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Since we were born, the world has told us that there’s only one right way to have a body. And if you don’t have that body, you’re not good enough, you’re not pretty, you’re not smart, you’re not healthy — and we’re calling B.S.!! Our names are Stef Streb and Jules Ohlemacher, and we invite you to come talk all things body with us in The Babesment! We believe everyone — EVERYONE — should feel at home, confident, and comfortable in their bodies. Too many of us have been living lives that are t ...
 
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Teri Hofford is a body image activist, author, and photographer. She helps photographers embrace the beauty of diversity in themselves and the world. Her book, “The Geode Theory,” allows women to reconstruct their relationship with their bodies. When she looked around at the world, she noticed that certain body types were being erased from history …
 
You know that in the Babesment, we are ALL about body acceptance, which shows up in all sorts of ways. Feeling good in the skin you’re in requires feeling good about your skin, so Stef + Jules are joined by Catherine DiMarzo + Holly Toronto to talk about skin issues. They’ve both experienced growing up with various skin issues ranging from acne to …
 
Friends, this has been a YEAR. We've gone through collective trauma that has rocked our worlds in so many ways… and weight gain is a normal response to that. As vaccines for COVID-19 roll out more and more, you may be feeling some anxiety around showing up in the world in a bigger body. Who cares if you've gained 10 pounds? You SURVIVED, and that's…
 
This one’s all about sex! Jessi Kneeland is an Instagram must-follow. Everything she posts is just perfect. She’s all about body positivity, body neutrality, and body liberation — the shit you KNOW we’re all about here in The Babesment. She’s a TEDx speaker, writer, certified life coach, and clinical sexologist, and she’s going to talk about all th…
 
Kenzie Brenna is an amazing self-love advocate + activist and the host of Conversations with Kenzie, a podcast about having vulnerable, real conversations about life and mental health. She talks about how she ditched the world of diet culture for the warm embrace of body positivity, trying to tear down the system while also finding a way to build u…
 
As a 30th birthday treat, Jules is going to walk us through her Intuitive Body Blueprint crash course, debunking three of diet culture’s biggest lies that keep us stuck! At the end of this crash course, you will know the truth about why you’re at war with your body and how to make peace with it to live a life of peace and joy. But remember: Informa…
 
If you’re new around here, you may not have heard, but: Diet culture is such a sneaky bitch! Its latest infiltration is an attempt to hijack intuitive eating called — get this — intuitive fasting. The name itself is just a big ol’ oxymoron. If you’re ignoring your body’s signals that it wants to eat at certain times of the day, that’s not intuitive…
 
Lexie Kite is one half of Beauty Redefined with her twin sister Lindsey Kite. Both have a PhD and studied body image in grad school. They both have a new book out— “More Than a Body” — which gives readers an action plan for reconnecting with themselves, free from the constraints of self-objectification. We talk about developing body image resilienc…
 
Amy Tahmizian is an amazing fitness instructor. She grew up playing a lot of sports, but around the time she stopped playing, she realized that her relationship with fitness, working out, and the way she viewed her body was starting to get funked up. She zeroed in on what it was about working out that she loved and, instead of focusing on appearanc…
 
So you’ve been listening to the show forever and you’re starting to feel like a pro at this anti-fad diet, intuitive eating, body image healing stuff. But you’re wondering: How do I approach these topics with my friends? Even if we’re on a body image journey, if the people closest to us aren’t along for the ride, they may wind up saying some trigge…
 
This conversation with Olga goes places Stef + Jules weren’t expecting, and it is beautiful. Olga shares her journey of infertility and miscarriages, a story of incredible resilience. Whether you’re planning on having kids or not, this is an important conversation for every person to hear, because chances are that you know someone going through som…
 
Let’s be real: If you’re listening to The Babesment, you probably already follow Chrissy King. But if you’re not already, get ready to be enlightened! Chrissy is a writer, speaker, anti-racism advocate, and educator, and she is the bomb. Stef + Jules have an incredible conversation with her about many topics that are important in the world, especia…
 
Our bodies are made to change. And with that change can come signs of those change, like stretch marks. Our skin is elastic, it stretches and, sometimes, that leaves marks. We’re going to have bad body image days — we’re all human — but being able to notice it in the moment and get the support that you need is KEY. How do you navigate a hard body i…
 
We are SO OVER diet culture. Sarah Menlove is a body image and intuitive eating coach—just like your girl Jules! She joins Stef + Jules across space and time from New Zealand to show us that there’s a way to live beyond diet culture. Listen in on this awesome conversation around movement that helps you reframe the way you think about exercise and t…
 
Take shelter from the shitstorm that is the diet culture craze of January with registered dietitian Erica Drewry. Her dietetics practice is based in intuitive eating and finding health in whatever body you have. We’re breaking down some of the popular diets that are raging around us right now; things like Whole30, keto, and intermittent fasting tha…
 
Content warning: Abuse and eating disorders. Stef + Jules are high-key freaking OUT about today’s guest, Victoria Welsby. She is killing it on Instagram as @fierce.fatty, helping people ditch fat shaming and learn to love their bodies. She is also the creator of the book and podcast of the same name, and she’s an amazing TEDx speaker and activist! …
 
We made it! It’s 2021, fellow babes, and we are kicking off Season 2 of The Babesment in style! The insidious force of diet culture is out in full force this time of year, so Stef + Jules want to take the time this month to lay down the ideas, mindset shifts, and behaviors to help you feel empowered to say, “Fuck off, diet culture!” There’s somethi…
 
While we’re on holiday break, we wanted to share our first two episodes, which tell the story of Stef + Jules! This one shares the story of Julie Ohlemacher, where you’ll hear about forming a relationship with her body (first a good one, then a bad one, then a fantastic one), when she first realized that she wasn’t alone in the struggle, landing he…
 
While we’re on holiday break, we wanted to share our first two episodes, which tell the story of Stef + Jules! In the first episode EVER, we’re diving deep into Stef’s life: childhood struggles, the first time she picked up a camera, her hot topic phase, starting her own business, and how her relationship with her body impacted everything along the…
 
Welcome to the last (new) Babesment episode of 2020! This has been a doozy of a year. Can you believe that, when this podcast first started, we were all still living life as normal, going to crowded events, with no idea what was about to happen? Stef + Jules gab about Christmas specials, rom-coms, and gush about Dash & Lily (guys it’s SO good!) But…
 
Dr. Lisa Hinkelman is founder and CEO of our favorite non-profit Ruling Our Experiences, aka ROX. They do powerful work helping girls cultivate confidence and improving society in a way that benefits us all. All of the work that they do speaks to exactly what we stand for: empowering badassery. Through evidence-based programs, they offer workshops,…
 
Katie Diasti is the founder and CEO of Viv for your V, a super dope period care company that’s non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Shockingly, a lot of period care products hang around for a LONG time—like, long after you’re gone. During an entrepreneurship course in college, Katie became passionate about the space of personal hygiene products …
 
We recorded this episode one week after the election, and we unloaded some FEELS. How we coped throughout that very long week, our interactions with trolls online, how we’re preparing to deal with the legacy of Trumpism, and what we should all be giving ourselves permission to celebrate right now — it’s a lot. And in the spirit of the Thanksgiving …
 
Anne Brady’s a social worker, a therapist—she’s got all the letters behind her name. She’s also a badass trained in EMDR, and if you don’t know what that is… well, we didn’t either! She’ll explain it to you and blow your mind away. It’s always important for us to make space to talk about therapy and how trauma can live on in our bodies, how diet cu…
 
Tash Ngindi is an anti-diet nutritionist and the founder of The Thick Nutritionist. She’s a certified Zumba instructor who promotes movement that is enjoyable for all bodies and she is passionate about creating non-judgemental, body-positive spaces for people to feel comfortable in their own bodies. After spending years following the path diet cult…
 
We’ve got two badass changemakers on the show: Caroline Woliver, the director of leadership and social justice at the YWCA in Columbus, and Lauren James, the Columbus YMCA’s leadership and social justice program manager. The YWCA’s mission is—casually—to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Thes…
 
Let’s keep this episode fun and flirty. Stef + Jules have a TON to catch y’all up on with what’s been going on in their worlds lately. And with the election coming up, self-care is more important than ever, so let’s talk about how you can go and get you some self-lovin’. Stef + Jules also discuss their ever-changing bodies, viewing themselves and t…
 
We have two powerhouse women in the Babesment today: Lara Falberg, an incredible yoga teacher and therapist, and Haley Boehning, an entrepreneur and the founder of The Matriots, a political action committee with the mission of getting more women elected to all seats of office. They’re both so inspiring and their insights are phenomenal. They talk a…
 
Today we have two powerhouse female warriors, Olivia Bullock and Jess Reback, and we’re talking all things general election. The purpose of this conversation is to empower and inspire everyone to understand what they can do with their voice and their vote and to take action in this election. They outline some actions steps we can all take, and shif…
 
Stephanie Hanna is a candidate for judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division. Stef + Jules have a special conversation with her about running for judgeship and why it’s important to vote and be active in local politics, and getting women to run for office. And of course, we also dive into her relationship with her body an…
 
There are no words to describe how incredible this conversation is. Katya Philmore, the amazing owner and creator of Splendor Revival, touches on how to reprogram these beliefs we have around bodies and body sizes, how insidious fat phobia is, how it’s based in racism, and even dad bods. We dive into opulence, doing shit that feels good to you, and…
 
Kristen Kunk is a wonderful health and lifestyle coach who (obviously) focuses on intuitive eating, and Stef + Jules have the best time talking with her about her intuitive eating and all of their health journeys. We love to geek out about intuitive eating here in the Babesment and this is definitely one of those interviews. We want you to hear thi…
 
Diet culture has a way of being insidious and sneaking into our minds and our lives without us even realizing it, especially in the places where we’d least likely expect to see it. Just look at personal growth—as awesome as it is—and how it’s so often tied to weight loss, even though people who see through diet culture KNOW that forcing weight loss…
 
This conversation with Jessica Erb, LCM gassed us up and fed our souls on a DEEP level. Really, we wish we could (politely) broadcast this convo straight into the minds of every woman in America because Jessica speaks the TRUTH! We chat about everything from being in a bigger body and practicing yoga to this commonly held idea that the sky is falli…
 
Megan Leigh Barnard is an amazing photographer and the co-founder of Creative Babes, a community born out of the desire to be around women in the creative world instead of these spaces dominated by alpha men. Since then, it’s grown into a space that is inclusive of so much more than just creative professionals and more than just women. She gets int…
 
Lindsay Pinchot’s life radically changed the day she embarked on a journey to heal her own relationship with her body, food, and exercise. Stef + Jules often talk about how diet culture and being consumed with thoughts of your body and exercise keep you distracted from playing your life out fully, but Lindsay’s story really puts that into stark per…
 
We have an exciting announcement: MERCH IS HERE!! Flaunt it like a boss and send some love to @nickyisicky for designing this incredible artwork. These will only be available for two weeks so get your orders in now! This is our first podcast recorded in the A.F. period — After Folklore — and we have some BIG feelings we need to get out right off th…
 
The first time Jules saw Rachel Joy Barehl’s website, she knew that Rachel was the right person to photograph her wedding (and she did AMAZING btw). But the more we got to know her, the more we realized that she’s an even more amazing person! We chat about why it’s ridiculous to expect 18-year-olds to know what they want to do with their life, the …
 
Achea Redd is one of Stef + Jules’s favorite people, and she’s a Columbus native to boot! Achea is the founder of Real Girls F.A.R.T., a movement that helps women break the modes assigned by society and empowers them to become a FART: a Fearless, Authentic Rescuer & Trailblazer. We love it the most, we love her the most, and you will too after you’…
 
Amanda Crichton is an anti-diet Dietitian, life coach, and the founder of Fulcio. She helps people foster self-love and offers emotional support to help people feel worthy, valid, and empowered — and support really is the key word here. We discover how she found her purpose and passion for emotional support and what that work includes, and it’s a r…
 
2020 got me like… tired. We don’t think there’s anyone who’s managed to escape this year’s weird and uncomfortable gravitational pull without their life warping at least a little bit. So, today, we’re going to talk all about challenges — those we opt into and those that are forced on us — and how we can take care of ourselves so that we can rise to…
 
We always start this show with the same question about our guest’s relationship with their body when they were younger, and we mostly hear the same things: we pick up bad habits and mindsets from our role models, we don’t feel comfortable inside of ourselves, and we don’t always feel like we have agency over what we (or others) can do with our bodi…
 
We have a dog (bear). We have a guest. That’s right, we’re officially back in The Babesment! And do we have a guest for you. Nina Boyce is the founder of Nourished with Nina, the host of Healing Hormones, formerly the co-host of Wine & Shine, and our official podcast #inspo. But more than that, Nina is a certified health + hormone coach who helps w…
 
Today we’re talking about a topic that is near and dear to our hearts: the Health at Every Size (HAES) movement in the medical community. A lot of us have been invigorated with a new or renewed sense of social justice lately, and this movement helps create a more equitable experience for all people when receiving healthcare. These babes are here fo…
 
If you don’t know who Stephanie Chinn is yet, you need to go check out her Instagram right now: @stephaniechinnart. Her art is absolutely beautiful, and her story even more so. Stef + Jules have been fangirling over her for quite some time, so we could not pass up the opportunity to chat with her. We laugh. We unravel the complicated relationship b…
 
Stef + Jules are reunited (and it feels so good!), and there’s no better way to celebrate this taste of normalcy than by chatting about how our lives have changed as a result of… well, 2020. Being forced to take a break and hit the reset button on your life is a good way to find a little perspective on the things that really matter and the things t…
 
Holy moly do we have a great guest in The Babesment today: Holly Toronto! She is a Certified Health Coach who has found her way into our hearts through a practice that emphasizes a non-diet, pro-self care approach focused on cultivating a peaceful relationship to the food and body. Holly also shares a story that she’s never shared in public before,…
 
Today we’re getting into the (virtual) blanket fort and chatting with someone Stef + Jules love oh so very dearly: Haley Guggenheim! We’re so happy that Haley was willing to share her story because it details the most beautiful mindset transformation. She was able to completely change her perspective on her food, her body, and her self — creating a…
 
Early in May, a photo of Adele posted to social media sparked a huge wave of diet culture discourse. We had a LOT of thoughts and feelings as we watched it unfold, but we wanted to take a few days to collect them before we sat behind the mics to share our feels with all of you. We believe that having conversations like these is a really powerful wa…
 
Have you ever felt like you’re supposed to act a certain way? Pretty much all of us are prescribed these roles early in our lives based on our upbringing, our birth-assigned sex, the shape of our bodies — and as we grow up, as we start to develop our own individuality and personhood, all of those Shoulds can build up in your brain and feel uncomfor…
 
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