Body positivity is a social movement that challenges the way popular culture and society view the physical body. Originally created by individuals society has deemed “overweight” (itself an arbitrary concept), the movement has expanded significantly. It now advocates for celebration and acceptance of all bodies, regardless of shape, size, ethnicity, gender, color, age, or disability. The movement’s goal is to shift society’s focus from appearance to health and encouraging nutrient-dense food, exercise, self-care, self-love, being true to oneself, comfortable clothing, inner beauty, and habits to lift spirits. Some have started to call it the Body Responsibility movement.
In this episode Meryanne Loum-Martin, owner of the Marrakech luxury hotel Jnane Tamsna, shares her journey of taking a chance in a land and a dream unknown, what is required of her to assert her voice in a male dominated world, and her connectedness to America’s history of race through her...
Dydine is an author of her memoire “Embracing Survival” which tells the story of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide through the eyes of her as a four- year-old-child. In this episode we talk about healing after trauma, the generational differences in the country, and moving forward with grace.
Latham Thomas, founder of mama glow, a global maternity education organization that leads game-changing doula training, joins us to talk about the prevalence of black maternal health disparities and how we can reclaim the narrative and our joy around the birth experience.