Jaclyn - Body Positive Raging Feminist


"I absolutely love what I do. It makes me feel like I have a purpose that is so much higher than any message my eating disorder could possibly send me." - Jaclyn

This week’s episode features an interview with Jaclyn. Jaclyn is a first-year PhD student studying post-feminist ideology. She prefers to measure her recovery in her ability to find balance in life rather than labeling it as recovered or recovering. In her story, Jaclyn talks about a doctor putting her on a diet at age 8, how her perfectionism affected her ED and recovery, and how much she loves and is proud of the work that she is doing. In her interview we talk about her current relationship with her body, why we love being women, what women empowerment actually means, and how socioeconomic status can affect a person’s ability to access recovery.

Questions Answered:

How did being put on a diet as a kid affect your relationship with food and your body growing up?

What is your relationship with your body now?

How did your perfectionism affect your eating disorder and your recovery?

What does "true" recovery for you look like?

What was your rock bottom and what were some ways that you came out of it?

What are you learning in your PhD studies of post-feminine ideology? 

How does the saying "Empowered women empower women" apply to you?

What message do you have for people listening today?


Resources from this episode:

“Why I Won’t Ever Identify As Recovered” by Dr. Maria Paredes: https://www.threebirdscounseling.com/single-post/2018/02/23/Why-I-Wont-Ever-Identify-As-Recovered

Health at Every Size: www.haescommunity.com

“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl

“Women Who Run With the Wolves” by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes