In Episode 18, Leah Vernon blessed us with her presence. As a plus-size model, author, body-positive activist and Muslim feminist, Leah is creating a new narrative for women who don't fit into normalized beauty standards. We dive deep into Leah's childhood and the trauma she had endured, why she decided to embrace her body after a lifetime of shaming and the ways she deals with an influx of social media hate. Whether it's through her eccentric outfits, documenting her bouts with mental health or sharing her dancing videos with her supporters, Leah is the breath of fresh air that you’ve been looking for on Instagram!
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Pre-Order Leah’s book here:
Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim
Coming out on October 15, 2019