Debbie Roche is the Host & Producer of Uncomfortable. It is a podcast that has comfortable conversations around uncomfortable topics.
What is trauma exactly? And how do we cope with it? In this episode of Uncomfortable, I chat with Joyous D. Williams, a mental health professional, art therapist, and coach. We discuss trauma, the different ways to cope, and dealing with family estrangement.    About Joyous Joyous D. Williams is a Mental Health Professional serving the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. She is a nationally board-certified Art Therapist, specializing in brain-based, trauma-informed care. She’s also a coach studied in “Transformative Presence” and has lived experience changing the very fabric of her own life. Personally, Joy is also a Growth-Oriented Mama of 1, a Life Partner, a Dog Mom to 3 unruly beasts and a voracious reader. Please note that there is some adult language in this episode so pop on those headphones!   If you enjoyed our conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!   Resources You can follow Joyous over on her website + social media: everywomxn.com Joy’s mailing list/Free Coaching Download: coach.everywomxn.com  Instagram: @recreatingdawn and @traumaclearingbadass.   Other Resources: Article about ACEs – https://developingchild.harvard.edu/media-coverage/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-mean/      CDC ACEs website – https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/about.html   Loveland Foundation – https://thelovelandfoundation.org/   Open Path Psychotherapy Collective – https://openpathcollective.org/   Coping Skill Printable Resource – http://www.indigodaya.com/resources/     If you are dealing with trauma and need help immediately then know that you can always call the Crisis Canada Hotline at 1.833.456.4566. They have amazing trained volunteers available 24/7. For more information visit their website www.crisisservicescanada.ca.   If you are having suicidal thoughts then please contact 1–800-SUICIDE.The LifeLine Canada Foundation also has a list of Canadian, USA and international crisis centres.   Click here for a list for a list of Suicide Crisis Hotlines in other countries.
How can you stay true to yourself, so you can call in the right relationship? In this episode of Uncomfortable, Deb chats with Self Care & Self Love Advocate Andrea Hill on calling yourself out on your own bullshit. Andrea explains how working on YOU by calling yourself out on your own bullshit, will allow you to feel more empowered, helping you to find a relationship that aligns with your true self. About Our Guest: Andrea Hill is a bullshit disturber, blindspot revealer, and love seeking missile. She guides you in doing the work required to have the love you desire. You might recognize Andrea from the very first podcast episode where I chatted with her and Jill Prescott about love, sex and relationships – and what a great conversation it was. In this episode Andrea and I talk about calling yourself out on your own bullshit.   Please note that there is some adult language in this episode so pop on those headphones! If you enjoyed our conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes! You can also watch the video of our interview over on YouTube by clicking here. Resources: You can follow Andrea over on her website + social media: www.andreahill.love Find our more about Andrea’s “I Call Bullshit” program by clicking here. Instagram: @_andreahill_
What is the difference between an "exclusive companion" and "sex work"? In what ways to do those who work in the sex industry keep themselves as safe as possible?  In this episode of Uncomfortable, Deb chats with Amy Taylor, model and exclusive companion who answers the above questions. Amy also talks about her experience of dealing with haters on and offline and explains the pros and cons of legalizing the sex industry. About Amy: Amy Taylor is the an exclusive companion based in the United States.  She is an MBA, a commercial pilot, a several-time cover model on Playboy, Maxim, FHM, L’Officiel, and inside Esquire, GQ, and Sports Illustrated.  When she's not in front of the camera, she’s enjoying the sunny skies flying, keeping fit at her gym in Los Angeles, or at the beach playing with her dog.     Please note that there is some adult language in this episode so pop on those headphones! If you enjoyed our conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes! Resources: You can follow Amy over on her website + social media: www.amytaylor.com Instagram: @AmyTaylorLA Twitter: @amytaylor1 Facebook: @AmyTaylorinLA   If you are a sex worker looking for help out of an abusive environment, please contact www.SWOPUSA.org (in the USA) Or one of the organizations listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sex_worker_organizations
What does “Gender Identity” mean? And how could the decision to go through gender affirming surgery impact a relationship? In this episode of Uncomfortable, Deb chats with Vancouver’s favourite queer podcasters Sara & Chloe about Sara’s decision to go through gender affirming surgery. Sara talks us through their decision and why the surgery is important to them. And Chloe tells us how she felt when Sara shared this decision with her.     About Chloe & Sarah: Chloe is a queer, disabled feminist. She has worked in the non-profit sector for most of her adult life. In her free time, she produces and co-hosts the independent podcast Warriors, Bards N’ Brews with her spouse, Sara. The podcast was born of their mutual love of Xena: Warrior Princess and queer media in general (and their inability to stop talking about it). She is also a cohost of Feminist Killjoys: A Music Podcast  with Sara. She also enjoys photography, being a cat mom, and craft beer.   Sara is a grad school escapee who still studies pop culture and gender theory for fun. When not at work in the nonprofit sector and being a part-time beer wrangler, they cohost Warriors Bards ‘n Brews (A Xena Podcast) with their wife and homicidal housecat, and also cohost Feminist Killjoys: A Music Podcast. They also spend a lot of time yelling about queer things on the internet.      Resources: Make sure to check out Sara & Chloe’s podcasts: Warriors, Bards ‘n’ Brews Feminist Killjoys Follow them over on social media: Instagram @wwb_podcast and @fkjpodTwitter @wwb_podcast and @killjoyspod Other Resources: Trans Care BC  
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Creator Details

Birthdate
May 21st, 1982
Location
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Episode Count
53
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 day, 20 hours
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 977082