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Feelin Weird

Personal conversations with a different guest each episode about taboo and stigmatized subjects: mental health (anxiety, depression, adhd, ocd), trauma, abuse, gender, sexual orientation, addiction, etc. Hosted by Kye Plant.
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Kye Plant has 1 hour conversations with a different person every episode about taboo and stigmatized subjects (mental health [OCD, Bipolar, ADHD, BPD, Depression, Anxiety] PTSD, illness, gender, sexuality, etc) in order to make listeners feel LESS WEIRD and less alone.  
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Apr 19, 2018

Holly Lowery (ED recovery coach + anti-diet advocate) talks about her history with disordered eating and the steps people can take towards recovery.  She talks about the grey area of eating disorders--most people aren't sure if they qualify as having an eating disorder.  She breaks down myths and misconceptions about food and eating and presents a much healthier way to think about and to eat food.

She also talks about atypical anorexia/bulimia, "clean eating" communities, diversifying our online representations of beauty, the damage disordered eating inflicts, set-point weight, fear of food and weight gain, food restricting, getting rid of the word "exercise", over-exercising, the link between depression/anxiety and eating disorders and SO much more.

This episode is awesome, and you need to listen to it whether you struggle with these things or not.  There are so many misconceptions about eating disorders and they affect SO many people we love.  Let's stop demonizing food!  Food is not a moral issue!  

Follow Holly on instagram @hollylowerycny or at hollylowery.com
Books mentioned: Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon AND Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole.  

If you wonder whether you have an eating disorder or not, take NEDA's quiz https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening-tool

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

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Apr 15, 2018

Janet Ford (artist & author) talks about her 22 year battle with eating disorders.  She started at 14, as her mom was dying, and soon found she was addicted to both-binge eating and purging as a coping mechanism.  Janet thinks it's one of the most expensive addictions out there--at one point she was binge/purging 4-8 times per day (each purge could cost close to $100 and she spent ~3 hours in the bathroom afterwards each time).  She lied, cheated and stole so she could afford the habit.  BUT, there's redemption!  This is a fascinating story for anyone, whether you suffer from eating disorders or not.  

Janet breaks down misconceptions about bulimia.  She also talks about body positive instagram accounts, fatphobia, body-shaming, diet culture, breaking down "good" and "bad" food, the concept of 'health', adults as role models for children, 12-step programs, recovery and SO much more!

Janet is the author of Delusions of Grandeur and the soon-to-be-published 100 Days of Bulimia.  She can be reached on Instagram @fordjanet or janetamara@gmail.com

Thanks for listening! 
  
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http://feelinweird.com

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Jun 19, 2017

Kelsey Germain talks about a painful disorder--Vaginismus--that has deeply impacted her sex-life (and life in general).  She also talks about her upbringing as a Jehovah's Witness!  Moreover, we talk about pain management, how vaginismus has impacted relationships, communication, masturbation, painful pap tests, support groups, self-worth, learning your own body, self-harm, drunk sex, atheism, sexual assault, realizing your own strength, boundaries, grounding exercises and so much more!  The intro and the outro focus on my struggles with substances.  The journey continues!

Thanks for listening!

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Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

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feelinweird@gmail.com

Feb 9, 2017

Ian Johnson returns (from ep. 14) to talk about binge/over-eating.  He tells the story of how he lost 70 pounds in under a year!  We also talk about impulse-control, calorie counting, managing stress, obsessive tendencies, Reddit and positive online communities, food cravings, empathy, the secret to life, and SO MUCH more!

The app he used to track his progress is https://www.myfitnesspal.com/

Also, remember there is no such thing as "the perfect weight" and this podcast is in no way attempting to shame people about their bodies!

Thanks for listening!

Remember to rate/review/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes/apple podcasts (or whichever app you use)!  

Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

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