Two grannies and literal baby get together and chat! Just kidding, although we are consistently amazed by Michelle Serna's level of confidence at the age of 17! Michelle gave an amazing Ted Talk recently and we were so jazzed to be able to sit down and talk to her. We discussed everything from Kim Kardashian, to the benefits and drawbacks of growing up in the social media age, and how cool it is that we as a society have the means to change the current definition of beauty.
We're only mildly shocked that YouTuber Nicole Arbour has decided to post another fat shaming video, and not shocked at all that it is once again full of not only hate, but also inaccuracies.
Ashley Graham appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated 2016 swimsuit edition is the latest in the slow climb to global body acceptance! Check out her TedX talk here. Obviously we applaud the effort, but it was Hailey Clauson's cover (right) that had us really talking. Let us know what you think!
This social experiment video about sexy vs breastfeeding really struck a nerve.
If you're just as confused as we are about the rise of Trump, this article may help explain some things. We think that the body positivity movement is part of a larger picture of unrest in this country.
If you're local, Lillian will be performing at this amazing event hosted by My Body Does and featuring tons of awesome, body positive artists
Our first venture into the world of Skype interviews! We had a blast sitting down to chat with Kara and while the audio got off to a rocky start I think we figured it out by the end so bear with us as we fight with technology to bring you some super interesting conversation!
Kara Waite holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. Her work has been featured on The Manifest-Station , XO Jane , and Buzzfeed as well as in Roadside Curiosities: Stories About American Pop Culture. Kara teaches college English and works full-time at a music school. She’s wrapping up a novel, Love Is Our Poison, and writing a memoir called Weightless, about body image, feminism, and what she wishes she had known when she was fifteen. She lives in Boston with her dog, Charlie. Make sure to check her out on Twitter and Tumblr!
Also, here is the This American Life podcast featuring Lindy West where she talks about standing up to misguided comedians and actually confronts one of her online trolls.
We discuss the new line of Barbie dolls that have been released!
This Jezebel article from 2009 has some great examples of doll modification. We're really interested to see what people do with the Barbie fashionista dolls.
After recording we also found some interesting facts about the original Barbie. In this article, in which Samantha Olson talks about original Barbie's measurements and how she would stack up next to the "average woman" she says:
"Mattel was dangerously aware of the public’s idealizations, and in 1965 the company came out with a “Slumber Party Barbie,” complete with a bathroom scale permanently set to 110 pounds. In this impossible quest to reach Barbie’s unattainable measurements, many girls have developed what is known as “The Barbie Effect.”"
So. Many. Links!
We talk about a lot of awesome people and things in this podcast and here's where you can find 'em!
The not-so-shocking Shocking Research about how people feel about their bodies.
We sat down both before and after the live broadcast of The Wiz to gush about the awesome production. During our chat about the importance of seeing the range of body types and skin colors being represented on stage we realize a lack of diversity in some of our favorite holiday films.
Be sure to check out the amazing production of The Wiz (available on hulu.)
And watch Philip Defranco's brief and to-the-point take on why an all black production of The Wiz is not, in fact, racist.
We're back! Today we're chatting about Amy Schumer, the best way to give someone a compliment, and whether or not vampires can also be succubi.
Head on over and check out Rad Fatty Merit Badges at www.radfatties.com where you can purchase the empowering (and super cute) pins and stickers and read and share stories of fat-shaming survival!
Also make sure to show some love to Alysse Dalessandro at www.readytostare.com! We're loving her holiday lookbook and message of body positivity and owning your personal style!
In our first official full episode of the Poscast, we talk about fashion; the most recent winner of Project Runway, the scarcity of plus-sized lines, and the search for the perfect pair of underwear.