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UNpodcast 133: UNprivileged (Kelsey Miller) @mskelseymiller

Posted By on January 6, 2016 in Podcasts |

UNpodcast 133: UNprivileged (Kelsey Miller) @mskelseymiller

“Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

Today’s guest is Kelsey Miller, author of the new book Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life and the creator of the Anti-Diet Project on Refinery29.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What it takes to let go and trust the process of recovery
  • Why mindfulness is sometimes a pain in the ass (but worth it anyway)
  • How privilege affects recovery and body acceptance

And why you won’t overdose on pizza and die when you stop dieting!



REFINERY29: The Anti-Diet Project

BOOK: Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life

TWITTER: @mskelseymiller

Read more about Kelsey and today’s conversation at Performing Woman.


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WATCH: Is Intuitive eating “worse” than calorie counting?

READ: Eat Up: How Cultural Messages Can Lead to Eating Disorders” from NPR

READ: “Sprained Ankles: The 90s Trend that No One Talks About” from the Anti-Diet Project

READ: “Your New Fall Diet is Not the Answer. This is” from the Anti-Diet Project

LISTEN: UNpodcast 126: Christy Harrison

And here’s that quote from Tina Fey’s Bossypants:

“But I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style.  That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty.  Girls wanted butts now.  Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed them.  And then, what felt like moments later, boom – Beyonce brought the leg meat.  A back porch and thick muscular legs were now widely admire.  And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. Ah ha ha. No. I’m totally messing with you.  All Beyonce and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to quality as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientistis to sabotage our athletes.”

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