In a recent radio interview with Melissa Cohen on her show, "My Friends Are Freaking Awesome," I had the opportunity to have an amazing candid chat with her about all things Body Love and talk a bit about our histories struggling with body image, dabbling with eating disorders and how we have emerged from those challenges healthier, wiser and more positive than ever.
Both Melissa and I are particularly interested in working with high school and college-age women to help empower them by sharing our stories and the perspective we have gained throughout our twenties. The topics highlighted on this show were also woven into a timely conversation about the "sexy plumber" phenomenon we see emerge in Isla Vista at UC Santa Barbara each year on Halloween weekend. Listen below to find out what that means and why it is relevant to #BodyLove and to YOU. Here is the first of two short clips from the interview which aired on UCSB's own radio station, KJUC and then again on KCSB on Halloween morning:
Both Melissa and I share a passion for food, a love for celebration and a desire to see women and men alike continue to grow into their most powerful, healthy and conscious selves. Melissa was also interested in how my journey with learning to love my body and nutritious food lead me to start modeling and becoming passionate about growing the visibility of curvy women in the fashion industry.
Check out the following clip from the interview for the take home message of the show. I invite you to comment on and share this post to anyone who may find the content relevant and inspiring in their own lives.
A big thank you to the UCSB radio station, KJUC, which is curated and funded entirely by students and community. And of course, so much gratitude and love to Melissa Cohen for inviting me to be a guest on her show. Our interview was also aired on KCSB on the show "Kale and Fried Chicken" which Melissa co-hosts with Tuyen Nguyen, a fellow foodie activist.
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