Chubby City NDN Jana Schmieding chats with special guests about the way we think and talk about our bodies, the impact it has on our lives and how we’re claiming some damn space.
Emily Duke: Clowning on The Diet Industry
Jana interviews NYC-based comedian and fat activist Emily Duke. Emily talks about her history with dieting, disordered eating and weight stigma. The two discuss using comedy and personal experiences to criticize the diet industrial complex in their comedy and using comedy to expose the ills of diet culture. Follow Emily on the socials @emilydukehaha for information about her shows and writing. check out womanofsize.com for links and extended show notes and follow Woman of Size on Patreon for exclusive content!
Andi Murphy: Reconnecting with Native Foods
Jana interviews Navajo journalist and host of Toasted Sister podcast Andi Murphy. Andi talks about her personal history with Native foods, the Native food revitalization movement and cooking Native foods. They discuss how food and knowledge of Native foods have been colonized and how a new generation of Native chefs, organizations and community gardners are reconnecting Native people with their traditional foods. Follow Andi on the socials @toastedsister and subscribe to the Toasted Sister podcast. If you're interested in other current Native issues and topics, check out nativeamericacalling.com! Check out womanofsize.com for links and extended show notes.
Sierra Teller Ornelas: Making Funny Natives Visible
Jana interviews Sierra Teller Ornelas, a Mexican American and Navajo comedy writer and television producer, about being brave and taking big leaps to build a successful career making tv in Los Angeles. Sierra discusses her body in relation to Native invisibility and lack of representation, and the two delve into the incredible world of Indigenous art and media. Follow Sierra on IG and Twitter @sierraornelas and watch her show Rutherford Falls when it comes out on the Peacock Network. Check out womanofsize.com for links and extended show notes.
Eryn Wise: Courageous and Soft
Jana chats with Jicarilla Apache and Laguna Pueblo organizer and digital storyteller Eryn Wise. The two kick of Native American Heritage Month by diving into their own Indigenous identities, the concepts of home and sovereignty, and how they're working toward being softer when the work makes them hardened. Follow Eryn's work at @seedingsovereignty as well as her personal journey @_samakuu. Check out womanofisize.com for links and extended show notes.
Ariel Henley: Changing the Narrative About Difference
Jana talks with writer Ariel Henley about her experiences with facial difference as a woman with Crouzon Syndrome. Ariel discusses her journey into writing and how she has found community and advocacy through speaking her own truths. Follow Ariel on IG @arielhenley and on Twitter @ariel_henley9. Check out womanofsize.com for links and extended show notes.
Courtney Trouble: Porn, Sex and Sex Work
Jana talks to her friend Laura Delarato about her explorations into sex as a plus size woman and then Jana interviews fat, trans cyber sex worker and porn producer Courtney Trouble! They discuss Courtney's DIY aesthetic, the reasons we should be normalizing porn and pornography as creative expression. Follow Laura on IG @heylauraheyyy and follow Courtney's work on Twitter @courtneytrouble and on their website troublefilms.com. Check out womanofsize.com for links and extended show notes.