Why We Love Joy:
Joy Arlene Renee Cox is a doctor, receiving her PhD from Rutgers University–New Brunswick in 2018, whose work is centered on fatness, identity, and social change
She is the author of Fat Girls in Black Bodies: Creating Communities of Our Own, published through North Atlantic Books, and the host of the pro-fat, pro-Black podcast Fresh Out the Cocoon.
Joy has been featured in articles by the Huffington Post and SELF magazine. Joy has also been on several podcasts, such as Positive Nutrition with Paige Smathers and Food Psych with Christy Harrison. Dr. Cox is simply a conduit through which love, wisdom, and justice flow. Her pride is in her people and her values. Her strength is in her disposition and her intuition. Find her online at DrJoyCox.com.
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On the Pod, We Discuss:
- The environment Joy grew up in and the foundation that set her up for conflicted feelings about being in her body
- What led her to write her new book, Fat Girls in Black Bodies
- How diet culture is repurposed in mainstream Black culture
- Weight stigma: its enormous toll on people in larger bodies, and why Joy chose to combine lived experience with research and data in her book
- Various levels of marginalization and why ideologies like fat acceptance can garner so much vitriol
- How diet culture can show up in religious institutions and the suggestion that thinness equates to holiness
- What will be more effective in dismantling systems of oppression like racism and fat phobia than temporary representation or lip service
- How finding a community you feel seen in can be so helpful in any journey to acceptance as Joy did with other fat black women
- And much more
- Purchase Joy’s amazing book, Fat Girls in Black Bodies
- Visit Joy’s website
- Follow Joy on Instagram and Facebook
- Listen to Joy’s podcast, Fresh Out the Cocoon
- Visit the Jabbie app website
- Follow Jabbie on Facebook and Instagram
- Listen to our interview with Joy and her partner on Jabbie, Bunmi Alo: Episode 56
- HuffPost article: Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong
- Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings
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- Watch our free masterclass to learn 5 Simple Shifts Our Clients Use to End Binge Eating and Finally Stop Obsessing About Food Every Day (Sometimes Overnight)
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