1 hr 15 min

20. Amy Pence-Brown Radicals & Revolutionaries Lab

    • News & Politics

This week’s revolutionary is one you may have heard of or seen before: Amy Pence-Brown. She describes herself as fat, feminist, mother, writer, artist, historian, and body image activist. She grew up in southern Idaho, within a very patriarchal family. Her parents raised their family Mormon for the first 10 years of Amy’s life. After their family broke away from that church, she began showing some feminist tendencies. As she grew up, cut her hair, and began the journey to get comfortable in her own skin, she became the body image activist she is today.
Now, Amy—the radical Idahoan she is—believes in opening her heart and her mouth. She is a storyteller who serves people in her community, always spreading a message about self-love. In this episode, she shares how she rebuilt her life after everything fell apart and how she utilizes adversity to fuel her fire
Some Questions I Ask:
Where did you grow up? What was it like? (1:24)What was your feminist awakening moment? (3:57)Is there a gendered element related to death and dying? (21:56)How did you transition from death-positivity work to body positivity? (28:00)What books would you recommend? (38:09)How did the Rad Fat Collective come about? (40:19)What is the feminist role between health and nutrition, and body positivity? (44:14)Have you ever wanted to just quit? How did you climb out of that valley? (1:02:42)
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
How cutting her hair helped Amy realize how others felt ownership over her own body. (4:13)About Amy’s experience going to college in Charleston and experiencing white fragility. (11:14)About Amy’s mortician experience. (17:45)How motherhood made Amy an activist. (28:24)How Amy rebuilt her life during the recession after getting laid off. (32:42)Why our society is obsessed with “health.” (46:08About Amy’s radical act of body positivity and social experiment. (55:01)How Amy recovers from burnout and deals with adversity. (1:03:46)
Host: Jillian Foster
Guest: Amy Pence-Brown
Resources:
The Curvy Fashionista
Fat Heffalump
Boise Rad Fat Collective
“A Stand For Self Love” by Amy Pence-Brown
Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon
Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
Lindy West
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Here We Are by Kelly Jensen
The Body Image Workbook for Teens by Julia V. Taylor
Amy’s Website
Amy’s Instagram
Amy’s Twitter
Amy’s Facebook Page

This week’s revolutionary is one you may have heard of or seen before: Amy Pence-Brown. She describes herself as fat, feminist, mother, writer, artist, historian, and body image activist. She grew up in southern Idaho, within a very patriarchal family. Her parents raised their family Mormon for the first 10 years of Amy’s life. After their family broke away from that church, she began showing some feminist tendencies. As she grew up, cut her hair, and began the journey to get comfortable in her own skin, she became the body image activist she is today.
Now, Amy—the radical Idahoan she is—believes in opening her heart and her mouth. She is a storyteller who serves people in her community, always spreading a message about self-love. In this episode, she shares how she rebuilt her life after everything fell apart and how she utilizes adversity to fuel her fire
Some Questions I Ask:
Where did you grow up? What was it like? (1:24)What was your feminist awakening moment? (3:57)Is there a gendered element related to death and dying? (21:56)How did you transition from death-positivity work to body positivity? (28:00)What books would you recommend? (38:09)How did the Rad Fat Collective come about? (40:19)What is the feminist role between health and nutrition, and body positivity? (44:14)Have you ever wanted to just quit? How did you climb out of that valley? (1:02:42)
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
How cutting her hair helped Amy realize how others felt ownership over her own body. (4:13)About Amy’s experience going to college in Charleston and experiencing white fragility. (11:14)About Amy’s mortician experience. (17:45)How motherhood made Amy an activist. (28:24)How Amy rebuilt her life during the recession after getting laid off. (32:42)Why our society is obsessed with “health.” (46:08About Amy’s radical act of body positivity and social experiment. (55:01)How Amy recovers from burnout and deals with adversity. (1:03:46)
Host: Jillian Foster
Guest: Amy Pence-Brown
Resources:
The Curvy Fashionista
Fat Heffalump
Boise Rad Fat Collective
“A Stand For Self Love” by Amy Pence-Brown
Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon
Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
Lindy West
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Here We Are by Kelly Jensen
The Body Image Workbook for Teens by Julia V. Taylor
Amy’s Website
Amy’s Instagram
Amy’s Twitter
Amy’s Facebook Page

1 hr 15 min

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