Ep. 22: Lose the Bullsh** & Liberate your Body - Jes Baker
Jes Baker (@themilitantbaker) has been a major figure in the fat-positive community for years beginning with her "Attractive and Fat" photo campaign as backlash against Abercrombie and Fitch's anti-fat advertising. Since then, her refreshingly authentic voice has garnered over 77 thousand followers on instagram as well as a wildly popular personal blog. Jes has built her foundation on the idea that #fatgirlsCAN and she continues to shatter society's expectations for fat people with equal parts outspoken advocacy and brazen visibility. I loved getting a chance to sit down with this inspirational woman to talk about complicated topics from "Lisa Frank bopo" to her relationship with movement. Take a listen and join the conversation with us on instagram! "Every single person right now is being targeted, when it comes to self-esteem and body image, women have historically been the targets of marketing and advertising selling these beauty and weight loss products." - Jes Baker This Week on the Every Body Podcast: How Jes Baker's online presence took off with her "Attractive and Fat" campaign against Abercrombie & Fitch. Discussions on class as it relates to farm culture and how that relates to current gender roles. How the new "health is the new skinny" trend plays into diet culture. The ways wellness culture is exclusive and damaging to the vast majority of people. Jes's personal recovery process as it relates to her childhood experience with poverty. Jes talks about her complicated relationship with movement and intuitive eating. The ways Jes connects with her body and finds happiness and fulfillment. How writing her upcoming memoir, "Landwhale" (May 2018), has played a role in the connection between her mental and physical journey. The ways the "Lisa Frank bopo" movement can fall short for many people. Additional Resources: Jes Baker's blog: www.themilitantbaker.com Jes's first book, "Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: a Handbook for Unapologetic Living": https://www.amazon.com/Things-One-Will-Tell-Girls/dp/1580055826 Jes's open letter to Abercrombie & Fitch CEO: http://www.themilitantbaker.com/2013/05/to-mike-jeffries-co-abercrombie-fitch.html?m=1 Rate & Share Thank you for joining me this week on the Every Body podcast. If you enjoyed this week’s episode, head over to iTunes , subscribe to the show and leave a review to help us grow the podcast. Don’t forget to visit our website , follow us on Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram so you never miss an episode!