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S14E4: Plus-Size: The Conversation We Need to Have About Fatphobia in America with Mekdela

podcast April 22, 2022 5

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How people see you is how people treat you is a powerful truism. But, there are layers to that perception when you are considered a fat person by society. Dr. Dom and Terri sit down with Mekdela, the author of Plus-Size: A Memoir of Pop Culture, Fatphobia, and Social Change, to discuss what exactly fatphobia is and how it impacts everyone. The ladies have an illuminating conversation about all of the subtle ways fatphobia creeps into our mainstream media to shape how we view ourselves and each other. Mekdela offers great insight on the complicated history of body positivity and provides tips on how we can all be better allies. Lady, grab your coziest blanket and your journal, we’re going to have this necessary conversation with warmth and compassion. Tap in!

Quote of the Day:

“70% of American women are a size 14 or larger. The average American woman is a size 16-18. However, only 18% of the clothes sold in brick-and-mortar stores is plus-size.”
– National research study

Where to find Guest:
Website: https://plussizebook.com/
IG: @mekdela.e

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