{The Body Liberation Guide} How body liberation fights oppressive systems

Hi friend,

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Now, to this week’s letter:

I’ve got a podcast for you this week! I had a blast appearing on Abbey Roberts’ podcast Hangry Thoughts.

We discuss how my photography and work challenge societal norms, conventional “beauty” standards, and oppressive systems (anti-fat bias, racism, ableism, healthism, ageism).

We also talk about:

  • The difference between body positivity and body liberation
  • How body liberation itself fights oppressive systems including racism, ableism and homophobia/transphobia
  • How photography can help people reclaim the power of their bodies

Want me on your own podcast, or want to sponsor a transcript of this episode? Just reply to this email.

Warmly,
Lindley

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The Conversation

Here’s what’s being discussed this week in the world of body acceptance and fat liberation: 

» Webinar: Eating Disorders in Fat, Trans & Gender-Expansive People with SJ Belmonte (online)

» Beware of diet culture side monsters (listen)

» Consultation for Fat-Bodied Therapists, monthly (online)

» Reader Question: What to do if you experience medical weight stigma (read)

» Available workshop: Taking Up Space in the Workplace: Why Body Size Diversity has to be Part of Our DEI Efforts (see)

» Case Study – Weight Stigma Impacts COVID-19 Vaccinations (read)

🦄 Unicorn chaser: Fat Mermaids — Chè Monique (listen)

Quick Resources: Feeling Anger in Your Body Image Journey

» Channeling Your Anger with Lindley Ashline on Love, Food Podcast

» I Am One Fat and Angry Woman

» Why We Need Both Compassion and Anger

» Three Essential Steps to My Recovery: Rage. Reclamation. Relationship.

» 6 Ways To Channel Your Anger When You’re IN IT

Hi there! I'm Lindley. I create artwork that celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional "beauty" standards at Body Liberation Photography. I'm also the creator of Body Liberation Stock and the Body Love Shop, a curated central resource for body-friendly artwork and products. Find all my work here at bodyliberationphotos.com.