FRR 132: Diet Culture’s Impact on Womxn – interview with Virgie Tovar

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In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I’m interviewing Virgie Tovar, author of You Have The Right To Remain Fat.

We talk 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!

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