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Episode 14 - Black Fat Girls Deserve a Place at the Table!

It's the last day of the year aka my birthday! Join me as I do a quick year in review and offer some encouragement to my folk as we embark on the greatness that is 2018!

Duration: 00:19:17

Episode 13 - I'm No Mammy, But Nurturing Is My Thing!

Finding peace within yourself and your own identity is imperative! In this episode, I discuss the ways that being Black, fat, and caring can lead to labels (like that of a mammy) being placed on us that are undeserved. I also share information on what I do to help maintain balance as a nurturer and giver to avoid burnout!

Duration: 00:42:40

Episode 12 - Making Body Peace: An Interview with Ive Felicia

Is it REALLY possible to accept your body at any size? Does your body lose its worth if it's been through trauma? What about if you look in the mirror and don't like what you see? Join me & The Body Relationship Coach, Ivy Felicia for the first episode of December as we discuss the importance of making peace with your body, her journey to body acceptance, and so much more!

Duration: 00:38:51

Episode 11 - Fattitude Premiere Review

For this episode, I headed out to Brooklyn for the premiere of Fattitude the movie! After 2 hours of happy and somber moments, I headed home to record my thoughts. This is what I had to say!

Duration: 00:45:48

Episode 10 - To Cuff or not to Cuff: Vagina Strong w/ Cecily Alexandria

This week I'm back with comedian and author, Cecily Alexandria as we discuss "cuffing season" and her new book, Vagina Strong: Faith, sex and life through the journey of a virgin.

Duration: 01:03:18

Episode 9 - My Voice & My Fat Make a Helluva Combination!

This week's episode features fat activist, Tiana Dodson as we laugh in between issues about fat activism abroad, her journey to self-acceptance and the fat activism conference.

Duration: 01:34:48

Episode 8 - The Gift of Authenticity: Using Your Super Power

What does it mean to be "real?" Have you spent time unearthing the treasure that rests on the inside of you? Perhaps you are still wondering where you fit or how to better connect with others? Join me in this episode as I'll be addressing how authenticity is not only a gift but imperative to your mental health and quality of life.

Duration: 00:39:24

Episode 7 - "Some Like it Nerdy!" Interview w/ Nichelle Gunby

It was great to have Nichelle on the show! Nichelle Gunby from "Some like it NERDY" blog is featured in episode 7 where we talk comics, movies, blerding, Comic Con, and what it's like being in these arenas as a fat Black woman!!

Duration: 01:04:07

Episode 6 - How Much for Your Birthright

In episode 6 I discuss the subtle ways we often relinquish the magic that is inside of us in exchange for the mediocracy society tells us we should settle for. Encouragement is given to never, NEVER settle or snuff out your shine for the sake of making this world comfortable. Listen. They gon get all these rolls honey glazed in Blackness whether they want to or not!

Duration: 00:34:04

Episode 3 - Do it for the Gram, or Nah? Fat Bodies, Social Media Pressures & the White Girl Gaze

Sometimes, some things just need to be addressed! Episode 3 is one of those times, and some things include Photoshop & the illusions of the perfect fat body. We gon' also get into the commercialization of Black culture without the representation of Black bodies aka, "The White Girl Gaze."

Duration: 00:38:26

Episode 2: Summatime Fine: A Fat Girl's Survival Guide to Beat the Sun, Heat & Humidity

Listen. East Coast summers are hard lol! If it ain't the heat, it's the humidity! The weather gets extremely disrespectful June - August out here, but have no fear! I got remedies! In this week's episode, I'm back spilling tea on what us fat girls can wear, do and all the places to shop at to beat this heat!

Duration: 00:29:33

Episode 1: Welcome!!

Episode 1: Welcome to Fresh Out the Cocoon! Meet the host, learn about the agenda of the podcast and how to stay connected after each episode!

Duration: 00:29:11