Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Fat or Phat on Sucka Free Dating

This sounds like something interesting.
The cultural and racial perceptions of body image and weight, and how such perceptions translate into romantic desirability for single men and women will be the focus of Sucka Free Dating – The Smart Relationship Talk Show (http://blogtalkradio.com/askheartbeat) with host Deborrah Cooper on Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. Pacific.

The live, call-in show will feature two guests active in the body acceptance movement; Dr. Lisa A. Breisch is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist who specializes in working with plus-size individuals. Breisch also owns Club Round, which sponsors activities such as speed dating nights for plus-size teens and adults and their admirers. Laurie Toby Edison is an internationally exhibited photographer "Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes" and body image activist, who blogs at Body Impolitic (http://www.laurietobyedison.com).

I wonder if calls will be screened, and how many trolls there will be that get through? I really hate to think that would happen, but any time fat is mentioned, trolls delight in making their bias/hatred/phobia known.
But anyway, a shout out for Laurie Toby Edison and congrats on appearing on this show :)


  1. Thanks for posting this link. I didn't see your article in time for the show, but I see that the replay is downloadable.

    Did you hear the show? I'm curious as to your thoughts?

  2. I didn't get a chance to listen to the show, we're in the process of getting a new roof on the house, and it's been crazy. I will listen to the replay when time permits, I was really interested in hearing what they had to say.

  3. I'm hoping to get a chance to check it out today, maybe download it to my ipod.

  4. I finally heard the download, and the interviews with Dr. Lisa A. Breisch and Laurie Toby Edison were fantastic. I was familiar with "Women En Large," but both women were fascinating.

    It's definitely worth the listen. Thanks for the link.

  5. You're quite welcome. I finally got a chance to listen to it too, it was really good, and made a lot of good points.


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