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.


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


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®)



Intuitive Eating

Kimberlé Crenshaw

Lindo Bacon

Lucy Aphramor

Medical-Industrial Complex


Sabrina Strings

“The Safety Of Sovereignty”

Wheelchairs Being Broken on Flights

The Wretched of the Earth


Music: “Wheel of Karma” by Jason Shaw


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