Episode 7: Pray for nice

Two things off the bat: technology is awful and Amy’s back hurts!

Paula had a busy weekend! She went to Crumbs & Whiskers to have a latte, then went to see Kinky Boots featuring Jim J Bullock, the original non-threatening, asexual neighbor. We’re going to talk about this more on Episode 9. 

jim j bullock OG

Bad shit happening in the world. Pray for Nice.


Death and pain is everywhere.

There was a shooting in SE DC in Anacostia neighborhood where Amy volunteers for Higher Achievement which is the most awesome, amazing organization. Everyone go there and donate or sign up to volunteer. It’s important.

What You Do Matters. Shine your light as bright as you can.

Dani Mathers took a picture of a woman at the gym. Dani did a dumb thing.

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(image via Dani Mathers snapchat)


We have an inside laugh over “The Rural Juror” which was the fictional movie that Jenna Maroney starred in on 30 Rock. Please to enjoy.

Paula discusses the BeachBody craze. Y’all, look at all the trademark insignia on the home fitness programs!! They’re all trademarked. SO! Many! Ways! To Get! Skinny!


screenshot from http://www.beachbody.com

It’s a scam, y’all! Move your body and eat real food and stop caring about the size of your body.

Here’s the awesome article Jennifer Anniston wrote for the Huffington Post: For The Record.

Amy has a hard time with dating in the digital age. Mela posted this awesome article written by Heather Havrilesky’s “Ask Polly” series, which rocked her world. It discusses the stereotype of the “sexy badass.”

Getting vulnerable sucks. In the dating age and all the other places. Amy is more than happy to use this podcast to troll for men, so all age appropriate men in the DC area who love lesbian folk, 90s hip hop who want to fall in love with her, call her up. Amy appreciates you for letting her get vulnerable in the safe space trust tree.

The Dumb Shit We’re Talking About This Week: celebrities endorsing Trump, Jen Anniston, Katy Perry, Calvin & Taylor Swift.

Paula recommends seeing The Lobster, which is “so weird and so bizarre”.


Stay hungry, bitches!


Episode 6: Black Lives Matter

Not a ton to link to for this week’s episode. We were too sad. Please take care of yourselves.

Apologies upfront for the shitty sound. We are loud and then soft then loud and it’s our fault, not Nnaemeka’s.

Nnaemeka is our friend and producer and you should check out his Instagram at Molokomeka!

molokomeka design

Molokomeka Design

Our hearts hurt for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

Amy’s blog post is here: amysbridges.com.

People who do awful things are suffering. Always.

Fat acceptance and body positivity are not the same!!

Amy recommends The Girls by Emma Kline.

Paula recommends Gaycation with Ellen Page then we laugh about how Ellen Paige “word assaults” Ted Cruz.










Episode 5: I’m fat & opening my kimono

Paula is part of a bad-ass improv troupe who plays up and down the East Coast. You can find them here! We just looooove Del Close and for Paula & the Quitters to be able to perform in the Del Close Marathon was *literally* a dream come true. They saw the chicks from Broad City and Ben Schwartz as (aka John Ralphio Saperstein).

At the block-party-bluegrass-stand-outside-drink-beers-activity with Marisa, we heard an awesome band called Greensky Bluegrass. They played a Dire Straights cover and it was awesome.

This American Life “Tell Me I’m Fat” rocked both our worlds. Lindy West encouraged me to come out as a fat person and go about my life, and I decide to give back the “problem of being fat” to the people who actually have a problem with it. They can go to therapy and figure it out, because we Fat People are living happy lives!

Check out HEADLESS FATTIES!!! (We only call out The Today Show and Hoda & Kathy Lee & Matt because that’s what we watch every morning and are familiar with. All the media do it.)

INTERLUDE! Paula runs over to get Lindy West’s book called Shrill.

Women matter. Women are half of us. When you raise women to believe that we are insignificant, that we are broken, that we are sick, that the only cure is starvation and restraint and smallness; when you pit women against one another, keep us shackled by shame and hunger, obsessing over our flaws, rather than our power and potential; when you leverage all of that to sap our money and our time – that moves the rudder of the world. It steers humanity toward conservatism and walls and the narrow interests of men, and it keeps us adrift in waters where women’s safety and humanity are secondary to men’s pleasure and convenience.

Our struggles with body positivity and what it’s like to be a fat woman is SHACKLED to what it’s like to be a woman in America. WE’RE JUST GETTING WARMED UP.

Naomi Wolf explains it best in  The Beauty Myth, “an obsession with female thinness is not about beauty, it’s about female obedience.” An entire population of people who are obsessed with how small they are can be easily manipulated. Read that sentence again and let it sink in.

As I think you all know by now, there’s nothing that we think up that hasn’t already been said better than what we laugh our way through. So: Jess Baker’s article about why people hate Tess Holliday.


The second act of This American Life was focused on Elna Baker. Please listen.

I spend a lot of time talking about the Agile Scrum method of project management and it’s all hilarious and nothing is worth linking to.


Beyonce & Kendrick Lemar’s performance of Freedom!!

BET Awards with Jessie Williams! Justin Timberlake!

Lady Dynamite!

Stay hungry, bitches! We love you more than our luggage.

-Paula & Amy