Episode 12

Fat acceptance and living life unapologetically with Stephanie Yeboah

Stephanie Yeboah has been part of the fat acceptance and body positivity movement since 2014. She has since then written for multiple publications and her own blog about intersectionality in the body positivity movement, Beauty standards within the community and self-love. Today we are discussing her brilliant debut non-fiction memoir/self-help guide Fattily Ever After. 

Interview starts at 30 minutes.

Mini TV club: The Crown (Season 4)

Spoiler alert: we will be discussing some key components of Season 4 of The Crown. You've been warned! (More than, you know, the fact it's based on real events).

If you enjoyed Season 4 of The Crown, you NEED to listen to You're Wrong About and their recent 5-part deep dive into Princess Diana's life, marriage, death, and legacy. 

In this interview, we talk about: 

  • How Stephanie discovered the body positivity movement and the emotional effect it had on her life
  • The history of the body positivity movement, how it has been taken into the mainstream and where we go from here
  • The lasting legacy of the original body positivity movement
  • How Stephanie copes with online trolling and keeps showing up for herself online
  • The importance of normalising all types of bodies
  • How Stephanie got her book deal (including how she found an agent on Twitter)
  • How Stephanie accidentally delivered the whole manuscript months ahead of schedule (despite a broken ankle)
  • The design and structure of Fattily Ever After (because it's GORGEOUS)

Books and other things mentioned:

Follow Stephanie on Instagram @stephanieyeboah

Follow us on Instagram @betterwordspod

*Note: Michelle received a PR copy of Fattily Ever After from Hardie Grant Egmont.

About the Podcast

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About your hosts

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Caitlin Toohey

Hi, I'm Caitlin! I've been on bookstagram since 2016, a podcaster since 2017, and worked in publishing since 2019. So books and reading are my entire life. When I'm not reading, I like listening to Taylor Swift, watching sitcoms, and generally being a theatre kid.
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Michelle Gately

Hi, I'm Michelle! I'm an Aussie living in the UK, working as a bookseller at Waterstones. I'm obsessed with storytelling in all its forms – I spend as much time watching TV or listening to podcasts as I do reading. Other hobbies include bouldering, hiking and generally obsessing about my pug Percy.