May 14, 2018
Researcher and activist Joy Cox joins us to talk about how we
can fight back against internalized weight stigma and body shame,
how intersecting identities can affect body image, why refusing to
conform to cultural and societal expectations can help change the
world, the racist roots of diet culture and why fighting it is an
important part of creating a more inclusive society, the problems
with framing larger body size as “obesity” and labeling it a
disease, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener
question about intuitive eating for athletes.
Joy is current doctoral candidate and self-professed fatty in the Department of Communication at Rutgers University using her dissertation to study the impacts of identity and social change within the Fat Liberation Movement. Through interviews and content analysis, Joy has been able to unearth answers to questions around member identification, micro and macro discourse, and political action outcomes for movement members. When not conducting research, Joy serves as the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion team for ASDAH, and hosts her own podcast, Fresh Out the Cocoon, which highlights the lived experiences of Black fat women. She is an avid lover of justice and a fierce defender of those who cannot defend themselves. Find her on Instagram @FreshOutTheCocoon
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