#23 Body Positivity, Self Acceptance and How to Simplify Your Relationships with Jada Sezer
The Process Podcast
Welcome back to The Process podcast. This week, I welcome a good friend of mine, Jada Sezer. Jada is a plus size model but began her working life studying and working in child psychotherapy. From there, she got into modelling and has been at the top of her game for many years, campaigning for more diversity in the fashion industry, amongst other things. She has since developed a respectful voice in empowering others to love and accept themselves; both physically and mentally. She shares advice and works hard to encourage others to develop more positivity around their appearances, as well as self acceptance, self-love and compassion. In this episode we take a look at what it takes to develop a healthier relationship with ourselves, and why it's the most important relationship and the one we should be understanding and nurturing the most. We talk about Jada's personal experiences as well as advice and suggestions for cultivating body positivity and, as a result, more confidence. We also talk about rediscovering your true self and staying true to your authenticity, as well as how to navigate or initiate career change, and move forward with a reduced sense of fear around failure. We talk about how to detach from the outcome of things, more, and how to live more freely, without always having to have everything always planned or figured out, and a clear view of the future. Finally, we talk about relationships, and what she's learnt over the years about communication and the importance of being both vulnerable in yourself, and compassionate and understanding of others. I love this episode so much, and hope you'll enjoy it and take something from it, too. SHOW NOTES: www.theprocess.com/life
Jada Sezer - The Body Positivity Revolution and Why Hiring a Woman is the Best Bang for Your Buck
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Today's guest is a true inspiration.Jada Sezer is a model, content creator, UN Women UK Changemaker, and advocate for body positivity, mental wellbeing and gender equality. She is one of the first plus size models in the UK who has challenged societal beauty ideals for over a decade. She’s graced the covers of Women's Health and Cosmopolitan magazines, starred in a billboard campaign for L'Oreal, and served as a global ambassador for Adidas.Jada has an MA in Child Psychotherapy and a diploma in Neuroplasticity. She’s the current host of the IGTV series Why We Feel This on her Instagram, interviewing neuroscientists and psychologists on emotions and brain health (including myself!)In 2018, Jada ran the London Marathon as a non-runner in underwear to challenge fitness perceptions and body ideals. She’s the co-creator of the 'Celebrate You' campaign, a partnership with Vitality 10K, a run to encourage women of all sizes and abilities to enjoy running.Listen as we discuss:Confronting "newness" in the pandemic and "oldness" at the end of it.Jada's childhood, far away from being fashionable.Avoiding the celebrity-induced ego to return to focusing on the "Why"?The divine timing (and great family) behind her successThe advice of her father that always kept her confident.Does the fashion industry really believe in body positivity or just complying?The shift to giving us an image we can relate to, not an ideal to strive for.What's left for social justice and gender equality?Hiring a woman is an amazing bang for your buck.Why Jada ran a marathon as a plus-sized woman.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.com/podcastConnect with Jada Sezer on Instagram @jadasezer, Facebook @jadasezer, and Twitter @jadasezer. Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
In this episode we chat to the very joyful Jada Sezer. I first met Jada at the beginning of March 2020 – a month most of us remember pretty well for some reason. Before all of that kicked off, and long before we knew our worlds were going to change so radically, we met up at the New Balance pub in London, with an impressive bunch of women including Bryony Gordon, Deborah James, Anna Harding, Emma Campbell and Andrea McLean, all of us booked in to run either the London Marathon or the London Vitality 10,000 or both. Things were beginning to feel different in that first week in March, but not so different: we talked about running, we ate a delicious lunch, we shared food off each other’s plates, we hugged. Jada talks to me about her history with running, and how that started when she met Bryony for the first time over a table of sports bras. She talks about (famously) running in her underwear for body positivity, and the emotions of running a marathon, no matter what you’re wearing. She also talks about her life on Instagram, and how she deals with the sadly inevitable trolling that exists on social media. We talk too about what lockdown has taught her, about her coping mechanisms, and what she thinks lockdown has taught us all. One of her favourite phrases, she says, is “this too shall pass” and it’s definitely one that we should keep in mind right now.Both Jada and I are taking on the virtual Vitality London 10,000 this May. If you’d like to join us and take on a goal, you can sign up and run your 10K any day between the 29th May and 6th June. This time round, the emphasis is on our mental health; so the idea is to run for your head as well as your heart. You can walk, jog or run your 10K. It costs just £19 to enter and all finishers receive the official medal and technical tee. Enter now and join us!And here’s a thing: all podcast listeners can claim an exclusive 35% off Women’s Running membership by entering WRPOD at the checkout. That’s better than any other deal! You’ll get the mag, FREE access to digital back issues, and lots of discounts, freebies and exclusive deals with brilliant running brands that will help you run better. Come and join Women’s Running - we’d love to have you with us. Happy running!
This week, Caggie is joined by UN Ambassador for women, and body positivity and mental health advocate, Jada Sezer. The pair discuss confidence and self worth, where it comes from and how to nurture it. They also explore the term 'body neutrality' and the transition from the obsession that many women have with the way they look, to appreciating all that the body can help us to achieve. There are lots of great articles on the topics Jada mentions, but one the SR production team thought you might like on Forbes.com is called "Men Should take Parental Leave and Here's Why"Instagram @caggiesworld Youtube @caggie Facebook @caggieofficial Twitter @caggie_dunlop #SaturnReturns #JadaSezer
The February challenge, set by Jada Sezer, was to go to a beginners tango class together. Through bizarre circumstance this turned into tango dancing with my dad on the eve of Valentine’s Day. Jada, a model and mental health advocate, and I talk about the beauty of being a beginner, relationships during quarantine and unexpected racism on social media. The challenge was for me to relinquish control but it seems Jada has some control issues of her own. “Being insecure is feeling - you’re feeling vulnerable and it’s the heart of being human.” - Jada Sezer Follow Jada on https://www.instagram.com/jadasezer/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/jadasezer
In the first quarantine-recorded Daddy Issues episode Angharad speaks to the incredible Jada Sezer. Having lost her father at the tender age of 23 to bowl cancer, Jada threw herself into the risky world of modelling, turning away from the safer path of following her recently completed master's degree in becoming a child psychologist. Although her father somewhat disapproved of her decision, he still managed to muster the strength on his death-bed to tell her 'Well, if you're going to be a model, you're going to be the best model out there'. Those words, that permission and his instilled sense of duty for her to always 'give back', are what Jada believes got her to where she is today.
If there’s one thing Jada, a body-positive model and UN Women ambassador stands for, it’s empowerment – and that quality radiated from her like sunshine throughout this recording. By the time she arrived at my flat at 10am – looking characteristically gorgeous – she had already appeared on national news to promote body diversity in advertising. The day before, she’d qualified for a motorcycle licence. Despite this (and, I later learned, not even having eaten breakfast), she proved fiercely intelligent – showing off the fruits of her MA in Child Psychotherapy – inspiring and positive. ‘Don’t worry. I don’t get hangry!’ she reassured me during the interview. She’s certainly a better woman than me. Think the most confident, popular girl at school – but, with it all, incredibly nice, patiently bearing with me when a memory card surrendered mid-way through our recording. During our conversation, we discussed the importance of valuing the time you spend out of a romantic relationship – a period she describes as ‘one of the best times for figuring out who I was, and who I am, and what I love’ – together with how to set healthy boundaries with a new partner. We also discussed the brilliance of Belgian psychotherapist Esther Perel, together with our shared wanderlust for Japan (where Jada made a life-changing solo trip!). I left this recording feeling hugely inspired by Jada’s strong, independent attitude. I’d love to hear what you think – get in touch in the reviews section below!*P.s. The podcast we reference is ‘Where Should We Begin’ by the ever-fabulous Esther Perel.*Instagram*@chezspecter @alonementofficial*@jadasezer*Twitter*@ChezSpecter #Alonement*@JadaSezer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, I get to hear all about how she got to where she is now, her work as an ambassador with UN Women, running the London Marathon in her underwear(!) and I was even introduced to her secret cupboard of chocolate and crisps!We spoke about the challenges faced with social media, Instagram and how she deals with photo retouching. Last year she turned down the opportunity to go on Love Island, and we speak about why this was such a good move for her; she still has full control over her image and message. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jada Sezer: Finding Confidence & Value In Your Journey - Ep 134
In The Moment with Alex Manzi
On this episode I’m joined by Jada Sezer, who is a plus-size model, activist and has an MA in child psychology. We spoke a lot about how to own your own path in life and step into your own confidence during the process. So it was such a huge pleasure to sit down and chat with her During this conversation, we spoke about: - How to be confident - Finding value in the process - Why we shouldn’t look at health as just a physical thing - Dealing with overthinking And more If there is someone you feel would benefit from hearing this conversation then please make sure you share it with a friend who would enjoy listening and really take something from it :) thedreamersdisease.co.uk Follow Jada: IG: @jadasezer YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK5m-aiTj60a9--fMS7A9Dg Follow Alex: IG: @iamalexmanzi Twitter: @iamalexmanzi
In this episode of Limitless, Josh is joined by a remarkable woman who has positively paved the way for body diversity in the modelling industry. Jada Sezer was not only the first plus size model to walk the runway in the UK, but is also an ambassador for Young Minds - a charity that is helping young people with mental health concerns. Listen in as Jada tells Josh her motivations for opening up beauty ideals and why it is so important to her that young people find their voice and develop their confidence.