Body Belonging with Virgie Tovar
Virgie Tovar on how we lose our sense of body belonging, then how we can make our way back.
In this episode, Virgie shares what fat phobia and diet culture is and how they are linked, the many ways healthcare professionals can bring themselves and others closer to body justice, how people lose belonging of their bodies, the first thing we need to do in the unravelling of fat phobia and diet culture and meaningful lessons from her own journey back to her body.
As mentioned in the podcast:
- Study about restriction, hunger, long term decisions – Glasgow Scotland *did you find this Fi?
- Dr Cat Pausé, PhD MPH (she/her)
- Anti-Fat Attitudes Test (AFA)
More about Virgie:
Virgie Tovar holds a Master's degree in Sexuality Studies with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender. She is a contributor for Forbes where she covers the plus-size market and how to end weight discrimination at work. She started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight and in 2018 gave a TedX talk on the origins of the campaign. Tovar is the author of You Have the Right to Remain Fat (Feminist Press August 2018) and The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color (New Harbinger Publications 2020). She is the host of the podcast, Rebel Eaters Club.
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