Episode Twelve: Kath Barbadoro

In this episode, I talk with stand-up comedian Kath Barbadoro. We run the gamut of body talk: fatness, childhood, dieting, exposing ourselves to positive images of fatness (expands to other less conventional representations of bodies) in the media, sex, dating, reflecting on our desires, fashion, and our bloody, monthly flows. Kath has great advice for anyone struggling with body image: stop weighing yourself! We also touch on an experience of sexual assault she had at 19 years old, and how she’s tried to process it over the years. We have fun moments, serious ones, and try to speak as directly and raw as we can about these topics. Enjoy!

Kath’s Twitter

Kath’s TV Show (coming soon!)

Related to our conversation:

Margaret Atwood voyeur quote from The Robber Bride

Polycystic Ovary Syndrom (PCOS)

Menstrual cups

Comprehensive list of articles about fatness and health

Fat fashion: eShakti, Eloquii

Episode Ten: Dr. Neville Hoad

In this tenth episode of The BodPod, I talk with Professor Neville Hoad. Neville is an associate professor of English and affiliated faculty with the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the Center for African and African American Studies, and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas at Austin. He authored African Intimacies: Race, Homosexuality and Globalization (Minnesota, 2007) and co-edits (with Karen Martin and Graeme Reid) Sex & Politics in South Africa (Double Storey, 2005). Areas of research include African and Victorian literature, queer theory, and the history of sexuality.

We talk: growing up in apartheid South Africa, sexuality, gender, drag, exercise, the “truth” of the body, the aging body, the “butchiness” of Texas women.

 

African Intimacies: Race, Homosexuality and Globalization

Sex & Politics in South Africa