S3E4: Self-Care for Parents and Birth Workers

S3E4: Self-Care for Parents and Birth Workers

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Trish Frempong, like a lot of parents, wears many hats: mother/micro blogger Instagrammer extraordinaire/yoga queen and future midwife. We talk about the notions of self-care for healers and community workers from an intersectional perspective while having a few laughs! Check out her blog "Confessions of a Hustling Mama" on Instagram where she creates space for other mamas to be inspired. 

S3E2: Doctors Without Borders, Life of a Midwife Part 1

S3E2: Doctors Without Borders, Life of a Midwife Part 1

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Sam Jennings is a mother of four, former midwife and vegan who lived in Toronto when her partner was deputy director for Doctors Without Borders. She spent many years on missions with MSF saving lives in countries such as Congo, India and Uganda. She currently runs a blog on green living and parenting: https://www.littlegreenlives.com

 

 

 

S3E1: Full Circle Doula

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S3E1: Full Circle Doula

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Conjurer. Medicine Woman. Full Circle Birth Companion/Doula. Cassandra Thompson is a birth worker who supports the needs of Indigenous, Black, Two Spirit, Trans and Queer birthing individuals. She believes birth work is a revolutionary calling, not simply a career. Listen in as she shares how her job is to witness the birth journey. More about her work on Instagram @crystalrootandconjure and www.crystalrootandconjure.bigcartel.com .

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S2E5: Zero Waste Parenting

S2E5: Zero Waste Parenting

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Join Mailyne Kilantang Briggs, a former solo mother and owner of A Dream Lived Greener on her determined journey to become a zero-waste parent while raising her son.

S2E4: Black Parents Matter

S2E4: Black Parents Matter

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In "Black Parents Matter" LeRoi Newbold, Director of Black Lives Matter Toronto Freedom School shares his opinion on why black children need afro-centered curriculum to heal from the unacknowledged effects of slavery that took place in Canada.

S2E3: Parenting Beyond the Binary

S2E3: Parenting Beyond the Binary

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Full spectrum doula Giselle Johnston and Black Lives Matter Toronto trans parent LeRoi Newbold engage in a captive back and forth about what LGBTQ-centered support looks, sounds and feels like.

S2E2: How to Be a Feminist Dad

S2E2: How to Be a Feminist Dad

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Michael Wodzicki, father to three, shares his experience on what it's like to be a feminist dad and raise his sons and daughter to embody the values of gender equality and feminism.

S2E1: How to Raise a Feminist

S2E1: How to Raise a Feminist

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In "How to Raise a Feminist" Ottawa Councillor Catherine McKenney shares her experience of being an openly gay feminist parent and councillor in a hetero-normative male dominated world.  

Bonus Episode

Bonus Episode

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How do mental health and sexual health intersect? As part of Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness week The Birth Talks partnered with Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights to share this short excerpt from Action Canada for SHR's podcast. To listen to the rest of this conversation, and view what is offered in this campaign, visit www.srhweek.ca. And mark you calendars for the launch of Series 2: Parenting Beyond the Ordinary on International Women's Day, March 8!

S1E5: The ReProductive Ally

S1E5: The ReProductive Ally

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How we do we move forward as allies in reproductive justice? This special 40 minute episode is the last show of the first series and is co-hosted with the savvy and wise Vanessa Borjon, Bitch Media writing fellow based in Chicago. 

S1E4: The Politics of Birth

S1E4: The Politics of Birth

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Professor Candace Johnson from the University of Guelph leaves us with questions on the north south politics of birth. What does it mean to support every person's right to self determine in their reproductive health choices?

S1E3: Feministing Birth in the 21st Century

S1E3: Feministing Birth in the 21st Century

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"Fuck the waves of feminism. We are an ocean of Indigenous knowledge." What does it mean to be a birth worker/activist in the 21st century? You will not want to miss this conversation with Krysta and Denise, two Indigenous Full Spectrum Doulas based in Toronto. Feminism will never look the same again.

S1E2: If These Uteruses Could Talk Part II

S1E2: If These Uteruses Could Talk Part II

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Mikki Bradshaw shares what his uterus would say if it could talk. He takes listeners on a thoughtful yet profound intersectional journey into gender, sexuality and race all with a sense of humour. (Warning: explicit content).

S1E1: If These Uteruses Could Talk Part I

S1E1: If These Uteruses Could Talk Part I

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In The Birth Talks' first episode "If These Uteruses Could Talk Part 1", 10 people from all walks of life the question "What would your uterus say if it could talk?". The diversity of stories will leave you thinking about intersectional feminism and reproductive health in a whole new way. 

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The Birth Talks is a new intersectional feminist podcast on birth. The first series takes listeners on the journeys and stories of people across different lived experiences and delves into reproductive justice for women and girls.