Conversations with Melinda Parrish, plus size model and body positivity influencer. Melinda has sparked the #healthyatanysize movement through her social media advocacy for women of all shapes and sizes to live a healthy, aspirational lifestyle that is not centered on weight loss. Each week, Melinda Parrish is serving up a dose of inspiration, information, and insight alongside some of the most influential voices in body positivity, health, and wellness. Melinda believes that women were not put on this earth to stand on the sidelines of their own lives, waiting to be good enough to get in the game and start living. As a society, we are wasting far too much of our time, money, and energy on becoming serial dieters, and chasing impossible standards of body perfection. This podcast offers an insightful look at the impact of diet culture on the lives of women, and offers practical, how-to approaches for women to apply to living a more healthy lifestyle. This isn't about fitting into our skinny jeans. It's about freeing ourselves up to become the women we want to be, and living at full amplitude in all aspects of our lives!
Live Healthy at Any Size
Melinda goes solo in this episode to bring you up-to-speed on life with Baby Sammi, and the 28 Days to Freedom course. This is the last episode for 2018. The podcast will be back in 2019 with a new format and fresh, action-oriented content that you can apply to your own life!
Conversations with Melinda Parrish, plus size model and body positivity influencer.
Heal your Pelvic Floor & Diastasis Recti with Megan Anderson
Megan Anderson, Physical Therapist and yoga instructor, works with women of all ages who are ready to take an active role in their health and healing! Megan’s practice was created out of her passion and drive to make women's health care more accessible. In her many years of clinical practice, she noticed that busy moms struggled to follow through with Physical Therapy. And it definitely was not for lack of effort! Megan believes that a healthy, happy mom makes for a healthier, happier family!
Binge (the series) with Angela Gulner
Angela Gulner is a writer, actor, and producer, as well as the creator of the series Binge, a dark comedy television series! She has taken her experience as someone in recovery from bulimia and put it into this darkly witty, heartfelt, and hilarious show! She and her team have raised the money to take their pilot and expand it into a full first season, which fans can’t wait to see.
Not Your Average Runner with Jill Angie
Jill Angie is a runner, author, and a running coach who is representing for the curvy-bodied athletes of the world! A self-proclaimed fat runner, Jill grew to love running when she stopped thinking about running as a means to offset calories, and started looking at it as a way to build up her confidence and strength.
Big Things with Zach Miko
IMG’s first Brawn Model, Zach Miko, sits down with Melinda Parrish to discuss his background, his experience as a brawn male in our society, his journey in entertainment, and his recent rise to superstar status. Zach gushes about meeting Tyra Banks IRL as a guest judge on America’s Next Top Model, his love of the new Queer Eye series, and ways that his wife nags him to take better care of himself. Zach’s paving a new way for men of size in the world and he has so much wisdom, confidence, and positivity to share with us all!
Don’t shrink because you’re afraid other people won’t accept you at full amplitude
Men experience pressure to become more attractive and lose weight, just like women
You can feel like a failure even as you’re on a plane on your way to meet Tyra Banks
Mentioned in this Show:
Zach’s meteoric rise as IMG’s first brawn model
Zach’s podcast, “Big Things with Zack Miko”
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Loving this podcast!
Mel has such wonderful insights on body image, health and fitness. I love this show!
Mel’s a fantastic host with great content and guests. Highly recommend!
A strong voice for women today!
Thank you Mel for sharing your story!