Embodiment for the Rest of Us – Season 1, Episode 6: Tiana Dodson

Thursday, November 11, 2021

 

Chavonne (she/her) and Jenn (she/her) interviewed Tiana Dodson (she/her) about her embodiment journey.

Tiana Dodson is a fat, Body Liberation Coach and Facilitator who’s out to destroy the belief that you have to be skinny to be happy and healthy, loveable, or worthy. Through her work with the Fat Freedom programs, she guides people feminine-of-center to reconnect with their bodies, destigmatize fatness, and learn about the harms of health being a measure of worth… all while finding how they can live their best fat lives.

Links:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamtianadodson/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tianathecoach/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamtianadodson

Fat Freedom Foundation, introductory support community for body liberation: https://tianadodson.com/becomefff

Fat Freedom Moments, text message subscription service for a moment of Body Liberation in a Day Full of Diet Culture Nonsense: https://tianadodson.com/ffmoments

 

Content Warning: discussion of privilege, discussion of diet culture, mention of war and colonialism, mention of ableism, mention of neurodiversity barriers, mention of abusive relationships, mention of cults

 

Trigger Warnings:

41:33-52:23: A discussion of fatphobia in airplane travel

49:36: Tiana uses the word “crazy” to emphasize how the word has been weaponized against women and femmes and/or those with mental health diagnoses

52:57: Jenn discusses wheelchairs damaged on flights (and Jenn repairs in the moment at 51:42!)

55:33: Tiana discusses Hitler and the lack of self-awareness of those demanding conformity to dominance

1:23:13: Chavonne discusses Overeaters Anonymous

 

A few highlights:

4:28: Tiana shares her understanding of embodiment and her own embodiment journey

59:14: Tiana discusses her understanding of “the rest of us” and how she is a part of that, as well as her privileges

1:25:13: Tiana discusses where HAES® and IE fall short

1:40:33: Tiana discusses the “safety of sovereignty”

1:48:22: Tiana shares how listeners can make a difference based on this conversation

1:50:23: Tiana shares how to be found and what’s next for her

 

Links from this episode:

Absolute Fat vs. Relative Fat

ADHD

Alishia McCullough

Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde’s Quote about A Single-Issue Life

Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness

Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight

Da’Shaun Harrison

Diet Culture

Executive Functioning

Fat Freedom Foundation

Fatness Spectrum

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

Health At Every Size® (HAES®)

Healthism

Interoception

Intuitive Eating

Kimberlé Crenshaw

Lindo Bacon

Lucy Aphramor

Medical-Industrial Complex

Proprioception

Sabrina Strings

“The Safety Of Sovereignty”

Wheelchairs Being Broken on Flights

The Wretched of the Earth

 

Music: “Wheel of Karma” by Jason Shaw

 

Please follow us on social media:

Twitter: @embodimentus

Instagram: @embodimentfortherestofus

EFTROU Season 1 Episode 6 is 1 hour, 55 minutes, and 33 seconds (1:55:33) in length

 

[0:00 Music Plays]

 

[0:13 Intro plus EFTROU Podcast Disclaimer]

 

Chavonne (C): Hello there! I’m Chavonne McClay (she/her).

 

Jenn (J): And I’m Jenn Jackson (she/her).

 

(C): And this is Embodiment for the Rest of Us. A podcast series exploring topics within intersections that exist in fat liberation!

 

(J): In this show, we interview professionals and those with lived experience alike to learn how they are affecting radical change and how we can all make this world a safer place for those living in larger bodies and in marginalized spaces.

 

(C): Captions and content warnings are provided in the show notes for each episode, including specific time stamps, so that you can skip triggering content any time that feels supportive to you! This podcast is a representation of our co-host and guest experiences and may not be reflective of yours. These conversations are not medical advice and are not a substitute for mental health or nutrition support.

 

(J): In addition, the conversations held here are not exhaustive in scope or breadth. These topics, these perspectives are not complete and are always in process. These are just the highlights! Just like posts on social media or any other podcast, this is just a glimpse. We are always interested in any feedback on this process if something needs to be addressed. You can email us at listener@embodimentfortherestofus.com And now for today’s episode.

 

[1:39 Episode 6 Introduction and Tiana Dodson’s bio]

((C): Happy November and welcome to Episode 6, season 1 of the Embodiment for the Rest of Us podcast. In today’s episode, we interviewed the ever wise, honest, and kind Tiana Dodson (she/her) about her embodiment journey.

 

(J): Tiana Dodson is a fat, Body Liberation Coach and Facilitator who’s out to destroy the belief that you have to be skinny to be happy and healthy, loveable, or worthy. Through her work with the Fat Freedom programs, she guides people feminine-of-center to reconnect with their bodies, destigmatize fatness, and learn about the harms of health being a measure of worth… all while finding how they can live their best fat lives.

 

(C): Tiana can be found on Instagram and Twitter @IAmTianaDodson and on Facebook @TianaTheCoach. The Fat Freedom Foundation, an introductory support community for body liberation can be found at https://tianadodson.com/becomefff. Fat Freedom Moments, a text message subscription service for a moment of Body Liberation in a Day Full of Diet Culture Nonsense can be found at https://tianadodson.com/ffmoments

 

(J): Wherever and however you are listening to this today, you are in for a conversation that is equal parts deep and delightful. We are so honored to have you join us in this conversation! Today’s episode is coming to you, with all its oohs and aahs, right now!