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Melissa A. Fabello on Body Acceptance, Thin Privilege, and Feminism

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Real Talk Radio with Nicole Antoinette
Melissa A. Fabello on Body Acceptance, Thin Privilege, and Feminism

Melissa A. Fabello is a feminist writer and speaker whose work focuses on body politics, beauty culture, and eating disorders.

She is currently a doctoral candidate in Human Sexuality Studies, and she also works as a freelance digital content strategist, helping individuals and organizations who work in the fields of body image, feminism, and/or sexuality with everything from editorial direction and social media to press strategy and market research.

And for five years, Melissa was a Managing Editor at Everyday Feminism, one of the largest independent feminist media websites in the world.

In this episode, Melissa and I dig into both feminism and body acceptance, and she shares one honest story and powerful truth bomb after another about topics that are often uncomfortable, taboo, or misunderstood - like thin privilege and our obsession with "health" as it relates to body size.

She also shares how her graduate-level study of Human Sexuality has impacted her own sex life, and we talk about non-monogamy, dating, and more.

I'm beyond grateful to have had this conversation with Melissa, as her work has impacted me enormously over the past year, and I hope you get as much from it as I did!

Connect with Melissa

Website // Twitter // Instagram

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  1. Lyndsie Plowman

    I love listening to your podcasts. One thing I notice is that it makes my body so physically uncomfortable to listen though! I have to check in with myself and be like “omg breathe!!” I think it is so important to know when I am being unconsciously defensive, push through it and give myself time to process. I am so grateful for these important conversations. I am also going to check out Melissa’s instagram, love her stories!