The Intersections of Diet Culture & Purity Culture | Sarah Lacour & Zach Anderson

In this episode, Nikki chats with Zach Anderson and Sarah Lacour about the commonalities between diet culture and purity culture.

They discuss:

  • How both cultures conflate diet, exercise, and weight with morality
  • The emphasis on weight loss and policing of women’s bodies in both cultures
  • How purity culture shows up in the language of fitness culture
  • How this narrative contributes to body dysmorphia, disordered eating, and eating disorders
  • Zach’s experience as a gay man who grew up in the Mormon church and now works in the nutrition and fitness space
  • Sarah’s experience growing up in the evangelical church and the work she has done to deconstruct it

Connect with Sarah:

Instagram:

@deconstructingpurityculture

Connect with Zach:

Instagram: @motionsustained

Website: https://www.motionsustained.com/

Connect with Nikki:

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Join her list for free workouts and fitness tips at naablevy.com/newsletter

Instagram @naablevy

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