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 here.
Hey there, Butterflies!
What a year it has been! I know we are only in April, but so much has transpired in the past four months that it feels like I should be in September! Lol. Ok, ok. So, onto the podcast! As some may know, I launched a podcast around the same time last year to provide a platform and outlet for other Black fat women experiencing life in a fatphobic world! Throughout season 1, we laughed and we cried. There were highs, lows, setbacks, and triumphs. But guess what?! WE MADE IT THROUGH!
As I gear up for season 2 (starting in May), I wanted to make the links available to those who visit the page in hopes that everyone will be all caught up when the new episode drops! Take a listen and feel free to leave your thoughts!