#6: Stephanie Yeboah - Body Positivity, the Medicalisation of Size and COVID Mortality

In this episode, Steph explains why the body positivity movement no longer represents those it was created for, and then we talk about why the medicalisation of body size has such potential for harm.

In this episode, I get to talk with the brilliant Stephanie Yeboah. She is an author, journalist, fat acceptance advocate, and content creator who is passionate about fat liberation and centering plus size people of colour in discussions around body positivity. 

The body positivity movement is one commonly misrepresented online, especially on social media. Steph starts by describing how it was created and then explains why the body positivity movement no longer represents those it was created for (including herself). We then talk about why the medicalisation of body size has such potential for harm, and touch on some of the oft-ignored nuance when it comes to the association seen between BMI and COVID mortality.

Steph can be found on social media @stephanieyeboah and her website. For more, do check out her book 'Fattily Ever After'.

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