Jun 27, 2018
On this week’s episode of the podcast, Tracey and Cayly are revisiting a topic they first discussed on two of the earliest episodes of the show last year. They’re talking body image, and asking the following question:
How does our body image impact our ability to be present and engaged in our daily lives?
Just a few of the topics discussed during this conversation include: where our culture’s physical ideals come from, how we are taught to moralize physical appearance, why the media you take in is not benign, what role men can play in changing societal expectations around women’s bodies, and how you can start to change the story you tell yourself about your own body.
Tracey and Cayly also offer a ton of resources — all of which are listed below — and have a lively discussion about the dos and don’ts of commenting on other people’s bodies.
Enjoy the episode and please send us feedback if you have it. Tracey and Cayly would love to hear from you!
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf (https://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Myth-Images-Against-Women/dp/0060512180/)
- The Body Image Workbook by Thomas Cash (https://www.amazon.com/Body-Image-Workbook-Eight-Step-Learning/dp/1572245468/)
- Selfie by Will Storr (https://www.amazon.com/Selfie-Became-Self-Obsessed-What-Doing/dp/1468315897/)
- Sex After by Iris Krasnow (https://www.amazon.com/Sex-After-Women-Intimacy-Changes/dp/1592408273/)
- Aerie for American Eagle (https://www.ae.com/aerie/aerie/s-cms/4840006?cm=sUS-cUSD&navdetail=mega:cat6610030) (@aerie)
- Non-airbrushed me (@nonairbrushedme)
- Stasia Savasuk (https://www.stasiasavasuk.com/) (@stasiasavasuk)
- Steph Gaudreau (https://www.stupideasypaleo.com/) (@steph_gaudreau) of Stupid Easy Paleo
- Neghar Fonooni (http://www.negharfonooni.com/) (@negharfonooni)
- Iskra (@iskra)
- Chrissy King (http://chrissyking.com/) (@iamchrissyking)
- Hunger by Roxane Gay (https://www.amazon.com/Hunger-Memoir-Body-Roxane-Gay/dp/0062420712/)
Piquing Our Curiosity:
Radar (http://radarpdx.com/), a wonderful restaurant here in Portland, Oregon, located on Mississippi just south of Shaver St. This is probably my favorite restaurant in Portland and I go here at least once a month for either dinner or brunch. So make sure you say hi if you see me! Find out more about Radar here, where you can also make a reservation (gasp!).