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Woman of Size

Jana Schmieding | WhoHaha

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Woman of Size
Woman of Size

Woman of Size

Jana Schmieding | WhoHaha

3
Followers
28
Plays
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Chubby City NDN Jana Schmieding chats with special guests about the way we think and talk about our bodies, the impact it has on our lives and how we’re claiming some damn space.

Latest Episodes

Jordan Daniel: MMIW - An Epidemic and National Crisis

EJana interviews her friend and Lakota cuzzin Jordan Marie Daniel about her disordered eating, her running career and her advocacy in Indian Country around Native justice, Tribal Sovereignty and murdered and missing Indigenous woman and girls. Follow Jordan @_NativeInLA and support her work by amplifying her, standing with her or running with her. Check out womanofsize.com for links and extended show notes.

59 MIN6 d ago
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Jordan Daniel: MMIW - An Epidemic and National Crisis

Kendall Mayhew: Comedy, Gender and Rent Control

EJana talks with her friend Kendall Mayhew about her many roles in the Los Angeles grassroots organizing scene. Kendall educates us about Prop 10, Prop 13 and the many ways in which we can and should engage with local elections. Kendall also shares her experiences as an intersex person and her beliefs about gender non-conformity in our culture. Follow Kendall on the socials @kmay and follow her organization @GroundGameLA! Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials and on Patreon. Check out womanofsize.com for links and extended show notes.

62 MIN1 w ago
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Kendall Mayhew: Comedy, Gender and Rent Control

Tiffany Midge: Poetry's My Bitch

EJana interviews Standing Rock Sioux humorist, poet and essayist Tiffany Midge about her comedy, her performances and her life as a writer thoughout the many phases of modern Native Literature. Tiffany's book of humorous essays Bury My Heart at Chuck E Cheese's is released this week! Buy her book, go see her do readings and support the work of Native creatives. Follow Tiffany Midge on Twitter @tiffanymidge and follow @womanofsizepod on the socials and on Patreon. Check out womanofsize.com for links and extended show notes.

54 MIN2 w ago
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Tiffany Midge: Poetry's My Bitch

Nikki Bailey: Entertaining You While Educating You

EBlack, fat, queer comedian, Nikki Bailey sits with Jana and discusses her experiences making people laugh in Hollywood as a fat woman. Nikki promotes the sketch comedy group she founded called Fatch written by and starring all fat women. Follow Nikki on the socials @nikkibailey_ and look her up at nikkibaileycomedy.com. Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials and read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.

59 MIN3 w ago
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Nikki Bailey: Entertaining You While Educating You

Shilo George: Re-membering Our Bodies

EJana chats with Native academic, advocate, consultant and superfat warrior, Shilo George about the Indigenous history of their home state of Oregon, about her healing and re-membering process after trauma and about her body sovereignty project. Follow Shilo George on IG @shilogeorge and reach out to professionally at shilomgeorge@gmail.com. Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials and read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.

62 MINSEP 16
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Shilo George: Re-membering Our Bodies

Casey Navarro

EJana talks with comedian and theater artist Casey Navarro about showing her body some love, about using performance to heal and provide community and about her comedy process. TW - violence against women: this episode details a violent event that Casey experienced and discussion around the criminal justice system in handling violent offenses against women. Follow Casey on IG @caseysbits and check out her website caseynavarro.com to see her perform in LA! Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials. Read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.

56 MINSEP 9
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Casey Navarro

Kay Kaanapu: My Big, Brown, Athletic Family

EJana interviews improviser and comedy writer, Kay Kaanapu about body size, living with multiple racial identities and about Kay's young adulthood being pushed heavily into athletics. Kay discusses what it was like living with the pressure of being an all-star athlete while not really enjoying athletics and instead wanting to pursue more creative avenues. Find Kay performing regularly around Los Angeles and follow her on IG @kaykaanapu. Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials. Read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.

57 MINSEP 3
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Kay Kaanapu: My Big, Brown, Athletic Family

Kristal Adams: Serving Delightful Sensitivity

EJana and comedian Kristal Adams discuss race and comedy, how improv spaces are sold as "safe" but can be really harmful, and the effects of keeping our marginalized bodies private or making them public. Kristal talks about her comedic process, what she's overcome to be able to perform as frequently as she does and her delightful podcast, Too Sensitive for Comedy. Follow Kristal on IG @thedarkkristal and subscribe to her podcast @toosensitiveforcomedy. Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials. Read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.

52 MINAUG 26
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Kristal Adams: Serving Delightful Sensitivity

Jay Aprileo: Finding Comfort in the Grey Area

EJana talks with fat, non-binary trans writer, activist and advocate J Aprileo about their analysis of gender dysphoria and their writing on the topic. J discusses fatness, how weight stigma intersects with their non-binary identity and what it means to correct others' language as well as to be corrected. Jana and J are both involved in youth work and professional development and advocate for stronger adult learning opportunties around weight stigma and trans awareness in schools. Follow J's work at comfyfat.com, on IG @comfyfattravels and on Twitter @comfyfat. Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials. Read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.

58 MINAUG 19
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Jay Aprileo: Finding Comfort in the Grey Area

Ramou Sarr: Retiring From The Grind

EJana meets and has a fascinating conversation with writer and all-around wonderful woman, Ramou Sarr. The two discuss "grind culture" in writing and comedy, they chat about racism within the family and Ramou shares her experience with and writing about depression. Follow Ramou Sarr on Twitter @Ramou and on IG @ramousarr. Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials. Read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.

56 MINAUG 13
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Ramou Sarr: Retiring From The Grind

Latest Episodes

Jordan Daniel: MMIW - An Epidemic and National Crisis

EJana interviews her friend and Lakota cuzzin Jordan Marie Daniel about her disordered eating, her running career and her advocacy in Indian Country around Native justice, Tribal Sovereignty and murdered and missing Indigenous woman and girls. Follow Jordan @_NativeInLA and support her work by amplifying her, standing with her or running with her. Check out womanofsize.com for links and extended show notes.

59 MIN6 d ago
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Jordan Daniel: MMIW - An Epidemic and National Crisis

Kendall Mayhew: Comedy, Gender and Rent Control

EJana talks with her friend Kendall Mayhew about her many roles in the Los Angeles grassroots organizing scene. Kendall educates us about Prop 10, Prop 13 and the many ways in which we can and should engage with local elections. Kendall also shares her experiences as an intersex person and her beliefs about gender non-conformity in our culture. Follow Kendall on the socials @kmay and follow her organization @GroundGameLA! Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials and on Patreon. Check out womanofsize.com for links and extended show notes.

62 MIN1 w ago
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Kendall Mayhew: Comedy, Gender and Rent Control

Tiffany Midge: Poetry's My Bitch

EJana interviews Standing Rock Sioux humorist, poet and essayist Tiffany Midge about her comedy, her performances and her life as a writer thoughout the many phases of modern Native Literature. Tiffany's book of humorous essays Bury My Heart at Chuck E Cheese's is released this week! Buy her book, go see her do readings and support the work of Native creatives. Follow Tiffany Midge on Twitter @tiffanymidge and follow @womanofsizepod on the socials and on Patreon. Check out womanofsize.com for links and extended show notes.

54 MIN2 w ago
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Tiffany Midge: Poetry's My Bitch

Nikki Bailey: Entertaining You While Educating You

EBlack, fat, queer comedian, Nikki Bailey sits with Jana and discusses her experiences making people laugh in Hollywood as a fat woman. Nikki promotes the sketch comedy group she founded called Fatch written by and starring all fat women. Follow Nikki on the socials @nikkibailey_ and look her up at nikkibaileycomedy.com. Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials and read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.

59 MIN3 w ago
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Nikki Bailey: Entertaining You While Educating You

Shilo George: Re-membering Our Bodies

EJana chats with Native academic, advocate, consultant and superfat warrior, Shilo George about the Indigenous history of their home state of Oregon, about her healing and re-membering process after trauma and about her body sovereignty project. Follow Shilo George on IG @shilogeorge and reach out to professionally at shilomgeorge@gmail.com. Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials and read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.

62 MINSEP 16
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Shilo George: Re-membering Our Bodies

Casey Navarro

EJana talks with comedian and theater artist Casey Navarro about showing her body some love, about using performance to heal and provide community and about her comedy process. TW - violence against women: this episode details a violent event that Casey experienced and discussion around the criminal justice system in handling violent offenses against women. Follow Casey on IG @caseysbits and check out her website caseynavarro.com to see her perform in LA! Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials. Read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.

56 MINSEP 9
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Casey Navarro

Kay Kaanapu: My Big, Brown, Athletic Family

EJana interviews improviser and comedy writer, Kay Kaanapu about body size, living with multiple racial identities and about Kay's young adulthood being pushed heavily into athletics. Kay discusses what it was like living with the pressure of being an all-star athlete while not really enjoying athletics and instead wanting to pursue more creative avenues. Find Kay performing regularly around Los Angeles and follow her on IG @kaykaanapu. Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials. Read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.

57 MINSEP 3
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Kay Kaanapu: My Big, Brown, Athletic Family

Kristal Adams: Serving Delightful Sensitivity

EJana and comedian Kristal Adams discuss race and comedy, how improv spaces are sold as "safe" but can be really harmful, and the effects of keeping our marginalized bodies private or making them public. Kristal talks about her comedic process, what she's overcome to be able to perform as frequently as she does and her delightful podcast, Too Sensitive for Comedy. Follow Kristal on IG @thedarkkristal and subscribe to her podcast @toosensitiveforcomedy. Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials. Read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.

52 MINAUG 26
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Kristal Adams: Serving Delightful Sensitivity

Jay Aprileo: Finding Comfort in the Grey Area

EJana talks with fat, non-binary trans writer, activist and advocate J Aprileo about their analysis of gender dysphoria and their writing on the topic. J discusses fatness, how weight stigma intersects with their non-binary identity and what it means to correct others' language as well as to be corrected. Jana and J are both involved in youth work and professional development and advocate for stronger adult learning opportunties around weight stigma and trans awareness in schools. Follow J's work at comfyfat.com, on IG @comfyfattravels and on Twitter @comfyfat. Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials. Read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.

58 MINAUG 19
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Jay Aprileo: Finding Comfort in the Grey Area

Ramou Sarr: Retiring From The Grind

EJana meets and has a fascinating conversation with writer and all-around wonderful woman, Ramou Sarr. The two discuss "grind culture" in writing and comedy, they chat about racism within the family and Ramou shares her experience with and writing about depression. Follow Ramou Sarr on Twitter @Ramou and on IG @ramousarr. Follow @womanofsizepod on the socials. Read extended show notes at womanofsize.com.

56 MINAUG 13
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Ramou Sarr: Retiring From The Grind