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Welcome back to Episode 7 of the Untamed Podcast with guest Virgie Tovar.

Virgie is an author, activist and one of the nation’s leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp, a 4-week online course designed to help those who are ready to break up with diet culture, and started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight. Tovar edited the ground-breaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012). She holds a Master’s degree in Human Sexuality with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender. After teaching “Female Sexuality” at the University of California at Berkeley, where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2005, she went onto host “The Virgie Show” (CBS Radio) in San Francisco. She is a former plus size style writer for BuzzFeed. Virgie has been featured by the New York Times, MTV, Al Jazeera, NPR, Yahoo Health, the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan Magazine Online, Bust Magazine, and French language magazine Madame Figaro. She lives in San Francisco.

(photo credit: Shameless Photography www.shamelessphoto.com)

 

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EPISODE DETAILS:

3:15 Special Announcement – WORK WITH ME! (www.lueats.com)

6:00 Virgie’s Bio

7:42 Virgie Introduces Herself and Her Work in the World

10:05 How Virgie Got Started in Fat Activism

12:20 Virgie’s Experience with Dieting and Starvation

18:10 Virgie Discovers Feminism and Other Experiences that Changed Her Body Relationship

21:52 Born Fat? And Body Size Boot Strapping

24:49 Contrived Identities and Social Constructs

25:58 Identifying Body Size Bigotry

27:35 Minority Stress Theory and Fat Discrimination

32:47 Dismantling Internalized Fatphobia, Diet Culture and Female Unhappiness

41:11 You Deserve to Live Life on Your Terms

46:45 The Relationship Between Religion, Dieting and Sex

56:20 Health Concern as Bigotry

66:00 Virgie Answers the Untamed Closing Questions

72:15 One Word UN Words

73:45 How to Learn More and Stay Connected with Virgie

 

RELATED LINKS:

More on Sylvester Graham

Another Country by James Baldwin

Babe Camp

Flyover Fashion Fest

Every Body Yoga Tour

 #LoseHateNotWeight

CONNECT WITH VIRGIE:

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

PODCAST CREDITS:

Lu Uhrich is the host and producer of the Untamed Podcast. She is also the founder of LU|EATS,LLC (www.lueats.com) where she works one-on-one with clients as an Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor and Life Coach.

Photography by Sam Interrante

Intro/Outro Music by Shoyei

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