Satisfaction Factor

#75 - What Is Body Diversity & Why Does It Matter?

August 23, 2023 Naomi Katz & Sadie Simpson
Satisfaction Factor
#75 - What Is Body Diversity & Why Does It Matter?
Show Notes

This week we’re talking all about body diversity! We realized that we use this term frequently, but we’ve never talked about what it is, why it matters, or how you can start cultivating an appreciation for it. So that’s exactly what we’re doing in this episode!

We had a great conversation, including:

  • What body diversity is (and how bodies are like zucchinis 😂)
  • How we're conditioned to believe that all bodies are supposed to be the same
  • The oppressive systems upheld in what we believe about "normal" bodies
  • The harm done by a lack of body diversity & why accurate representation matters
  • The intrapersonal, interpersonal, and institutional benefits of recognizing body diversity
  • And ways to start unlearning our beliefs about "normal" bodies & cultivating an appreciation for body diversity.

Referenced in this episode:
List of IG Accounts to Follow for Body Diversity
Decolonizing Fitness's Database of Affirming Fitness & Movement Practitioners
Louise Green's Size Inclusive Fitness Specialist Certification
Damali Fraiser's certifications & trainings (personal & professional)

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