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- How Alissa's book launch has been going and what the experience of putting the book together was like.
- Some of Alissa's favorite foods to eat unapologetically.
- The approachable and practical nature of Alissa's new book.
- How working on your relationship with food is an entry point to so much more.
- Alissa's decision to hire equity consultants for the book.
- What it's like to put out media such as books and podcasts when language and understanding are changing so quickly.
- The role of shame in our relationships with food and our bodies.
- How beauty standards are a tool used to keep marginalized folks out of power.
- The meaning behind a phrase Alissa uses throughout the box, “Stop fixing, and start allowing.”
- Some strategies for addressing shame and starting to live according to your own values.
Mentioned in This Episode
- Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace With Food and Transform Your Life
- Central Market
- Alissa's equity consultants for the book, McKensie Mack, founder of the MMG consulting group, and photographer and fat activist, Lindley Ashline.
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- Kelly Diels
- The 2nd Edition of The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
- Sonya Renee Taylor's video responding to the critique of using the concept of white fragility in the 2nd Edition of The Body Is Not An Apology
- Brianna Campos who Alyssa borrowed the phrase “Sit in the suck” from
Featured in This Episode
Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, CDN, CSCS (she/her) is a registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and the author of Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace With Food and Transform Your Life. Alissa is passionate about advocating for people to reclaim the space to eat and live unapologetically. She is the founder of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness, a weight-inclusive nutrition practice that offers virtual counseling and online programs to help people liberate themselves from dieting, cultivate a peaceful relationship to food and their bodies, and live a more authentic, connected life. Alissa calls New York City home and spends her free time exploring the city’s food scene and searching for patches of green space to sunbathe in. You can keep up with Alissa on her website and Instagram.
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