How to dance your way through weight stigma (with Arielle and Zoe)
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In the final episode of the series, Dr. Natasha Larmie is joined by Arielle, owner of Dance Life in Madison, WI, and her wife Zoe.  Their love for each other and  their passion for encouraging and uplifting folks through dance makes this episode a fun and inspirational way to end the first season of ‘The Fat Doctor Podcast’. Together Natasha, Arielle and Zoe discuss: The challenges of recovering from an eating disorder in a larger bodyThe history of belly dancing and the influence of White European culture on this particular form of danceThe joys of embracing one's bellyThe benefits of freeing oneself from the male gazeHow to challenge fat oppression through joyful movement Thank you for listening If you enjoy this podcast and would like to support Natasha so that she can continue making them, you can join her on Patreon.  If you fancy connecting with other like-minded people in a safe and non judgmental environment, then why not join her Facebook group the ‘Friends of The Fat Doctor’? You can also check out her webiste or find her on all the usual social media channels including Instagram, Twitter and Tik Tok.  Resources and links mentioned in this episode: Dance Life, Madison, WI. Dance Life is on Instagram More about the show: How would you react if someone told you that most of what we are taught to believe about healthy bodies is a lie?  How would you feel if that person was a medical doctor with over 20 years experience treating patients and seeing the harm caused by all this misinformation? In her podcast, Dr Natasha Larmie,  an experienced General Practitioner and self-styled Fat Doctor, examines and challenges 'health' as we know it through passionate, unfiltered conversations with guest experts, colleagues and friends. She tackles the various ways in which weight stigma and anti-fat bias impact both individuals and society as a whole.  From the classroom to the boardroom, the doctors office to the local pub,  weight-based discrimination is everywhere. Is it any wonder that it has such an impact on our health?  Whether you're a person affected by weight stigma, a healthcare professional, a concerned parent or an ally who shares our view that people in larger bodies deserve better, Dr. Larmie and the team at 'The Fat Doctor Podcast' welcomes you into the inner circle. More about Dance Life: Dance Life is a fat positive, body positive in-person and livestream dance studio offering belly dance, burlesque, ballet and cardio dance classes for adults. They are a small business in Madison, WI and they believe strongly that dance and movement is for EVERY body.  They warmly welcome participants of all genders, sizes, races, ages, mobility or ability level and are firm believers in the principles of Health At Every Size® (HAES).  They make sure all bodies are treated with the respect and love that they deserve, and that everybody is made to feel great exactly as they are.  They ensure that everyone knows that they have the right to pursue health behaviors like dance and aerobics if they so desire, and they try to ensure that all their participants are able to relate positively to their body and have a blast.  As Arielle says, all jiggles are good jiggles! 
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