Aug 6, 2018
Lindy West, author of the book Shrill: Notes from a Loud
Woman, shares how she became a fat-acceptance activist, the
roles that feminism and body-positive imagery played in helping her
reject diet culture, her experience of finding love in a larger
body, how thin allies to the fat-acceptance movement can help, how
she's improved her relationship with food and what she's still
working on, and lots more! This episode originally
aired Apr 10, 2017.
Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and a weekly columnist at The Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for “This American Life” about confronting an Internet troll who impersonated her dead father and was half of the duo who initiated #shoutyourabortion, which landed her on the cover of The New York Times. She was named one of “Internet’s Most Fascinating 2015” by Cosmopolitan.com. Find her online at LindyWest.net, and pick up her book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman wherever books are sold.
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