Fat Like Me

Fat Like Me - Episode 13 - Francina Simone

In part 2 of chatting all things fat with SMASH IT author Francina Simone we discuss health care for fat people, when skinny people give advice about your body because they “care”, when body autonomy is taken away from girls at a young age when puberty hits, why MG stories are so important, especially upper MG and more!

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Fat Like Me - Episode 12 - Francina Simone

Francina Simone discusses her OTHELLO retelling SMASH IT, life long effects of body dysmorphia, sisterhood, why moving matters, drinking on the Seine, kids and traveling, her path to publication, Booktubing and more!

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Fat Like Me - Episode 11 - Chris Baron

Chris shares some of his poems in his MG debut ALL OF ME and we discuss the path to debut, writing in verse, the need for revisions, why boys need positive fat rep too, how detrimental diets are for kids, how to be happy with your body as it is in that moment and more!

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Fat Like Me - Episode 10 - Deborah Maroulis

CW: this episode features talk about disordered eating and body dysmorphia I chat all things fat with WITHIN and WITHOUT author Deborah Maroulis. We discuss the need to celebrate puberty and changing bodies with positivity, humans relationship with food, media, and diet culture and how it effects our relationship with our bodies, the need for more studies about stress and weight, and more.

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Fat Like Me - Episode 9 - Claire Kann

Claire and I discuss the path to releasing a debut and sophomore novel, her happy, fat, Black girl magic stories, the need for more college age YA books, more!

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Fat Like Me - Episode 8 - Destiny Murtaugh

I discuss with writer, authortuber, and fat activist Destiny Murtaugh how fat is not a choice, the path to fat activism, finding your power and self confidence, the 90s rave scene, letting go of internalized fat phobia, and more.

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Fat Like Me - Episode 7 - Sandhya Menon

I chat all things fat with THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE author Sandhya Menon. We discuss fat romance in YA, the need for positive fat role models, how fat phobia is invasive in different cultures, storylines showing mcs loving themselves right from the start, how to write a fat character with care and respect.

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Fat Like Me - Episode 6 - Julia Ember

Julia and I chat about her upcoming novel RUINSONG, and its amazing magic system and f/f happy romance, also we discuss Julia’s path to pub finding her agent. She also gives tips on how to navigate cons with a disability and what to do for self care afterwards. Later we discuss respecting fat people, and the importance of happy queer romance in kidlit.

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Fat Like Me - Episode 5 - Whitney Catalano

I chat all things fat with RDN Whitney Catalano, creator of the Trust Your Body Project. We talk about how fat isn’t a feeling, weight stigma, the effect of trauma from being bullied while fat, resources for the fat acceptance movement, and how language plays a part in education of normalizing body diversity at a young age

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Fat Like Me - Episode 4 - Shauna Holyoak

Today we chat all things fat with KAZU JONES AND THE DENVER DOGNAPPERS author Shauna Holyoak. We talk transparency in publishing, debut year tips, online pitch contests, and the need for body diverse main characters in kidlit as the norm, not the exception

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