ETR 189: Recovering from an Eating Disorder in a Fat Body – with Nic McDermid

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In this episode of Eat the Rules, I’m interviewing Nic McDermid, fat activist and intersectional feminist.

We talk about how fatphobia is rampant in the eating disorder recovery world and the harm that this does, what they can do better, the importance of reclaiming the word fat, and how to navigate acceptance and recovery with chronic pain.

In This Episode, We Chat About

  • Nic’s experience recovering from an eating disorder and seeking treatment in a fat body,
  • Ways that microaggressions and fatphobia show up in the eating disorder landscape,
  • How she discovered fat activism after realizing the influence society had in shaping her beliefs about her body and the word fat,
  • That reclaiming the word fat is a continuous process and how curating her social media feeds helped,
  • The grief that occurs when letting go of the idea of the “ideal body,” and the importance of meeting it with compassion,
  • That recovery is an ongoing practice of showing up for yourself,
  • The importance of community and finding people who share your experiences and have your back,
  • How anger can be about action and activism and that feeling it can be important,
  • How making people uncomfortable can be a positive thing and why Nic does that with her online presence,
  • How fatphobia in medicine impacts people with chronic illness and pain,
  • That you are the expert in your own body,
  • Plus so much more!

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