#77 Fatphobia, Weight Bias & Taking Up Space with Kanoelani Patterson

The Future Is Female Powerlifting
The Future Is Female Powerlifting
#77 Fatphobia, Weight Bias & Taking Up Space with Kanoelani Patterson

Fat, Black, Hawaiian, Activist, and Licensed Master Social Worker advocating for social justice for children & marginalized communities.

Kanoelani Patterson is not quite about who she is and what she stands for.

In a time when the standard of health & fitness are still surrounded by ideals of becoming smaller, Kanoelani claps back. As a woman who struggled with accepting her body at all its sizes, and in turn, leading her down a dark mental health path, Kanoelani had enough.

As you’ll hear in this episode, Kanoelani talks about the road to loving our body is never done. As our body changes, so must our love & acceptance of it. This is her journey of how powerlifting has helped her accept how amazing her body could be and how it has made her be a better therapist for the children she works with.

In this episode, Kanoelani and I talk about being active without intential weight loss. Listen as we go over:
  • Representation matters, especially when dealing with margenalized communites
  • Eating disorder and dieting
  • Pushing back on unrealistic ideals of body shape
  • How her journey has made her a better advocate for the children she works with
  • Her first powerlifitng meet
Featured Guest/People/Info Mentioned:
  • Kanoelani Patterson @thepowerliftingsocialworker
  • Tiana Nichole @tnichole_83

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