The lies you’ve heard about fat people

In an era of increased sensitivity to everyone’s personal experience, anti-fat bias remains an openly pervasive form of discrimination. Aubrey Gordon writes under the pseudonym of “Your Fat Friend,” is co-host of the Maintenance Phase podcast and a columnist with Self magazine. She joins host Krys Boyd to debunk myths about fat people’s health and the ease of losing weight in order to further fat acceptance and fat justice in this country. Her book is “’You Just Need to Lose Weight’ and 19 Other Myths About Fat People.”

This episode originally aired Feb. 17, 2023.