• Every Body with Robyn Lawley: Surviving & Thriving in a Body Shaming World

  • By: Robyn Lawley
  • Podcast
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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    When she suffered a seizure that saw her hospitalised with a cracked skull and facial injuries, Robyn Lawley started to reassess her future. Australia’s leading plus-size model had always called out body-diversity blind spots, but now wondered whether she could continue working in an industry with such a rigid view of beauty.

    So Lawley embarked on Every Body, a journey to redefine physical beauty, in which she looks critically at the #BodyPositvity movement and asks: who does it leave on the margin, and what is a better call to action? 

    Lawley talks to actress Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) about chronic illness, comedian Bridget Everett about the healing power of laughing, actor Ryan O’Connell (Special) about dating with Cerebral Palsy, actress Dascha Polanco (Orange in the New Black) about how race informs her identity and iconic model Paulina Porizkova about ageing in the fashion industry.

    Lawley talks to people thriving in bodies with Tourette’s Syndrome, Down syndrome, mastectomy scars, burn scars and those with bodies who were born different, such as Paralympian Kobie Donovan who competes at just 3’10 tall. 

    Every Body examines the stories we all carry in – and on – our bodies, providing an inspiring roadmap for how to accept our imperfections and even come to celebrate them. 

    ©2021 Duststar Productions Pty Ltd (P)2021 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.
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Episodes
  • Ep 1: Scars

    Mar 22 2021

    Robyn kicks off the series on the topic closest to the surface for her: Scars. 

    Robyn talks with people who have undergone extreme injury leaving them forever changed & scarred - like burn survivor Turia Pitt - and how they came to embrace and accept their scars and everything that comes with them. 

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    35 mins
  • Ep 2: The Body Politic

    Mar 22 2021

    Before we can go any further in a conversation around body inclusivity - Robyn needs to explore issues of race, gender, disability and culture. We hear from people on the front-lines like African American Intersex activist, Saifa Wall, Indigeneous model Sam Harris, Jameela Jamil, Dascha Polanco, Ryan O’Connell and so many more.

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    35 mins
  • Ep 3: Born This Way

    Mar 22 2021

    Robyn is wrestling with being a part of an industry that marginalizes so many bodies. She wants to hear from people who were born into bodies outside the mainstream...and who wouldn’t have it any other way. She talks to Harnaam Kaur - the bearded dame, Kobie Donovan - a paralympian with Dwarfism, Ellie Goldstein - fashion model with Down's Syndrome and more.

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    35 mins

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Essential listening for anyone who inhabits a body

Enlightening, inspiring, challenging and plainly brilliant.
Five stars seems an insult to this perfect body of work.

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Love the message

this series was thought provoking in the best way, our bodies are amazing. no wait, ALL BODIES ARE AMAZING

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interesting and informative

I loved it. So many diverse stories, told with such empathy around body diversity , disability and all the narrow perceptions of today's society .
Robyn narrating it was great and so many interesting guest speakers with real life stories .

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everybody should hear this.

loved it. this entertaining and eye opening series should be compulsory for everyone in the world.

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loved the variety

So many different perspectives on the same topic, which I hadn't considered. It was thorough, considering the length, and hought provoking.

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Compelling and insightful

Fascinating and compelling. The stories of survival from a raft of insightful men and women really helps expand on the body acceptance movement and pivots it away from solely focusing on weight. Scars, trauma, mental health, disability, body positivity, toxic shaming etc are explored through personal experiences and stories from both the host and guests. The host gives both space to some heavy topics and brings brevity to it through their own personal experiences and relaxed approach. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole series (especially Turia Pitt and surviving two nights at sea episode) well worth a listen!

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Bit inspirational porn style

The whole superpowers and high achieving while disabled trope is a bit too inspirational porn style for my liking. This mindset tends to ignore and diminish the difficulties faced by the disabled community, why can harm advocacy for accessibility.

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  • tamiam
  • 27-03-2021

a long needed conversation

this podcast surpasses the platitudes of body positivity to actually cast a light on disability, race, chronic illness and mental health as dimensions of living in a body. the way the episode is organized is interesting throughout as well as informative. i am recommending this to several friends.

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  • Carolyn
  • 09-04-2021

Enlightening and Life Changing

Couldn't stop listening. All of the photos of Carrie Underwood dominate my news feed. She is always looking perfect and toned. I realize that this is negativity impacting my own body image. I am not heavy but am a foodie and will never be stick thin. The podcast makes me reevaluate how I see myself. I have a pretty tough body for being an insomniac for so many years. My body has been through a lot of emotional trauma and come out fighting! Great podcast!

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  • Morgan H
  • 28-04-2021

Beautiful

Each episode offers interviews and perspectives from so many beautiful and broad walks of life. I was so extremely inspired from start to finish. Immediately after finishing this review I am going to recommend this to everyone I love!

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  • Jane V. Blanchard
  • 11-04-2021

he must listen to series.

the individual stories in the series highlight the point that is being made, bringing us in as a listener and making us realize the importance of our body.

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