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Uncomfortable.

A Society and Culture podcast featuring Debbie Roche
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Comfortable conversations around uncomfortable topics.

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Reconciliation
In this episode of Uncomfortable, Debbie chats with Chastity Davis, a mixed heritage woman of First Nations and European descent. We chat about reconciliation and what it means both politically and individually.  About Chastity Chastity Davis is a mixed heritage woman of First Nations and European descent. A proud member of the Tla’amin Nation, located in Powell River just off the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC. Chastity strives to keep her sacred First Nations culture, traditions, and values incorporated into her modern-day life. She has dedicated my life to facilitate the building of bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. In this episode, we talk about truth & reconciliation, what it means both politically and individually. I hope that you enjoy our conversation but as always, do note that there is some adult content, so when listening, it’s best to pop on those headphones! If you enjoyed our intimate conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes! Resources Make sure to head over to Chastity’s website to find our more about her work: www.chastitydavis.com You can follow Chastity on social media: Instagram @chastity_davisTwitter @CDavisConsult Other articles/reports: The Indian Act – WikipediaUnited Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesNational Centre for Truth & ReconciliationTruth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action Indigenous Podcasts: Unreserved with Rosanna Deerchild, CBC PodcastAll My Relations with Matika Wilbur & Adrienne KeeneRed Man Laughing with Ryan McMahonMétis in Space with Molly Swain & Chelsea Vowel   
Periods Part 2: Menstrual Products, Poverty, & Power
In this episode of Uncomfortable, we chat with Madeleine Shaw, co-founder of Lunapads. Lunapads is a Vancouver based business that manufactures reusable menstrual products. We discuss period products, myths, shame, period poverty and, so much more! About Our Guest: Madeleine Shaw, the co-founder of Lunapads. Lunapads create reusable alternatives to disposable pads & tampons featuring modern washable cloth pads, magical leak-free period undies, and menstrual cups. Madeleine is not only one part of the driving force behind this powerful ethical brand, she is also the Founder and Creative Director of G Day for Girls, a global social movement where Girls and their Champions can come together to welcome, witness and receive Girls as they enter the next phase of their life journey. I hope that you enjoy our conversation but as always, do note that there is some adult content so when listening, it’s best to pop on those headphones! If you enjoyed our intimate conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!   Resources: Find out more about Lunapads by visiting www.lunapads.ca You can follow Lunapads on social media: Instagram @lunapads Twitter @lunapadsFacebook @LunapadsPinterest @lunapads To find out more about GDay visit www.gday.world   Other cool links and articles we touched on in the podcast: Seeking Ceremony – creating ceremony around special events and life milestones. Afripads – leading manufacture and largest commercial supplier across Africa of reusable pads. The Period Promise Campaign – Period Promise campaign by United Way to reduce the isolation created by period poverty, in our own neighbourhoods. The Period Purse – The Period Purse strives to achieve menstrual equity by providing marginalized menstruators with access to free menstrual products, and to reduce the stigma surrounding periods through public education and advocacy. Article: If Men Could Menstruate by Gloria Steinem Free Bleeding Post from Lunapad’s social media.
Periods Part 1: Period Bypassing
In this episode of Uncomfortable, we talk to De’Nicea Hilton, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Holistic Period & Fertility Strategist. We chat about “Period Bypassing” a term coined by De’Nicea during her work with women around menstrual cycles.  About De'Nicea: Imagine a place where girls, teens and women walk around completely aware of themselves, Being Whole, and so comfortable fully expressing their Authentic Selves. They’re exuding confidence and loving who they are. And to think…it all started with learning about their menstrual cycle.  De’Nicea Hilton is the host of Period Bypassing, where the practice is to Educate, Embrace and Embody Holistic Menstrual Health.  Through her experience as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Holistic Period & Fertility Strategist, De’Nicea noticed girls, teens and women were living with unpleasant menstrual cycles, confused about themselves, unaware of their bodies and living fragmented – the effects of Period Bypassing™. However, this shifted when they learned about their menstrual cycle.  Transcending Period Bypassing™, the Flow-Asis is filled with all sorts of opportunities to learn Holistic Menstrual Health in group mentorship or be personally guided one-to-one in syncing with and harmonizing your cycle for Menstrual Cycle Conditions and Fertility Challenges.  De’Nicea teaches a multi-faceted perspective of the menstrual cycle that shatters the belief of what’s been accepted as “normal” for what is healthy. In the Flow-Asis, De’Nicea opens their eyes to creating a life FOR her rather than accepting things being done TO her by using the Menstrual Cycle as her guide – detecting cues and listening to messages of what her Mind, Body and Spirit are saying she needs. While women have been searching all over for the answers to her questions about her Cycle, Fertility and overall Health, De’Nicea helps her see that the answers have been within her the whole time. She just needs to know how to access and interpret it. Resources: Feel free to connect with De’Nicea over on her website and social media: www.deniceahilton.com www.periodbypassing.com Instagram @deniceahiltonTwitter @DeNiceaHiltonFacebook @DeNiceaHilton Check out the Period Bypassing Podcast: http://periodbypassing.libsyn.com/ Article: Women who stop taking the Pill can find their partners less attractive - The Telegraph.  
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Started
Jun 4th, 2017
Latest Episode
Nov 8th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
36
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes

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