S2 Ep6: Raising a gender diverse child

"Clothes are just an expression of who you are... but for trans people they can use them to help feel more like who they are and to also show others what gender they are, BUT we still don't want to make assumptions" ~ Jan


 

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Duration: 1:07

Today my guest, Jan Gootjes, is aiming to set precedent with a human rights violation case against a local summer camp that discriminate against her gender diverse son.
 
I brought Jan on to share her unique and important perspectives on raising a gender non-conforming child. 
 
We discuss many important aspects of how gender is perceived by ourselves and others, as well as her sons experience transitioning at a young age.
 
She shares an amazing story (that brought me to tears) on how he began to embrace who he actually is rather than what others and society put onto him from...
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S2 Ep5: 20 Personal, but fun facts

"Soooo... I get really stressed out when I can't communicate easily with or understand people... That's why I don't like babies... Like seriously, babies stress me the fuck out!" ~ Amanda (host)


 

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Duration: 1:16

In this episode, I bring on my best friend and past podcast guest (S1 Ep:3) who is also named Amanda back onto the podcast to drink some gin with me and to me  20 personal questions!

I did not know the questions ahead of time.

Before we dive into the questions, my guest Amanda and I do a deep dive into her new found joy in Tiktok and how she found a community of people (the "new coming out" lesbians community) that she can relate to. It's helped her to learn more about the community and herself as a late coming out lesbian.

Then we dive into the 20 questions.

I share what I've learned about being a wife, my biggest fears, my biggest...

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S2 Ep4: Inspirational Women - Cassandra

"When you're younger and first enter your career ... you see these people and they're SO far along and have accomplished so much and you just think to yourself, well I just can't POSSIBLY be that person. Then I realized that they started somewhere and they can't be THAT much smarter than me..." - Cassandra


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Duration: 1:11

In today's episode, I'm introducing a new series that you will be see throughout Season 2 where I share inspirational women and their lessons in life.

So, to kick off this series, I bring on a friend Cassandra Blackmore, who is running for City Council in Fredericton, NB. However, I first met her when she wanted to start her own Wardrobe Consulting business.

Cassandra worked in wardrobe consulting for awhile, but followed her passion to become the Executive Director of Fredricton's Community Kitchens (making and giving food...

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S2 Ep3: Your sex life is not broken

 

Duration: 1:08

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Today, I bring on Sofia Fortin, founder of the Happy Vagina Project. She is a certified sexuality coach and sex educator who specializes in working with mothers who want to step back into their sexy and find their dormant libido after kids. She is a mother, step mother, life-long entrepreneur, feminist, and a firm believer in the power of reclaiming our sexuality to create a ripple effect across our life.

In today's episode:

  • We talk about our struggles, as women, to be able to enjoy sex in a way that serves ourselves.
  • We talk about how sex was introduced to us while we were young and about the complexities and unique experienced women go through in having/ giving "the talk".
  • Sofia explains to us the different sex archetypes and how they can tap into aspects of your personality/self to allow for a more fulfilling sex life and to feeling...
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S2 Ep2: Embracing my grey

"When I turned 40, I realized that my time is precious, my time is limited and I asked myself where did I want to spend my time and energy. 100% it was not on my hair. That is what felt right for me."

~ Amanda

Duration: 16:27

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In today's episode, I'm sharing:

  • Why I decided to stop dying my hair and to embrace my grey.
  • What my process was for growing my grey out and the upkeep.
  • How I felt about the process and if I regret it...will I go back to covering my grey??
  • What my husband thought about it.
  • How to know if it's right for you....
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S2 Ep1: Intro to Season 2 & My WHY

"I want to dive into social issues, topics that challenge the status quo, dive into human behaviour and what makes them tic and to really just questioning EVERYTHING. I NEED  to keep learning and growing as a human." ~ Amanda

Duration: 9:33

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To kick off season 2 of the WDP, I thought I would share more of my WHY behind wanting to make this podcast.
 
In this ep:
  • I share my original concept and what really prompted me to start this podcast.
  • Why I like to make others uncomfortable and challenge the status quo...and I why I want you to too.
  • And then what to expect from Season 2...
For updated news, follow me here -> IG:  @womendisruptedpodcast
 
 
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5 ways clothes have nothing to do with appearance:

style tip Apr 22, 2021

 

1. They connects us to how we want to feel.

How do you want to feel for the day?

Want to embody a bad ass boss vibe? Want to feel more low key and comforting? Want to express your rebellious bold self? Want to feel more adventurous and fun today? Look at your closet and identify certain outfits or pieces that help you connect to how you want to feel for the day.

We are so inherently tied to our feelings and our clothes can help us connect to them on a deeper level.

2. The colours we wear can affect our mood.

When I wear red, it totally shifts my mood. If I am feeling bold, I wear red. When I want to feel sexy, I wear black lace. When I wear white, I feel light and bright. When I wear pink, I feel feminine. Studies have proven that colour affects our mood, so give you mood an extra boost and wear a colour that can affect you in a positive way.

I can feel JOY when I catch a glimpse of the colours I'm wearing throughout the day.

3. It's a nonverbal communication...

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Bonus - Part 2: Weight & Food Freedom

"There's this idea that if we love ourselves, then we're only eating healthy food, exercising every day of the week; doing all these chores... To eat & exercise the way "they" tell us we should... I would argue that NONE of that is loving ourselves. It's not loving yourself if you're following someone else's rules of what you "should" be doing for your body. I would argue that that's abandoning yourself. Actually loving yourself is pausing every day and asking yourself how you feel and what you want to feel" ~ Roni Davis

 
 

Duration: 1:19

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In honour of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I'm dedicating 2 bonus episodes on the podcast to 2 amazing women who are sharing their stories of recovery and empowerment.
 
Trigger Warning: Mention of eating disorders.
 
In Bonus ep 2, I bring on my friend Roni Davis,...
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Bonus - Part 1: Recovering from body dysmorphia & bulimia

"Our culture revolves around food and drink. You can't turn on the TV without seeing something about how someone looks. There's ads for every different way to exercise or food to eat. It's an obsessed culture with body and vanity. Men, boys, women, girls, everyone has to deal with it." Cheryl Botas




Duration: 1:04
 
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In honour of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I'm dedicating 2 bonus episodes on the podcast to 2 amazing women who are sharing their stories of recovery and empowerment.
 
Trigger Warning: Brief mention of sexual assault (but no explicit details shared) and eating disorders.
 
In Bonus ep 1, I bring on my past client and friend Cheryl Botas, to share her story of growing up with body dysmorphia and bulimia that was driven by low self-esteem, anxiety and trauma.
 
She shares her battle and RECOVERY.
 
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*Bonus* - Resilience through great loss

"I needed something good to come from the worst imaginable experience (Tiffany's son, Braedon, passing away) I think anyone could face in this world, so I started the Braeden foundation before I even knew what it would do."  ~ Tiffany Agnew


Duration: 53:48
 
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In this BONUS episode, I brings on a friend and one of the very few people I have ever called a "hero" in my life. I bring on Tiffany Agnew to talk about the most impactful events in her life and how she turned loss into an opportunity to take life-affirming and life-changing action.
 
We talk about the cool story on how we first met and tried to set up a "playdate" with our teenage sons.
 
Tiffany shares how  discovering the Self Help book 'The Secret' through Oprah and a chance encounter with a stranger started her self-help journey.
 
Tiffany shares...
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