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The Shine Brighter Together Podcast is a place where we share the challenges, complexities and sheer joy of building healthy relationships and doing the heart work for Black liberation. You can expect to hear solo episodes by Monique Melton who is an anti-racism educator, international speaker and published author and creator of the Shine Brighter Together community. And guest episodes with people from different walks of life sharing diverse perspectives on relationships and diversity. Infor ...
 
Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and journalist Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN talks with guests about their relationships with food, body image, eating disorders, weight and size acceptance, non-diet nutrition, exercise, self-compassion and self-care--all from a body-positive, Health at Every Size perspective. Along the way, Christy shares her own journey from disordered eater and dieter to food writer a ...
 
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Anti-diet dietitian Dalina Soto joins us to discuss navigating boundaries, diet talk, and beauty standards in Latinx communities and Western culture; the lack of diversity in dietetics; what she learned in her first jobs as a Spanish-speaking dietitian; her relationship with her postpartum body; and so much more. Plus, in “Ask Food Psych,” Christy …
 
Anti-diet dietitian and Intuitive Eating co-author Elyse Resch returns to Food Psych to discuss the role of satisfaction in intuitive eating, the nuances of hunger and fullness, intuitive eating in eating-disorder treatment, the forthcoming Intuitive Eating Journal and Intuitive Eating Card Deck, and so much more. Plus, in “Ask Food Psych,” Christy…
 
On this episode of Speaking of Racism, Tina is joined by Jessica Care Moore to talk about her latest book- We Want Our Bodies Back. Jessica Care Moore is the CEO of Moore Black Press, Executive Producer of Black WOMEN Rock!, and founder of the literacy-driven, Jess Care Moore Foundation. An internationally renowned poet, playwright, performance art…
 
Social worker and anti-diet activist Ashley Seruya joins us for a second FAQ episode, where she and Christy respond to more questions about Health At Every Size®, including what to do if you feel uncomfortable in your body at a higher weight, how to handle chronic illness, why food-intolerance diagnoses are often problematic, the effect of health b…
 
Anti-diet dietitian and mental health counselor Aleta Storch joins us to discuss diet culture in the ADHD and autoimmune disorder communities, her and Christy’s experiences of living with chronic illness, how social determinants of health are often ignored or twisted to uphold diet culture, wellness culture and its stigmatization of medication, and…
 
Coach, author, and Anti Diet Riot Club co-creator Harri Rose joins us to discuss how to avoid The Wellness Diet and other forms of diet culture in the New Year, how diet culture is trying to infiltrate the anti-diet movement, the harms of social media despite being a tool for connection, life beyond body positivity, and so much more. Plus, in ”Ask …
 
Plus-size fitness influencer and author Meg Boggs joins us to discuss how she made peace with food and her body after decades of disordered eating and weight stigma; how her relationship with social media has evolved from documenting her “weight-loss journey” to body positivity; how pregnancy and motherhood helped spark her healing from diet cultur…
 
In this week's episode, Tina speaks with Susanna Barkataki about her new book. An Indian yoga practitioner in the Shankaracharya tradition, Susanna Barkataki supports practitioners to lead with equity, diversity, and yogic values while growing thriving practices and businesses with confidence. She is the founder of Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institut…
 
Anti-diet therapist Haley Jones joins us to discuss how their queer and trans identities affected their relationship with food and body, how autism gave them a different perspective on authority and hierarchical relationships, how fatphobia shows up in training programs for counselors and therapists, being “in recovery” vs. being “recovered,” and s…
 
Fellow anti-diet dietitian, certified intuitive eating counselor, and journalist Carrie Dennett joins us to discuss her experiences with “successful” dieting and being part of the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), why she ultimately stopped dieting and embraced Health At Every Size®, the many problems with the NWCR, why the vast majority of …
 
"Monique Melton is a highly sought-after anti-racism educator, published author, international speaker, and host of the Shine Brighter Together podcast. She is also the founder of Shine Brighter Together, which is a community dedicated to healthy relationships & diverse unity." Monique joined Tina to talk about life, joy, and so much more for this …
 
In this episode Monique ends the season by sharing a little bit about what this year has been like, breaking it down into three categories. Join in as she recaps episodes with former guests, gives self-care tips, and speaks about COVID-19. Be sure to check out the former guest below for great tips on doing the work to help fight racism. Lauren Lave…
 
Eating-disorders therapist Haica Rosenfeld joins us to discuss how her father’s binge eating and bariatric surgery affected her own relationship with food and body, strategies for responding to diet talk, the Stages of Change as they relate to anti-diet messaging, bringing HAES to Spanish-speaking communities, and so much more. Plus, in “Ask Food P…
 
In this episode, Blair Imani, critically acclaimed activist, author, and dynamic speaker joins Monique to talk about the cultural experience and how it changes on different coasts. Listen in as these two ladies explore the history, politics, and more. *Remember to subscribe and review the podcast. Share your takeaways from the podcast with the hash…
 
Anti-diet dietitian and Intuitive Eating co-author Evelyn Tribole makes her third appearance on the pod to discuss the new fourth edition of Intuitive Eating and how the book has evolved with each edition, the research that supports intuitive eating, the impact of diet culture and the weight-loss industry, her thoughts on intuitive eating and food …
 
Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons directs the Center for Healing Racial Trauma, where they provide therapy services to the global majority and consulting services to organizations on anti-racism. "Dr. Hargons (formerly Crowell) earned her PhD from the University of Georgia in 2015. She directs the RISE^2 Research Team (Relationships, Intimacy, and Sexual …
 
In this episode, Monique talks with Cyndie Spiegel. Keynote speaker, community builder, “personal power alchemist,”* and all-around truth-teller, known Author, Women’s Culture Consultant and Community Builder about life experiences and mental health & wellness. Cyndie founded Dear Grown Ass Women™, a modern community and self-development platform t…
 
Anti-diet writer, speaker, and podcaster Melissa Toler returns to discuss her new podcast, Hearing Our Own Voice; redefining health and wellness to be more inclusive; why fear is not a motivator for behavior change; finding intrinsic motivation for movement; and so much more. Plus, in “Ask Food Psych,” Christy answers a listener question about what…
 
Monique sits down with Amari Ice, the Prince of Hearts. Author, hypnotherapist, skilled gay matchmaker, and first Black gay relationship coach. Amari hilariously explains how hypnosis works, how negative situations can turn into positive situations, and keeps us laughing with charisma and charm. Tune in as Monique and Amari talk about love, relatio…
 
Author and speaker Lindo Bacon returns to Food Psych® to discuss their new book, Radical Belonging; how their perspective on HAES® has shifted since publishing Health At Every Size; reframing disordered eating as a coping mechanism for trauma; how gender affirmation helped them find body acceptance; and so much more. Plus, Ask Food Psych guest co-h…
 
In this episode, Monique shares her life & experiences through three random stories. Find out more about her and what she is loving for the moment. Information is shared for informational purposes only and does not substitute professional or medical advice. We do not edit out adult language or code for cuss words or swear words so please consider t…
 
In today's episode, Jen is joined by Kina Reed, creator of The AntiBlackness Reader and Hug Your White Friends to talk about the book, When They Call You A Terrorist, A Black Lives Memoir. Joquina M. Reed thrives as an educator, researcher, writer, public speaker, and community advocate. Within all her spheres of influence, she attempts to A.C.T. r…
 
Body-liberation coach Tiana Dodson joins us to discuss how scarcity from poverty and her mother’s dieting affected her relationship with food, how she eventually began accepting her fatness and healing from disordered eating, her journey from health coach to body-liberation coach, body partnership as an alternative to body love, the four-step frame…
 
This powerful episode features Elizabeth Quintal known blogger, business developer, entrepreneur, and mom. Elizabeth shares her experience of moving to Madrid for the first time living aboard. We learn about her transition to a new country managing her business, family, and self. Information is shared for informational purposes only and does not su…
 
Body-image researcher Nadia Craddock joins us to discuss body image beyond body size and weight, her experiences in inpatient eating-disorder treatment, colorism and its harmful effects on body image, how to push back against body ideals, and so much more. Plus, in Ask Food Psych, Christy answers a listener question about how to talk to a doctor wh…
 
This episode features Latham Thomas, Celebrity Wellness/ Lifestyle Maven & Birth Doula. Dive in as we discuss COVID-19 and break down the feelings and emotions people of color are experiencing with Systemic Racism during this time. Information is shared for informational purposes only and does not substitute professional or medical advice. We do no…
 
As a follow-up to our November 3rd, 2019 episode on Rodney Reed, Tina spoke with Rodrick Reed, the brother of Rodney Reed, to find out how everyone is doing, get a status on the case, and learn about what kind of support they all need as they continue to fight for Rodney's freedom. To donate and support the family and their fight for Rodney, you ca…
 
Anti-diet therapists and authors Judith Matz and Amy Pershing return to the podcast to discuss their latest project, The Body Positivity Card Deck; how trauma and shame affect our relationships with food and the body; intersectionality in body-acceptance work; the role of self-compassion in eating-disorder recovery; and so much more. Plus, in Ask F…
 
In this episode's topic Why I Don’t Have White Friends, Monique journeys through her childhood and shares how her identity as a young Black woman brought awareness to her Blackness. She breaks down how she felt the sting of racism as early as in middle school. We learn how she came to use her voice and speak up for her Black people. Be sure to list…
 
Anti-diet social worker Noel Ramirez joins us to discuss the parallels between disordered eating and dysfunctional relationships, the intersection of eating disorders and substance abuse, creating a sense of home in our bodies, how diet culture shows up in queer male culture, and so much more. Plus, in Ask Food Psych, Christy answers a listener que…
 
This episode features Tashira Halyard, founder of Politics & Fashion, a lifestyle blog dedicated to style and self-care, a breast cancer survivor, attorney and social justice advocate. Tashira speaks on her healing journey and tells us about the 21 Day Happiness Project. In this episode Monique and Tashira educate you on anti-blackness, politics, f…
 
Anti-diet yoga teacher and body image coach Fiona Flynn joins us to discuss how yoga philosophy has been co-opted by diet culture, how having “forbidden” foods keeps us stuck in the restrict-binge cycle, how confronting her own weight stigma helped to heal her relationship with her body, bringing an anti-diet approach to the yoga community, and so …
 
In this episode, Nala Simone Toussaint, Consultant, Activist, Organizer, Influencer, Healer joins us and shares her journey as a Trans Women and her work in the community. Information is shared for informational purposes only and does not substitute professional or medical advice. We do not edit out adult language or code for cuss words or swear wo…
 
Researcher and author Joy Cox returns to the podcast to discuss her new book, Fat Girls in Black Bodies; diet culture in Black communities and in the church; her evolving relationship with movement, and how it inspired her to co-create the Jabbie app; how to respond to internalized weight stigma and bias; and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a l…
 
Dive deep in a discussion about the challenges endured during COVID-19 & be inspired as Monique shares how she & her family are navigating these challenging times. Listen in and see if you can apply any of the tips to your situation. Information is shared for informational purposes only and does not substitute professional or medical advice. We do …
 
Certified lactation counselor and writer Leslie Moniot joins us to discuss diet culture in the infant-nutrition field, trying to raise an intuitive eater, the difference between intuitive eating in children and adults, why we shouldn’t judge people regardless of how they choose to feed themselves or their kids, and so much more. Plus, Christy answe…
 
In this episode, Monique shares reviews from a previous podcast. She shares her favorite item of the moment. She encourages community outreach and explains the importance of growth and evolution through the New Ground Rules. Listen in and learn how to help dismantle White Supremacy. Information is shared for informational purposes only and does not…
 
Body-image coach Summer Innanen returns to the podcast to discuss weight-inclusive pregnancy and postpartum resources; raising socially conscious, anti-diet children; her experiences returning to work from maternity leave; why she rebranded her body-image course; and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about the current state of…
 
Monique has some exciting updates to share in this brief introduction to season 2 of the Shine Brighter Together Podcast. Information is shared for informational purposes only and does not substitute professional or medical advice. We do not edit out adult language or code for cuss words or swear words so please consider this. We also discuss topic…
 
SEASON 8 PREMIERE! Therapist and body-image coach Brianna Campos joins us to discuss how to improve body image and fight internalized weight stigma, her concept of “body grief,” how body image is connected to what’s going on in the world around you, and so much more. Plus, Ask Food Psych co-host Savala Trepczynski answers a listener question about …
 
Fellow anti-diet dietitian Marci Evans is back! We discuss the intersection of digestive disorders and eating disorders, the risks associated with elimination diets, the role of the gut microbiome in digestion and health, the importance of consistency in self-care and well-being, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about why…
 
Disability-rights advocate and writer Rebekah Taussig joins us to talk about why body positivity needs to be a radical and intersectional movement, the connection between body acceptance and disability rights, the many ways in which diet culture has infiltrated disability culture and affects people in disabled bodies, embracing all the emotions tha…
 
Mental health counselor and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Christine Yoshida joins us to discuss how fitness culture affected her relationship with food, how she broke free and restored her relationship with her body, why diet mentality and “clean eating” can make health problems worse, how young children can be influenced by diet culture, us…
 
Body-positive sex coach and fellow podcast host Dawn Serra joins us to talk about the social currency that comes with dieting and pursuing weight loss, her work in sexuality and how it intersects with fat activism, body image struggles within sexual experiences, how weight discrimination affects people in larger bodies, thin privilege, the good-fat…
 
In this episode of Speaking of Racism, Tina is joined by Decarceration Manager, Brittany White. Brittany is a formerly incarcerated Black woman who serves as the Decarceration Manager for the faith in action campaign- Live Free National. Brittany is passionate about shining a light on the experiences of women within the criminal justice system and …
 
TV writer and fellow podcaster April K. Quioh joins us to talk about how intersectional feminism and sociology helped her to finally let go of dieting and embrace her body size, why we need to challenge fatphobia and fight for it to be considered a valid form of discrimination, why it’s important to unlearn the diet-culture rules we’ve internalized…
 
SEASON 7 FINALE! Fat activist, author, speaker, and podcaster Victoria Welsby returns to the podcast to discuss the intersection of fatphobia and healthism, why all weight-loss advice is a form of weight stigma, the moralization of different health conditions, the role of thin allies in fat activism, and so much more. Plus, in our new “Ask Food Psy…
 
Fat-liberation activist Angelina Moles joins us to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic perpetuates oppression and trauma, her shift from body positivity to fat liberation, why subtle forms of weight stigma can sometimes be more harmful than overt ones, the trauma of medical fatphobia, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about …
 
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