"We are Not Living in a World Where Too Many People are Trying Too Many Things to Defend Fat People."
Today Virginia is chatting with the brilliant Aubrey Gordon! Aubrey is the co-host of Maintenance Phase, and the author of two books: What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat and (out this week! go buy it!!) "You Just Need to Lose Weight" and 19 Other Myths About Fat People.
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Disclaimer: Virginia is a journalist and human with a lot of informed opinions. Virginia is not a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or any kind of health care provider. The conversation you're about to hear and all of the advice and opinions she gives are just for entertainment, information, and education purposes only. None of this is a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice.
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Join Aubrey and Virginia for another conversation to celebrate Aubrey's new book next Thursday, January 19 at 7pm CT. Register here.
Follow Aubrey on Instagram and Twitter
Aubrey's previous Burnt Toast episode
Virginia's conversation with Jeff Hunger
What if I just don't want to be fat?
Nicole Byer’s stand up, podcasting work and Nailed It
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