Melissa A. Fabello is a social justice activist as a writer, educator, researcher, and consultant. She helps others unpack wellness from a feminist perspective.
Melissa A. Fabello, PhD is a feminist educator whose work focuses on body politics, beauty culture, and eating disorders. She holds a PhD in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University, where her research focuses on how women with eating disorders make meaning of their sexual experiences. Previously, Melissa worked as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, one of the largest independent feminist media websites in the world. Her expertise has been featured in The Guardian, BuzzFeed, SELF, and TeenVogue, and on MSNBC and the BBC, among others. In this episode, Melissa goes into detail about the five-month social media break she took last year—what her fears were about getting offline, why she needed to do it anyway, and which boundaries she's put in place now that she's back. We also dig into a conversation about her PhD program, the problems of academia, and why she wishes she would have quit. She shares some of her research on the intersection of eating disorders and sexuality, which leads us into a conversation about her own often misunderstood sexual and relationship orientations (like demisexuality and polyamory). Melissa then shares how and why polyamory works for her, what some of the biggest myths are about practicing polyamory, and so much more. On the whole, this conversation was such a comforting reminder of why we all need to question what we've been told we "should", and I hope you enjoy getting to know Melissa a little better as much as I did! (more…)
Episode 024: On this week’s episode of Real Health Radio I interview Melissa A. Fabello. Melissa A. Fabello is a body acceptance and eating disorder activist, scholar in the field of sexology, and Jurassic Park enthusiast based in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Melissa works as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminist media website in the world, and is a doctoral candidate in Widener University’s Human Sexuality Studies program, where her research focuses on how women with anorexia nervosa experience skin hunger. You can contact her through her website and follow her on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. [powerpress] Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode: 1:00 Want to work together? 4:30 How she got started with her work 7:40 How her issues with food developed 11:45 How she got help 21:00 How her eating issues have now shaped her life 22:00 How she got into feminism 25:00 What is intersectional feminism 27:20 How she uses feminism to explain areas of her life 29:35 How a patriarchal society affects eating disorders and disordered eating 33:15 How the body can be any easy site of oppression 38:15 How the body positivity movement can be improved 42:30 Getting into studying sexuality 47:00 How articles are edited for Everyday Feminism 48:40 What is skin hunger?   Here’s how you can connect with Melissa: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Tumblr Youtube   Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see on this page. Also, please leave an honest review for The Real Health Radio Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks for joining me on this episode. Here is a link to see the other shows. Until next time! The post 024: Interview with Melissa A. Fabello appeared first on Seven Health: Combining Science And Compassion For Recovery..
“Faith is generated in the atmosphere of experience” – Bill Johnson “Life is too short to spend another day at war with yourself.” – Ritu Ghatourey Today’s guest is Melissa A. Fabello, a domestic violence prevention and sexuality educator, eating disorder and body image activist, and the editor of Everyday Feminism. In this episode we discuss: Why you don’t need to wait for December to celebrate the new year Why language adds a layer of confusing, subjective connotation to objective words like “health” and “fat” Why we need to be teaching our youth media literacy And we discuss the greatest movie of all time, Josie and the Pussycats—and why we need to take off the pussycat ears! CONNECT WITH MELISSA: WEBSITE: EVERYDAY FEMINISM: TWITTER: @fyeahmfabello Read more about Melissa and today’s conversation at In My Skinny Genes. Join the conversation at  Subscribe to the podcast on  iTunes or Stitcher Radio, and make sure to leave a review. MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST: WATCH: Josie and the Pussycats Movie WEAR: Turn On by Urban Decay Stay hungry, @MissSkinnyGenes   The post UN-Podcast 069: UNdefined (Melissa A. Fabello) @fyeahmfabello appeared first on Finding Our Hunger.
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