Leah talks about a consent violation she experienced during medical care last year, and also shares her insights into her own fear around exercising.

Bookmark moments:

  • 1:52 – Leah begins by sharing about her quarantine weight gain, which led her to confront a lifetime’s worth of avoidance issues around exercise — and an insight into how that mirrors the effects a negative body image had on safety in her sex
  • 3:52 – Leah shares a traumatic memory of assault at age 12 at the hands of her father.
  • 6:55 – Built-in responses to trauma complicate our culture’s idea that pushing through weight loss difficulties is just about
  • 11:05 – Early socialization and sexualization for those who grew up in girl bodies adds further trauma and mixed messaging.
  • 13:35 – Leah talks about an experience of violation of consent during a visit to a new Boldly, she addresses it after the visit.

Resources mentioned:

  • Evelin Dacker’s Good Girls Talk About Sex episode –
  • Stand up to medical consent violations –


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