Episode 94: Does Losing Weight Make You A Bad Feminist? With Maggie Anderson

January 1, 2020

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Episode Overview

In today’s episode, Jen and Annie are joined by Grace Club YVR founder Maggie Anderson for an exploration of feminism, weight loss, body autonomy, and how to create more compassion for yourself and others. Tune in for a spirited discussion about if you can call yourself a feminist and still want to lose weight.

 What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The journey of imperfect feminism
  • Why feminism needs to be intersectional
  • The conditioning of diet culture
  • Diet culture defined
  • Body autonomy and beauty roles
  • Prioritizing being comfortable in your skin as an expression of body autonomy
  • Why there is a pushback against weight loss from a feminist perspective
  • Don’t women have better things to do with their time than lose weight?
  • How to tell if you’re a feminist
  • Choice and body autonomy
  • Areas of focus and examining our beliefs
  • Choosing where we focus
  • Health and wellness culture
  • That Peloton ad
  • Body positivity vs body neutrality
  • Disability, gender expression, and body positivity
  • Honoring the choices women make about their bodies
  • Radical judgment vs radical self-acceptance
  • Finding compassion and non-judgment for ourselves and others



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)


Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!


My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!