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    For Us, By Us — freshoutthecocoon

    Season 3, Ep. 3 - "Finding Myself Through Creativity" w/ Marlena Jones

    Season 3, Ep. 3 -
    This week Marlena Jones, founder of Marlena Jones Illustration, stopped by to talk about how acceptance of her body has spilled over into her business and made her a better artist!

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    Season 3, Ep. 2 - Merbabes, Unite! w/ Che Monique

    Season 3, Ep. 2 - Merbabes, Unite! w/ Che Monique

    This month's episode welcomes, Che Monique the founder of Society of Fat Mermaids. Chè is a lifelong fatty. She grew up absorbing messages that she was, “fat, Black and ugly,” and “The Fat Friend.” As a teen she started the unlearning process. Through a lot of time in the mirror, learning and performing first bellydance, then burlesque and now mermaiding, Chè learned to love her body, and its impact on the world. Chè has dedicated her life to “Living Out Loud and In Color” while encouraging others to do the same. Listen to the episode below.

    FB: @societyoffatmermaids
    IG: @societyoffatmermaids; @thechemonique
    Web: www.thesocietyoffatmermaids.com

    Season 2, Ep. 6 - From Research to Practice w/ Dr. Lenese Stephens

    Season 2, Ep. 6 - From Research to Practice w/ Dr. Lenese Stephens
    For episode 6, I sat down with Dr. Lenese Stephens, a native of Alexandria, VA. Dr. Stephens has earned all of her honorary degrees from George Mason and Argosy University, and her research focuses on demystifying the correlation that fat = depressed among Black women.

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