Ep. 21: Body in Culture - Kimberly Dark

Body in Culture with 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.

Kimberly Dark has written award-winning plays, facilitated and performed for a wide range of audiences in various countries over the past two decades. Her essays appear in popular online publications such as Everyday Feminism and Ravishly.  Her poetry and prose are available in various literary and academic publications. The storytelling performances and interactive lectures make big, complex ideas relatable at campuses, conferences, companies and anywhere people seek startling revelations and positive change.  Beloved by diverse audiences, Kimberly crosses boundaries to show how we must engage all the wisdom and verve we have to create the most compassionate, fair and inclusive world we can. You will feel her passion through the mic and this episode incorporates her storytelling and my interview with her. She is currently touring with her show, “Thing I learned from fat people on the plane”. 

“We need more fat yoga teachers. And old yoga teachers, and disabled yoga teachers and anyone with a different body than you think you want. “

- Kimberly Dark

This Week on the Every Body Podcast:

  •     Why she uses spoken word and storytelling to communicate her sociology perspective. 
  •     A performance about  fat children and the many ways the “starve”
  •     Healthism
  •     Her experience of fat stigma being yoga teacher for 20 years. 

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Daria Matza