FRR 77: Body Positivity as a Social Justice Issue – With Virgie Tovar

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In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Virgie Tovar – Author, Speaker and Activist – on the roots of diet culture, the relationship between weight-loss culture and social oppressions, the role of internalized sexism as it relates to self-worth and why body positivity is a social justice issue.

FRR 77 Virgie Tovar

In this episode, we chat about:
  • How Virgie got into fat activism and feminism and how it saved her life
  • The experiences and women who inspired her to write the book Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion and create Babecamp
  • The history of diet culture and it’s relationship to sexuality and morality
  • The relationship between weight-loss culture and social oppressions, such as sexism, racism and classism
  • What the normalization of dieting behavior looks like in our society
  • Dieting as a language and the symbolism of and what it means to people
  • Diet culture in the workplace and how to deal with co-workers who are invested in it
  • How feelings of inferiority are often at the root of our dieting and weight-focused behaviours
  • The relationship between inferiority and internalized sexism
  • Why dieting is addictive and difficult to abandon because of the drama and high it gives us
  • Plus so much more!
Links mentioned in the show:
Connect with Virgie:

Website | Babecamp | Instagram | Dear Virgie: Wear Your Voice Mag column  | Take the Cake – column for Ravishly

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