Self Care Sundays
By Aditi Juneja
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Self Care Sundays is a podcast that centers around communities of color and their access to sustainable, non-commercialized self-care. This podcast brings together guests across various professions, races, religions, and sexual orientations to talk about how their self-care practices impact their day-to-day lives. Find us on Twitter at @SelfCareSundays.
||CleanEp. 217: Audio Engineer Cato Zane||On our last episode of Season 2, we’re joined by a very special guest: our very own audio engineer, Cato Zane! As Cato has had the pleasure of listening to all our episodes, she’s the perfect candidate to help us reflect and sign off on another...||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 216, Part 2 on Gun Violence: Mike Martin of RAWTools||On Part II of our two-part episode on gun violence, we’re talking to Mike Martin, the founder and executive director of RAWTools. RAWTools is an organization based in Colorado that focuses on restorative justice and conflict mediation. Mike uses...||8/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 216, Part 1 on Gun Violence: Maj Toure of Black Guns Matter||On Part I of our two-part episode on gun violence, we’re speaking to Maj Toure, Chicago youth educator and founder of Black Guns Matter. Maj believes that communities of color should bear arms as a form of self-defense against oppressive forces. He...||8/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 215: STEM Educator Canissa Grant||On this episode, we’re talking to Canissa Grant, a science educator based in Avon, Connecticut. With experience as both a private and public school teacher, she shed a light on some of the disparities in curriculum and expectations. She also calls...||7/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 214: Founder of Reboot America and Director of Community at Lesbians Who Tech Angie Coleman||Angie Coleman joins us on the show to tell us how to put the self back in self-care! The tech aficionado is the founder of Reboot America and the Director of Community at Lesbians Who Tech. She joins us on the show to talk about reaching health goals,..||7/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 213: Progressive Political Analyst Jehmu Greene||On this episode, we’re talking with Jehmu Greene, a Democratic strategist, Fox News contributor, Board Chair of Vote Run Lead, and former candidate for DNC Chair. Jehmu shares how she came about cultivating self-care habits while battling exhaustion..||7/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 212: Artist, Activist, and Youth Mentor Maxwell Emcays||On this episode, we’re talking to Chicago-based artist and activist, Maxwell Emcays. Maxwell got his start with t-shirt design and eventually made a name for himself with Never Forget Chi, a project that aims to memorialize the lost lives of young...||7/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 211: Editorial Director at Girlboss Jerico Mandybur||Jerico Mandybur is a culture writer and editorial director at GirlBoss. She’s also the host of Self Service, a weekly podcast on a mission to empower women through tarot and astrology. On this episode, we talk to Jerico about some of her favorite...||6/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 210: Founder of Rooted Bodywork Massage Services Carla Gaskins-Nathan||Carla Gaskins-Nathan (she/they) is a licensed massage therapist and owner of Rooted Bodywork based in New York. As a queer person of color, Carla’s work places an emphasis on self-care for people of all backgrounds, body types, and gender...||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 209: Bitch Media Editor-In-Chief Evette Dionne||On this episode, we’re talking to the editor-in-chief of Bitch Media, Evette Dionne. Evette offers some insight on a topic even we struggle with: preserving your mental health while navigating news media and pop culture. As a black feminist and...||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 208: Comedian and Community Religious Leader Jay Malsky||How does one navigate Catholicism as a gay congregant? Can drag be a form of self care? Both of these questions and more will be answered in this episode with our guest, Jay Malsky, who is a New York comedian, drag queen and also a devout practicing...||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 207: lauren Ornelas of the Food Empowerment Project||Can veganism be a form of self care? Is a cruelty-free lifestyle a right or a privilege? On this episode, we’ll unpack these issues with lauren Ornelas, Founder and Executive Director of “Food Empowerment Project,” an organization on a mission...||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 206: Miss Rizos Founder Carolina Contreras||Welcome Carolina Contreras, joining us from the Dominican Republic! Carolina, also known as “Miss Rizos,” or “Miss Curls,” is an Afro-Latina beauty blogger and entrepreneur who founded Miss Rizos salon. This episode features an examination of...||5/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 205, Part 2: Kaytlin Bailey and Sex Work||Welcome to a special two-part episode about sex work! We’re speaking with former sex worker and comedienne Kaytlin Bailey today. In Part 1, Kaytlin gave us a "Sex Work 101." We recommend listening to that episode first if you're unfamiliar with sex...||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 205, Part 1: Kaytlin Bailey and Sex Work||Welcome to a special two-part episode about sex work! We’re speaking with former sex worker and comedienne Kaytlin Bailey today. This is Part 1, a “Sex Work 101” for audience members who may be unfamiliar with sex work. We discuss the narratives..||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 204: Bushra Amiwala, Candidate for Cook County Board of Commissioners||Welcome Bushra Amiwala for Episode 4! Bushra is a 20-year-old Chicago-based college student who ran for Cook County Board of Commissioners. On her episode, Aditi and Bushra share their experiences with self-care growing up as girls in South Asian...||5/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 203: Travel Journalist Nneka Okona||Today we speak with travel journalist Nneka Okona, joining us from Colombia! We begin with a look at the life of a travel blogger. Nneka describes the “white gaze” she encounters in travel in her pursuit of documenting the global iterations of...||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 202: Paralympic Rower Andrew Johnson||We welcome Paralympian Andrew Johnson for our second episode of Season 2! Andrew is a professional rower navigating the sport as a blind athlete. In our conversation, we explore how competition and exercise are forms of self-care. Andrew also...||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 201: Kat Calvin, Founder of SpreadTheVote||We welcome Kat Calvin, Founder of SpreadTheVote, on our first episode of Season 2! In this episode, Kat shares how life on the road as a non-profit founder informs her self-care practices and conceptions of boundaries. From Instagram to “Stickk,”...||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Teaser!||Help us bring you Season 2! Become a voluntary subscriber at www.patreon.com/selfcaresundayspodcast!||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 118: Artist Rommy Torrico||A Conversation with Rommy Torrico||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 117: Carla Gaskins-Nathan of Auburn Seminary||Carla Gaskins-Nathan is a massage therapist and healer in resident at Auburn Seminary. She shares how her journey into self-care began as she got sick after working too much. That burnout led her to explore the limits of Western medicine and how...||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 116: Kerri Kelly, Founder of CTZNWell||A Conversation with Kerri Kelly||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 115: Lawyer Jeena Cho||Jeena Cho shares burning out as a lawyer, being diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, and being chosen by lawyers to help them learn how to do self-care better. She shares how she realized that anxiety in the body is often rooted in something not...||8/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 114: April Reign of #OscarsSoWhite||April Reign discusses navigating how inclusive to be with #OscarsSoWhite in a way that allows her to preserve herself and feels fair. She also shared how she creates digital boundaries and relies on her community online to help provide support. She...||8/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 113: Alice Wong, Creator of the Disability Visibility Project||Alice Wong, co-creator of #CriptheVote and creator of the Disability Visibility Project, shares her journey into self-care. She shares how her journey into self-care began as she realized that her body could not handle the exertion she was demanding...||7/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 112: Author and Speaker Akosua D. Edwards||What happens if you achieve all of your goals and are still unsatisfied? What do you do with the feeling of not being enough? Akosua D. Edwards shares her journey into self-love through positivity and gratitude. Also, how you can both acknowledge the...||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 111: Rohan Gilkes, Co-Founder of Innclusive||Rohan Gilkes, the co-founder of Innclusive, became interested in entrepreneurship as a way to make his work more enjoyable as a form of self-care. We discuss the sweet spot of privilege required in order to pursue this possibly risky path - enough...||7/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 110: Activist Anna Dardick||Anna Dardick is an activist and a creative. She discusses how she learned to set boundaries while working as an activist in college after a racist incident on her college campus. She discusses white privilege and how white people can work to dismantle..||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 109: Deepti Sharma, Founder of Food to Eat||This week Deepti Sharma, founder of Food to Eat, joins us to talk about her journey into self-care. We start by talking about how she took up running after graduating from college and moving away from friends and family. Deepti shares how that...||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 108: Tem Blessed and His #LoveArmyChallenge||A Conversation with Tem Blessed||6/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 106: Renu Juneja||Our host, Aditi Juneja, interviews her mom Dr. Renu Juneja about her journey of self-care. She shares how she first thought about self-care after her mother passed away in 1996 out of necessity. She also shares how her emigration to the United States...||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 105: Digital Strategist Beth Becker||Beth Becker, a progressive digital media strategist, shares her perspective on self-care when your job requires you to track social media. Also, Beth Becker shares the challenges of being a progressive and a self-described "redneck". The transcription..||6/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 104: Playwright Sarah Shourd||In this conversation with Sarah Shourd, a noted activist, journalist, and playwright, we discuss how self-care can be indulgent and privileged, but how it can also be an opportunity to bolster community health that makes us all freer.||5/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 103: Activist Blair Imani||In episode 3, we have a conversation with Black Muslim activist Blair Imani. The conversation goes through her journey in learning to be intentional about self-care and what practices work best for her. We also discuss what she's still learning to do...||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 102: Lizzie Finesse, Part 2||This is the second part of the conversation with Lizzie Finesse focused on drawing boundaries and building supportive communities. Next week I will start interviewing guests! The transcription for this episode can be found here.||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 101: Aditi Juneja and Lizzie Finnese||This first episode is a conversation between Aditi Juneja and Lizzie Finnese on the basics of self-care, why it's important including our self-care journeys, and what it means to thrive. The transcription for this episode is available here.||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Self-Care is in the daily intentional actions!
So happy to hear conversations about self-care that aren't about spa days, massages, manis and pedis.
Self-Care isn't selfish and it doesn't have to cost a lot of money. It really comes from the inside.
Can't wait until Sundays!
Very thoughtful conversation
Thank you Sarah for sharing your experiences and your thoughts, very self aware and articulate. Appreciate your sharing about yourself.