Woman of Size

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Jana interviews NYC-based comedian and fat activist Emily Duke. Emily talks about her history with dieting, disordered eating and weight stigma. The two discuss using comedy and personal experiences to criticize the diet industrial complex in t
Jana interviews Navajo journalist and host of Toasted Sister podcast Andi Murphy. Andi talks about her personal history with Native foods, the Native food revitalization movement and cooking Native foods. They discuss how food and knowledge of
Jana interviews Sierra Teller Ornelas, a Mexican American and Navajo comedy writer and television producer, about being brave and taking big leaps to build a successful career making tv in Los Angeles. Sierra discusses her body in relation to N
Jana chats with Jicarilla Apache and Laguna Pueblo organizer and digital storyteller Eryn Wise. The two kick of Native American Heritage Month by diving into their own Indigenous identities, the concepts of home and sovereignty, and how they're
Jana talks with writer Ariel Henley about her experiences with facial difference as a woman with Crouzon Syndrome. Ariel discusses her journey into writing and how she has found community and advocacy through speaking her own truths. Follow Ari
Jana talks to her friend Laura Delarato about her explorations into sex as a plus size woman and then Jana interviews fat, trans cyber sex worker and porn producer Courtney Trouble! They discuss Courtney's DIY aesthetic, the reasons we should b
Jana interviews her friend and Lakota cuzzin Jordan Marie Daniel about her disordered eating, her running career and her advocacy in Indian Country around Native justice, Tribal Sovereignty and murdered and missing Indigenous woman and girls. F
Jana talks with her friend Kendall Mayhew about her many roles in the Los Angeles grassroots organizing scene. Kendall educates us about Prop 10, Prop 13 and the many ways in which we can and should engage with local elections. Kendall also sha
Jana interviews Standing Rock Sioux humorist, poet and essayist Tiffany Midge about her comedy, her performances and her life as a writer thoughout the many phases of modern Native Literature. Tiffany's book of humorous essays Bury My Heart at
Black, fat, queer comedian, Nikki Bailey sits with Jana and discusses her experiences making people laugh in Hollywood as a fat woman. Nikki promotes the sketch comedy group she founded called Fatch written by and starring all fat women. Follow
Jana chats with Native academic, advocate, consultant and superfat warrior, Shilo George about the Indigenous history of their home state of Oregon, about her healing and re-membering process after trauma and about her body sovereignty project.
Jana talks with comedian and theater artist Casey Navarro about showing her body some love, about using performance to heal and provide community and about her comedy process. TW - violence against women: this episode details a violent event th
Jana interviews improviser and comedy writer, Kay Kaanapu about body size, living with multiple racial identities and about Kay's young adulthood being pushed heavily into athletics. Kay discusses what it was like living with the pressure of be
Jana and comedian Kristal Adams discuss race and comedy, how improv spaces are sold as "safe" but can be really harmful, and the effects of keeping our marginalized bodies private or making them public. Kristal talks about her comedic process,
Jana talks with fat, non-binary trans writer, activist and advocate J Aprileo about their analysis of gender dysphoria and their writing on the topic. J discusses fatness, how weight stigma intersects with their non-binary identity and what it
Jana meets and has a fascinating conversation with writer and all-around wonderful woman, Ramou Sarr. The two discuss "grind culture" in writing and comedy, they chat about racism within the family and Ramou shares her experience with and writi
Jana catches up with her friend Janie Stolar, a comedian, comedy writer and pop culture extraordinaire about the bullshit we've bought, the bullshit we've been sold and the stuff that isn't actually bullshit at all that we need to pay attention
Jana talks with hilarious Latina comedian, Vanessa Gonzalez about growing up "chubby," finding success and happiness despite her body size and why the hell it's so hard to find a good bra with a wide band but small cup! Follow Vanessa on IG @bu
Kaguya is a Korean American plus size model who shows us her rad fashion aesthetic and beautiful body on Instagram every day. Jana and Kaguya dive into Kaguya's girlhood as an Asian American person who struggled with body image issues and disor
Jana catches up with Chelsea Bridges who has a pretty huge following on IG as @fatgirl_laughing. They discuss addiction recovery, the challenges within fat positive online spaces and how she's helping her children develop the language of body n
Kat Brown Akoochuk is a Haudenosaunee member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames and if you're confused by that tribal affiliation, you should listen to this episode. Jana and Kat talk about fat positivity in Indian Country, Indigenous issues in
Comedian, educator and meditation teacher Laura House talks with Jana about the generational differences in body image and fat acceptance. Laura discusses the ways that her Hollywood hustle landed her into a meditation practice and Laura shows
Black leftist researcher, historian and PhD candidate Wendi Muse gives Jana a really accessible introduction to anti-racist, anti-colonial politics by taking Jana into her research around leftist movements in Brazil. She and Jana talk about Ind
Fat, Brown, academic femme, Caleb Luna helps Jana make the connection between fatphobia, the transatlantic slave trade and settler colonialism in this sweet and scholarly interview. The two touch upon lit resources for your fat studies, to frie
Queer, fat Black sex positive advocate Ashleigh Tribble takes Jana on a deep dive into the new wave of sex positivity and how this movement intentionally leaves out fat voices, making it harder and harder for fat women and femmes to access good
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