In this episode we have special guest Fairen Kia who is the curator of Love Thy Belly. We explore what Black Aunties mean to us and we also share our experiences as Black Aunties. We dive into the topic of Other Mothering coined by Dr. Patricia Hill Collins. We go from Aunt Viv to Willona and other popular Black Auntie Icons!
Our Special Guest: Fairen Kia
She. Her. Hers
Fairen Kia, as her pen name, is a self-published author, podcast personality, and the creator, founder, and CEO of Love Thy Belly, LLC. As a body positive activist it is Fairen’s mission and purpose to change the narrative of the word fat form a negative one to a positive one. Through field work and experience Fairen puts herself and other plus/big/fat people in positions to be representation through fat positive work.
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Her book, Dear Fat Girls: When Love Wasn’t Enough can be purchased through this link:
Her podcast can be heard here: https://anchor.fm/fairenkia