Podcast – Ep 4: What is so wrong with being fat? (with Vangeya M’hone).

In this episode of ‘The Fat Doctor Podcast’, Dr. Natasha Larmie is joined by close friend, self-appointed sister and Lawyer, Vangeya M’hone.

Together Dr Larmie and Vangeya discuss the following:

  • How weight gain has always been a looming presence in Vangeya’s life since early childhood.
  • How Vangeya had previously been weight cycling with a plethora of different diets in the past.
  • Vangeya’s experiences as a tall, Black, plus-sized woman in Law in the UK. 
  • The connection between fatphobia and racism. 
  • How two delayed medical diagnoses have affected Vangeya’s life and weight and how they are connected to one another.   

Thank you for listening! Connect with Dr Natasha Larmie and other like-minded people in the ‘Friends of The Fat Doctor’ community over on Facebook here. You can also find her on Instagram at @fatdoctoruk

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

You can connect with Vangeya on Instagram at @vangeya.m.

And LinkedIn here.

More about the show:

How would you react if someone told you that most of what we are taught to believe about healthy bodies is a lie? 

How would you feel if that person was a medical doctor with over 20 years experience treating patients and seeing the harm caused by all this misinformation?

In her podcast, Dr Natasha Larmie,  an experienced General Practitioner and self-styled Fat Doctor, examines and challenges ‘health’ as we know it through passionate, unfiltered conversations with guest experts, colleagues and friends.

She tackles the various ways in which weight stigma and anti-fat bias impact both individuals and society as a whole.  From the classroom to the boardroom, the doctors office to the local pub,  weight-based discrimination is everywhere. Is it any wonder that it has such an impact on our health? 

Whether you’re a person affected by weight stigma, a healthcare professional, a concerned parent or an ally who shares our view that people in larger bodies deserve better, Dr. Larmie and the team at ‘The Fat Doctor Podcast’ welcomes you into the inner circle.

More about Vangeya M’hone:

Vangeya studied Sociology with Social Policy at the University of Warwick before converting her degree to law and ultimately building a specialism in Real Estate.

While having built a successful career in the legal sphere, Vangeya has decided now is the time to live out her passions. Therefore, in recent months Vangeya has been committing more of her time to indulging her love for the written word and seeing how she can pursue her writing as a career.  In summer 2020 Vangeya took the first steps toward this goal by being part of an ensemble project that saw her fulfil a lifelong ambition of becoming a published author.

Vangeya is a lover of cooking, travel and all things Austen.

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