Jessica Curran joined me on the Diet Culture Dropout Podcast where she shared her ideas of what body security means. She is a local psychotherapist who helps clients disentangle their self-worth from their bodies.
This is what we covered in this week’s episode about Body Security:
- Jessica’s personal experience of difficult body talk conversations during pregnancy.
- Defining what body security is.
- Explain how people’s safety and security in their bodies can be jeopardized directly and indirectly.
- The ways body insecurity shows up in the body- mentally, physically, and emotionally.
- How fatphobia relates to body security.
- The narrative that is common around describing fat people which drives the fear for people.
- Why do people place such a value on thinness and attach it to their self-worth
- Jessica shares her top 5 tips to start the process of developing a more aligned self-worth and sense of body security.
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Resources mentioned in the episode:
- The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonja Renee Taylor
- Your Body Is Not An Apology Workbook By Sonja Renee Taylor
- Christy Harrison’s podcast- Food Psych
- Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings