Speaking on Body Liberation with Chrissy King
Featured Guests: Chrissy King and Kathryn Destin
In this bonus installment of Speaking in First Draft, host, Kathryn Destin, speaks with the incredible Chrissy King. Former strength coach, writer, speaker, educator, and Girls Write Now honoree, Chrissy entered the P&T Knitwear Podcast Studio during GWN’s 2023 anthology launch party to discuss her book The Body Liberation Project: How Understanding Racism and Diet Culture Helps Cultivate Joy and Build Collective Freedom. Tune in to hear Chrissy and Kathryn get candid about body image, fatphobia, disordered eating, social media, and collective liberation.
Content Warning: Topics involving and surrounding body dysmorphia/body insecurity and eating disorders are discussed throughout this episode.
Kathryn is a nonprofit researcher and writer and also was the 2022-23 Editor-In-Residence for Girls Write Now. An only child from Harlem, NYC, Kathryn looks for community in many spaces centered on her interests such as cooking, comedy, Blackness, queerness and investigative journalism. She is a Girls Write Now mentee and is fascinated by film, media and writing as avenues for social advocacy and activism. As a young creative, she is excited to utilize various mediums to speak against injustice and share stories from marginalized voices.