E31: Lose Hate, Not Weight (w/ Virgie Tovar)

This episode, which features author, activist, and fat discrimination expert Virgie Tovar, continues our conversations about body image, fatness, and thin privilege in the food world. We discuss the complexities of being a fat foodie and think about the ways in which patriarchy and capitalism inform diet culture and fatphobia. 

But first, we begin with a story by Dr. Lisa Knisely about navigating restaurants as a fat person. Then, Virgie and Soleil compete to see who has the wackiest laugh. Virgie also lays out the history of diet culture, which includes a really interesting detour into the sordid origin of Graham Crackers.

Produced by Juan Ramirez. Music by AF the Naysayer and Blue Dot Sessions.