The Body Myth – More Body Peace ft. Lisa Garpestad

Brooke Warner

Lisa Garpestad joins The Body Myth for a conversation about the messages we get from loved ones about our size and appetites, overcoming a life of dieting, and finding a way to live without the noise of body judgment.


Lisa Garpestad lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, three teenage children, and two dogs.  Having moved around the country due to her husband’s job for several years, she is thrilled to be back in her hometown for good!  Lisa enjoys working as a preschool teacher, it allows her to be creative and silly on a daily basis.  When not working, she enjoys photography, reading, (mostly suspense), traveling, podcasts, tv show binging, and time with family and friends.

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Ronit’s essays and fiction have been featured in The Atlantic, The Rumpus, The New York Times, The Iowa Review, The Washington Post, Writer’s Digest, American Literary Review, and elsewhere. Her memoir WHEN SHE COMES BACK about the loss of her mother to the guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and their eventual reconciliation was named Finalist in both the 2021 Best Book Awards and the 2021 Book of the Year Award and a 2021 Best True Crime Book by Book Riot. Her short story collection HOME IS A MADE-UP PLACE won Hidden River Arts’ 2020 Eludia Award and will be published in 2022. She is host and producer of the podcasts And Then Everything Changed and The Body Myth.

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