Author, clinical counselor, podcaster, speaker and award-winning researcher Hillary McBride joins me in this special 50th episode to talk about her book, Mothers, Daughters and Body Image. In this episode we discuss themes of loving our bodies, the power of embodiment, challenging cultural and religious narratives that view the female body as sinful and finding healing narratives to replace them. I'm so thrilled to have her on this show to share this powerful, counter-cultural message that affirms feminine embodiment.
You can find Hillary's love letter to her body here: hillarylmcbride.com/dear-body-im-sorry-i-love-you/
More about Hillary McBride: Hillary McBride is a registered clinical counsellor in private practice in Vancouver and PhD candidate in Counselling Psychology at UBC. When she is not doing clinical work she is researching, speaking, and writing. Her areas of clinical and research specialty focus on the intersection of spirituality and mental health, trauma, and trauma therapies, embodiment, eating disorders, body image, sex and sexuality.
Hillary's work has been recognized by both the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, and she was recently awarded the International Young Investigator Award for her research contributions so early in her career. In 2017, she published her first book with Post Hill Press - Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are, and she is the senior editor of a textbook, Embodiment and Eating Disorders: Theory, Research, Prevention and Treatment, which came out in 2018. You can hear her work on as a co-host on the Liturgists Podcast, host of CBC Podcast Other People's Problems, follow her on: