In this episode, I interview Sabrina Strings, PhD and author of the incredibly important book Fearing The Black Body, The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia. Through her research, she seeks to answer the question of " Why do we all, but especially white women, so badly want to be thin?" If you have ever wondered why, this episode is for you. What she discovered and shares about in this episode will blow your mind. The pressure we put on women to look a certain way is centuries old with roots in racism and religion and has always been a form of social control and oppression.
Sabrina Strings is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and a recipient of the Berkeley Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship, where she held appointments in the Department of Sociology and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.
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