Aubrey Gordon writes under the pseudonym of “Your Fat Friend,” illuminating the experiences of fat people and urging greater compassion for people of all sizes. Her work has reached millions of readers and has been translated into nineteen languages.
January 20, 2022
Maintenance Phase hosts Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes join Jameela this week to discuss why the BMI is bunk, how we clinically don’t have a non-surgical weight loss method and how that should inform our medical health conversations, how as a society we blame fat people instead of helping people live healthier lives, why we shouldn’t lecture people on their diets, and more.
You can listen to Aubrey & Michael on their podcast – The Maintenance Phase – wherever you get your podcasts
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November 19, 2020
The BMI, dealing with fatphobia in a doctor’s office, and how to have good-faith conversations – all things author, podcaster, and activist Aubrey Gordon (aka @YrFatFriend) discusses with Jameela in this week’s episode. They discuss how to talk to people with opposing ideas to yours, her background in grassroots activism, the racist history of the BMI, how medicine is prejudiced against fat people, why you shouldn’t yell “encouraging things” at your fat friends as they exercise, and her new book: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat, which is out now!