Episode 10: Fatphobia – A Mental Health Awareness Week Special, with Hayley McLean

Photo credit: Eve Hazelton Photography

Happy Mental Health Awareness Week! We’ve got a really special episode for you this week as not only is it MHAW 2019, which focuses on body image this year, but it’s also the final episode in the first season of Body Cons.

This week we’re looking at the term “Fatphobia” and learning what it means both for ourselves as individuals and society as a whole. We talk to body positive influencer Hayley McLean about her own lived experience and her thoughts around the body positivity movement and fatphobia as a concept.

We share our usual Going UP / Going DOWN pieces of news about body image from the past couple of weeks (get ready to cry), and give a special behind the scenes glimpse from our test photo shoot ahead of our first Body Cons Body Love event at the end of this week.

THE BODY CONS BODY LOVE PHOTO SHOOT EVENT

We’re super excited to announce our first ever Body Cons event – a Body Love photoshoot event on Saturday 18th May, from 10am until 4pm. This is a ticketed event with limited places available and will include a private photography session, talks, a live podcast, pampering and food. In celebration of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, profits from the day will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation. Find out details and get your tickets here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/body-cons-podcast-body-love-photo-shoot-event-tickets-61376826741

MENTIONED IN THE INTRO:

Sofie Hagen’s new book Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World that Wants to Shrink You –
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Happy-Fat-Taking-Space-Shrink/dp/0008293872

GET IN TOUCH:

Email: bodyconspodcast@gmail.com |Tweet: @bodyconspodcast | Instagram: @bodyconspodcast

GOING UP / DOWN:

Going UP – Article on social media influencers and dieting in The Independent –
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/social-media-weight-loss-diet-twitter-influencers-bloggers-glasgow-university-a8891971.html

Going DOWN – London marathon runners called “fat and slow” by contractors –
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48125731

Extra Going UP (!) – Brené Brown: The Call to Courage on Netflix –
https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81010166

(PS if you liked this you’ll also like the new Amy Poehler film Wine Country on Netflix featuring a cameo from Brené Brown!
https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80194950

THIS WEEK’S GUEST:

Follow Hayley McLean at @sparklesandstretchmarks and check out her blog – http://www.sparklesandstretchmarks.com/

Hayley mentions the book You Have the Right to Remain Fat by Virgie Tovar –
https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Have-Right-Remain-Fat/dp/1936932318

YOUR HOSTS:

Molly Forbes: @mollyjforbes | Lottie Storey: @lottie_storey

PRODUCTION CREDITS:

Artwork by Hannah Broadway @hannahkbroadway

Music: Teeth White by The Staves, used under license from Warner Music (PRS & PPL)

Sound FX: Epidemic Sound

Produced by Molly Forbes

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