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Women Transcend investigates issues facing women and girls worldwide, and highlights how incredible women and girls are overcoming them every day in amazing ways.
||CleanThe Guilt of Motherhood||Honest discussion with Dr. LaKesha Anderson from National Communication Association about expectations of mothers. As a result, a nearly inevitable part of motherhood is taking on guilt. We address the importance of permitting ourselves to not be perfec||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould Girls Wake Up Pretty? Girls & Media Ideals||In this episode we have a critical and revealing discussion about media messaging to young girls, and how divergent the messaging to girls is both from reality and from what is healthy. We use the example of a magazine cover targeting young girls to cri||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHarassment and Women in Tech||Because of the "brogrammer" atmosphere, women are being left out of this sector of the economy and limited in their potential for professional growth. Listen to our discussion with Justyn Hintze from Women Who Tech as we discussed their research on wome||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBravely: Trafficking & Trauma Survivors||If you are interested in or concerned about human trafficking, this episode is a must listen.We are hearing more about trafficking but we don't hear what happens to women who have been trafficked and are able to move on from this imposed life. They esca||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModern Trends in Childbirth||Fascinating conversation about trends in childbirth, breastfeeding, and preparing for a baby. The optimal situation would allow for a woman to plan far in advance for a pregnancy so she is physically, emotionally, and financially ready for a baby.||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSexual Abuse and Insufficient Labels||Listen to our eye opening discussion on the rhetoric and language around women who have experienced sexual abuse. We specifically discuss the dichotomy of the labels "victim" versus "survivor" and how these terms are insufficient to describe the experi||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFertility, Technology, & Acknowledging Grief Part 2||In the second part of this two part series, we continue our discussion with reproductive psychologist Dr. Julie Bindeman. We examine the issue of fertility and chasing parenthood. We review the current technology and options available to couples who||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFertility, Technology, & Acknowledging Grief Part 1||In this important discussion, we examine the issue of fertility and chasing parenthood. We review the current technology and options available to couples who desire to have a child, and the psychological impact that is associated with fertility and cha||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWomen in Comics: Is Wonder Woman Wonderful?||In our discussion of women characters and the portrayal of women in graphic novels, we unpack the history of women in comics and early characters. We take a look at how the portrayal and story lines of women in comics have changed over time, and the con||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHarassment and a Smile: Conversation with Actor Rebecca Blaine Carton||Discussion with Rebecca Blaine Carton about her independent short on harassment and catcalling, Smile. We discuss how this is an almost universal experience for women. We talk about the sense of shared experience we sometimes feel when we see another wo||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrusted Sources: Sexuality Education & Our Children||We discuss helping our children become good consumers of information, including about sexuality. We need to be honest with ourselves and admit we will not be the only source, if at all.. Parents can train children to be critical consumers of information||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpecial Episode: Contraception, Rape & a Bad Week for Women||We discuss 4 important policy changes that were quietly implemented by the Trump administration over the last week. All of these policy changes are relevant & important to health, safety, & rights of women & girls. Listen to my interview with OB/GYN Dr.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFoster Care: Invisible Children||Powerful and raw discussion with Rob Scheer from Comfort Cases about the foster care system, and what he calls its invisible children.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOnline Harassment: When Women Aren't Welcome||We unpack the various forms of cyber harassment and the various platforms in which women are most likely to become victims of cyber harassment. We also discuss ways to protect yourself.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParenting Girls in a Patriarchy||discussion with psychologist Dr. Dahlia Topolowsky about how to raise a healthy girl in a patriarchy. We discuss the influences of gender norms, stereotypes, and how to be an active and present parent.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSlacktivism: Are you really making a difference?||Discussion with Mark Story, communications strategist and committed advocate, about slacktivism and whether people are having the impact they think they are.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRECUT: Reflections on Elections||We discuss the very difficult reverberations from the rise in toxic masculinity, and the impact it has had on women in the US||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 Recap - Season 2 Teasers!||Conversation about Season 1, our favorite episodes and guests, and teasers for Season 2 episodes and topics.||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRECUT: Living in Conflict Zones: Women, Children & Survival||Discussion about the plight of women living in conflict zones, trying to hold families together and keep themselves safe.||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRECUT: Are Little Girls Getting Too Sexy?||We discuss the sexualization of young girls perpetuated through fashion and beauty ideals, and the dangerous trend of self-objectification.||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEscalating Ideology of the Alt-Right||Fascinating interview on the rise of the Alt-Right, how it came to be, & their general ideology||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRECUT: Patriarchy, Parenting, & Boys||We discuss the issue of raising boys to understand the systemic inequality in our society, and ways to talk about it with boy children.||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRECUT: Body Image, Fat Shaming, & Loving Ourselves||Recut from one of our most populat Season 1 episodes. We discuss body image and the double standard that women are held to with regard to appearance and weight in particular.||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReflections on Elections||I discuss the difficult reverberations resulting from the rise in toxic masculinity, and the impact it has had on women, policy and politics in the US.||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHuman Trafficking - Part 2||In this 2nd of my 2 part series on human trafficking we discuss how traffickers have become skilled at evading law enforcement, and how individuals can become involved in stopping trafficking.||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHuman Trafficking - Part 1||We discuss what human trafficking is, what it isn't, and popular misconceptions about trafficking, in the first of a two part series.||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanREBROADCAST: Politics, Aggression, & Women's Malaise||We discuss how many women have been impacted by the ugly rhetoric and amplified toxic masculinity resulting from the election of Trump||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Great Myth of UN and Family Planning||Discussion with International Women's Health Coalition about the work of UNFPA and how proposed budget cuts will impact their effectiveness||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPost-Truth Era and Politics||Discussion on post-truth politics, voter suppression, and holding our leaders accountable||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiving in Conflict Zones: Women, Children & Survival||Discussion about women and children fighting for survival in conflict zones, and the particular threats they face||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToxic Masculinity & Teen Girls: Slam Poetry Perspective||Interview with an amazing teen slam poet on being a maturing woman in a toxic patriarchy||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrisis Pregnancy Centers and Misinformation||Discussion on the Crisis Pregnancy Center movement and deceptive practices to stop abortions||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatriarchy, Elections, and a Continuing Struggle||Powerful discussion about women, politics, equality, patriarchy, and a continual struggle.||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming a Lighthouse: Men & Domestic Violence Prevention||Discussion on the role of men in ending domestic violence, and how to raise boys who can have healthy, respectful relationships||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNot Just Baby Blues: Postpartum Depression||We discuss the very serious & prevalent consequences of postpartum depression||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarch for Science, Truth, and the Tipping Point||In which I interview amazing women attending the March for Science in Washington, DC||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnvironment in the Crosshairs: Interview with Melanie Moore, Union of Concerned Scientists||Interview with Melanie Moore from Union of Concerned Scientists||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBody Image, Fat Shaming, & Loving Ourselves||How women are impacted by body image, fat shaming, & how we can love ourselves again||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWomen and the Alt-Right||A look into the Alt-Right and the view of women||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLead, Social Justice, & Environmental Racism||Discussion of recent cases of environmental contamination||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatriarchy, Parenting and Boys||Critical look at how to raise boys in a patriarchy||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitics, Aggression, & Women's Malaise||The negative political atmosphere has triggered many women's fears and anxieties||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Little Girls Getting Too Sexy?||We discuss the trend for little girls to be drawn to wearing sexy clothing.||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHave We Solved Domestic Violence?||Do we not hear about domestic violence anymore because it is solved?||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat It's Like to Be a Refugee||Discuss current day status of refugees, who and where they are, and what happens to them||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemystifying Islam||An honest discussion on Islam and women in the US||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemystifying the Hijab||Candid discussion of the Muslim hijab, Islam, and women||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDepiction of Women on Reality TV||Depiction of Women on Reality TV||1/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWomen's March on Washington||Women's March on Washington||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRhetoric of Women and Politics in the 2016 Election||Rhetoric of Women and Politics - What happened in 2016?||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the episode topics!
Just found this podcast and really love it! Seems like they are discussing some topics that no one else is covering, but not in a documentary style or classroom lecture style. Great discussions that make me feel like I am sitting down having a talk with friends. Give a listen!
A great mix of topics and guests. I really like the positive vibe! Thought-provoking without feeling like a lecture. My 6-year-old daughter heard one episode and wanted to hear the others!
A point of brightness in the day!
This podcast is great - it tackles difficult questions but reminds listeners that women are fighting and succeeding during the Trump era! Can't wait to hear more!