Episode 40: Give Me Fat Serenity–Listener Petrina and Overeaters Anonymous

Give Me Fat Serenity–Petrina and Overeaters Anonymous

Petrina was taught when she was young that her body was a problem, so she spent much of her life trying to solve it. That pursuit of thinness led her through incredible personal turmoil and culminated in seven years in the rooms of Overeaters Anonymous. What she found there, though, was not the healing that we think of when we imagine twelve step programs. Today on the show Petrina tells us about how she ended up in OA and the pervasiveness of fatphobia that ultimately prompted her to leave those rooms and find her own healing.

Credits:

Thank you as always to Starcrusher for the music you heard on today’s show. Hear more at cstarcrusher.bandcamp.com.

And thank you to our sponsor, Big Fig. Learn about the first mattress system made specifically for larger bodies at bigfigmattress.com and use the code FATLIP at checkout for $100 off of your purchase.

Thank you to our Patreon patrons! The patron of the week is Molly. If you’d like to support the show with as little as $1 per episode ($2 per month) go to patreon.com/thefatlip to learn how.

Don’t forget to follow TFL on social media! All of our social media links can be found at the top of thefatlip.com front page.

If you have a story you’d like to tell on the show, please use our Tell Your Story link to reach out! We’d love to hear from you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *