Vagina Chronicles Podcast

Sometimes an unimaginable illness afflicts us or someone we love with no warning and no clear path to recovery. It can be one of the most traumatic, life-altering moments in our lives. But there are ways to get through it. In this episode, we share some really great tips that will help keep you talking, […]

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  The holiday season brings with it a variety of ingrained feelings and behaviors for many people. Some of those emotional responses are quite lovely: Perhaps we’re a little more generous, kinder, more prone to forgive others in the spirit of good will to all (wo)men! Awesome! Good stuff! Keep it coming! But for many […]

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It’s coming for all of us. No matter how much we resist or disguise the signs, we are all getting a little bit older every day. It’s the only inevitability, really. As long as we’re alive, our body is transforming. We go through our daily lives not noticing the infinitesimal changes that are occurring in […]

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It’s not always easy to speak up when you’re confronted with something that challenges your belief system. You know what? Let’s be real here, it can be down-right terrifying! In today’s episode, we share our stories of confrontation – the times we got it right and the times we mucked it up! We talk about […]

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Have you ever hidden your faith so that others don’t judge you? Do you squash your spirituality to fit into whatever societal structure you’re currently in? Are you embarrassed to tell your friends that you believe in God? Whether you identify as spiritual, religious, atheist, agnostic, pagan etc., it’s almost guaranteed that you have felt […]

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In today’s episode, we tackle the topic of domestic violence after the recent highly-publicized case of former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice punching his wife in an elevator. Of course, this situation is not unique to football players, or celebrities, but it has provided yet another opportunity to publicly speak about and bring awareness to the […]

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The post 037 – How Self-Image Affects Our Relationship with Food appeared first on Vagina Chronicles Podcast.

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Okay, let’s talk about that “rape prevention” nail polish, but let’s also talk about the feminist backlash. By now, you’ve probably heard of the nail polish that detects the 3 main date-rape drugs: Xanax, Rohypnol, and GHB. At first read of the sensational headlines, it sounds great! A way for women to tell if she’s getting […]

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Strong women often deal with the challenge of balancing masculine and feminine energy. We’re squeezed on both sides to be more – more powerful, more assertive, more independent, more vulnerable, more accommodating, more approachable. With so much external pressure to be the “perfect woman,” it can be difficult to embrace who we really are and get what we desire, […]

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Many people experienced feelings of shock, sadness, and maybe even despair at the news of the death of one of the most entertaining men in the world, Robin Williams. Why despair? Because many of us struggle with varying degrees of depression every day and to hear that someone so seemingly “having it all” could succumb […]

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What can one woman do against the historic, perpetual, destructive sexual violence women experience every few seconds on this planet? A lot, as it turns out. We are thrilled to have the honor of introducing you to Janis Hillard of Edipus. Janis started Edipus to cast light on the epidemic of sexual violence against women. […]

The post 033 – Organizing Men to Stand Up Against Sexual Assault: Janis Hillard’s Story of Edipus appeared first on Vagina Chronicles Podcast.

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This week, we are inspired by a recent article rebuking the Esquire piece “In Praise of 42-Year-Old Women,” which has incurred quite a lot of negative feedback… We’ll let you decide for yourself (check the link below). In this article, the one that we thought brought up a great point – “I Don’t Care if You […]

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Listen In Here: Ok, let’s be honest. There are systems of class still found in probably every society on the planet. What about America, you ask? Yup, even in the melting pot one can discern notes of class distinction. In this episode, we’re discussing the differences in cultural activities that young people from varying classes […]

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Listen To The Full Episode: Have you ever counted how many times you say “I’m sorry” during the course of your day? Did you really mean that you’re sorry every time you said it? Or do you use the phrase as a filler when you really don’t have anything to be sorry for? This week, […]

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“Failure” is such a dismal word. And since its deflating, defeating, decaying ramifications don’t really fit the life of self-love and success that we’re going for… we’re going to redefine it. Not doing well at something doesn’t mean you have “failed,” it’s merely an opportunity for learning and trying harder! Yeah, yeah, yeah, that’s easy […]

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Have you ever started dating someone and “lost” yourself in the process? If you have, you’re not alone; many women (and men, for that matter) start dating before they have a good idea of who they are – and then have a hard time figuring it out once their lives are entangled with another. Let’s […]

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We’re back! After a little, bitty hiatus, we are ecstatic to return to the ears of our fabulous and patient listeners! We hope you enjoy our latest episode on self-image. After scraping the surface of this topic a bit back in our episode on how media can damage self-esteem and body image, we decided to […]

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Navigating the waters of social acceptance can be treacherous, scary, and depressing much of the time. As humans, we naturally want to feel like we belong to something greater than ourselves…but sometimes it’s just not worth it. Peer pressure is an issue that everyone deals with at some time in their life, but is especially […]

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Listen To The Full Episode: It’s always jarring to hear someone blame a woman’s attack on the clothes she wears or the way she presents herself. But what do you do if it’s your friend saying those things? And what if your friend is also a woman? Toni and Angela address a listener’s question about […]

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Listen To The Full Episode: So, we figured out a few episodes ago how to tell if we have healthy relationships or not, right? Now what do we do when we know it’s a good one, but it’s just lost its pizzazz?! Especially in the United States, many people perceive that “true love” is over […]

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Do you have a desire to start meditating but you just don’t know how to begin? Maybe you are even a little uncertain about what exactly meditation is in the first place? How do you find the time…and how the heck are you supposed to incorporate silence when you have so many responsibilities screaming for […]

The post 023 – Meditation De-Mystified – Do What Works for You and Focus Into a New Way of Being – An Interview with Shawngela Pierce appeared first on Vagina Chronicles Podcast.

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Have you ever withdrawn from a loving partner’s touch? Does your body go into fight-or-flight mode at the slightest hint of physical contact? For many women and men, learning to not only accept but fully embrace the pleasure of touch can be a difficult journey… especially for those who have experienced sexual trauma (and really, […]

The post 022 – How to Receive Pleasure: A Guide for Victims of Sexual Trauma – An Interview with Chris Maxwell Rose appeared first on Vagina Chronicles Podcast.

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Women haven’t always been considered the “weaker sex,” needing big, strong men to come to our rescue. In fact, the first human societies were matriarchal. Labor was equally divided as to each person’s strength and equally respected as a valuable contribution. Women were cherished for their intuition and connectedness to the earth… And then came […]

The post 021 – From Goddess to Livestock and Back Again: Woman’s Journey Home – An Interview with Embers Moore appeared first on Vagina Chronicles Podcast.

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This week, Toni and Angela are joined by fellow podcast host Zoe Grimm of The Vodka Press Podcast to talk about unslutting our culture. What does “unslutting” mean, you ask? It’s about ending sexual bullying and slut shaming. Too many women and men experience the pain of being bullied because of other’s ignorant ideas about […]

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Are you in a healthy relationship? It may seem like that’s an easy question, but lots of people don’t really know the answer. Why? Because many of us don’t know what actually constitutes a “healthy” connection. Oftentimes, women stay in relationships for the wrong reasons (ever try to “save” someone and make them a better […]

The post 019 – Healthy Relationships – How To Tell If You Have One and What To Do If You Don’t – An Interview with Starr Burgess appeared first on Vagina Chronicles Podcast.

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Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of self-deprecation and unhealthy behavior, wanting to love yourself enough to stop but unable to figure out how? Do you feel caught up in a sexualized version of yourself that has nothing to do with your true desires? Do you ever feel that you’re more concerned with […]

The post 018 – From Sex Appeal to Self Appeal – An Interview with Susan Bremer O’Neill appeared first on Vagina Chronicles Podcast.

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Did you know there are more slaves on the planet right now than at any other time in history? The estimated number – between 25 and 30 million. Human beings are being de-valued to the point of complete objectification in cases of domestic, labor, and sexual slavery. Children and young women around the globe are […]

The post 017 – Human Trafficking: Today’s Slave World – An Interview with Nancy Hartwell appeared first on Vagina Chronicles Podcast.

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Do you know how to effectively negotiate a raise? How about how to say “No” to the multitude of people asking for a share of your precious time in a way that keeps you guilt-free? Entrepreneur and speaker JJ Di Geronimo joins the ladies to give listeners advice about how to be a “purposeful woman.” […]

The post 016 – Learn to Say “Pick Me!” for Jobs You Deserve and “No, Thanks!” to Those You Don’t Have Time for… And How to Tell the Difference – An Interview with JJ DiGeronimo appeared first on Vagina Chronicles Podcast.

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Have you ever been told you’re not fill-in-the-blank enough; you’re not smart enough, thin enough, outgoing enough, pretty enough? Now, here’s the important part – did you believe it? This episode, author Jen Tress joins Toni and Angela to talk about her new memoir, You’re Not Pretty Enough. In Jen’s case, it was her ex-(emphasis […]

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In this episode, Angela and Toni interview Jan Marquart, LCSW about the therapeutic power of writing. Jan has been a licensed clinical social worker helping teens, families, couples, and individuals for over thirty years. And Jan has written every single day since June of 1972! Through her daily practise of writing, Jan discovered the healing […]

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Why are so many women raised to be mortified if their body naturally “expresses” itself in public? Is a woman still a lady if she <gasp> leaves a little odor in the restroom after powdering her nose for fifteen minutes? What about those of us who swear like a sailor? In this episode, Angela and […]

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Listen To The Full Episode: It’s that time again. You know, the time when everyone takes stock of how they’re lacking, failing, too fat, too broke… just plain not good enough. Ugh. Don’t we all feel quite bad enough about ourselves already?! Well, let’s change it up this year and set a goal that isn’t about perpetuating […]

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