episode.mp3
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I’m revisiting my interview with Nutritionist Chris Sandel. 
We chat about on the physiology of the restrict-binge cycle, the fallacy of weight control and dieting, how to learn to trust your body again and I’ll be answering a listener question on how to find balance between eating what you want and health. 
In this episode, we chat about:
I answer a listener question how to find balance between eating what you want and health,
- How Chris realized that his weight was not in his control and how that shaped his approach with working with clients,
- The physiology of the restrict-binge cycle and why we really can’t control our food,
- The fallacy around the amount of control we have over our weight,
- Why recovery from disordered eating and chronic dieting involves more than simply “eating normally,”
- Mental versus physical deprivation – knowing the difference and how to heal both
- How to trust your body and what this process actually looks like,
- The importance of doing the inner work to heal your relationship with food,
- What is moderation and is it possible?
- Are there some people who need to abstain from certain foods?
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 140_episode.mp3
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I’m revisiting my interview with fat activist Ragen Chastain. We chat about size stigma, HAES, why every body deserves respect, her experiences training for an Ironman and I’ll be answering a listener question on what to do if you feel like you cannot trust your body. In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question about what to do if you feel like you can’t trust your body,
- How Ragen went from having an eating disorder to becoming a fat activist,
- 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 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: 139_episode.mp3
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I’m revisiting my interview with awesome anti-diet Dietician Glenys Oyston. She blows up the BS on health and weight and talks about how you can focus on health without being restrictive, plus answer a listener question on whether there is a “there” as an intuitive eater. In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question about whether there is a set of “criteria” to being an intuitive eater,
- 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: 138_episode.mp3
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I’m revisiting my interview with one of my fav coaches Keri-Anne Livingstone on radical acceptance and how to become the truest version of yourself and I’ll be answering a listener question on how to feel feelings. In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question about how to feel “negative” feelings,
- How Keri-Anne went through big life challenges to find joy,
- Why surrendering to our struggles can help us find gifts,
- What it means to Dare To Suck and how this intention can help you unlock your greatest potential,
- How to implement ‘Daring To Suck’ in your life to be fearless,
- How a simple mindset shift of ‘detaching yourself from the outcome’ can help you overcome self-doubt,
- Why paying attention to what lights you up is the first step towards finding the fulfillment you crave,
- How acknowledging and allowing all of the different parts of yourself to ‘admit their crap’ is integral to creating the emotional release needed to move forward,
- How to feel worthy to make the changes you want to have in your life,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 137_episode.mp3
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I’m revisiting my interview with Isabel Foxen Duke from 2014 all about how to stop fighting food. This was truly revolutionary then! Plus, I’ll be answering a listener question on overcoming fear of weight gain. In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question about what to do if you’ve accepted where your body is at, but you are scared of gaining weight,
- Isabel tells her story of being a chronic dieter and finally realizing she had to let go of all judgments to heal her relationship with food,
- Why judgment about a right or wrong way to eat leaves you doomed for failure,
- Why when our motivation is driven by our desire to lose weight, things gets very complicated,
- Thin privilege: what is it and how it holds up the body acceptance movement,
- Challenging fatphobic beliefs and letting go of that need to be thinner,
- Overcoming the belief that you need to be thinner to have a good relationship,
- Challenging the belief that if we lose weight we can control the entire universe,
- The social politics of weight discrimination,
- Everything you need to know about Isabel’s free training series Stop Fighting Food 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 136_episode.mp3
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It’s the Season 4 Finale of Fearless Rebelle Radio! I’m talking about what you can expect while I’m gone, what I’m looking forward to/terrified of and how you can work with me. Specifically:
- Fearless Rebelle Radio hit 1 Million downloads – thank you!!!!!!
- What’s happening with the podcast while I’m gone, 
- Why I’m really excited about re-releasing old episodes, 
- What maternity leave is going to be like for me,
- How I’m feeling going into maternity leave, 
- Various ways you can get support while I’m gone, 
- I’m going to miss you!!!
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 135_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: 134_episode.mp3
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Jes Baker, author of Landwhale and Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is on the show talking about the difference between body love and body liberation, doing things she never thought she could, the struggle with finding a good relationship with food and more. In this episode, we chat about:
- Jes tells her story of how she found fat acceptance and how this changed her life,
- What she wants people to get out of Landwhale and why it was such a hard book to write, 
- Why “bopo light” is necessary and a needed stepping stone,
- The struggle she had in healing her relationship with food and what is working for her right now,
- Why understanding things logically is different than implementing it into your life,
- The difference between body love and body liberation and how liberation is needed to really heal,
- What helped her to do the myriad of things she never thought she could do and her advice for others, 
- Why this idea of being bulletproof to criticism and trolling doesn’t exist and why this idea is harmful, 
- Why we need more vulnerability, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 133_episode.mp3
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Virgie Tovar, author of You Have The Right To Remain Fat is on the show talking about why diet culture is so toxic to our self-worth, the influence of sexism on our desire to diet and so much more. In this episode, we chat about:
- Virgie’s new book, You Have The Right To Remain Fat – why she wrote it and what’s she’s hoping people get out of it,
- How Virgie felt the magic of her body as a child before she was introduced to fatphobia and how that magic feels today, 
- The importance of understanding what internalized inferiority is, how this is upheld by diet culture and how you can unpack that for yourself,
- Why “dieting is a survival technique” and obligation in our culture, 
- The role of sexism in diet culture and why it’s a means of controlling women’s lives, 
- Why intimate relationships might take longer to cultivate once you’ve opted out of diet culture, but will ultimately be more meaningful and fulfilling,
- The difference between liberation and acceptance and why we need to be aiming for liberation versus settling for acceptance, 
- Why you deserve more than a $7 bottle of Shiraz and need to upgrade to the Dom Perignon and other amazing metaphors to help you feel worthy of all your desires,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 132_episode.mp3
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Carmen Cool, Psychotherapist is on the show talking about how to move past the “rebellious streak” that happens when we stop dieting, how to care for ourselves during political turmoil and more. In this episode, we chat about:
- How Carmen overcame an eating disorder and found health at every size and fat acceptance,
- The importance of weaving fat politics into her work with clients, 
- The practices that Carmen uses to help others unpack internalized fatphobia and weight stigma,
- How to manage/process feelings that come up with recent political events, 
- The importance of self-care and how to manage that when you feel guilty for taking a pause from everything happening in the world, 
- How tapping into our “rebellious side” during healing can lead to freedom, but also keep us stuck,
- What to do if you feel you are bouncing between compliance and rebellion (all or nothing anti-diet thinking), 
- Why attunement goes far beyond our food needs,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 131_episode.mp3
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Rachel Cole shares the mic with me as we share our experiences with pregnancy, about our fears about the postpartum period, weight stigma, body image and more. We chat about:
- Our experiences with pregnancy thus far – the impact it’s had on our physical, spiritual and emotional well-being and whether it was what we expected,
- The amount of self-care that we’ve had to allocate to managing the emotional and physical changes of pregnancy, 
- The cultural pressure and beauty standards are put on pregnant people,
- Weight stigma and the impact it has on pregnant people,
- How pregnancy has impacted the relationship we have with our bodies and our body image,
- The specific things we’ve done to support our body image throughout pregnancy, 
- Rachel’s Belly Love Podcast to help people “get out of the homogenous stories of bellies" and feel more at ease,
- Our fears about postpartum – depression, anxiety, isolation and what plans we’re putting in place to support us,
- The importance of learning and talking about the postpartum period, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 130_episode.mp3
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Kristina Bruce, Certified Integrative Life Coach is on the show talking about how our thoughts are not the truth, tools you can use to change your beliefs about food and your body and more. We chat about:
- Kristina shares her story of being obsessed with “wellness” to be thin and how she found the anti-diet way and health at every size,
- How Byron Katie’s “The Work” helped her to find out her truth and stop relying on external messages, 
- The basics of “The Work” and the various questions you can ask yourself to dig into your beliefs,
- Why our stressful thoughts are not the truth, 
- How to dig deeper into beliefs in order to shift them or see them another way, 
- Specific steps you can take to explore a stressful/negative thought to try and shift it,
- How to integrate social justice into changing your thoughts, 
- Why our culture’s obsession with extreme diets might be a response to the chaos in the world,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 129_episode.mp3
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Gloria Lucas, body-positive activist and founder of Nalgona Positivity Pride is on the show talking about the impact of historical trauma on the mental health of BIPOC, why diet culture is colonial mentality and more. We chat about:
- Gloria shares her story of recovering from an eating disorder and why this prompted her to start Nalgona Positivity Pride,
- How her experience recovering from an eating disorder brought to light how ED recovery leaves out and is inaccessible to marginalized groups, 
- What historical trauma is and how it impacts the experiences and recovery for marginalized folx,
- Why “diet culture is colonial mentality” and how “you are what you eat” is colonial mentality, 
- How foods that are part of indigenous cultures become co-opted by health culture and why this is so problematic, 
- The influence of colonialism on body image for brown-indigenous folx and Gloria’s experience with this,
- Why body positivity needs to be more inclusive and political to change the institutions that are terrorizing bodies, 
- How “reclaiming her identity as brown” helped with Gloria’s healing,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 128_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Sassy Latte, Body and Sex positive Feminist, about how the concept of “self-love” leaves out marginalized individuals, issues within body positivity and more. We chat about:
-How @sassy_latte came to be and thoughts on first discovering body positivity,
-How fusing the political with personal has been imperative to healing body dissatisfaction for Sassy, 
-The intersection of race and body image, 
-Why “self-love” neglects the trauma/experiences of marginalized bodies and how we can do better to make it more inclusive, 
-The problems with the body positivity movement and how it can discredit marginalized bodies,
-Is allyship even possible as a thin and/or white person?
-What it means to tokenize and how this is problematic for those in marginalized groups,
-Where white women (and particularly thin white women) can do better to support POC and other marginalized groups, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 127_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing  Isaiah Bartlett, queer trans radical therapist, about his struggles with body image and an eating disorder, the intersection between gender dysphoria and body image, and advice on healing for queer and trans folx. We chat about:
- Isaiah shares his story of coming out as trans and how gender dysphoria impacted his body image,
- Isaiah’s recovery from an eating disorder and exercise addiction and what he continues to struggle with, 
- The intersection of gender dysphoria, body image and eating disorders, 
- Why the prevalence of eating disorders in trans individuals is likely much higher than 4 times, 
- The problems with eating disorder recovery and how it’s not inclusive to trans folx,
- Cultivating body trust as a queer and trans individual,
- The problematic messages in the body positive movement that exclude and further marginalize trans folx, 
- Why we need more space for not being OK with our bodies and that we don’t all need to radically love ourselves,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 126_episode.mp3
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I’m answering your questions on the relationship between weight gain and emotions, whether you need to eat intuitively to feel better in your body and what to do if you feel like you’re “not doing this right.” I talk about:
- My thoughts on whether weight loss can happen through healing trauma,
- The problems with the “weight gain is the result of emotions trapped in the body” narrative, 
- The importance of looking at whether or not something promotes a fatphobic narrative, 
- What it means to have a positive body image and why eating without rules supports this, 
- The importance of getting rid of conditions and tracking tools that we use to measure our worth, 
- Why we need to define what it means for us to have a good relationship with our body,
- The importance of following people who have a larger body to your own,
- Why weight change has nothing to do with whether you are doing this whole body image/food thing right, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 125_episode.mp3
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I’m running solo and talking about how to set boundaries with people who talk about dieting. Plus, how to successfully exist in diet culture.. I talk about:
- How to decide what boundaries to set,
- Why having boundaries is an essential part of bolstering your self-worth, 
- The two types of boundaries you can set, 
- How to set a boundary with family/friends who talk about dieting, 
- A script of what to say when you’re setting the boundary, 
- What to do if setting boundaries feels scary and hard,
- How to respond to triggering situations where your body image has been shaken or you feel tempted to diet,
- Specific things you can do to cope when you’ve been triggered, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 124_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Dr. Colleen Reichmann, about the problems with wellness and fitness culture, how they hurt our mental health and how to heal an obsessive relationship with these things. We chat about:
- How Colleen healed her eating disorder and went on to become a clinical psychologist who specializes in this field,
- How she found health at every size and fat acceptance and incorporates this into her practice, 
- The problems with wellness culture and why it is diet culture in disguise, 
- Why we are so obsessed with wellness as a culture, 
- Why our body and willpower is not the problem when it comes to having “control with food,” 
- Why we both think the keto diet is the worst,
- How to heal your obsessive relationship with wellness and fitness,
- Why “strong is the new skinny” is so problematic and why extremes in fitness are not often acknowledged as disordered, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 123_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Aaron Flores, about healing body image from a male perspective, how to teach kids to have a positive body image and taking a health at every size approach to healing binge eating disorder. We chat about:
- How Aaron’s path to intuitive eating and health at every size started by helping clients with weight loss and realizing the damage it was doing,
- Aaron’s struggles with body image and the steps he took to heal, 
- The importance of focusing on respecting your body instead of “loving” your body, 
- Different ways to teach kids how to have a positive body image, 
- How Aaron responded when his son came to him and was upset because someone had called him fat, 
- What characterizes binge eating disorder and makes it similar to binging in response to chronic dieting,
- How weight-stigma is trauma and the importance of addressing this in healing,
- How Aaron approaches BED from a health at every size, trauma-informed perspective, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 122_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Carla Korn, about pre and post-natal body image, the relationship between negative body image and post-partum depression and navigating self-care as a parent. We chat about:
- Carla’s story of navigating pregnancy as a recovered person and why she is so passionate about the work she does today,
- We unpack the pressure to only gain a certain amount of weight while pregnant and its impact on body image, 
- How to navigate body image struggles while pregnant, 
- Why we often feel like we’ve lost a piece of our identity post-partum and how to reclaim that sense of self, 
- Carla’s answer to the “getting your body back” BS, 
- The relationship between post-partum depression, negative body image and perfectionism,
- How to reduce comparisons to other parents,
- How to navigate self-care and make it a priority as a new parent, 
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 121_episode.mp3
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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-up 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 men 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 your 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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I’m chatting with Dr. Jillian Murphy, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine about Nutritionism and how our current understanding of health actually gets in the way of being healthy. In this episode, we chat about:
- What Nutritionism is and how it disrupts people’s relationship to health and their body,
- How we can be more critical with the messages we receive about health, 
- The real causes of binging, 
- How to undo the beliefs you’ve learned about health and nutrition that are disrupting your relationship with food, 
- The importance of using pleasure to guide decisions for your health,
- What it means to cultivate “Authentic Health” and how to do that,
- How to teach your kids to be intuitive eaters and protect them from weight stigma,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 110_episode.mp3
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In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, Sarah Vance, my co-host for The Reclaim Retreat, and I share the mic. We blow up the 3 most common body positivity myths that need to die and tell you everything you need to know about The Reclaim Retreat. In this episode, we chat about:
- Everything you need to know about The Reclaim Retreat: who it’s for, what you’ll learn, why it’s the best thing ever!
- The 3 biggest body positive myths that need to die, 
- What it really means to “love your body” and the different facets of self-love, 
- Why you don’t need to “like the way you look” to cultivate a sense of self-worth,
- The importance of acceptance and welcoming in all of the different parts of ourselves (including the parts we do not like), 
- Why we both love using values in our work to help people develop a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them,
- Why being body positive doesn’t mean that you’re all good all the time,
- The importance of feeling all emotions,
- We blow up the biggest self-care myths and explain what self-care really is,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 109_episode.mp3
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I’m chatting with Dawn Serra, sex educator, speaker and writer. We chat all about sex, desirability and pleasure, including the influence of diet culture on our sexual empowerment, the myths of desirability and how to connect with pleasure. We chat about:
- The most harmful narrative we learn about pleasure that influences our relationship with sex (and all things pleasure-based),
- The influence of diet culture on sexual empowerment and pleasure, 
- The myths of desirability and how they shape our relationship with sex and pleasure, 
- How to improve your intimacy with a partner or future partner when you feel insecure in your body,
- What to do if you don’t feel “attractive,”
- Specific steps to take to discover what gives you pleasure, desire and arousal and why this supports a healthy body image,
And more!
Direct download: 108_episode.mp3
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I am interviewing Megan Jayne Crabbe, otherwise known as @bodyposipanda and author of Body Positive Power. We chat about: 
- Megan’s recovery from an eating disorder and diet culture and why her “goal weight” never made her happy,
- How social media was a catalyst to her recovery and what it was like to go from being an observer to an inspiration, 
- The things that helped Megan the most in her recovery, 
- The most important thing she took away from all the research she did on beauty standards and the evolution of the ideal body,
- How anger can be a useful emotion to aid in recovery from dieting, 
- Can dieting be body positive?
- How she discovered her identity outside of her body and obsession with weight loss,
- The tactics that helped her learn to embrace and appreciate her tummy,
- What she is doing when she’s “just being Megan,”
- Her brilliant response to “body positivity is glorifying obesity”,
- The history of female hunger and how liberating it is to be unashamed of our appetites,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 107_episode.mp3
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I give you 50+ reasons to divorce diet culture.This time of year can be the most tempting time of year to diet. We’re bombarded with ads for weight loss, calls to join nutrition challenges and all that “new year, new you” BS. I know how hard it is to straddle a desire for body acceptance and a desire to weigh less. I know how easy it is to be tempted to dip your toe back into dieting (and yes, programs being sold to you as “lifestyle” changes are still diets), so I wanted to give you 50 reasons to pull your toe out of the diet culture swamp, leap to the other side and commit to accepting your body and breaking free of the diet culture cage.  I also talk about why diet culture is a Soul Sucker and what to expect from Season 4. 

Direct download: 106_episode.mp3
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In the season finale of FRR, I’m chatting with Cynara Geissler, writer, editor, book publicist and badass fat acceptance advocate. 
We chat about fat acceptance and how to deal with everyday fatphobia and existing in diet culture. Including:
- How Cynara discovered fat acceptance and how it changed her life, 
- The best strategy that helped her to embrace her body and realize you could live without dieting, 
- The importance of reclaiming the word fat, 
- How to exist in a world that is preoccupied with dieting and smaller bodies when you’re no longer participating,
- Comebacks for dealing with everyday fatphobic remarks and conversation,
- Cynara’s Toddler-Grandma style,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 105_episode.mp3
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I’m chatting with Dr. Steve Prentice, author of Wrecked. We talk about why we are so obsessed with health as a culture, how our culture’s obsession with health is making us unhealthy and what you can do about it. In this episode, we chat about:
- How Steve’s “weight loss story” led him to understand how our “healthy” behaviours are actually hurting our health, 
- Why our culture is so obsessed with “clean eating” and “optimizing health,”
- How dieting/”health” impacts the stress hormones in our body and the negative implications associated with it, 
- Why health has gone from something that helps us to fulfill our purpose to something that is our purpose,
- Why it’s so hard to let go of intentional weight loss and the belief that maybe if you just try again it will work,
- What you can do to heal and start to manage stress in order to improve health,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 104_episode.mp3
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It's a special episode because I’m speaking to 5 incredible women, whom I’m willing to bet will have pieces of their story resonate with you. These are 5 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire (formerly RYB) 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: 103_episode.mp3
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I am interviewing Zakiya Gayle, who helps bring women’s inner fire back to life, about how we’ve been conditioned to manipulate ourselves in way that caters to the male gaze and how to break free of that to honor our individuality and what she calls your "dragon fire." Specifically:
- Why the way we feel about ourselves is malleable and how we have the power to change it to embody self-love, 
- How we’re trained to see beauty and femininity through the male gaze and how this detaches us from our individuality, 
- How the pitch of our voice can be used to re-shape our inner dialogue and narrative,
- How to change the negative feedback loop of self-doubt to channel your inner fire, 
- What you can do to become more embodied with your inner power,
- Why it’s not narcissistic or selfish to think that you are amazing and how others benefit,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 102_episode.mp3
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I’m chatting with Dr. Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion. We talk about what it means to give ourselves compassion, how to differentiate between self-compassion and self-indulgence and tactics you can use in moments of need. Specifically:
- What it means to be compassionate towards ourselves and the three steps to implement compassionate self-talk, 
- Why it’s so much easier to offer other people compassion than ourselves and how to change that, 
- How to honor and give space to negative feelings in order to cultivate more peace of mind, 
- The relationship between self-care and self-compassion and what to do if you feel guilty taking time for yourself,
- How to differentiate between self-indulgence and self-compassion,
- Tools you can use in the moment, especially when you feel you’ve hit rock bottom, to offer compassion to yourself,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 101_episode.mp3
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To celebrate the 100th episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I’ve crowd-sourced your best lessons on fat acceptance, body positivity, life without dieting, health at every size, self-worth and more. The idea to crowd-source lessons from you came from Ellen Orr, who helps to manage my Facebook community and I ran with it because I think we are eachother’s greatest teachers and you have been some of my best teachers. The work we’re doing here is radical and not exactly mainstream, so the best way for us to learn and grow is to share what we know with eachother. I’m always so blown away by the brilliant, thoughtful and compassionate words of support and advice that are given in my Facebook community. And I’m so excited to share your words with the world here. We cover your best lessons on fat acceptance, body positivity, diet culture, life without diets, health at every size, our worth, age positivity, self-care, motherhood, feminism and words of encouragement for you.

Direct download: 100_episode.mp3
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I’m chatting with Tracy Brown, somatic nutritional therapist, about how to “trust your body.” We talk about what it means to trust your body and how to become more attuned in order to feel safe in your body and have a better relationship with food. In this episode, we chat about:
How Tracy uses somatic therapy in her coaching and why this is so impactful for her client’s relationship with food, 
What it means to be an attuned eater and apply attunement to various aspects of your life, 
How to decode your desires to be smaller and urges to diet to figure out the real meaning behind them, 
What it means to trust your body and how long it can take for someone to rebuild trust,
The importance of using your intellectual mind, heart and gut to heal,
How to get connected with your body and feelings when you’re a Type-A personality or intellectual thinker,
How to appreciate and trust your body when you have chronic illness,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 99_episode.mp3
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I'm talking to Amy E. Smith, certified confidence coach and founder of TheJoyJunkie.com.She talks about the relationship between self-worth and people pleasing, how to let go of people pleasing tendencies and start being more intentional about your desires and needs. We chat about:
The relationship between being able to navigate relationships and your self-worth, 
Why “owning your voice” have everything to do with self-worth,
- The ways in which people pleasing prevents us from cultivating self-worth,
The two ways we subtly send that message that everyone else’s needs are more important than our own,
Why “negative” emotions will not disappear with more self-help and how you can start embracing them to feel more whole,
How to let go of what other people think and trying to control the outcome of every situation,
Two ways to operate from a place of grace and kindness when setting boundaries or standing your ground,
And more!
Direct download: 98_episode.mp3
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In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio I’m catching up with Laurel, one of the amazing women who went through the Rock Your Body program last year. Laurel is here to tell her story about how she went from being “health and exercise obsessed” to feeling free in her life and body. She tells the truth about how this doesn't happen overnight and what tools helped her the most. 

Direct download: 97_episode.mp3
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I’m talking about the difference between body esteem and self-worth, why fat is not a feeling, what we can learn from our bad body days and 5 questions to help you work through moments of body shame. I'm talking about:
- The difference between self-esteem and self-worth,
- Why having body confidence and body-esteem only addresses a small piece of our self-worth,
- The importance of self-compassion as it relates to our self-worth and body image,
- Why self-worth and body image are interconnected,
- Why fat is not a feeling and how to tap into your real emotions,
- What our bad body days are telling us and how to decode your moments of body shame,
- 5 questions you can ask yourself to work through moments of body shame.
Direct download: 96_episode.mp3
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I’m chatting with Victoria Welsby, Confidence and Body Love Coach from BAM POW LIFE, about why we are so scared of fat, what you can do to change your internal bias and what to do if you’re afraid your partner will leave you if you gain weight. We talk about:
- Victoria’s story of being homeless, experiencing abuse and low self-esteem and how her adversity made her more resilient and helped her become an awesome fat activist, 
- We explore why society is so afraid of fat and what Victoria learned when she did a social experiment asking people their thoughts on fat bodies,
What the good fatty/bad fatty dichotomy is and why our culture is so obsessed with health,
How to challenge and change the internalized fatphobia and help others to see their biases,
What Victoria did when her partner told her that he would find her more attractive if she was thinner,
What to do if you’re in a relationship where you are afraid your partner will leave you if you gain weight,
Whether it’s possible to change your partner’s point of view and help them challenge their social conditioning,
And so much more!
Direct download: 95_episode.mp3
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I’m chatting with Kelly Diels, Feminist Marking Consultant, about the Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand (FLEB). We’re talking about how empowerment is being misused and co-opted in the online world, how this upholds patriarchal systems, why self-care is a collective issue and what you can watch out for as a consumer to advocate for yourself and demand better. Specifically, the ways in which Kelly noticed how “empowerment” and social triggers were being used to market services and how this was misaligned with true empowerment. What the Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand (FLEB) is and how to watch out for it. The ways in which FLEB uphold patriarchal systems and maintain authority over other women. How to become a more astute consumer and the specific tactics to watch out for. Why we need collective social change and personal success strategies to overcome our obstacles and have more successful self-improvement models. How women are conditioned to be “brands” (objects for consumption) and the ways this perpetuates feelings of inferiority. How coaches can become better at marketing their services and truly stand for empowerment, plus, so much more! 

Direct download: 94_episode.mp3
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I’m chatting with Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LCSW-C, about the difference between eating disorders and disordered eating, how weight-stigma creates issues within eating disorder recovery and healthcare and our thoughts on ED before and after pics. We talk about: The difference between an eating disorder and disordered eating. Whether or not eating disorders would exist in the absence of diet culture. How weight stigma creates problems in eating disorder recovery and the healthcare system. How to improve eating disorder recovery rates at an institutional level. What you can do for yourself to find better healthcare and support if you feel like you are being discriminated against. What to do at the doctor when they request that you get weighed. Our perspectives on eating disorder before and after pictures – are they problematic or helpful? Plus, so much more! 

Direct download: 93_episode.mp3
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I’m chatting with Mara Glatzel, MSW – intuitive guide and energy healer – about how to advocate for yourself, stop being chained to your to-do list and realize you are enough exactly as you are, regardless of your productivity and imperfections. In this episode, we chat about: How to recognize your needs and advocate for yourself, even when you don’t feel like you’re worth it. How to overcome the fear and hesitation that accompanies receiving and advocating for ourselves. How to identify and set boundaries for yourself. The importance of rest, why rest does not mean sleeping and how to create a more restful existence for yourself. Why being productive won’t make you more worthy and how to step away from your to-do list. How mothering has changed Mara and helped her become more aligned to her purpose, plus so much more. 

Direct download: 92_episode.mp3
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I’m talking about why body positivity and intentional attempts at weight loss cannot co-exist and answering common questions associated with this debate. In this episode, I talk about: What do we mean when we talk about weight loss in the context of body positivity. What body positivity really is and why it is different than “loving your body." Why the statement “You can love your body and still want to change it” is perhaps true, yet not body positive. Why the promotion and labeling of weight loss as “body positivity” is destructive and harmful to fat acceptance. How I respond to common pushback and questions around weight and body positivity. What to do if you need to lose weight “for health reasons." What kind of discussions belong in body positive spaces. Why I don’t make the rules on any of this crap and who to follow for more advice. Plus, so much more! 

Direct download: 91_episode.mp3
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I am interviewing Anita Johnston, author of Eating in the Light of the Moon. She talks about the neuroscience and psychology behind our body image and relationship with food, how to get back in touch with who you are and the art of feeling feelings. In this episode, we chat about: How we lose the capacity to be intuitive and express who we are as children and why this influences our relationship with food and our bodies. The masculine systems that contribute to the suppression of our emotions and intuition and their influence on the way we feel about ourselves. The neuroscience of why we feel bad about ourselves and how to change it. The contract between belonging and fitting in and why the desire to fit in creates a disconnect from who we are. Three questions to ask yourself to get in touch with who you are and what you desire. Why loneliness is really about a disconnection from ourselves versus a disconnection from others. The art of feeling feelings and why it’s necessary. Plus, so much more! 

Direct download: 90_episode.mp3
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I’m chatting with Krystal Thompson – Professional Yoga Therapist and Intersectional Body Positivity Activist. She talks about how the body positive movement can be more inclusive, what it means to practice body positive yoga, how it can help you heal your body image and details on our upcoming virtual workshop – The Self-Care Shakedown. We also talk about: The moment she decided she was done with dieting and diet culture and how yoga helped her to heal her relationship with her body. How the body positive movement can be more inclusive and expand representation in an effort to uphold the belief that all bodies are worthy of love and respect. Why “all bodies are good bodies” is an exclusionary statement. Blowing up the BS around statements like “as long as she’s happy and healthy”. The co-opting of body positivity in yoga culture and all of the different reasons this is problematic. The various systems of oppression that benefit from you feeling bad about yourself and how to fight back. Everything you need to know about The Self-Care Shakedown. Plus, so much more! 

Direct download: 89_episode.mp3
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I’m chatting with Dianne Bondy – Yoga Teacher, Social Justice Activist & leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. She talks about the intersection of racism and diet and yoga culture, why diet culture and yoga cannot co-exist and the white-washing of the yoga industry. What she noticed about yoga culture and how this prompted her to become a social justice activist. Dianne’s experience with discrimination and racism and the influence of this on her body image and self-worth. How the media’s portrayal of people of colour creates stereotypes, perpetuates racism and impacts the self-worth of women of colour. The “white-washing” of yoga culture and how this is counter to the roots of yoga and yoga philosophy. The co-opting of body positivity in yoga culture and all of the different reasons this is problematic. How to study your privilege and viewpoints to be a better ally. How diet culture permeates into yoga culture and why it’s counter to fundamental principles of yoga. Plus, so much more! 

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I’m chatting with Mallorie Dunn – creator of SmartGlamour. She gives us a behind the scenes perspective on the fashion industry as it relates to body positivity, including how misleading sizing charts are and how clothing can help you with body acceptance. In this episode, we chat about: What SmartGlamour is all about, why it’s accessible for ALL bodies and why it’s blazing the trail for body positive clothing retailers. The importance of diverse representation in the fashion industry and why the majority of retailers are falling short with their attempts at “body positivity”. How we can support body positivity with our dollars and not just attitudes. How sizing charts are really created, why they are misleading and why you shouldn’t care. Why we need to reclaim the word “flattering” back to its true definition and how it’s current use is demoralizing. How to enjoy the shopping experience and explore new styles. What to look for when shopping if you have a changing body and how clothing can support your body acceptance. Plus, so much more! 

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I’m chatting with Melissa Toler – writer, speaker and coach - about the intersection of racism and diet culture, why dieting is violence and how it strips us of our humanity and so much more. Melissa’s experience growing up as a Black woman and how this influenced her body image. The intersection of diet culture and racism and how this influences women of colour. The “Whiteness” of the wellness industry, how this has bled into body positivity and how its messaging is inaccessible to marginalized groups. What women of privilege need to know to do better and help liberate all bodies. Why dieting is violence against ourselves and how it robs us of our humanity. Why the pursuit of weight loss is not a personal choice, even though you may think it is. What to do to reclaim your humanity and autonomy amongst the pressures of diet culture. Plus, so much more! 

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It's a special episode because I’m speaking to 4 incredible women, who are just like you. These are 4 of my clients who recently went through the Rock Your Body program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from hopping to diet to diet and being frustrated with your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. Rock Your Body is the 12-week online program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you wake up in the morning feeling comfortable in your skin and live an amazing life beyond the number on the scale. RockYourBodyNow.com

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I’m chatting with fat feminist mother, activist, writer and artist, Amy Pence-Brown, about ageism and body positivity, how misogyny permeates our beliefs and influences behavior that is harmful towards other women. We chat about: Amy’s progression towards feminist to body positive activist and the google search that led her to the fat acceptance movement. What prompted Amy to do her Stand For Self-Love social experiment that went viral. What she learned from the experiment and the experience of the video being seen around the world. The relationship between misogyny and competition and violence amongst women. How to recognize the misogynistic behaviors that women engage in that have become normalized in our culture. How ageism impacts our self-worth and what we can do to fight against harmful narratives on aging. Specific things we can do to embrace aging and age positivity. The added pressures of being a mom trying to raise intersectional feminist children and what most moms are not talking about. Plus so much more!

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I’m giving you an epic guide to why diets don’t work, the physical and emotional ramifications of dieting and how to heal to have a good relationship with food. I talk about: What the diet cycle looks like. How it starts and sets us up for failure. How it contributes to worsening self-worth or esteem. What it means to have a diet mentality and the symptoms of this. What it means to eat normally. The side effects and negative ramifications of dieting. Weight regulation, set-point theory and how dieting messes this up. The factors that influence our weight. Myths about health and weight. How to end the restrict-binge cycle. The most important pieces of the puzzle that need to be addressed when learning to eat normally. Plus so much more!

 

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I chat Bethany Webster - writer, transformational coach, international speaker - we dive deep into the intricacies of our relationship with of our mothers and the way we feel about ourselves, including how you can heal “the mother wound” in order to cultivate self-worth. We chat about: Bethany’s relationship with her mother growing up and how that shaped her body image and self-worth. How she had to heal her mother wound in order to embrace who she is. The beliefs, patterns and dynamics that form our mother wound and the influence of these on our self-worth. The role of the patriarchy in creating the mother wound and how this differs across cultures and generations. The source of the guilt that we have around setting boundaries and breaking co-dependency with our moms. The key questions to ask yourself to overcome this guilt. The steps to take to heal your mother wound, including journal prompts to explore. Plus so much more!

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#81: Balancing Sensitivity & Autonomy with Rachel Cole

I chat Rachel Cole – certified life coach and women’s empowerment expert - on how to balance being a sensitive individual with autonomy and authenticity, the subtle ways we give our power away and how to reclaim body sovereignty. In this episode, we chat about: Rachel’s history with an eating disorder and how she reclaimed a deep sense of trust with her body. The deep hungers that create our tumultuous relationship with food and the important questions to ask ourselves to break free. Why so many of us are walking around disconnected and untrusting of our bodies. What it means to be a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), including the gifts, challenges and unique self-care requirements. How to balance being a sensitive individual, while demanding autonomy and being authentic. What to do if we’re ashamed of our sensitivity and feel guilt for advocating for our needs. The difference between body submission and body sovereignty and the sneak ways we give our power away. How to reclaim your body sovereignty. Plus so much more!

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I chat with Rebecca Scritchfield – Registered Dietician and author of Body Kindness – about how to tend to your health without triggering the dieting mindset, what the process of diet recovery looks like and so much more. In this episode, we chat about: • The inspiration behind the book Body Kindness – what it’s about and who it’s for • What the process of diet recovery looks like and why it’s a not a one-size-fits-all approach • How to leave dieting rules behind without feeling like you are completely out of control • Why intuitive eating can become a diet and how to overcome that in order to be a “normal” eater • Why Oprah’s collaboration with Weight Watchers is oppressive to women • Why restrictive diets that go under the guise of “health” are damaging to your relationship with food and completely unnecessary • How to overcome the good/bad paradigm as it relates to thinking about food • How to incorporate more healthful things into your life without triggering the dieting mentality • Plus so much more!

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