We Dish Out Dating Advice for Fat People and Chat to Travis Alabanza in Podcast Episode Six

For episode six of The Polyester Podcast, we welcome back photographer Chloe Sheppard to guest host with Polyester editor in chief Ione Gamble.  

We’re also joined by Honey Ross and Talia Darling, who will discussing with us the unique challenges of dating as a fat person. Honey and Talia will be answering your questions on dating as a fat femme, asked by you via Instagram, and covering topics including self love, overcoming insecurity, avoiding being fetishised and much more.


In our obsessions series, this episode we talk to the amazing Travis Alabanza. The artist  — whose practice spans writing, performance, theatre and more —  will be telling us all about their love of lists.

A keen list maker since aged 11, Travis will talk us through how they use lists for everything and everything; from the light-hearted top five things from the corner shop, to Travis’ use of lists as a self preservation tactic, collaboration technique, and a way to process their unique take on the world around us. Travis also tells us their top tips for getting into the world of list making.

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♥*♡∞:。.。 LOVE LETTERS 。.。:∞♡*♥

Alongside Fat Femme Dating, we’ve also created an ode to self love letters in a special photo series to accompany this episode, to highlight the importance of fat people being at the centre of body positive and self love discourse.

Shot by Carina Kehlet Shou. Concept and makeup by our amazing beauty editor Mona Leanne. Hair by Paul Jones. Art direction Ione Gamble. Styling by Jender Anomie. Featuring Agusta, Honey, Talia, Abi and Kitty.

The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester’s founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-produced by Alice Go (@alice.go) and George Townsend Teague  @georgettte_. Our episode artwork this week is also by George.

We would love to hear your feedback on the podcast, please do leave a review, subscribe, or let us know what you think at podcast@polyesterzine.com. The Polyester podcast is supported by Melissa Shoes, with new episodes released every other week.

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