On today’s episode, I was lucky enough to chat with Mik Zazon. Mik is a writer, speaker, and creator. She’s the founder of the #normalizenormalbodies movement, and I’m just one of her hundreds of thousands of fans on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. On this episode we talk about:
- what hitting “rock bottom” looked like, and how it inspired her to completely change her content on social media
- her abusive relationship and how she found the strength to leave
- how she redefined what “healthy” looks and feels like after having orthorexia
- how therapy changed her and why specifically she thinks it’s worth the money
- how she learned to actually love her body, even as she gained weight
- how she deals with moments she feels LESS confident in her body
- her 8 concussions, and how they impacted her health and life
- the one thing she’s frustrated/insecure about as a content creator
- the relationship that caused PTSD, and how she finally got the strength to leave it—and get through the mental trauma it caused
- how she got through a huge identity crisis and the advice she’d have for other people having a hard time of letting go of an old identity
- her acne and accutane journey
- why she hates the messaging around “loving your body” and what she would tell people to do instead
- her autoimmune disease and how she’s fought for her diagnosis
- how she deals with the “why me?” feeling around her trauma and illnesses
- her best advice for someone who feels like they need to be in a small body to be considered worthy
- her experience with having bell’s palsy and COVID-19
I can’t wait to hear your feedback on this episode! Screenshot and tag me—I’m @lizmoody— and Mik (@mikzazon) and share your thoughts, feelings, and reactions.
PS: My foodie preset pack is officially live. You can get all 8 presets, designed to make your food pics look as good as they taste, at lizmoody.com/presets.
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Healthier Together cover art by Zack. Healthier Together music by Alex Ruimy.