FRR 157: Alcohol Culture & Quitting Like A Woman with Holly Whitaker

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Podcast Interview on Alcohol Culture & Quitting Like A Woman with Holly Whitaker
Alcohol Culture & Quitting Like A Woman with Holly Whitaker

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I’m interviewing Holly Whitaker author of Quit Like A Woman and founder and CEO of sobriety school Tempest, all about alcohol culture.

We talk 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.

In This Episode, 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,
  • The intersection of diet culture and alcohol culture,
  • 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!

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