Today’s guest is Chrissy King, a writer, speaker, and educator who focuses on diversity and inclusion within the wellness industry. We talk about how she came to write her book, Body Liberation Project, and how diet culture is rooted in racism and white supremacy. We also chat about thin privilege and recognizing privilege, how people can make small changes to create freedom from diet culture, and how it robbed her of experiences with herself, family, and friends.

Bio:
Chrissy King is a writer, speaker, strength coach, and educator with a passion for creating a diverse and inclusive wellness industry.  She empowers individuals to stop shrinking, start taking up space, and use their energy to create their specific magic in the world. She has been featured in SELF, SHAPE, Health, Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, Muscle and Fitness, and Livestrong, among others.  With degrees in Social Justice and Sociology from Marquette University, Chrissy merges her passion for Social Justice and her passion for fitness to empower individuals within the fitness and wellness industry to create spaces that allow individuals from all backgrounds to feel seen, welcome, respected, and celebrated.

She empowers individuals to stop shrinking, start taking up space, and use their energy to create their specific magic in the world. When she’s not serving her clients by empowering them to create stress-free and sustainable lifestyles and feel confident and empowered in their skin, she spends her time lifting all the weights, reading, traveling, and hanging with friends and family.

Chrissy’s Links:

Instagram: @iamchrissyking

Website: chrissyking.com

Book: The Body Liberation Project: How Understanding Racism and Diet Culture Helps Cultivate Joy and Build Collective Freedom

Mentioned:

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

Mindful Closet – Dacy Gillespie

What It’s Like Being a Black, Body-Positive Female Trainer In an Industry That’s Predominantly Thin and White – Chrissy King

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love – Sonya Renee Taylor