Unashamed by Leah Vernon with Jenn Jackson

February 17th, 2022 | 01:22:06 | E65

Episode Summary

My discussion with Jenn Jackson about Unashamed by Leah Vernon

Episode Notes

Oh boy is this discussion juicy!  You remember my chat with Chavonne McClay about Savala Nolan’s book Don’t Let It Get You Down?  Well, my guest this week is Chavonne’s cohost on their podcast, Embodiment for the Rest of Us.  Meet Jenn Jackson!  I am delighted to be chatting to her about Leah Vernon’s book Unashamed and boy do we dig deeply into the meaning of that word!  We also talk about a bunch of other things, including:

  • Jenn’s body justice and fat liberation journey
  • Discussing embodiment
  • Playing the comparison game and finding the space of frictionlessness
  • What does it mean to be unashamed?
  • The difference between being unashamed and being vulnerable
  • How Jenn relates to the word unashamed
  • Leah’s intersections
  • Handling the binary
  • How this is different than other autobiographies
  • Why representation is important

Keep reading everyone!

Jenn’s Links

Jenn’s website

Embodiment for the Rest of Us Podcast

Fat Girl Book Club Links

I Wish I Were Me Website/ Your Better Body Image Checklist

Fat Girl Book Club Patreon

Fat Girl Book Club Instagram

Book Recommendations

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate

Belly of the Beast by Da’Shaun Harrison

This “I can do it, so can you” attitude is out of touch with many people’s reality, says Jennifer Jackson, a dietitian based in Albuquerque, New Mexico…Health behaviors often have more to do with someone’s privilege than their motivation, Jackson says.