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In the most overshare-y intro segment ever, Abby discusses fat queer stereotypes and how they have showed up in her life. Then she is joined by Ross Wade for a frank discussion about being a man with an eating disorder, preferring a fat partner, and writing for children's animated TV shows. Apologies for the dog sounds in the background, but we promise to post a pic of Ross's adorable Morky on Instagram!***CONTENT WARNING: There is a significant discussion of eating disorders in the first half of this episode. Skip from the end of the intro to about 44:00 to avoid it.***Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytSupport More Than Tracy Turnblad at the Edinburgh Fringe via GoFundMe or Venmo!(https://gofund.me/f37b7c5c // https://account.venmo.com/u/abby-morris-4)Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
This week, Abby gushes about A Strange Loop, aka the "big, Black, and queer-ass American Broadway show!" Then Gillian Hassert comes on the podcast for a chat about practical props, drag queens, love, and her experiences as an understudy on the national tour of Oklahoma.More Than Tracy Turnblad the solo show performs in NYC this Friday at 9:30 and Saturday at 8! FRIDAY 6/10 TICKETS: https://donttellmamanyc.com/shows/6691-abby-morris-more-than-tracy-turnblad-6-10-22SATURDAY 6/11 TICKETS: https://donttellmamanyc.com/shows/6691-abby-morris-more-than-tracy-turnblad-6-10-22Gillian's website: https://www.gillianhassert.com/Gillian's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gillynotjam/Gillian's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@gillynotjam?lang=enAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
In a little catch-up, Abby discusses Lizzo's Big Grrrls, Roe v. Wade, and where to get tickets to the More Than Tracy Turnblad show. Then she is joined by Jennifer Weiner, bestselling author of 16 novels, including The Summer Place which came out last week! They talk book cover trends, Carnie Wilson, diet culture, growing up without a TV, school weigh-ins, finding your style in a larger body, and adapting books for the screen.*This episode contains a brief mention of suicide when Jen discusses the book "Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York"! Skip forward a couple minutes at 42:23 and you'll be able to avoid it.Reserve tickets here for  More Than Tracy Turnblad at Don't Tell Mama on June 10th and June 11th!Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytSupport More Than Tracy Turnblad at the Edinburgh Fringe via GoFundMe or Venmo!(https://gofund.me/f37b7c5c // https://account.venmo.com/u/abby-morris-4)Jen's Website: http://www.jenniferweiner.com/Buy The Summer Place: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Summer-Place/Jennifer-Weiner/9781501133572Jen's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenniferweinerwrites/Jen's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jenweinerwrites?lang=enJen's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenniferweinerAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
Phat Girlz *UNLOCKED*

Phat Girlz *UNLOCKED*

2022-05-0301:10:50

*This episode was originally a Patreon exclusive episode posted on March 11th.  If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear more, subscribe at patreon.com/morethantracyt!*Abby and More Than Tracy Turnblad co-producer Maya Ballester discuss the 2006 film Phat Girlz, starring Mo'Nique.ALSO: our fund raiser for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has officially met its goal, but we are keeping the GoFundMe and Venmo open to fund raise for any additional costs that may come up. Thanks so much to all who shared and donated!!! Support More Than Tracy Turnblad on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytSupport More Than Tracy Turnblad at the Edinburgh Fringe via GoFundMe or Venmo!(https://gofund.me/f37b7c5c // https://account.venmo.com/u/abby-morris-4)Maya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maya.ballester/Maya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/maya_ballesterAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
WELCOME TO SEASON 3! Abby examines her motivations for keeping kosher for Passover and the relationship between religious fasting and disordered eating. Then she is joined by Samantha Aucoin, one of the stars of the new SyFy show Astrid & Lilly Save The World! Abby and Samantha gab about kissing scenes, Glee, seeing your face onscreen, not having butts, watching TV fat characters in public vs. alone, and of course, Sam's experience auditioning for and filming Astrid & Lilly Save The World!Watch Astrid & Lilly on SyFy: https://www.syfy.com/astrid-lilly-save-the-worldYou can also find it on YouTube TV, Hulu, Fubo, NBC, and more!Samantha's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samanthaaucoin/?hl=enSupport More Than Tracy Turnblad on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytSupport More Than Tracy Turnblad at the Edinburgh Fringe via GoFundMe or Venmo!(https://gofund.me/f37b7c5c // https://account.venmo.com/u/abby-morris-4)Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby MartinoAssistant Producer: Maya Ballester
In this special bonus episode, dating behavior specialist and coach Christan Marashio (she/they) aka @dateologycoach on TikTok joins Abby to answer listener questions about dating while fat.  They discuss avoiding intimacy, getting asked out as a joke, West Elm Caleb, and why men are so afraid of fat women being interested in them. Happy Valentine's Day and FUCK THAT GUY!Christan's website: https://www.dateologycoach.com/Submit a dating question for  Christan to answer on their Patreon or Substack!Christan's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dateologycoachChristan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechristanm/Coach with Christan: https://www.dateologycoach.com/book-a-sessionChristan's Podcast: https://www.dateologycoach.com/podcastThe Wesendonck Project website: https://www.poemsinmyhand.com/Support More Than Tracy Turnblad on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby MartinoAssistant Producer: Maya Ballester
In the final episode of season 2, Abby celebrates More Than Tracy Turnblad's first anniversary and discusses the first two episodes of Somebody Somewhere, the new HBO series starring Bridget Everett as a rare true fat protagonist. Then she chats with plus size model/actress/dancer Brittany Wilborn about attending a performing arts high school, suddenly becoming attractive to boys, Janet Jackson, levels of privilege within the plus size community, how to make fitness spaces more fat-inclusive, and winning the Miss Full-Figured USA pageant.Brittany's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittanywilborn_plusmodel/The Wesendonck Project website: https://www.poemsinmyhand.com/Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby MartinoAssistant Producer: Maya Ballester
This week, Abby introduces More Than Tracy Turnblad's brand new PATREON! Then she is joined by past guest Sarai Cole and her collaborator Mary Kelly, to talk about their new piece, "The Wesendonck Project: Poems In My Hand." This week's main interview features radio programmer and voice actor Harry Minot, who shares his experiences with fat genes, calipers, accidental weight loss, NAAFA, and dieting, as well as some harrowing tales of growing up fat in the 1960s.***This episode contains discussions of suicide, and mentions of weight numbers in a conversation about unintentional weight loss.***Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/morethantracytHarry's Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/harryminotHarry's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harry.minotThe Wesendonck Project website: https://www.poemsinmyhand.com/Sarai's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sopsaraicole/Mary's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marytjk/Some of the fat activists and creators mentioned in today's episode:Bill Fabry & NAAFADa’Shaun HarrisonThe Fat UndergroundCharlotte CooperMarquisele MercedesMarvin Grossworth & Fat PrideLlewlyn Louderback & Fat PowerLynn McAfeeKatherine Alyse & The Fat OneKatherine Scarborough Saucyé West and #fightforinclusivityKaren Scott JonesDr. Paul Ernsberger & Rethinking ObesitySubstantia Jones & AdipositivitySofie HagenUnsolicited: Fatties Talk Back PodcastMaintenance Phase PodcastBig Fat Gay PodcastAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby MartinoAssistant Producer: Maya Ballester
Abby somehow manages not to do another intro segment on Euphoria (after last night's episode?? It was HARD!), and instead talks about her least favorite fat trope, the Sad Tragic Fat Girl (In Unrequited Love), or the tragic fat girl for short. Then Stephanie Lexis, an actress/singer-songwriter/comedian/advocate for body diversity in theatre comes on the podcast to discuss positive body image vs. body positivity, Never Have I Ever (the Netflix show not the game), diabetes, recovering from binge eating disorder, college dance program weigh-ins, Disney princesses, and why she actually likes Insatiable. ***This episode contains significant discussions of eating disorders, including bingeing and extreme restrictive behaviors. The BED talk is peppered throughout the episode, but to skip the restriction part, skip forward a few minutes after the question about college dance program weigh-ins.***SUBMIT A DATING QUESTION HERE!Join The Broadway Body Positivity Project Facebook GroupFollow The Broadway Body Positivity Project on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube!Ask Polly Advice Column: "My Friend Lost Weight and Now I Want Him. Am I Shallow?"@classyfattybabe on TikTokAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby MartinoAssistant Producer: Maya Ballester
This week, Abby reviews (roasts) House of Gucci and Jared Leto's fatsuit. Then she is joined by Hannah Rae Leach, one half of the podcast Sleepover Cinema and multi-multi-hyphenate artist, to discuss grit, Weight Watchers, Ohio show choir, having a partner who is smaller than you, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Lana Del Rey, fatphobic hate comments, and more!*This episode contains a brief mention of disordered eating.*Sleepover Cinema: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinemaHannah's documentary trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWG2VWoIKiwListen to Hannah's band: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4SmdCjWAZfkvAEdWKx40kF?si=YVMPOEB1QnGBZ8Ajjfmj3A&nd=1Breath of the Wild fairies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QaRlQcjt3E&ab_channel=triforce-princessHannah's website: https://www.hannahraeleach.com/Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
In honor of Stephen Sondheim's passing, Abby speaks about what his work means to her and to theatre people everywhere. Then stand-up comedian Jenny Zigrino comes on the podcast for a chat about the advantages of being a fat female comedian, dating, fertility, Rebel Wilson, diet culture, OnlyFans, and the challenges of making fat positive comedy. **This episode contains two conversations about eating disorders: one in the middle about Jenny's bulimia recovery, and one near the end about Cass Elliot aka Mama Cass's death from anorexia.**Jenny's web site: http://www.jennyzigrino.com/Jenny's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennyzigrino/?hl=enJenny's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennyzigrino?s=20Jenny's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jennyzigrinocomedy?Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
Welcome back from hiatus!! Our big bonus episode will be on Fat Amy/Rebel Wilson and it will be coming out after the rest of Season 2. On this episode, Abby vents her feelings about turning 25, and discusses the intersection of fatphobia and ageism. Then she is joined by Katelyn Brawn, an author and TikTokker, to read some truly heinous romance novel descriptions of fat women and talk about fat representation in YA literature, personal style, Baltimore, fat fetishism, sexual assault, and artistic roller skating.**This episode contains discussion of sexual assault.**Katelyn's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@atomicapplepie?lang=en Katelyn's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katelynbrawn/?hl=enBuy Katelyn's book here: https://caprichosbooks.com/product/pumpkin-pie/It's also on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Ebay!The Omnibus Publishing: https://theomnibuspublishing.com/authors/katelyn-brawn/Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
It's time to vote for your favorite of 4 possible bonus episode topics! You can do that on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook or by emailing us at morethantracyturnblad@gmail.com. THE TOPICS ARE:- Fat Amy- Fat Monica- My Mad Fat Diary- RoseanneLet us know your pick and stay tuned for a deep dive episode into the one with the most votes, coming after the rest of season 2! Regular episodes resume Monday so we'll see ya then. Much love <3http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comLogo design by Abby Martino
No interview this week or next week, but we're planning cool new things and need your help! Email morethantracyturnblad@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram @morethantracyt and tell us what piece of fat representation (movie, TV show, play or musical, book, ad campaign, public figure, etc.) should be discussed on this podcast! Answers will be shared on the podcast next week, and the most common suggestions will be voted on via social media. The winning topic will get its own full bonus episode!Make sure you're following along on social media so you can submit and vote on topics: @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook! http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comLogo design by Abby Martino
Happy day after Halloween! Abby laments the difficulties of finding a last-minute plus size Halloween costume. Then she is joined by actress, writer, podcaster, and absolute queen Lauren Ash to discuss dropping out of acting school, how sizing has changed over the years, what entertainment considers fat, why everyone should brag more, and of course, the famous sexy Halloween costume she wore on Superstore.Next week we'll be taking a week off for "midseason hiatus" (aka Abby's birthday and corresponding travel) but will be back on November 15th to close out season 2 with 10 more amazing episodes!***This episode contains discussions of numerical clothing sizes and brief mentions of eating disorders.***Lauren's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenelizabethash/Lauren's Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauren_ash?s=20Lauren's podcast, True Crime and Cocktails: https://www.truecrimeandcocktails.comAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
It's almost Halloween, so of course we had to talk about horror movies this week! Abby is too afraid to watch them, so she brings on her childhood friend Lauren Kelley to do an investigation into fatphobia in body horror. (This is the closest More Than Tracy Turnblad will ever get to being a true crime podcast.) Then, Sarah Shear aka Princess Scissors, a creative artist and body activist based in London, joins Abby to talk about body neutrality as performance practice, activism vs. acceptance, being an ex-pat, weight changes in theatre school, making her own work, glitter, Ophelia, and America's obsession with physical perfection.Sarah's web site: https://www.sarahshear.comSarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/princessscissors_artist/Lauren's Twitter: https://twitter.com/lserver362Lauren's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lserver362/Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
This week you get to meet the person behind the posts: More Than Tracy Turnblad's social media guru, Maya Ballester (they/she)! First, Abby discusses why nobody moralizes the fatness of animals and how much she hates the word "chonk" (a lot). Then Maya comes on the podcast to talk with Abby about their past diets, childhood trauma, Kelly Clarkson, the origin of fatphobia, what it's like to be thin and fat and thin and fat again, and why Tracy Turnblad is basically Jesus. This episode got very therapy-like as we delved into our fat child trauma, so enjoy our vulnerability but proceed with caution!*This episode contains potential triggers for eating disorders, including weight and calorie numbers as well as naming of disordered thoughts and behaviors. There is also a brief mention of self-harm/violence.*Maya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maya.ballester/Maya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/maya_ballesterAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
Abby discusses the Facebook whistleblower's reveal that pro-anorexia content is being promoted to teen girls on instagram, and how it relates to wellness culture and 2010s "pro-ana" Tumblr. Then she is joined by actor and content creator Georgia Sky aka @bawdyqueen to talk Sharpay Evans, moving to LA, the pressure to be "sassy" as a fat Black woman, Big Momma, TikTok fame, Viola Davis as Ma Rainey, and why she hasn't quit acting.*The first 10 minutes of this episode contain potential triggers for eating disorders - specifically, discussion of pro-anorexia content on social media.* Georgia's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bawdyqueen/Georgia's TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8LrW1ad/Georgia's Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/georgiasky_Bawdy Pop TV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoPlNV_mGYrFvwUqA2bozdg?app=desktopAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrishttp://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
Is fangirling still a thing? Because if so, there's a lot of it in this episode! First, Abby shares her thoughts on celebrity weight loss, and specifically Rebel Wilson's. Then she is joined by Joy Nash, phenomenal actress and star of Dietland (which you may already know is Abby's favorite fat rep!), to discuss the early days of the internet, discovering skirts, being too smart to accept love, fit modeling as a vehicle for body neutrality, voiceover work, Old Navy's new size inclusivity, and being the main character onscreen and in your life.Joy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealjoynash/?hl=enJoy's IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2836286/A Fat Rant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUTJQIBI1oAWatch Dietland on Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/series/b1bc42c3-3698-4ee6-a474-634b3c71283dAbby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrishttp://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
Abby discusses labor exploitation in theatre, in light of recent controversies around Jagged Little Pill and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Then she is joined by Caitlin Magnall Kearns, an Irish playwright and director. They make lists of what they want in a romantic partner and discuss working with fat collaborators, medical discrimination and fertility treatment, queerness, My Mad Fat Diary, performing femininity,  and fat normality. Caitlin's Twitter: https://twitter.com/caitmkearns?s=20Caitlin's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caitmkearns/ GoFundMe link: https://gofund.me/b4ef1f53Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrishttp://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Produced by Abby Rose Morris and Maxwell KaganLogo design by Abby Martino
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