Ep. 29: Navigating Chronic Illness - Martha Grover

Martha Grover is an author, poet, artist and writing coach living in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of One More for the People (Perfect Day Publishing) and The End of My Career (Perfect Day Publishing). The End of My Career was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in creative nonfiction in 2017. Martha is currently at work on a book of prose poems and essays about Catastrophe, Myth, and being a sick person in the 21st century.  When she is not writing, Martha is making zines, coaching her writing clients, making art, and selling Real Estate.

 

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Daria Matza
Ep. 28: Great Awakening of Heart and Spirit - Shilo George

Shilo George is Southern Cheyenne-Arapaho and Scottish international speaker, trainer, and owner of Łush Kumtux Tumtum Consulting, which means “a great awakening of the heart and spirit” in the Chinuk Wawa trade language. She has lived her life in a body that transgresses and violates Western standards of beauty, size, sexuality, and health. Shilo interweaves cultural traditions and spirituality with an anti-oppressive and decolonizing lenses to promote healing and empowerment in herself and others in the communities she is a part of. Her workshops and presentations explore the intersections of race, sexuality, body size, and trauma (both individual and inter-generational). Shilo trains others on systems of oppression, trauma informed care, and proactive ways that businesses and organizations can create policies and environments that that promote diversity, equity, and healing. 

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Daria Matza
Ep. 27: Dietitian who dropped the diet - Aaron Flores RDN

Aaron Flores is a registered dietitian nutritionist based out of Los Angeles, California. With nearly 10 years of experience, Aaron has worked with eating disorders in a variety of settings.

A large part of his career was spent working at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System where he helped develop and launch one of the first Binge Eating Disorder programs to help Veterans struggling with this disorder.

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Daria Matza
Ep. 26: Eff Your Fitspo- Sarah Vance

Sarah Vance is a coach who focuses on body image, self-worth, and helping others become embodied within their lives. She helps women all over the world reclaim their power back from diet culture, and reconnect with who they are so they can show up unapologetically and powerfully in who they are.  She is the host of the Reclaiming You podcast, creator of The Breaking Boundaries program, and rebel behind the @effyourfitspo movement. Her works centers around anti-dieting, body positivity, HAES, and feminism. 

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Daria Matza
Ep. 24: Fat Kids, Working Moms, Mother-Blame and more - PART TWO - Dr. Natalie Boero

Dr. Natalie Boero is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at San Jose State University. She joins Every Body this week to discuss the ways our society pigeon holes obesity as a personal problem for the individual rather than examining the wider socioeconomic scope (access to good health care, food deserts, safe places to play and be active)  and its effects on public health. Dr. Boero discusses how she began in the field with her first book, Killer Fat: Media, Medicine and Morals in the American Obesity Epidemic. She explains the problem with medicalizing non-medical instances such as weight or violence with words like "epidemic" which cause panic and risky preventative measures. It was such a pleasure to hear Dr. Boero's thoughts and research on everything from obesity myths to the privilege of "the good fatty." Take a listen and join us in the conversation with us!

 

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Daria Matza
Ep. 23: Killer Fat & Problems with the "Obesity Epidemic" - Dr. Natalie Boero

In Killer Fat, Dr. Boero examines how and why obesity emerged as a major public health concern and national obsession in recent years. Using primary sources and in-depth interviews, Boero enters the world of bariatric surgeries, Weight Watchers, and Overeaters Anonymous to show how common expectations of what bodies are supposed to look like help to determine what sorts of interventions and policies are considered urgent in containing this new kind of disease.

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Daria Matza
Ep. 22: LOSE THE BULL** & LIBERATE YOUR BODY

Jes Baker (@themilitantbaker) has been a major figure in the fat-positive community for years beginning with her "Attractive and Fat" photo campaign as backlash against Abercrombie and Fitch's anti-fat advertising. Since then, her refreshingly authentic voice has garnered over 77 thousand followers on instagram as well as a wildly popular personal blog. Jes has built her foundation on the idea that #fatgirlsCAN and she continues to shatter society's expectations for fat people with equal parts outspoken advocacy and brazen visibility. I loved getting a chance to sit down with this inspirational woman to talk about complicated topics from "Lisa Frank bopo" to her relationship with movement. Take a listen and join the conversation with us on instagram! 

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Daria Matza
Ep. 21: Body in Culture - Kimberly Dark

Kimberly Dark is a writer, sociologist, and raconteur, working to reveal the hidden architecture of everyday life one clever essay, poem, and story at a time. She uses humor, surprise and intimacy to help audiences discover their influences, and reclaim their power as social creators. She teaches in the graduate program in Sociological Practice at Cal State San Marcos.

 

 
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Daria Matza
Ep. 20: Big Gal Yoga - Valerie Sagun

Valerie Sagun aka Big Gal Yoga is a yoga practitioner, installation artist, ceramicist, radical self love enthusiast, and body positive encourager based in the SF Bay Area. She started her yoga practice at her university with yogi Lawrence Caughlan who gave her a positive view on practicing yoga, and believing that as long as you have the determination, motivation, and patience anyone can do yoga. Valerie's yoga practice is about learning to love yourself physically and mentally through yoga. Learning to listen to your body, to know when to push it and when to protect it. 

Now that Valerie has finished her undergraduate studies in a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spatial Arts, she will be focusing more on her yoga practice and connecting to the yoga community. As well she has finished up her GO FUND ME to raise $ for yoga teacher training, and has completed the 2016 January 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Training at the 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, Arizona.

On July 25, 2017 she released her first book Big Gal Yoga: Poses and Practices to Celebrate Your Body and Empower Your Life, and will be on tour (dates, times, and places TBA).

http://www.biggalyoga.com

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Daria Matza
Ep. 19: Deadly Consequences of Fat Stigma at the Doctor's Office - Laura Fraser

Science Daily reported earlier this year that in a study of over 300 autopsy reports, obese patients were 1.65 times more likely than others to have significant undiagnosed medical conditions such as endocarditis, ischemic bowel disease or lung carcinoma. This week's featured guest is Laura Fraser. Laura is a journalist and author of Losing It, an investigative piece entailing her experience going under cover to take a deeper look at how the diet industry creates and exploits our weight worries (LauraFraser.com). A reformed dieter and ex-bulimic, Laura's already impassioned work strikes a deeper chord with the passing of her sister, Jan, last year to a cancer that was ignored by doctors and misdiagnosed as mere excessive weight. Laura takes me through the history of unrealistic body expectations for women as we explore her research and the relationship between big pharmaceutical companies and the mainstream diet industry."

 

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Daria Matza
Ep. 18: Eating Disorder Recovery & Yoga for All - Dianne Bondy

Dianne Bondy – Writer, Activist, Motivator,  Educator, Yoga Teacher, and a Leading Voice in the Diversity in Yoga and Yoga of Inclusion Movement. With over 1000 hours of yoga training in diverse modalities such as yoga therapeutics, restorative yoga, meditation, and Anusara Yoga – Dianne truly believes that yoga is for all!

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Daria Matza
Ep. 17: Healing Your Relationship With Food Through Storytelling - Dr. Anita Johnston

As a response to the emergence of disordered eating among women, Dr. Johnston co-founded the Anorexia & Bulimia Center of Hawaii in 1982. In 2001, she founded the 'Ai Pono Intensive Out-Patient Eating Disorders Programs in Honolulu.  She provides individual consultation, conducts workshops on disordered eating across the country, and lectures widely to professional organizations, medical institutions, and the community at large.

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Daria Matza
Ep. 16: Fat Shaming Linked to Greater Health Risks - Dr. Rebecca Pearl

Fat Shaming Linked to Greater Health Risks with Dr. Rebecca Pearl

Dr. Rebecca Pearl is a clinical psychologist and an assistant professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Her research revolves around weight bias and stigma, how it affects the overall health of a person, and the possible solutions and interventions to this concern.  

Dr. Pearl joins me today to share the effects of fat shaming and weight bias internalization to a person’s physical and psychological health. As she identifies some of the causes of this bias, Dr. Pearl also shares their findings on how to counter this weight stigma and how the concept of dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, can play a significant role in promoting change in an individual’s thinking and behavior towards his or her weight and overall health. 

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Daria Matza
Ep. 15: Freedom from Food & Body Struggles - Carmen Cool

Imagine a world where no-one is starved of food, company or dignity. Where no-one wakes up ashamed of their body, dreading their next binge or being insulted for what they look like. In this imagined world, it is taken-for-granted that everyone should have access to food as a right and the opportunity to exercise safely. At the same time, we are clear that eating and activity are only one part of the picture of health. We work from the assumption that personal and population wellbeing means we need to teach compassion, address climate change and build a fairer world.

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Daria Matza
Ep. 14: Radical Dietician - Lucy Aphramor

Imagine a world where no-one is starved of food, company or dignity. Where no-one wakes up ashamed of their body, dreading their next binge or being insulted for what they look like. In this imagined world, it is taken-for-granted that everyone should have access to food as a right and the opportunity to exercise safely. At the same time, we are clear that eating and activity are only one part of the picture of health. We work from the assumption that personal and population wellbeing means we need to teach compassion, address climate change and build a fairer world.

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Daria Matza
Ep. 13: Release Food & Weight Obsession with Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

In 2005, Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC and Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD started facilitating groups to help women let go of food/weight obsession. Realizing they shared a similar approach and philosophy regarding food, weight, body image and health, the two decided to merge their practices to create a partnership that would offer a revolutionary approach that is deeply nourishing and counter to conventional institutional paradigms. Be Nourished is founded on the idea that we are all born with remarkable instincts to love and care for our bodies. We believe Body Trust® is a birthright. Our passion is helping people lose the weight of body shame to create the change they seek from a deeper place.

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Daria Matza
Ep. 12: Fat and Health with DeAun Nelson

DeAun Nelson a Naturopathic Doctor who practices at Watershed Wellness in Portland, Oregon.  She specializes in taking a weight neutral approach to health. Even at a young age, DeAun intuitively knew that health and weight were two distinct things and she has carried these convictions to her medical practice. She understands that one can be healthy and fat and wants to share her scientific knowledge and Health AT Every Size approach with others. 

We discuss the mental stigmas associated with fat stigma,  from the size of airplane seats to how some medical professionals discriminate against people who are heavier. Dr. Nelson is an advocate for the Health at Every Size movement (HAES), and how it has a profound effect on the physical and mental health of many patients.  

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Tori Cox
Ep. 11: Intuitive Eating Expert with Evelyn Tribole

Today’s guest is registered dietician, author, speaker, and nutrition expert, Evelyn Tribole. She has written nine books with the latest book she co-authored with Elyse Resch called Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food. Evelyn’s expertise and passion caught the attention of many andhas had hundreds of interviews on TV and in print. She alsohad her own monthly column in Shape Magazine that went ran for 11 years.

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Tori Cox
Ep. 10: Healthy Relationships to Food & Stop Binge Eating with Judith Matz

Judith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 25 years of experience as a therapist, speaker and author. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan and completed a post-graduate fellowship and Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago with a focus on eating disorders. Judith specializes in Binge Eating Disorder and other overeating struggles. She uses the Health At Every Size® framework to promote wellness beyond weight and address social justice issues that affect people of all sizes.

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Tori Cox