What does body liberation mean to you?
Get ready to hear some of the answers from this first season of RadLove Radio!
The first two episodes of RadLove Radio will be released on September 13th (but my patrons on Patreon have already gotten to hear them!) and will be published monthly.
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Transcript behind the jump!
Amy Rapone: Hello there I'm Amy Rapone, your host and trusted tour guide toward body liberation. I'm an anti-diet dietitian who helps my clients find nourishing ways to live their lives. And a mom who's hoping she's not messing her kids up too much. I hope you'll join me in conversations with my guests about building on unapologetic joy, liberating fat bodies and bringing diet culture to its knees.
Welcome to RadLove Radio..
AR: Okay. I'm going to start with the very first question for you. A question that I will be asking all of my guests is a bit of a springboard in our conversation. What does body liberation mean to you?
Episode 1 Guest: I don't really know, to be honest. I, when I, when I first hear it, I think like you're like disconnecting body parts and letting them roam around like, like the thing from the Addams family where like the hand just, which would be super handy by the way. Get it?
E1G: Yeah. Dad joke already. We're like two minutes.
Episode 2 Guest: Body liberation is really what we all want, right? It's living in a society free of body oppression and any liberation movement looks into the future to that true freedom. After that oppression is over, that's the ultimate goal.
Episode 3 Guest: And the first thing that I thought of was that I know it's not body positivity or even body acceptance, really.I think body liberation is really about breaking free of diet culture.
Episode 5 Guest: And to me body liberation is really freedom from our society's expectation that white thin cis-gender and able bodies are the ideal, and therefore superior and healthier. To me, liberation, is to me, liberation is freedom, not just from society's expectations, but really one's own belief about themselves.
AR: And that is just a taste of the conversations, the big juicy discussions, that we are going to be having here on RadLove Radio. And I just wanted to take a few moments to let y'all know a little bit about me. So again my name is Amy . I am a dietitian in the state of Connecticut, US. I own a private practice called RadLove Nutrition, where I do one-on-one counseling for nutrition concerns around eating disorders, disordered eating and weight neutral approaches to disease management.
I also do some body image coaching because I find it's really difficult to do one without the other, for sure. And want to just do my best to provide a space that is affirming and supportive for people to figure out those relationships with food and movement and their bodies again.
I do want to take a moment to acknowledge that I do my best to honor the land of the Nipmuc, Wangunk and Mohegan people. I'm in this, like, intersection of where these these people were in my state. And I come from a place of privilege that I recognize and am responsible for and do my best to acknowledge and condemn the tragedies that occurred in pushing people off of their land. I own that, as my ancestors were a piece of that as well.
I do want to name that I am a cis-gendered femme woman, a white lady, owning the privilege of that as well. In a heterosexual relationship though, do consider myself pansexual, but I have been with my husband since the age of 16 and so therefore it's just how I've presented over an extended period of time.
Cause I'm very happy I've found my person. So grateful to be here and I hope that you'll continue to listen and learn more about all I have to offer through RadLove. I'm super excited about this podcast. If you want to learn more about my work or you can find me at www.radlovenutrition.com to see both the book club that I offer seasonally, as well as any counseling or coaching that you might be interested in working with me with.
I'm so glad that you stopped in to listen to the trailer today.
I also wanted to give you a little bit of a heads up on how this podcast is going to work. I feel very strongly that I wanted to, when doing this podcast, I wanted to be able to compensate people for their stories, their time, their expertise, their energy in coming on and talking with me. So, while I would love to be able to do that myself, I'd love for that to be a community effort where that starts to become the norm.
I have set up a Patreon account that will benefit each month that an episode drops the guest that is on that month will receive the funds outside of Patreon's, little cut to either keep for themselves, particularly if they're in a marginalized body or have a marginalized identity, or they can choose to donate it to an organization, a project, or a person that they feel could utilize the funds in the best way. So I leave that completely up to the guests and how they'd like to do that. But essentially. Each month that goes by there's different tiers set up that you can donate monthly.
So the first tier is just at $5 and you get a shout out at the top of the episodes that are coming out, as long as you're a patron for the second year. Is a $10 tier. And in that you get the episodes a little bit early, look at you getting the hype, and then we have our $15 tier. And that one, you also get those early episodes, but you're also going to be invited to a monthly zoom party where we celebrate body liberation.
We do a little lip syncing, we do a little karaoke, we do a little dancing as much as we can do on Zoom, talks and discussions, and really have a good time learn and meet other people who are passionate about the same things that we are. So I invite you to check it out again, no obligation too, if you want to just enjoy this content and listen, I appreciate you.
And I appreciate that because nonetheless, these voices need to get out and they should be heard. I also want to clarify that I will not be taking any part of the Patreon. Donations, all of them will be going to the guests or where the guests decides they'd like them to be donated. So, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
I'd love to let you know more. And what you think about the podcast. I'd love to get your feedback and how we could make it better, but I appreciate you listening. I hope that you have enjoyed RadLove radio so far. And I hope that you'll continue to listen, and I hope that you'll consider becoming a patron with us on Patreon as well.
I hope that you all have a great day and regardless, thank you for being a part of this community.
Who am I?
I'm your host and trusted body liberation tour guide, Amy Rapone. I'm an anti-diet dietitian who helps my clients find nourishing ways to live their lives, and a mom hoping I'm not messing my kids up too much.