On the 16th episode of Wreck Your Perfection, I had the immense privilege of interviewing Jes Baker. Jes is an author, international speaker and blogger with a background in mental health where she’s worked as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist, a Peer Support Specialist and Educator. She has two books, ‘Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls’ and more recently, ‘Landwhale’. On her blog, The Militant Baker, Jes preaches the importance of body autonomy, self-love, mental health, strong coffee, and even stronger language. The Militant Baker has been covered hundreds of times by the biggest media platforms including BBC, CNN, Today Show, ABC, Time, and New York Magazine. In this episode we talk about body liberation, the history of beauty culture, reconnecting with your body, and how you can take small steps towards becoming brave.
Check out Jes' blog, The Militant Baker. There you can find her books, and resources mentioned in the episode for body image and mental health. In the interview Jes mentions there are books about the history of beauty culture that stem from anti-blackness; 'Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia' is one she recommends.
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