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Melissa A. Fabello

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Reimagining Relationships with Melissa A. Fabello | #42

Conjuring Up Courage

This episode's guest, Melissa A. Fabello, is a writer and educator whose work explores the politics of bodies, beauty, and wellness. We chatted about an important (and often overlooked) aspect of health and well-being: relationships. From family to friends to romantic partners, we discussed societal relationship norms and our ability to reevaluate and restructure relationships as needed. You can find the show notes and a full transcript of this episode at https://shohrehdavoodi.com/42.

59mins

21 Apr 2020

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#117: Desirability, Orgasms and Body Politics - interview with Melissa A. Fabello

Eat the Rules with Summer Innanen

I’m interviewing Melissa A. Fabello, feminist writer and speaker. We talk about desirability politics, how our conditioned beliefs shape our sexual experiences, orgasms and a primer on feminism. In this episode, we chat about: - How Melissa got into body politics and how this gave her a framework for understanding the world, - Why understanding body image through the feminist lens can be a catalyst to healing, - What desirability politics are and why they are important,  - The influence that societal standards have on who we are attracted to,  - What to do if your partner is not on board with body positivity, - The role of body image on sexual satisfaction, - The different kinds of orgasms and how we experience them differently, - Why feminism is not the simple belief that men and women are equal, - The importance of intersectionality, Plus, so much more!

48mins

3 Apr 2018

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Melissa A. Fabello on Body Acceptance, Thin Privilege, and Feminism

Real Talk Radio with Nicole Antoinette

Melissa A. Fabello is a feminist writer and speaker whose work focuses on body politics, beauty culture, and eating disorders. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Human Sexuality Studies, and she also works as a freelance digital content strategist, helping individuals and organizations who work in the fields of body image, feminism, and/or sexuality with Continue Reading…

1hr 51mins

22 Dec 2017

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#115: Anti-Diet Beauty and Sexuality with Melissa A. Fabello, Body-Acceptance and Eating-Disorder Activist

Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison

Melissa Fabello returns! The activist and scholar shares why dieting and restriction reduce our sex drive, how beauty can be reimagined and reclaimed, how the need for affection and intimacy differs from the need for sex, what "skin hunger" is all about, why the Netflix movie To the Bone is so problematic and triggering, how she navigates complex issues in feminism, and a whole lot more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how co-occurring mental-health issues can affect people's hunger and fullness cues. Melissa A. Fabello is a body acceptance and eating disorder activist, scholar in the field of sexology, and Jurassic Park enthusiast based in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Melissa works as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminist media website in the world, and is a doctoral candidate in Widener University’s Human Sexuality Studies program, where her research focuses on how women with anorexia nervosa experience skin hunger. You can contact her through her website (melissafabello.com) and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @fyeahmfabello. 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 Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :) Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world!

1hr 10mins

31 Jul 2017

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109 | Melissa A. Fabello on Feminism, Eating Disorders, Sex, Relationships and more!

LET IT OUT

Wellness Wonderland Notes: -Sign-up for the Wellness Wonderland newsletter! -Join the listener Facebook Group -MY BOOK IS OFFICIALLY RELEASED -- grab your copy Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling -Yay! DONATE TO THE SHOW!   | Amazon link Notes from the show: -Jenn's Website | Facebook |  Twitter |  Instagram | YouTube | Tumblr -Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat (Melissa's favorite eating disorder memoir.)

1hr 26mins

13 Apr 2016

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024: Interview with Melissa A. Fabello

Real Health Radio

Episode 024: On this week’s episode of Real Health Radio I interview Melissa A. Fabello. Melissa A. Fabello is a body acceptance and eating disorder activist, scholar in the field of sexology, and Jurassic Park enthusiast based in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Melissa works as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminist media website in the world, and is a doctoral candidate in Widener University’s Human Sexuality Studies program, where her research focuses on how women with anorexia nervosa experience skin hunger. You can contact her through her website and follow her on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. [powerpress] Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode: 1:00 Want to work together? 4:30 How she got started with her work 7:40 How her issues with food developed 11:45 How she got help 21:00 How her eating issues have now shaped her life 22:00 How she got into feminism 25:00 What is intersectional feminism 27:20 How she uses feminism to explain areas of her life 29:35 How a patriarchal society affects eating disorders and disordered eating 33:15 How the body can be any easy site of oppression 38:15 How the body positivity movement can be improved 42:30 Getting into studying sexuality 47:00 How articles are edited for Everyday Feminism 48:40 What is skin hunger? Here’s how you can connect with Melissa: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Tumblr Youtube Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see on this page. Also, please leave an honest review for The Real Health Radio Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks for joining me on this episode. Here is a link to see the other shows. Until next time! The post 024: Interview with Melissa A. Fabello appeared first on Seven Health: Intuitive Eating and Anti Diet Nutritionist.

55mins

28 Jan 2016

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#43: Feminism and Eating Disorder Recovery with Melissa A. Fabello, Body-Acceptance and Eating-Disorder Activist

Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison

Christy talks with the fabulous Melissa A. Fabello, a body acceptance and eating disorder activist and the managing editor of Everyday Feminism. Melissa shares what led her to develop an eating disorder in her early 20s, and why feminism played an important role in her recovery.  Melissa A. Fabello is a body acceptance and eating disorder activist, scholar in the field of sexology, and Jurassic Park enthusiast based in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Melissa works as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminist media website in the world, and is a doctoral candidate in Widener University’s Human Sexuality Studies program, where her research interest is in how the onset of an eating disorder affects psychosexual development. You can contact her through her website and follow her on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course!  How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

51mins

22 Sep 2015

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Melissa A. Fabello: Misconceptions About Feminism and Eating Disorder Recovery

Mind Body Musings

Episode 47: Melissa A. Fabello is a sexuality educator, body image and eating disorder activist, and media literacy vlogger based out of Philadelphia, PA. She is a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism and a PhD student in Human Sexuality Studies, where her research interest is in the effectiveness of current sexuality-focused psychoeducational interventions in eating disorder recovery programs. Why am I so ridiculously excited to release this episode? Most of all because Melissa is an incredibly smart woman. She researches. She experiences. She's open-minded, but at the same time, she firmly stands for what she believes in. There are certain people I interview that I want on the show simply because they are awesome, but the conversation doesn't flow as well because they don't have mind-blowing things to say. That is not the case for this episode. I had a ton of questions to ask her that came from my own heart- things I've been dying to understand. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I do! Here's what we talk about: How Melissa became interested in feminism and sexuality in the first place The definition of feminism Can you be a feminist but also "traditional" when it comes to dating? Misconceptions about feminism in the media How the "bra burning" event isn't true, and what actually happened Breaking down the argument about having a female president such as Mrs. Clinton Why boys stop crying when they reach school-age, while girls continue to express themselves safely Genderization of kids before birth Okay, let's talk about Disney for a sec The actual problem with beauty pageants (no it's not the participant's fault) How Melissa adopted an eating disorder after a breakup Eating disorder management vs. recovery The importance of walking away when you feel triggered Here's where you can connect with Melissa: Website Twitter Tumblr Facebook YouTube Subscribe to the podcast on YouTube: maddymoon.com/youtubepodcast Is it about time you learn how to eliminate your own triggers and start your recovery journey with a group of other like-minded women? You can today. Click below!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr

29 Apr 2015