ep 41 Dissociation: Not feeling at home in my body

ep 41 Dissociation: Not feeling at home in my body

With April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we are discussing a symptom that many survivors experience: dissociation. As a survivor, it’s common to feel out of alignment with your body but it is possible to find your way back… and that’s the purpose of this episode.

In today’s episode, we’ll explore dissociation, depersonalization, and derealization... focusing primarily on dissociation and depersonalization. You are encouraged to take notes or revisit this episode because you’re going to learn a lot. Take a listen…

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10 affirmations for survivors of sexual trauma

10 affirmations for survivors of sexual trauma

In the United States, 1 in 3 women will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetimes. In fact, most of us personally know someone who has experienced sexual trauma. It’s time we begin to recognize the prevalence of sexual trauma and make space for survivors and their healing. In honor of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we’re sharing 10 supportive affirmations written by survivors.

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ep 40 Birth Control: The pill and holistic alternatives

ep 40 Birth Control: The pill and holistic alternatives

Today, we're discussing birth control. The discussion of female reproductive health is highly politicized and while we’re still fighting to have autonomy over access to healthcare for a myriad of reproductive needs… there’s another wellness issue at hand: ...miseducation or a total lack of education about the best options for our bodies.

And when you don’t know your body and you don’t know your options, you can’t make informed decisions about the right doctors or medications. So today, we’ll be joined by an amazing educator who will help us understand our options and why we need to do our homework. Take a listen!

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NURX: the app that's like Uber for birth control and PrEP

NURX: the app that's like Uber for birth control and PrEP

Medical care should be a healing experience. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for most. The anxiety of sitting in waiting rooms for hours, only to be met with cold doctors and expensive medical bills is the exact reason NURX was created. This March, we sat down with Allison Berry from NURX and had a candid conversation about why people should be looking to NURX for more of their needs.

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ep 39 Learning my body

ep 39 Learning my body

From a young age, the female sex is inundated with messages about our bodies. Commentary about body shape and desirability begins early. This scrutiny is particularly emphasized when a young girl's body begins to develop in puberty. This is intensified under the Madonna-Whore complex where women's values are determined by their desirability.

This episode focuses on the need to shift from unhealthy societal messages and examine ways to begin a healthier relationship with our body. Take a listen...

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ep 38 Who gets to be a woman of color in wellness spaces

ep 38 Who gets to be a woman of color in wellness spaces

In today's episode, we are joined by special guest, Seher, and we discuss who gets to be a woman of color in wellness spaces. Now the term WOC has risen in popularity in recent years, essentially replacing the term “minority or minority women.” Now, this term is not new, especially when it comes to activist spaces. However, the use of this term has extended beyond activist spaces and has become part of our everyday vernacular. We can see its use in magazine articles, marketing campaigns, and social media. But with that, there seems to be confusion about who this term is actually addressing. Is this term for Black women, Latinas, Asian women, Indigenous women? Who is the term for and who does it benefit?

In fact, when I asked the questions “How do you use the term WOC and how do you believe others use it?” I was presented with varying responses. Take a listen and hear what women had to say..

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