If you can’t find a community where you belong, make one. That’s what my guest Dr Joy Cox is doing with her latest book Fat Girls in Black Bodies: Creating Communities of Our Own, her podcast, and new app Jabbie.
Everything Joy does centers inclusivity and fat Black excellence. Joy is a funny person and her work is dead serious backed up with facts and stats that will make you recoil. If you believe everyone deserves to belong, this episode is for you.
Listen to Episode 158 here
Links and Resources Mentioned:
- Book launch party on Instagram – 9/29 at 7 pm ET with Ivy Felicia and Joy Cox
- Jabbie app
- Advisory Board for the Association of Size Diversity and Health
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Dr. Joy Cox is a body justice advocate using her skill set in research and leadership to foster social change through the promotion of fat acceptance and diversity and inclusion. With 37 years living as a fat, Black cisgender woman and 7+ years of professional experience under her belt, Dr. Cox draws on her own experiences and skillset to amplify the voices of those most marginalized in society, bringing attention to matters of intersectionality, addressing race, body size, accessibility, and “health.”
Dr. Cox currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Association of Size Diversity and Heath (ASDAH), is the owner and operator of the Fresh Out the Cocoon brand, and a supportive force behind the scenes for organizations looking to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their practices. Her forthcoming book, Fat Girls in Black Bodies: Creating Communities of Our Own is an ode to both the podcast and fat Black excellence across the globe. She’s also the co-founder of Jabbie, the identity-inclusive, body affirming community wellness app that seeks to decolonize fitness standards and provide users with a weight-neutral platform full of support.
Dr. Cox is the voice of an overcomer, looking to propel others into a place of freedom designed by their desires. Joy is a mover and shaker, undeterred by obstacles and fueled by hope. She has been featured on several podcasts and media productions such as Food Pysch with Christy Harrison, Nalgona Positivity Pride with Gloria Lucas, Fat Women of Color with Ivy Felicia, and Huffington Post’s piece, “Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong.”