The Body Activism Podcast
By Serena Nangia
The Body Activism PodcastDec 15, 2021
Slavery to Diet Culture: Exploring Oppression and Parenting with Dr. Omekongo Dibinga | Episode 7
Listen this week to an incredibly powerful conversation with Dr. Omekongo Dibinga, an international speaker, trilingual poet, TV talk show host, rapper, and professor of Inter-cultural Communication at American University, where he also serves as a faculty affiliate to the Antiracist Research & Policy Center. Dr. Dibinga and Serena talk about the pressure to look a certain way, especially Dr. Dibinga’s experiences as a Black man having grown up in an underserved, low-income community. Hear about his personal relationships with his children and how he manages conversations around body image and health with them. This chat is a real, nitty-gritty and down-deep conversation in which Dr. Dibinga and Serena challenge each other, learn from each other, and uplift each other in a way that people don’t often do publicly. The Body Activism Podcast is especially thankful for Dr. Dibinga’s willingness to chat and collaborate on this episode.
Own Your Power: Being in a Fat & Black Body with Ivy Felicia | Episode 6
Join The Body Activism Podcast this week with guest Ivy Felicia, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach and Body Image Expert. Ivy talks about the origins of body image work and her personal story living in a Fat, Black body, including the adversity she faced in her teens which was the foundation that led to feeling disconnected to her body. Ivy’s uniqueness comes partially from her willingness to share her lived experience which is what truly gives her the unique insight and knowledge that positions her as a respected thought leader in the body image and wellness industries. Ivy works with people through an innovative system she created called Body Relationship Coaching™ that combines weight-neutral, holistic wellness coaching and radical self-care to help women shift their mindsets and perspectives so that they can achieve sustainable changes in their relationship with their body. Find out more about her and her coaching services at ivyfelicia.com!
Faith & Recovery with Christie Dondero Bettwy of Rock Recovery | Episode 5
Join The Body Activists for this week’s episode about “Faith & Recovery” with Christie Dondero Bettwy, Executive Director of Rock Recovery. Rock Recovery is a treatment center that works to “bridge the gap” between intensive eating disorder treatment and life in recovery through group therapy and faith-based support groups. Hear Christie’s story and how you can promote your own recovery - or that of others - during the difficult holiday season! Don’t forget to check out Rock Recovery’s excellent work and groups at www.rockrecoveryed.org
Healing through Body Liberation and Yoga with Laura Burns | Episode 4
Join The Body Activism Podcast with fellow activist and advocate Laura Burns! Laura and Serena go in depth on the issues that matter, and some things you may not know about- the origins of the body positivity movement and the impact of being a fat person in the world. Don't forget to check out Laura's new book "Big and Bold: Yoga for the Plus Size Woman" today!
More about Laura: As the founder of Radical Body Love, Laura helps folks heal from body-shame and oppression so they can empower themselves to live the life they deserve. Laura is a certified yoga teacher and trainer, E-RYT200/YACEP, an Ambassador for the Yoga & Body Image Coalition, the leader of the Houston chapter of Fat cGirls Hiking, and sponsored trainer by SuperFit Hero. She has been featured by Women's Health Magazine, Gaiam, FabUplus Magazine, and the OmStars Network. Her work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, and interviews with her from various podcasts are available for listening around the web. Her book, Big and Bold: Yoga for the Plus Size Woman, is available everywhere books are sold.
Addie Sartino: Authentically Speaking Up | Episode 3
Originally aired on Righteous Babe Radio in July 2021, Addie Sartino, frontwoman of The Greeting Committee, speaks on the fourth episode of “The Body Activism Podcast”, hosted by Body Activist Serena Nangia. Having attended high school together, this interview has an intimate note and includes deep thoughts about the world and our experiences. Addie and Serena talk all things body image, the music industry, and speaking up for what you believe in. Tune in to hear these special tidbits from Addie herself, and don't forget to check out The Greeting Committee's new album "Dandelion" coming out September 24, 2021!
Gracie and Rachel: Duality and the Art of Being Verklempt | Episode 2
How we see ourselves and our bodies affects every aspect of our lives. This is no less true for artists in the music industry! In this episode, Righteous Babe artist Gracie + Rachel join Serena in a conversation about body image, being yourself, music and more. Tune in to hear the backstory and inspiration behind some of your favorite Gracie + Rachel songs, and don't forget to check out their newest EP! Originally aired on Righteous Babe Radio in June 2021.
Imitation of Control: My Sister's Eating Disorder Story | Episode 1
Join Serena as she and her sister Ellen discuss Ellen's eating disorder for the first time. They're not leaving any details out, and you'll get an exclusive look into the intimate story of Ellen, Serena, and their family unlike any podcast episode you've heard before. Be ready for the tears and the triumphs; the beauty and the struggle. Find out why this podcast began and the importance of having hard conversations, even when they are easy to avoid. Listen and imagine a future full of recovery and reconciliation. This is The Body Activism Podcast.
The Body Activism Podcast: Trailer
The Body Activism Podcast, hosted by Body Activist and Advocate for eating disorder recovery Serena Nangia, began with a simple idea: to make conversations about bodies understandable to the everyday person. Conversations about bodies can be a lot. Serena aims to harness all the noise and dialogue about the issues that matter. This podcast includes diverse voices, bringing guests from across the world and different industries, all with the goals of debunking commonly held myths, challenging stereotypes, and educating about the realities of what it is to live in a body in the 2020s.