July 7, 2021
Leila Kelleher (she/her)
Leila is the patternmaker and one half of Muna and Broad, an independent sewing pattern company that centres and empowers large bodies. Her patterns focus on fit and are designed to delight the maker with interesting construction details and techniques. Leila studied fashion production and worked in the custom clothing industry and wardrobe for film and theatre before changing careers. She holds a PhD in Biomechanics (the science of human movement) and is a professor of Biomechanics.
Leila and I talk about how to scale patterns properly, why this is important and reason why she started sewing her own clothes.
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Instagram: @leila_sews and @munandbroad
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June 10, 2021
In this episode Lori talks to Kimberly Dark about her new book Damaged Like Me: essays on love, harm and transformation. Preorder the book here
Kimberly Dark is a writer, professor and storyteller, working to reveal the hidden architecture of everyday life so that we can reclaim our power as social creators.
She’s the author of Damaged Like Me, Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old, The Daddies and Love and Errors, and her essays, stories and poetry are widely published in academic and popular online publications alike. Her ability to make the personal political is grounded in her training as a sociologist, and you can find her course offerings in Sociology at Cal State San Marcos and Writing/Arts at Cal State Summer Arts.
Kimberly hosts educational intensives, and travels internationally to offer workshops, lectures, and performances that use storytelling to make big, complex ideas relatable at campuses, conferences, companies and anywhere people seek startling revelations and positive change. Beloved by diverse audiences, Kimberly crosses boundaries to show how we must engage all the wisdom and verve we have to create the most compassionate, fair and inclusive world we can.
Page regarding Kimberly's Hawaii Intensives
Page regarding Kimberly's Office Hours The Hope Desk
You can find Kimberly on Instagram @kimberly.dark
on TikTok @therealkimberlydark
find Lori on instagram @lorishortzamudiord
Lori website unapologeticallymerd.com
February 1, 2021
Fiona Sutherland wrote a book and she is here to talk about it. Vitamin A to Z is "mini book" that is not lacking on punch. Fiona herself describes it as "Namaste meets WTF". By balancing sensibility and edge Fiona lets her readers experience a new set of Vitamins that will help bring yourself back to your body.
In this episode Lori speaks with Fiona about how the book came to be, some insights into a few of the Vitamins and what Fiona hopes the book can do for readers.
The soft cover book can be purchased at
Or e-versions are available at various book outlets
January 8, 2021
It's time for a conference that centers around diverse stories, people, and lived experiences. It’s time for a conference that is less about academia and more about the actual people the data is talking about. By sharing our stories we let people know they aren’t alone. Stories create a connection to the material that no amount of data or graphs will ever convey. Our Vision for this conference is to give those who have braved the path already, those who have overcome many obstacles to find a place of peace, understanding, acceptance, neutrality and yes often love for their bodies to use their voice and share their stories with others.
Register for this conference now!! Starts January 18th 2021
September 28, 2020
Lori taking some time to discuss the recent hiatus from recording, and talking about the ways the podcast might be changing in the future.
July 20, 2020
In this episode Beth and I talk about gasterointestinal health and how GI RD's should be screening for eating disorders, eating to make your body feel good and we ask why are there WW points and calories on menus?
Beth Rosen, MS, RD, CDN is a non-diet Registered Dietitian and the owner of Goodness Gracious Living Nutrition. Beth has a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Maryland, a Master’s degree in Nutrition Education from Columbia University, and has been working in the field for over 20 years. She has a private practice in Southbury, CT, and has helped her clients find relief from digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Disease (IBS) and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Gastroparesis, Colitis, and GERD, as well as share her knowledge as a GI Dietitian with other health professionals via webinars like this and clinical supervision. Beth has also designed techniques and programs to empower chronic dieters, disordered eaters, and those in eating disorder recovery to mend their relationship with food and their bodies. She has written for major online and print publications, such as HuffingtonPost and FabUPlus Magazine, and is a recurring guest on the Fox 61 Morning Show in Hartford, CT. To learn more about Beth, her work, and her philosophy, go to her website at www.goodnessgraciousliving.com.
July 6, 2020
On this episode of the Nourished Circle we speak to Christyna Johnson, RD
Christyna Johnson is a registered dietitian based in Dallas, Texas specializing in eating disorders, disordered eating, and intuitive eating. She practices from a weight inclusive, HAES (r)-informed, social justice framework. She loves to help her clients find their passions in life and put food back in its place. She is the host of the podcast Intuitive Eating for the Culture. When she's not working with clients she's either reading a book with a warm mug of tea or coffee hand, or trying to find a hiking trail.
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Find Lori at: unapologeticallymerd.com
May 25, 2020
Amee Severson is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Bellingham WA whose work focuses on body liberation, fat acceptance, and intuitive eating through a social justice lens. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition from Montana State University and is completing a Master’s in Professional Practice from Iowa State University. She is a dietitian registered in the State of Washington, a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and is working toward becoming a Certified Body Trust Provider.
On this episode we talk about finding Health at Every Size (R) and Intuitive Eating. We talk about not feeling comfortable with putting clients on diets yet she felt it was ok for her. We discuss an article she recently wrote (link below) and we talk about social media. We wrap up with what is Nourishing Amee now.
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on instagram at amee_rd
article link https://greatist.com/live/best-and-worst-body-positivity-moments-2019#getting-the-terms-right
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May 12, 2020
In today's episode I speak with Kristina Bruce. We discuss her path out of diet culture, her path to Body Trust, how diet culture shows up everywhere, how she deals with push back on social media and so much more!
As a Certified Body Trust® Provider and Integrative Life coach, Kristina specializes in helping people break free from diet cycling and negative body image. Calling upon her education in health studies, sociology, yoga, meditation, and self-inquiry methodologies, Kristina works one-on-one with people to help them develop a positive relationship with their bodies so they can live empowering and fulfilled lives, in the bodies that they have.
Kristina's website: kristinabruce.com
Find Lori at www.unapologeticallymerd.com
April 27, 2020
Angela Meadows is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in predictors of how higher-weight people respond to the stigma they encounter in their daily lives, whether by internalizing their low status or by rejecting and challenging devaluation. She got her PhD in Psychology in 2018 from the University of Birmingham, UK and completed a one-year ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Exeter, UK, before moving to Western in October 2019. In 2013, she accidentally founded what is now the Annual International Weight Stigma Conference and is still a bit bewildered by it all, but very proud that this conference brings together people from all over the world who care about weight stigma, even if they can’t always agree with each other about anything else. She is a proponent of Health at Every Size and an anti-stigma activist. She writes and blogs as herself and as Never Diet Again UK, and rants at length on the subject to anyone who will listen to her.
In this episode we talk about Angela's diet history, how she got into stigma research, the weight stigma conference and how we need to to research with people not to them
Please note that we talk about the Weight Stigma conference that was to be held in Aukland, NZ in June 2020 which has since been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Find Angela at
website: angelameadows.info & stigmaconference.com
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