Jess Weiner is a well-known author (A Very Hungry Girl and Life Doesn’t Begin 5 Pounds from Now) and healthy body image advocate who has gotten even more time in the spotlight since Glamour published her article, “Loving My Body Almost Killed Me,” in their recent September issue.
Catchy as it sounds, the article was not without controversy. As a size-18 body acceptance thought-leader, Jess received a lot of negative feedback about questioning her health. After all, didn’t she stand firm that women are healthy at any size?
Below is an interview from NBC Today with Jess and Glamour’s editor-in-chief Cindi Leive, in which Jess explains her decision to write the article:
Do you respect your body regardless of size? How do you practice body acceptance while pursuing good health?