37 episodes

Welcome to The Beyond Beauty Project -the podcast, conversations that go beyond the surface to redefine beauty, reclaim self-worth, and rediscover our bodies. Join host Bridgett Burrick Brown in this empowering movement that aims to transform self-esteem and confidence surrounding body image and mental health.
This podcast isn't just a source of education and stories shared. The Beyond Beauty Project dives into the realms of physical, mental, and spiritual health, offering thoughtfully curated conversations that extract wisdom from guests who have not only mastered their trade but also possess the courage to be vulnerable.
Get ready to be inspired as we challenge conventional notions of beauty and embrace a holistic approach to self-love. The Beyond Beauty Project is a transformative experience that invites you to join a community dedicated to rewriting the narrative on beauty and self-discovery.

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Beyond Beauty Project: The Podcast Peoples Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 56 Ratings

Welcome to The Beyond Beauty Project -the podcast, conversations that go beyond the surface to redefine beauty, reclaim self-worth, and rediscover our bodies. Join host Bridgett Burrick Brown in this empowering movement that aims to transform self-esteem and confidence surrounding body image and mental health.
This podcast isn't just a source of education and stories shared. The Beyond Beauty Project dives into the realms of physical, mental, and spiritual health, offering thoughtfully curated conversations that extract wisdom from guests who have not only mastered their trade but also possess the courage to be vulnerable.
Get ready to be inspired as we challenge conventional notions of beauty and embrace a holistic approach to self-love. The Beyond Beauty Project is a transformative experience that invites you to join a community dedicated to rewriting the narrative on beauty and self-discovery.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Claiming Body Liberation: A Conversation with Author Chrissy King on How to Attain Liberation in a World Filled with Societal Pressures

    Claiming Body Liberation: A Conversation with Author Chrissy King on How to Attain Liberation in a World Filled with Societal Pressures

    Chrissy King is a powerhouse writer, speaker, educator, and former strength coach passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive wellness industry. She is also the author of The Body Liberation Project. Through her work, Chrissy empowers individuals to stop shrinking, start taking up space, and use their energy to create their specific magic in the world. With degrees in social justice and sociology from Marquette University, Chrissy merges her passion for social justice with her passion for wellness to inspire members of the fitness industry to create spaces that allow individuals from all backgrounds to feel seen, welcomed, affirmed, and celebrated.
    In this episode, Chrissy shares her journey, revealing how her experiences ignited a lifelong quest for self-acceptance and empowerment that later led to the writing of her book. From grappling with the constraints of diet culture to reclaiming autonomy over her body, Chrissy shares insights into the mental and emotional toll of societal beauty standards. Drawing from her social justice and sociology background, she sheds light on the intersectionality of body oppression and its disproportionate impact on marginalized communities. Throughout the episode, Chrissy advocates for a paradigm shift toward body neutrality and emphasizes the importance of self-love as a radical act of resistance, while also uncovering the deep-rooted connection between white supremacy and diet culture. From unlearning white feminism to prioritizing self-care in the BIPOC community, Chrissy offers advice and actionable steps for fostering inclusivity and empowerment. Tune in as Bridgett and Chrissy explore the transformative power of the body liberation movement and envision a future where every individual is celebrated for their inherent worth.
    For more, you can follow the Beyond Beauty Project on Instagram & Youtube!
    Produced by Peoples Media


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    • 54 min
    Cole Kazdin, Award Winning Journalist On The Realities and Complexities of Eating Disorders

    Cole Kazdin, Award Winning Journalist On The Realities and Complexities of Eating Disorders

    Cole Kazdin is a writer, performer and four-time Emmy Award winning television journalist. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, The Daily Beast, Cosmopolitan, NPR, and more. Author of her first book, What's Eating Us: Women, Food, and the Epidemic of Body Anxiety (St. Martin's Press) blends personal narrative and investigative reporting to reveal disordered eating as an epidemic crisis killing millions. Cole explores the complexities and realities of eating disorder journeys, shedding light on the flaws within the diet industry and research community.
    Bridgett and Cole emphasize the importance of nourishing our bodies and the profound effects it has on our overall well-being, from sleep patterns to anxiety levels and beyond. They discuss confronting weight discrimination and the trauma-induced effects on children, while also addressing the lack of research surrounding eating disorders in black communities, revealing underlying racist ideologies at play.
    The two unpack the influence of diet culture and the weight loss industry, revealing the scientific reasons why our bodies resist these societal pressures. Through engaging discussions, they explore the intricate connection between brain health and proper nourishment.
    They also dive into the stark reality of treatment and the alarming absence of a standard of care for eating disorders. As we navigate through these topics, Bridgett and Cole guide us back to the essence of reconnecting with our bodies and fostering a healthier relationship with food.
    Listen to understand the complexities surrounding eating disorders while advocating for greater awareness and support for those affected.

    For more, you can follow the Beyond Beauty Project on Instagram & Youtube!
    Produced by Peoples Media

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    • 53 min
    One of New York’s Top Dermatologists: Dr. Marnie’s Perspective on Aging Gratefully and Preteen Skincare Trends

    One of New York’s Top Dermatologists: Dr. Marnie’s Perspective on Aging Gratefully and Preteen Skincare Trends

    Dr. Marnie Nussbaum M.D. FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Dr Marnie specializes in cosmetic, non-invasive aesthetic rejuvenation. has been recognized as one of New York’s Top Doctors. With expertise and passion in anti-aging correction and prevention, Dr. Nussbaum is a pioneer in multi-modality rejuvenation and micro-injectable techniques. Using a wide variety of the most clinically advanced and cutting-edge tools combined with her artistry techniques for injectables, Dr. Nussbaum’s goal is not only to correct any signs of aging but to reset your skin’s course to evolve as naturally, gracefully, and youthfully as possible.
    Join us as we delve into the realm of dermatology with Dr. Marnie, exploring her unique journey and philosophy towards aging gracefully. In this episode, she shares her wisdom on embracing the privilege of growing old while nurturing a mindset of gratitude. Dr. Marnie also sheds light on often-overlooked aspects of skincare for preteens, unraveling the impact of social media on young impressionable minds and advocating for a holistic approach that prioritizes self-acceptance over external validation. Drawing from her expertise, she addresses the dangers of chasing unattainable beauty ideals and offers practical advice on making skincare routines empowering and enjoyable for young individuals, drawing from her own experiences as a parent navigating social pressures.

    For more, you can follow the Beyond Beauty Project on Instagram & Youtube!
    Produced by Peoples Media

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    • 22 min
    Tiffany Ima's Journey with Eating Disorder Recovery, ADHD, Cultural Pressures, and Self-Expression in Fashion.

    Tiffany Ima's Journey with Eating Disorder Recovery, ADHD, Cultural Pressures, and Self-Expression in Fashion.

    Tiffany Ima, a body image coach, speaker, and creator, is dedicated to empowering individuals with ADHD to overcome rejection sensitivity and find harmony with their bodies through her distinctive framework, The Body Peace Plan. Having triumphed over a decade-long battle with an eating disorder, Tiffany candidly shares her transformative journey on Instagram. Her mission is to inspire women to navigate their path to healing, cultivate self-trust, and embrace joyful self-expression. 
    Tiffany relearns how to accept herself many times throughout her story, especially as a dark-skinned Black woman. Originally a style blogger and fitness influencer, her evolution into a body image coach is marked by a unique six-year healing journey in which she explored how shame appears around healing. Confronting and overcoming exercise bulimia, Tiffany shares how she harnessed the power of exercise for mental health, alleviating her depression. 
    Tiffany and Bridgett, both diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood, draw connections between the diagnosis, perfectionism, and body image. Tiffany also shares how fashion serves as more than just style for her—it becomes a powerful avenue for self-expression to combat when she’s feeling overwhelmed.

    For more, you can follow the Beyond Beauty Project on Instagram & Youtube!
    Produced by Peoples Media

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    • 43 min
    Love, Loss, and Beyond: An Intimate Conversation with Founder Bridgett and her husband, Jason Brown

    Love, Loss, and Beyond: An Intimate Conversation with Founder Bridgett and her husband, Jason Brown

    Join us for a raw and unfiltered episode of the Beyond Beauty Project podcast, where host Bridgett Burrick Brown opens up about her childhood, her rock bottom, and her resilience. She is joined by her husband, Jason Brown. He is her love, best friend, and biggest supporter. They have a nine-year-old daughter and a dog named Reya. Jason is the Chief Revenue Officer at Spectrum Reach.
    In this conversation, they take you on a personal journey through the pivotal moments that have shaped their lives, from the serendipitous story of how they met to navigating the heart-wrenching losses of family members and miscarriages. Jason interviews Bridgett about her modeling career, the challenges that led to her rock bottom, and the moments when thoughts of suicide clouded her path. They also chat about the creation of the Beyond Beauty Project as Jason delves into the origins, motivations, and transformative impact of this empowering initiative. 
    Join Bridgett and Jason as they invite you into their world, offering a glimpse into the profound moments that define their lives and the essence of the Beyond Beauty Project.

    For more, you can follow the Beyond Beauty Project on Instagram & Youtube!
    Produced by Peoples Media

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    • 47 min
    Navigating Social Media’s Impact on Young Girls and Women with award winning journalist and NYT bestselling author, Nancy Jo Sales

    Navigating Social Media’s Impact on Young Girls and Women with award winning journalist and NYT bestselling author, Nancy Jo Sales

    Nancy Jo Sales is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and documentary filmmaker. She is recognized for her passion for studying youth culture, women's issues, and technology. Nancy began her career as a journalist for New York magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, etc. In 2013, Nancy Jo's work went viral, which later led -- after much research and studying – to her bestselling book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. In 2018, she released a documentary on HBO, Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age. Nancy has cultivated stupendous analytical research to translate into her talented written work. Her influential voice has brought attention to the deep cracks within contemporary society and the effect on relationships, the challenges women and young girls face, and celebrity obsession. 
     
    In this episode, Nancy Jo shares her passion behind her influential work and advocacy. Nancy delves into her expert perspectives on vital topics such as feminism, misogyny, and the adverse effects of digital technology on society. She shares how her resonation with teens and her memories of standing in the same shoes as the young women she interviewed have played a significant role in work. The conversation covers pressing issues like the lack of regulations in digital spaces, the safety concerns related to social media, and the exploitation prevalent in the media. Bridgett and Nancy also engage in a meaningful discussion about how to liberate themselves and their children from society's beauty expectations.
     
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    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

JonnySparkplug ,

Love this show!

I absolutely love this podcast! You can tell that Bridget truly cares about what she does and wants women to feel encouraged and happy from the inside out! I never miss an episode

dudahardt ,

This is your sign to listen to this podcast!

I absolutely adore this podcast! If you haven't tuned in yet, consider this your sign to give it a listen! Bridgett consistently presents insightful discussions, and I'm ALWAYS captivated by her of guests.

It's consistently GOOD! Which is hard to find sometimes! The discussions, topics, and insights always have me look into my own thoughts and examine how my perspectives may have been influenced by society!

THANK YOU for this!

mackymacd ,

Loved this!!

You can learn a lot from the stories of black women and other POC’s

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