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Food Heaven Podcast

Dec 11, 2019

Did you know that fat phobia has racial origins that run deeper then you could have ever imagined? Today we BREAK. IT. ALL. DOWN with Sabrina Strings, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California. Sabrina recently released her book, Fearing The Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia. This much needed conversation literally changed our whole outlook on the body image conversation, and you have to hear it.


Tune in to learn: The fascinating (and infuriating) origins of weight bias and the thin ideal, how this history affects our relationship to food & our bodies, why BMI is an arbitrary measure of overall health and mortality, how racial bias in research is a problem and what to do about it, and my (Jess) most embarrassing body-image related highschool secret...that I legit almost edited this out of the episode.


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