In This Body serves as a wake-up call for greater representation and celebration of body diversity. Through candid conversations, host Ashley Bullock and guests shine light on social inequities and discuss the underlying “isms”, like racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, capitalism and what we can do to radically reform them.
The Pressure of Comparison on Appearance with Nadia Craddock, PhD
Sit down with body image researcher, Nadia Craddock and learn the latest science on appearance, the comparison process, and moving from body shame to body respect. And in the true spirit of the In This Body podcast, Nadia shares her personal experience of being a biracial women and the additional pressure to not only be exceptional, but also be an example of what that looks like.
"Re-shifting some of my focus from achievement to connection has been really important." - Nadia Craddock, PhD
Expressing Anger and Addressing Shame with SJ Thompson
It took SJ Thompson a long time before they ever felt like they could actually be in their body and not hate it and not blame themselves for all the ways society is not made for them. A huge part of their ED recovery has been to figure out how to be angry and learn how to not operate from a place of shame.
"Silence adds to shame and silence doesn't help you express your anger." -SJ Thompson
Finding Community and Diversifying Your Social Media Feed with Annie Segarra
Where are all my people at? According to Annie Segarra, queer disabled latinx (she/they) activist for body positivity, LGBTQ+, disability, chronic illness, mental health, and autism says they are out there waiting for you to find them. In this show, learn about diversifying your social media feed, finding your community - the people who understand your experiences and the activists who are fighting for you.
Taking Body Positivity a Step Further with Jes Baker
Is the #BoPo movement doing the best it can? Does the hyper focus on positivity drown out the real need to address the negative impacts of body oppression? Learn what author, coach, self-love advocate, and magnificently irreverent force Jes Baker has to say about social media, diet culture, boundaries, and hard conversations that move us forward.
"If we wait to be perfect, we won't get anything done." ~Jes Baker
From Destructive Dieting to Constructive Conversations on Social Justice with Savala Nolan
Savala Nolan's social justice work is critical to changing our world. She is the executive Director of the Center for Social Justice at UC Berkeley School of Law and author of the recently published book “Don’t Let it Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Body”. In this show, she gets personal about her recovery from extreme dieting, overexercising, and self-loathing and why systems of oppression encourage us to see the “problem” as within ourselves.
Reconciling the Sense of Not Belonging and Otherness with Dr. Norman Kim
As the Co-Founder of the Institute for Antiracism and Equity in Mental Health and the Deputy Director at Ayana Therapy, Dr. Norman Kim is a leading expert in the ways racism and oppression impact our mental health system. His clear sense of mission for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion comes from his first hand experience of living with a pervasive sense of "otherness" and not wanting his sons to experience the same lack of belonging.
This podcast is excellent. Much needed conversations from marginalized voices.