057: Getting Honest About the Light & Shadow of the Body-Positivity Movement with Rinsha Ballani
Is it possible to truly, genuinely, passionately love your body … AND also want to change it?
Does desiring change mean you don’t fully accept your body?
In a cultural movement that’s all about cultivating self-love, it can actually feel weird and shameful to want to change our bodies — whether it’s by losing weight, gaining weight, working out, cosmetic procedures, or plastic surgery.
The result can be a kind of forced silence around the deep longings we might have, and a resistance to facing the shame we feel. So we might recognize we’re losing out on certain aspects of abundant, healthy, sexy living in our current bodies … but feel totally unclear on how to choose a new way of showing up.
So where does “positivity” cross over into “bypassing”? How can that be disempowering for women? And how can we practice continually tuning into and trusting our real desires when it comes to the choices we make around our bodies, regardless of where the cultural tides move?
That’s what we’re talking about today, and wow — this is a nuanced, juicy episode!
We’ve got the incredible and much-beloved Rinsha Ballani back on the show. Rinsha has been an integral part of Desire on Fire since the beginning, and she’s no stranger to controversial stances — and this conversation is no exception.
Bold, contrarian, and beautifully vulnerable, this is an episode for anyone who is walking the long journey to true body-self-love and embracing your worthiness, your sexiness, and your desires for your body, regardless of what shape or size it is.
What you’ll learn in this episode:
- Why Aimee decided to hire a personal trainer in Bali
- The judgments we hold about others’ choices — and what those judgments are trying to show us
- Rinsha’s movement to genuinely love every inch of her body
- What the body positivity movement has brought us — and what it’s missing
- Working through our experiences of shame (instead of bypassing) to get to the deeper desire
- The plastic surgery Aimee really wants
- Learning to identify your “come from” — and why it makes all the difference
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People/resources mentioned in this episode:
Kyle Mercer website: https://www.lifeataltitude.com/
Kyle’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/inquirymethod