Make Some Noise with Andrea Owen

This week, twin sisters Dr. Lexie Kite and Dr. Lindsay Kite join me for a discussion on body image resilience. As women, we've been conditioned to care about how we look and as such, become fixated on our beauty and body. And for many women, only when we feel we have conformed, do we feel confident. In addition to informing us how to step into body image resilience and away from body shame, Lexie and Lindsay offer their insight about topics such as self-objectification, body shame, and how internalized misogyny is central to our self-perceptions. 

“Body image resilience provides the opportunity to see the trigger as a stepping stone instead of a burden you carry around the rest of your life and cope in the same ways you’ve always had.” Dr. Lexie Kite

Lexie and Lindsay received their PhDs from the University of Utah. Their academic research on media studies and body image inspired them to establish the non-profit Beauty Redefined in 2009 (while concluding their co-written master’s thesis and beginning their doctoral research) to help women recognize and reject harmful messages about their bodies, worth, and potential, and redefine the meaning and value of beauty in their lives.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Lexie and Lindsay’s book, More Than a Body: Your Body Is an Instrument, Not an Ornament, takes on the topics of body image positivity and a reclamation of a woman's body. They share what inspired them to write this book. (6:30)
  • Body image resilience: what it is and why it is important for women to work to raise theirs. (8:35)
  • Why it is important to normalize the diversity of all bodies. (28:25)
  • Many of us are disordered eaters and we don’t know it because it has been normalized in our culture. (36:12)
  • We can prove the worst fears about ourselves are wrong. (39:44)
  • The first step towards body image resilience includes taking inventory of your environment. (51:41)

http://andreaowen.com/412

 

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