The Bodcast is Bustle's biweekly podcast about the experience of living in a body in 2017. Themes include abortion, immigration, gender identity, and more.
Host: Amanda Richards
Producers: Pierre Bienaimé & Anna Parsons
Marie Southard-Ospina is joined by fashion blogger and fat activist Ushshi to discuss the history of the body and fat positivity movement and everything you need to know about the community.
Ushshi's Instagram & Blog: www.instagram.com/ushshi | www.dresscarcass.com
Senior Producer: Anna Parsons
Producer: Sarah Barrett
Substantia Jones joins us to discuss how she uses photography and nudity to explore beauty standards and promote body acceptance.
The Bad Fat Broads, Ariel Woodson and KC Slack, are here to talk about the ways in which we assign moral values to the food we eat and the bodies we live in — and why this needs to stop.
There are arguably few subjects as polarizing within body positive and plus size communities as fat fetishism. While it's often demonized as perverse or manipulative, BBW modeling legend Plump Princess is here to explain why such assumptions might not be all that justified.
The biggest myth surrounding dating as a plus size human is that no one could possibly ever be attracted to a fat body. And if they are, something must be wrong. Join Marie Southard Ospina and Nerd About Town’s Stephanie Yeboah as they dissect some truths and fables of dating as a fat babe. Spoiler: Lots of people are attracted to fat bodies.
Find Stephanie @NerdAboutTown on Twitter and Instagram.
Although there are more stylish plus size clothing options available now than ever before, people above a size 20 still can't walk into any store of their choosing and find something to take home. All the while, fat women in particular are bombarded with rule upon rule of styles they can and cannot wear. Plus blogger Sarah Chiwaya of Curvilly is here to talk about the ins and outs of plus size fashion, the options we have (and don't have), and why fat fashion is so political.
Author of fat positive and feminist novel Dietland, Sarai Walker is here to debunk everything you thought you knew about diet culture and awaiting the appearance of the "thin woman within." Getting real about the tragic and unnecessary experiences so many fat individuals are put through, Sarai wants everyone to know that life doesn't start when you lose weight. You're already living it.
In the last year or so, we've arguably seen more visibility for gender non-conforming and trans identities than ever before, with spotlights on public personas like Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and Caitlyn Jenner and television shows like Transparent hitting our streams. But what's it really like to live in a still-binaristic world when you don't identify as woman nor man? Writer and journalist Meg Zulch is here to talk about the fluidity of their gender and navigating a culture where male/female stereotypes are still ingrained.
Whitney Way Thore is one of the few fat people on television at the moment, and undoubtedly one of the only fat people on reality TV. But what's it like to balance one foot in mainstream America and the other in the fat activist pool? And can you really cater to both communities?
Ever had a question about body positivity or fat acceptance that you were afraid to ask? Suzanne Samin, Social Media Editor at Romper.com, advocate for size acceptance, and total fat babe, joins us today to do just that. Marie and Suzanne are talking everything from skinny shaming vs. fat shaming to misconceptions about health. Going off anonymous crowd-sourced questions they received, it's time to get real.