Jessica Murnane is an Author of One Part Plant Cookbook, host of One Part Podcast and founder of Know Your Endo.
It’s the season premiere! This week, I’m talking to Meera Lee Patel. Meera is a writer, speaker, author (find her books in the show notes), and a self-taught artist.  In this episode, Meera and I discuss why we can’t always fear the unknown, how she approaches anxiety, the unpaid labor of free content, promoting your work with transparency, and how she’s pivoted her business during the last six months.  SHOW NOTES: Meera’s Website + Instagram  Create Your Own Calm Made Out Of Stars My Friend Fear  Start Where You Are  Self-Compassion: The Proven Power Of Being Kind To Yourself Pav Bhaji Recipe via Food and Wine  Pav Bhaji Masala (Meera’s favorite store-bought) Pav Bhaji Masala Recipe  Know Your Endo  One Part Plant Cookbook  ****** I may receive affiliate commissions from links I include. 
This week, I’m talking to Dr. Uchenna “UC” Ossai. Dr. UC is a sex-positive pelvic health physical therapist and sexuality educator and counselor. She’s an assistant professor at the University of Texas Dell Medical School and also serves as pelvic health program manager at UT Health Austin. Dr. UC is one of few licensed physical therapists in the world with an AASECT certification in sexuality counseling and the only Black physical therapist with this specific designation.  In this episode, Dr. UC and I discuss pelvic floor therapy, sexual communication, orgasms (having them/not having them/faking them), painful sex, libido, and why penetration is not the gold standard of sex.  SHOW NOTES: Dr. UC’s Website + Instagram  C Is For Consent  Girls And Sex  Darkness To Light  Sex Positive Families  Dame Products  Lelo  Unbound Babes  Soul Source  Intimate Rose  Heal Pelvic Pain  Healing Painful Sex  Know Your Endo  One Part Plant Cookbook  ****** I sometimes receive affiliate commission from links I share. 
This week, I’m talking to Courtney Maum. Courtney is the author of the novels Costalegre, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, and Touch and the handbook Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide To Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book. Courtney’s writing has been published in New York Times, and O, the Oprah Magazine, among others. Courtney is the founder of the collaborative retreat program, The Cabins, and she also has a writing-advice newsletter, “Get Published, Stay Published.” Courtney and I discuss finding an agent, writing a proposal, dealing with impostor syndrome, becoming a better writer, and (not) reading reviews.    SHOW NOTES: Courtney’s Website + Instagram  Courtney’s Books Hysteria  Scorpionfish  Rock The Vote  Know Your Endo  One Part Plant Cookbook  The Cookbook Deal Podcast  ****** I sometimes receive affiliate commission from links I share. 
This week we’re doing something a little different. I’m sharing part of an episode from Food Heaven (The Podcast) with Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez. Here’s a description of the podcast from Jessica and Wendy, “In the past few days, we’ve been hit up by countless publications, podcasts, and influencers asking us to be on their platforms to do a podcast interview, host an IG live, or have a conversation on racism. Oftentimes, these requests come with a ridiculously tight turnaround, which feels really inconsiderate. We’re human beings.  We have lives. Believe it or not, we’re actually busy. Also, there’s a lot of emotional labor and trauma involved in being vulnerable and sharing our experiences with racism.   PLUS! We’ve contributed to COUNTLESS articles (go to our press page) about inclusivity and social justice before it was trending.  We’ve also done so. many. podcast episodes on these topics (check our BLM highlight for some of the most recent episodes). The work is out there. If you have looked at some of the work, and still want to collaborate, make an effort to be more mindful about how you reach out + what your asks are. In this week’s episode, we go in on why we’re frustrated and exhausted. But we also make sure to include some action items on what you (black, POC, white) can do to amplify black voices both on and offline.  After you listen to this snippet, head over to Food Heaven to listen to the full episode (and pick another episode you’re excited about, too). I know you’ll love Jessica and Wendy’s openness and honesty about all things wellness.  SHOW NOTES: Food Heaven Website + Instagram  Food Heaven Podcast  Diversify Dietetics 
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201
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2
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1 week, 6 hours
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