Melinda Parrish’s Healthy At Any Size! Podcast
Melinda Parrish talks all things body-positive.
Melinda Parrish, plus size model and body positivity influencer, has sparked the #healthyatanysize movement through her social media advocacy for women of all shapes and sizes to live a healthy, aspirational lifestyle that is not centered on weight loss.
“I don’t really believe that there is any such thing as one standard of perfection. The secret to loving your body is not changing your body – it’s changing how you feel about your body.”
Melinda’s inspiration to start her podcast came from her Facebook live series, Body Love TV, as she was in search of a way to expand upon the conversations she was bringing to her viewers. “It felt like we were just scratching the surface of some of the discussions we were having about our bodies, our experiences, and our journeys to live more healthy, aspirational lives. Podcasting is the perfect forum to expand those discussions, as well as bring many more voices into the mix!”
“Actually be in your body. Love and appreciate the body that you have and what it can do.”
Each week on Healthy at Any Size!, Melinda is serving up a dose of inspiration, information, and insight alongside some of the most influential voices in body positivity, health, and wellness. Melinda believes that we were not put on this earth to stand on the sidelines of our own lives, waiting to be good enough to get in the game and start living. Every person deserves to be head over heels in love with their body, and Melinda stresses the importance of claiming your body and deciding to move forward, even if you’re not “perfect.”
“Stop fixating on changing your body. Instead…focus on transforming how you feel about your body. You don’t have to change your body in order to get a life you love and you don’t have to put off things that you want to do or things you want to have in your life until you lose that weight.”
This podcast offers an insightful look at the impact of diet culture and society’s constant stress on maintaining that “ideal body type.” Healthy at Any Size! isn’t about fitting into your skinny jeans. It’s about freeing yourself to become the person you want to be, and living at full amplitude in all aspects of your life.
“This is me. I am who I am. I have the body that I have. But I also have this amazing life [and] I don’t think anybody needs to lose weight in order to live an aspirational lifestyle.”