In an Instagram vs. Reality world, these influencers invite you to be real. They lead with power, honest and truth.
Hilary and Dana founded Be Nourished, an organization founded on the idea that we are all born with remarkable instincts to love and care for our bodies. They believe Body Trust is a birthright. Their passion is helping people lose the weight of body shame to create the change they seek from a deeper place.
Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer based in Durham, North Carolina. Jessamyn uses high energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. Her classes provide a body positive approach to yoga which celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask “How do I feel?” rather than “How do I look?” when practicing yoga.
Dianne Bondy is a celebrated yoga teacher, social justice activist and leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive view of yoga asana and philosophy inspires and empowers thousands of followers around the world - regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability.
Dana is a yogi, speaker, social activist, and general advocate for radical body inclusion. The coolest thing about Dana is that she launched an online yoga platform called Practice with Dana, an online yoga studio that allows you to name your own price, an includes videos that range from accessible chair yoga to more complex poses. Dana is truly at the forefront of making yoga accessible for every body.
Plus size model and body positivity ambassador. She has been modeling since 2010 and in early 2015 she broke boundaries when she was signed to MiLK Management in the UK, making her the first model of her size to be signed to a major agency.
She started the body positive movement #effyourbeautystandards in 2013, and continues to pursue this avenue to empower people from all walks of life to embrace the body they are in right now.
Jess is an author, speaker, blogger, former mental health professional, cat lover, ALL CAPS user and unabashed fat chick. She is on a mission to turn our society's concept of beauty on its oppressive head.
She is the creator of The Militant Baker, an online forum that covers a mixture of subjects ranging from the delightful to the very very uncomfortable. These topics include but are not limited to: notes on the hazardous journey of body acceptance, how to take boudoir photos, rape culture, reasons why you should get a kitten, equality, the complicated relationship we all have with body hair, feminism rants, why you don't have to be everyone's best friend, and general empowerment.
On Body: Basic wisdom for understanding fat phobia, fat stigma, diet culture, and how to live a life that has nothing to do with the size of your body.
On Being: Sometimes we just need a little nudge toward the big, full life that is waiting for us... and sometimes we need to be shoved. These books are a little of both.
For your long walks or your work-day distraction, these podcasts are certain to feed your craving for voices that nurture and nourish.