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Tiana Dodson

With a decade as a body liberation facilitator and a lifetime of lived experience as a fat, biracial, queer, neurodivergent person, Tiana Dodson is well-versed in what it is to exist in a multiply-marginalized body. As an active co-creator of the Syllabus for Liberation, her work addresses how personal, community, and global liberation depend upon each other. Through her consulting services, group offerings, and public speaking, Tiana highlights the ways these systems of oppression are bound together and how we can push back against them.

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I learned this from a cleaning video

Hey Reader. [read this with your ears by clicking here] Do you ever catch yourself sliding down the YouTube rabbit hole of videos that you're watching for "curiosity" or "entertainment" sake, yet are thinly veiled self-punishments because you spend the entire time judging yourself for what you aren't doing already but think you should be? No? Just me?? Well, that's fine. Because if you keep reading I'll tell you more about the wild landscape that is inside my brain and maybe you'll find...

2 days ago • 3 min read

Happy 44th unbirthday to you, Reader! (unless it actually IS your birthday today and then YAAAYYYY!!! Happy Birthday to yoooooouuuu!!!) I'm not a big birthday celebrator... I think it has to do with the fact that I put so much into producing birthdays for my child. But mostly it probably has to do more with the facts that I'm just mentally and emotionally busy right now and most of the people I really want to do stuff with live across oceans from me. Le sigh. Either way, I'm sharing my...

28 days ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader! Tomorrow, Sunday, February 25 I'm trying out something new: a Co-Doing Session! I find that body doubling (also known as coworking, which is simply doing your stuff with other people present) is a magical way to keep me on task and get things done. So if you're like me and enjoy doing your stuff with other folks around OR you're just curious about how or if body doubling can work for you, then I invite you to join me for a free Co-Doing Session! Simply RSVP by clicking the button...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader. Has it ever happened to you where you think you're doing a really crappy job, but your friends are really positive and complimentary about that very same thing? This happens to me... a lot. Because I'm apparently in a super deep, self-doubting season of life. Can you relate? In the face of all that is going on in the world, where so many people are suffering in so many different (and similar) ways, everything feels horrible. I'm constantly criticizing myself about how much I'm not...

2 months ago • 2 min read

Hey Reader. Can you believe that it's already the end of January, Reader? Somehow this month has flown by. And in spite of my efforts to go slow and take the rest I need when I need it, I still trip up time and again. That's human-ing for you. But a conversation with a friend last week had us both commiserating about how we're struggling. We both know what we're *supposed* to do, and how we struggle to make that real. Because we're parents. We're partners. We're folks who work for ourselves....

2 months ago • 1 min read

Hey hey Reader! It's been a long time coming, but I'm finally dropping a new podcast episode!!! So many things happen away from the public eye, it's no wonder we all tend to enjoy when we get a peek behind the curtain. So I got together with my friend and co-facilitator, Greta Lax, to talk a bit about what a Fat Freedom Group Read even is, why it is so important to read in community, and how we chose the next Group Read book: Rest is Resistance by Tricia Hersey. Check out the episode here or...

3 months ago • 1 min read
photo of a person laying down in bed with the book Rest is Resistance by Tricia Hersey

Hey Reader! Somehow, we find ourselves in the middle of January already. My mom always said that the way you spend your First of January set you up for how the rest of the year would go. (I grew up in a superstitious household and I still believe in so much of it!) If what my mom said were true, it would mean that my 2024 will be filled with rest and quiet and entertaining ways to spend my time. Unfortunately, so far I've tweaked my back, resulting in being unable to move or sit comfortably...

3 months ago • 2 min read
Text reading "get prepared to ward off all the diet culture nonsense about to come your way" to the left of a photo of a fat person sitting on a bed gently stretching their neck

Hey Reader! Did you know that there's a saying in German that translates into "there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing"? It's bandied about most often when folks (like me) complain about the weather to remind us that if you're unhappy with how things are, you need to be better prepared. And I think about that at this time of the year because every January you are bombarded with messages reminding you how much you differ from what is ideal and how important it is for you to...

4 months ago • 1 min read

Me too, Reader. There are so many reasons to dread the month that starts every new year. It’s cold (in the northern hemisphere). It’s reminding you that the holiday season is over (goodbye to all that connection and warmth, hello to that old, familiar grind). It’s full of promise and hope and possibility (and the anxieties that come with that). And everywhere you go, you hear the demands that you choose something about yourself to work on or leave behind. Granted, so much of this is rooted in...

4 months ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader. This one's for the entrepreneurs, side hustlers, and biz folks because right now, we're all having a hard time. If you're like me (and I think you're probably at least a bit like me since you're here... and I'm so glad you are!), then you care about what's going on in the world right now AND you want to help BUT you're struggling with how to both be of service to those who need it, while also continuing to do the work that helps you live SO you feel stuck because trying to ask...

5 months ago • 1 min read
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