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saf + Revelist
This piece on Revelist names SAF as one of 17 Body-Positive Podcasts That Will Empower You Daily alongside other sweet pods like Call Your Girlfriend and Fat Girls Club! Nice!
I'm here for body-positivity at all times. That means no more judging myself for over-indulging on the weekends and comparing myself to anyone else. I just need more folks like me, talking about this skin suits we're all respectively wearing and how it feels to be outside of the mainstream beauty standards. Body-positive podcasts are an excellent way to get that perspective. We've compiled a list of simply the best (better than all the rest) for your listening enjoyment!
Find out what else is on the list here!
saf + food psych
TV writer and She’s All Fat podcast co-host April K. Quioh joins us to talk about how intersectional feminism and sociology helped her to finally let go of dieting and embrace her body size, why we need to challenge fatphobia and fight for it to be considered a valid form of discrimination, why it’s important to unlearn the diet-culture rules we’ve internalized around food and our bodies, the historical roots of diet culture, and so much more!
saf + The curvy fashionista
Need even more body-posi podcasts in your feed? Dominique at The Curvy Fashionista put together this list called "A Few of Our Favorite Plus Size Podcasts to Listen to!" and we're on it alongside many other goodies.
There’s tons of different kinds of podcasts, from true crime, to gossip, comedy, news, and pop culture—there’s literally a podcast for everyone! My personal faves are the body positive, fat acceptance, and plus size fashion podcasts! I’ve gathered seven great plus size podcasts to add to your library for all your listening needs.
Read on here!
saf + Buzzfeed
Looking for podcasts to binge on this summer, but overwhelmed by all the options? Don’t sweat. Here are 14 podcasts you should listen to no matter how or where you’re spending your summer.
Grab your earbuds, open your favorite app, or trigger that smart speaker — these are just some of the many podcasts that deserve your time.
SAF + Vice
Nicole Clark interviewed April + Sophie over coffee in May and writes about it in her piece These Women Are Taking Body Positivity Back from Brands on Vice:
In the past few years, the body positivity movement has finally begun to have an impact on American culture—but it too often fails to actually center on or benefit plus-sized people. The podcast “She’s All Fat,” hosted by April K. Quioh and Sophia Carter-Kahn, aims to change that. The show, which has attracted several thousand subscribers since launching last year, unpacks the unhealthy and ultimately exploitative way that fat people are represented in popular culture, answers questions from listeners, and gives concrete advice on subjects like “going to the doctor while fat.”
SAF + Brit + Co
Amanda Scriver interviewed Sophie and April about the origins of SAF and the future of the pod in her piece "'She’s All Fat' Podcast Asks the Tough Questions About Body-Positivity" on Brit + Co!
The term ‘body positive’ has been a popular one for a while. While the internet is full of Instagrammers and bloggers sharing their journeys, Los Angeles-based writers and friends April K. Quioh and Sophie Carter-Kahn decided to take a different avenue to talk about their body-love journey by creating the delightfully joyful podcast She’s All Fat.
Read more here!
SAF + stanford medicine's scope blog
Orly Farber, current medical student at Stanford, mentioned us in her piece on "Learning to listen as a medical student." We think this topic is so important to pushing for body positivity and body justice - thank you so much for listening and writing, Orly!
In this episode (#3) on body positivity — the idea that all bodies deserve respect — April remarks, “I go to the doctor and he just assumes I have diabetes.” (She does not have diabetes.) In this one line, April points to the problem of medical bias.
Read more here.
saf + see something say something
The folks over at BuzzFeed's super cool podcast See Something Say Something were kind enough to shout us out in their newsletter!!
I am a huge, giant fan of She’s All Fat, a new podcast for “body positivity, radical self-love, and chill vibes only.” Hosts April K. Quioh and Sophia Carter-Kahn tackle topics like toxic diet culture, body hair, and representation of fat bodies in pop culture in a way that’s funny, accessible, and intersectional.
saf + Ravishly
I’ve been listening to podcasts since high school, back when I’d freak myself out with episodes of Welcome to Night Vale while I worked evenings scrubbing a giant warehouse for my Dad’s custodial business. Since then, I’ve consumed a steady stream of digital radio — everything from classic This American Life episodes to niche fandom podcasts.
saf + the freya project
April spoke at The Freya Project's LA event on 11/13/17 on the theme of community. All proceeds from the event went to the Newtown Action Alliance to fight gun violence. Interested in finding out more about the Freya Project? Visit their site, here!
The Freya Project is a fundraising reading series started in the wake of the 2016 election as a way to try and unify women in our fractured country.Each month, five women share personal essays on topics universal to the modern female's experience. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to small, non-profit organizations located in communities that do not always embrace the vital work they perform.
SAF + you ain't your weight
Lauren McAulay (Body Love Coach) and Jenna Free (Intuitive Eating counsellor) from the Body Love Society asked us to join this speaker series! It's called "You Ain't Your Weight: How to feel good in your body, feel free around food and ditch the diet once and for all." Lauren and Jenna say:
You will get useful advice from 21 of the top body image, Intuitive Eating and body positivity experts on how to take action on changing your life by changing the way you feel around food, how you feel in your body and how to live a life full of joy and happiness that lets you no longer need to wait on the weight!
Click here to sign up and listen!
saf + htblo
Listen to our guest episode on How To Be Less Old, where we taught Deanna and Emily the term "straight size."
This week, Emily and Deanna touch on the Bella Hadid sneaker situation before welcoming on April K. Quioh and Sophia Carter-Kahn, co-hosts of the podcast “She’s All Fat.” They talk about their favorite body positive Instagram accounts, the most annoying euphemisms, and the intertwining of body positivity and self love. Later, April and Sophia share tips on how to be a better pal to your fat friends.
Thank you so much for having us, Deanna and Emily! We love HTBLO.
Saf + bitch media
We are SO thrilled to be on Bitch Media's podcast round-up this month!
Body positivity is a buzzword that, in many respects, has lost its meaning. Rather than centering fat, disabled, trans, and other bodies that have been historically marginalized, body positivity has quickly devolved into a means of selling products and giving thin white women brands. Alas, She’s All Fat is coming into the world at the perfect time. Each week, Los Angeles–based writers April K. Quioh and Sophie Carter-Kahn make the podcast arena more size inclusive by shining a necessary spotlight on fat activists, writers, bloggers, and those keeping body positivity connected to its roots. Since the show’s only eight episodes in, you can get caught up—and laugh along the way.
Saf + inews
UK news site (we're ACROSS THE POND!!) iNews gave us a little shout-out in this week's podcast recommendations.
She’s All Fat: A podcast for “body positivity, radical self-love, and chill vibes”, Sophie and April discuss current events, pop culture, and the intersections between fatness and feminism.
saf + the curvy fashionista
AKQ: It freaks me out how there’s a pushback on talking about race in fat-positive and plus-size spaces. It’s like people expect me to say, “On this day I’m fat, on this day I’m a lady, on this day I’m black.” I’m all of those things every day. As feminists, we need to use our intersectionality muscle to talk about race.
Plus, we’re so different, it would come up anyways. Like, I’m black and Sophie is white and this informs our experiences. Also, Sophie loves buttons and I don’t own a single button.
SCK: They’re PINS.
SAF + healthline
HealthLine wrote us up in a lovely little feature for their She's Well feature in their Women's Wellness newsletter! Check it out here.
"April and Sophie, the voices behind the “She’s All Fat” podcast, speak in vibrant tones that envelope you in pop culture-heavy conversation. It’s like getting invited to join the insider’s club at the corner of a party you feel a little too uncool for.
As their conversations flow from Disney’s “Lizzie McGuire” (a mainstay for any early-2000s teen) to Netflix gems, and real, unabridged conversations about body image, being fat, and being feminist, you’ll find yourself shaking with laughter — and then, seconds later, frowning with intrigue."
Saf + HG
"Body-positive” may be a buzzword as of late, but that doesn’t mean the internet always affords those in the movement the space they need to share their stories. While the internet is full of instagrammers and bloggers sharing their journeys, there’s a niche that has yet to be filled. Thankfully, April K. Quioh and Sophie Carter-Kahn created “She’s All Fat,” a fun, entertaining body-positive podcast devoted to fat stories. The two Los Angeles-based writers and friends were inspired to create the podcast after realizing there was nothing else like it. And the rest, as they say, is herstory."
Saf + CYg!
We were so proud to be invited onto Ann and Amina's stellar pod (we are LONG TERM FANS) to give a primer on body positivity. We also talked about Oprah's long struggle with dieting, promoting diet culture, and her infamous bucket of fat. Check out the ep on the CYG feed or over on our Podcast page!
SAF + Dazey LA!
We worked with Dani Roxanne, the designer, creator, and #bossbabe of small fashion line Dazey LA on her Summer of Self Love video! You can see the vid by clicking here. Dazey LA clothing is all locally and ethically sourced. We're proud to work with Dani on her expansion to plus sizes. She currently has XL offerings, with larger sizes coming soon! (Check out the shirt Sophie is wearing or the shirt April is wearing! More details about the fit here.)