Jana and Jen discuss women's historical "need" to focus on weight and how it feels to choose not to focus on size. The two women confront their own anti-fat bias and shame and the ways they're working to dispel those thoughts. Jen describes the addiction to control, the piety reflected in maintaining a certain size and the documentary she developed around women and body size. The documentary didn't get made but it was called F.A.T. and discussed what women might accomplish if the beauty industrial complex didn't have people by the neck. The ideas are so pervasive and the science behind body size and weight loss/gain is ever changing. Jen drops some knowledge bombs, educating Jana about what she learned through the process of developing this documentary.
Jen further discusses The Ruby, its mission and how the design of The Ruby executes the mission of creating an inclusive environment that works to center underrepresented comedic voices. Their findings show that people want resources outside of improv classes and instead would like to work toward having a career in the entertainment industry. This is what The Ruby aims to provide. The Ruby aims to provide classes, shows, digital comedy but for the most part, a community.
Jen's One Cool Thing is the t-shirt she's wearing which is part of the merch that The Ruby sells. Support The Ruby by following @the_ruby_la on the socials, sign up for their newsletter and go see shows! Jana's One Cool Thing is the Ojibwe artist and jewelry designer. Follow her @tashinaleeemery and purchase her jewelry! Her modeling and her designs are amazing.
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