Model Kate Dillon on Body Image, Independence: From Summer Rayne Oakes’ Conversations Series (Video)

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Platitudes and random advice abound these days; real wisdom seems in shorter supply than ever, (despite the online resources we are all lucky to have access to). Summer Rayne Oakes, ecopreneur (of the invaluable Source 4 Style), eco model, author and critical thinker is looking for that wisdom too—and when she finds it, she is sharing it with all of us, via her “Conversations” videos.

Each week, Summer talks to a smart, interesting, informed person who has expertise in one or more areas, and sits down to have a old-fashioned conversation with them. No bells and whistles, no quick video cuts or pop-up facts—just straight up perspectives, advice and ideas from smart folks.

Below are some excerpts from her recent chat with Kate Dillon, former straight-size model to went plus-sized after recovering from an eating disorder. Kate has a wealth of experience in the fashion industry and a great attitude about body image. See more here.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.