Flamingo Unveils All-New Podcast, Unruly, Hosted by Author and Critic Kimberly Drew
Today, Flamingo, a brand of Harry’s, Inc., whose mission is to champion women, their bodies, and their choices, unveiled the first episode of their all-new podcast, Unruly, produced by Audacy’s Pineapple Street Studios. Hosted by author, curator, and critic Kimberly Drew, the eight-part podcast unpacks how women’s bodies are quietly regulated in facets of everyday life, including through social media, the beauty industry, medicine, and more.
The bodies of all women and those assigned female at birth have always been at the center of cultural conversations, and modern society is no exception. Unruly seeks to redirect the conversation by shedding light on lesser-known ways that women’s bodies are regulated, which often unknowingly influence how women think and feel. Together, Flamingo and Kimberly are examining various topics and tapping experts to educate and empower women to take control of their own narratives throughout different stages of their lives.
“As a brand, Flamingo promises to put women in control,” said Maggie Hureau, Head of Social Impact at Harry’s, Inc. “We also know that there are many issues women face in today’s society that do not get the attention they deserve, creating an information gap that makes it difficult to make confident decisions around our own bodies. Unruly is a project we’re so proud to release, especially with a partner like Kimberly, a long-time advocate for women’s issues.”
The first episode of Unruly, “Social Media: The Body’s Big Brother,” features body image coach Tiffany Ima, who speaks with Kimberly about body neutrality and the internet’s complicated role in framing how women see themselves.
Body neutrality is a concept that Flamingo promotes through its nonprofit work, having donated and committed over $1.5M to body neutrality and body autonomy programming since 2019. The term, not as widely known as body positivity, means taking a neutral stance toward one’s body – emotionally and physically. In the first episode, Tiffany and Kimberly unpack this idea and explore how social media can dictate individual behavior towards the body, including how aspirational content, like “What I Eat In A Day” videos, can harm self-perception. In subsequent episodes, fans can expect ongoing conversations about wellness capitalism, menopause, egg-freezing, and more with influential guests, including Jessica DeFino, Rachel E. Gross, and Dr. Marcia Inhorn.
“It is always a good time to spark conversations about bodily autonomy,” said Kimberly Drew. “The shame we are taught is expensive in myriad ways. We’re at an inflection point, and I’m honored to be a witness to this cast of incredible thinkers and leaders helping us build a more Unruly world.”
Since launching in 2018, Flamingo has engaged in countless conversations with women about their bodies and routines. The brand consistently heard that women’s experiences and needs were largely ignored in the personal care industry and elsewhere. Unruly aims to amplify women’s voices and educate listeners through the simple act of exchanging information. The podcast doesn’t try to tell its audience how to feel but instead empowers its listeners with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their bodies, whatever those decisions may be.
Unruly is available wherever you get your podcasts and will be released weekly on Wednesdays. Learn more at shopflamingo.com/unruly and follow along with Flamingo on Instagram and TikTok at @meetflamingo.
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