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Caleb Luna

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Ep 4 "Fatness and the Violence of Body-Positive Love" w/ Da’Shaun Harrison and Caleb Luna w/ Will McKeithen

Cinder Bloc.

Red May organizer Will McKeithen is joined by Da'Shaun Harrison and Caleb Luna to discuss the systemic violence of anti-fatness; its role in unevenly distributing care under racial capitalism; and how leftist social and political movements might build fatter forms of collective liberation.show notes:Da’Shaun Harrison is, among many other things, the author of the forthcoming book The Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness from Penguin Random House. You can see more of their work at www.dashaunharrison.com, at www.wearyourvoicemag.com where they work as managing editor, and on Twitter and Instagram @dashaunlh. Caleb Luna is, among other things, the author of multiple works which you can read on thebodyisnotanapology, on blackgirldangerous, and at their website at www.caleb-luna.com. You can also follow them on Twitter @chairbreak_ and on Instagram @chairbreaker.Special thanks to Stephen Steen for his help producing this episodeMany thanks to Occult A/V for our new title intro song, "Cosmic Background Radiation" 

1hr 33mins

22 Apr 2021

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#015: Where Do Marginalized People Go To Find Their Utopia? with Caleb Luna

Body Trauma: A Storytelling Podcast

Caleb Luna (@chairbreaker), a fat queer (of color) critical theorist, artist, and performance scholar joins Nia Patterson for the fifteenth episode of the podcast. In this week's episode the two of us talk about Caleb's upbringing living with various forms of abuse and trauma. From familial trauma to bullying and more. Caleb also tells us about what it has been like to live in a disabled body. We discuss queerness as a concept and its political roots. We also discuss fatness as an aspect of white supremacy and we talk about Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings. We discuss what the definition of "nonbinary" means to Caleb now and also what it meant to them in the past. We cover the history of weight loss in his family and how it affected him and his siblings. experiences growing up in a biracial body and also a "chunky" body as she puts it. We cover much more and we delve into very difficult and avoided topics. Please listen along this week to Caleb's story and also please support their work.Caleb Luna is a fat queer (of color) critical theorist, artist, and performance scholar. As a Ph.D. candidate in Performance Studies at UC Berkeley, their research focuses on performances of eating, and historicizing cultural representations of fat embodiment within the ongoing settler colonization of North America. As an activist political thinker, they are interested in engaging embodied difference as a generative resource toward fatter understandings of collective freedom.You can of find Caleb Luna at @chairbreaker on Instagram and @chairbreaker_ on Twitter. You can also support them through their Patreon at Patreon.com/CalebLuna.Check out Nia on Instagram over @thefriendineverwanted and @bodytraumapod You can also find her blogging at thefriendineverwanted.com and you can support the podcast on Patreon at patreon.com/thefriendineverwanted. Remember, if you have a question about this podcast or want to share your thoughts please email us at bodytraumapod@gmail.com

1hr 12mins

17 Aug 2020

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Bonus! Live with "Chairbreaker" Caleb Luna

Rebel Eaters Club

Caleb demands fat liberation.Recorded at Rebel Eaters Club launch event at The Ruby in San Francisco.Get your starter pack and become a Rebel Eater! RebelEatersClub.com


6 Apr 2020

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Caleb Luna: Race, Capitalism and The Fat Body

Woman of Size

Fat, Brown, academic femme, Caleb Luna helps Jana make the connection between fatphobia, the transatlantic slave trade and settler colonialism in this sweet and scholarly interview. The two touch upon lit resources for your fat studies, to friends with shitty furniture, to the need for more fat representation in The Great British Bake Off. Subscribe to Caleb's Patreon at patreon.com/calebluna and follow them on IG @chairbreaker.  Also follow @womanofsizepod on the socials and read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


17 Jun 2019

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Episode 43: Caleb Luna

Gender Reveal

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with writer, activist, teacher, performer, fat babe and Ph.D. student Caleb Luna (they/them). (cw: mentions of rape, slavery, racism) Topics include: How fatness impacts gender performance Experiencing white supremacy in QTPOC spaces “Fat liberation requires the undoing of western civilization” The racialization of gender throughout U.S. history Is romantic love a colonial construct? References: “The Gender Nonconformity of My Fatness” by Caleb Luna “The X in Latinx is a Wound, Not a Trend” by Alan Pelaez Lopez “Settler Colonialism and the Elimination of the Native” by Patrick Wolfe “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe” by Hortense J. Spillers Learn more about our This Week in Gender topic here and here. Support Caleb’s work at patreon.com/calebluna, and find them on Twitter (@tummyfuq) and Instagram (@chairbreaker). Support Gender Reveal by buying pins from Stick to Resist! Submit a piece of Theymail, our new system where listeners can submit messages to be read on the show. Join the Gender Detectives Slack here! Questions? Comments? Feelings? You can reach us at genderpodcast.com; via gendereveal@gmail.com; or on Twitter or Instagram. You can also submit questions anonymously here. We greatly appreciate donations via Patreon or PayPal or Cash App. Donate $5+ to receive stickers and other fun stuff.  Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Additional Music: “More Weather” by Blue Dot Sessions Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!


18 Feb 2019

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Caleb Luna on Body Positivity, Fatphobia, and The Politics of Desire

Real Talk Radio with Nicole Antoinette

Caleb Luna is a writer, activist, teacher, performer, fat babe and Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley, where their work broadly explores the intersections of fatness, desire, white supremacy and colonialism from a queer of color lens. Their current project focuses on the mutually constitutive relationship between (fat) bodies and discourse. You can Continue Reading…

1hr 31mins

15 Jun 2018

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Caleb Luna

The Graduates

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13 Feb 2018

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#142: Breaking Free from Fatphobia & Gender Norms with Caleb Luna, Writer and Fat Activist

Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison

Writer and fat activist Caleb Luna joins us to talk about how gender identity intersects with fatness, how to tolerate the desire for weight loss, why representation matters, the effect of internalized fatphobia within the family, breaking out of the gender binary, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about navigating thin privilege while living in a smaller body. Caleb Luna is a writer, activist, teacher, performer, fat babe and Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley, where their current project focuses on the relationship between bodies and discourse. They have also explored the intersections of fatness, desire, white supremacy and colonialism from a queer of color lens. You can find more of their writing on Black Girl Dangerous, Everyday Feminism and The Body Is Not An Apology. Find them on Twitter @tummyfuq. Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. If you're ready to give up dieting once and for all, join Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course! To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

1hr 9mins

5 Feb 2018