We contemplate the significance of the number 13 (seeing as this is episode 13) and whether or not it is actually unlucky! Once we resolve this we go on to nerd out a little on implicit bias as it relates to body image. We both took the Harvard implicit bias tests for weight, age and disability to find out whether we had any unconscious biases and we share our results with one another. Then we investigate where these biases came from and how our thoughts on fat vs thin, old vs young and able bodied vs disabled are shaped by the culture we grew up in. From Disney to Lizzo we cover it all!
If anyone is interested in taking these tests visit implicit.harvard.edu