Healthy At Any Size
About This Show
Conversations with Melinda Parrish, plus size model and body positivity influencer. Melinda has sparked the #healthyatanysize movement through her social media advocacy for women of all shapes and sizes to live a healthy, aspirational lifestyle that is not centered on weight loss. Each week, Melinda Parrish is serving up a dose of inspiration, information, and insight alongside some of the most influential voices in body positivity, health, and wellness. Melinda believes that women were not put on this earth to stand on the sidelines of their own lives, waiting to be good enough to get in the game and start living. As a society, we are wasting far too much of our time, money, and energy on becoming serial dieters, and chasing impossible standards of body perfection. This podcast offers an insightful look at the impact of diet culture on the lives of women, and offers practical, how-to approaches for women to apply to living a more healthy lifestyle. This isn't about fitting into our skinny jeans. It's about freeing ourselves up to become the women we want to be, and living at full amplitude in all aspects of our lives!Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Daring to Live with Stephanie Nadia
6 days ago
Stephanie Nadia is an award-winning YouTuber and plus size fashion/beauty influencer. In 2013, Stephanie began sharing content. Since then, she has become an outlet for plus-size fashion, beauty, creativity, body-positivity and women empowerment. Stephanie’s goal is to bring about more diverse representation in the fashion/beauty industry. Coming from a mixed background, Stephanie seeks to represent both her South Asian and Latin American heritage. She is hoping to empower women of all shapes, sizes, age, and color to #daretolive (live creatively and spread positivity). Stephanie’s passion for life and the brand’s vision is evident in all the content she makes. She puts intelligent ideas at the core of everything she creates, developing content that is unique, relevant, captivating, share-worthy and above all, unforgettable. Stephanie Nadia’s videos have been recognized by several brands, public figures and social platforms including BuzzFeed and Ashton Kutcher himself. She has worked with several beauty & fashion brands to bring creative collaborative content to her growing viewership. Stephanie currently has an ongoing partnership with Gwynnie Bee (modeling, reviews & video) and Shape Magazine, creating the Blush Up with Steph beauty video series for Shape’s online platform. Sponsor This episode is brought to you by the Every Body Deserves Love Summer Body Meet-up “Dare to Bare II,” being put on by Alexa Phelece. Click here to learn more! Be sure to go back and listen to Alexa’s Healthy at Any Size podcast interview to learn more about her, and why she decided to start the nonprofit Every Body Deserves Love. ENTER TO WIN! One lucky Healthy at Any Size listener will be heading to the Every Body Deserves Love Summer Body Meet-up with a VIP Deluxe package FOR FREE! Just leave a review of the podcast and mention the Every Body Deserves Love Summer Body Meet-up to enter. NOTE: You must provide your own travel to and from the beach party in L.A., but we’ll make sure you have a fab time while you’re there! Key takeaways: Stephanie’s journey as an influencer, coming from the beauty world into fashion Why Stephanie had a hard time acknowledging her body, and the phenomenon of disassociation Princess Jasmine’s abs, and Stephanie’s journey to embrace her brown, curvy body Stephanie’s Ecuadorian / Trinidadian roots, and how she grew up being told to stay out of the sun and keep her skin lighter Stephanie’s love of writing and how her stories reflect her journey to accept herself Why representation in the media matters, and how we can rig our feeds to help us love our bodies more How Stephanie is using her writing and YouTube presence to try and showcase the economic and ethnic diversity of New York City life The rise of the side hustle, and why millennials are embracing the “gig” economy lifestyle How Stephanie found the nerve to step out of her comfort zone and accepting herself completely, from the inside out Mentioned in this episode: Stephanie’s Instagram Stephanie’s YouTube Stephanie’s website Share the Body Love! Share what you learned here via Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter Subscribe on iTunes and leave a review. I love hearing what you have to say! Post your own experiences, thoughts, and feedback to social media using the hashtag #healthyatanysize!Read more »
Rated 5 out of
Love this podcast!
Always great guests and in-depth conversations about our bodies! I'm learning so much I can apply to my own life!
Date published: 2017-09-26