Casa Clan discusses fatphobia in women’s lives
This Thursday (09), h House of clansthe table “Empowerment and self-love. fat women at work” discussed fatphobia in the corporate world. by mediation Alessandra Bales (@aleballes)Editor-in-Chief of Veja featuring host, model and influencer Letizia Muniz (@letticiamunniz), Gabi Menezes (@gabimenezes)psychologist and founder of the movement Health without fatphobiaand writer, screenwriter and podcaster, mother (@ma_b), the conversation moved the audience and raised important issues that need to be highlighted.
The guests shared their experiences as obese women in the job market and shared the pain of living with them fatphobia day by day In the interview given to KLUDIA. Letizia Muniz “There have always been two things in my life. the pressure to be very neat so as not to be considered relaxed because of my body, and, in all my work, the question: I’m hypersexualized. To this day, people charge me, and it’s as if people think I’m not a professional.”
“I always suffered from these two reasons, but I still had a job. There are people who are not hired because they are fat, because they think that person will not be good and will make the company look bad. Or, if it’s a different kind of work, they’ll think that person doesn’t have the physical stamina to work, that he’ll be tired all the time, that he’s this, he’s that,” the model concludes.
health without fatphobia
Because they mainly help women and especially fat women, the psychologist Gabi Menezes and his personal friend Lys Sellmer founded the movement Health without fatphobiathat connects healthcare professionals with obese patients so they can take care of their health without suffering from obesity, a reality that is unfortunately still commonplace in offices, hospitals and emergency rooms.. “We already had a list of several specialists, mainly gynecologists, cardiologists, that we transferred to our patients so that they could have this humane care. We need to extend this to all people because some professionals deserve this knowledge and I think there are many hidden people who provide this kind of service and don’t even know where to discover it. So it’s a platform that’s growing because we’re getting referrals from people and good health professionals,” he recalls.
Entry is completely free, and to be included in the list, you need to answer a questionnaire guaranteeing professional ethics. “We do a very thorough analysis to understand if the professional isn’t really fatphobic, or if they’re trying to put their name out there to make money off of fat people and humiliate them inside the office,” Gabi explains.
The return of the project in networks is very positive. Some women share that they have started to take more care of their health, and some even manage to return to the doctor after years without consulting.
fashion and fatphobia
Contrary to what fat-phobic society and beauty standards dictate, mother dress according to your personality. In an interview shortly after the discussion, the podcaster said that she’s always loved colorful clothes and accessories, but can’t find pieces in her size. “I think I really found myself when I started to have more purchasing power, then I could access because I like a lot of different pieces, I like to dress in a way that you wouldn’t find in a regular store.” he remembers…
Hostess throughout her life Letizia Muniz she also struggled to find appropriate clothing. Inspired by her and many other stories, today she has her own clothing brand that embraces bodies of all sizes. “Even though it’s magical, it’s very difficult because it’s like a new thing that you’re starting to do now. It is very difficult to find factories that want to make it, and it is difficult to develop models for all bodies, which are very diverse. At the same time, I think it’s the greatest joy in my life, not only for me, but because I know that by doing this, other women will find these pieces to wear, to feel beautiful, warm and wonderful,” she says. model..
Just like Letizia, who creates and inspires other fat women today, Mabe, who once had her great inspiration in Ju Romano, influences many other people today. “Wow, I couldn’t wear a bikini. I see you in a bikini, you feel so good and it’s so nice to see that I started to feel more comfortable. I am overcoming this fear,” he concludes.
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