Episode 45 - Fatphobia, Weight stigma and Body Shame - Jemma’s Story
Jemma, our guest on the show today introduces herself as a fat, able-bodied, white woman, who throughout her life has internalized the belief that her life is less valuable because of her size.
In this episode, Jemma shares her experiences of discrimination and weight stigma, and how these affected her mental and emotional wellbeing and her self-worth. For her whole life, Jemma believed her body was wrong, and she in turn was a bad person because she couldn’t fix herself and therefore didn’t deserve any joy or good things in life.
So when it came to moving her body, the idea of joyful movement was impossible. She wanted to move her body, but more notably – she felt that she needed to move her body to fix herself, and as such there was a block around moving for joy.
Tune in to hear Jemma’s vulnerable and inspiring story of transformation, how she began to feel confident in her worth and heal her relationship with movement, food, her body and her SELF.
About the Host Kim Hagle is a certified Personal Trainer, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, mom of four and founder of Radiant Vitality Wellness. Through mindset coaching and intuitive movement and eating, Kim helps women go beyond the desire to lose weight so they can feel confident in their now body.
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Ready to get off the start-stop cycle with exercise for good? “Discover Joyful Movement”, is a personal training and mindset program that will help you transform your relationship with movement while learning how to move intuitively by listening to your body’s cues. Spaces are limited but you can apply to get on the waitlist by visiting our website www.radiantvitality.ca/discoverjoyfulmovement
If you’re ready to quit dieting for good by getting to the root cause of your negative body image, then Right Body for Me is the program for you. This 4 month mindset coaching program will help you reframe your thoughts so you can heal your body image and transform your relationship to food, movement and yourself. www.radiantvitality.ca/rightbodyforme
For health professionals looking to adopt the non-diet approach in your business, visit Kim’s mentor, Stephanie Dodier’s site for free resources to get started. https://www.stephaniedodier.com/proseries/?oprid=2324&ref=21517
Let’s stay in touch! You can connect with Kim via her social channels – drop a DM and say hi! Kim is on Instagram and Facebook @radiantvitalitywellness. Or visit her website at www.radiantvitality.ca