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Cyntoia Long-Brown, Being Fat, Children and Climate Change

Cyntoia Brown-Long tells us about the impact of 16 years in prison, your experience of being fat and the best way to talk to children about climate change.

In 2006, 16 year old Cyntoia Brown-Long was sentenced as an adult to life in prison for killing a man while she was a teenage sex trafficking victim. Granted clemency in January this year and released in August, she tells us about her childhood and the impact of 16 years in prison.

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The Danish comic and podcaster Sofie Hagen says she's 'a fat liberationist who wants to abolish the systemic discrimination and abuse fat people endure on a daily basis'. So what's your experience of being fat? We hear from the plus-size model Bischamber Das and from listeners Farah, Les, Jo and Karen.

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Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Siobhann Tighe

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