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⁣[] Eating Disorder diagnosis and treatment under the western biomedical model of psychiatry and psychology fails to acknowledge the socially constructed systems and institutions creating disordered eating and dis-ease. ​Unsustainable, oppressive, and harmful systems underpinning capitalism, industrialization, neo-liberal food politics, and colonialism have led to the epidemiology of eating disorders which shows up in diverse ways, among various intersectionalities of identity within communi ...
 
We dive head first into conversations breaking down things like religion, sex, spirituality and the world around us. And although we now consider ourselves to be somewhere between agnosticism and mystical atheism, we speak from our experiences from our time in the Christian Music Industry and religious upbringing. We bring on a variety of guests to help us demystify the topics that we were once taught to fear or ignore; expanding the lenses with which we see the world through. @deconstruct.p ...
 
Black stories are a vital part of Black healing. That Black healing is a vital part of the world’s healing. Our stories are medicine and contain technology often overlooked in spaces that have actively de-centered Black bodies and voices. My Black Body Podcast is a container to share and grow nourishment for our collective bodies, minds and spirits. ​ This podcast will serve as a living record. By centering Black stories told by Black people, we ensure that we play an integral role in preser ...
 
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Kat Harris is the host of The Refined Collective Podcast, and Co-Founder of the online publication The Refined Woman. Her first book Sexless in the City hit bookstores April 2021. She coaches and equips women all over the world in dating, relationships, singleness, sexuality, faith and how to build a renewed and healthy biblical sexual ethic rooted…
 
Stelle Jacobson currently works full-time as a legal specialist for a law firm and is passionate about law, policy, and research. She has international experience with refugees having spent four consecutive months on the ground in Mosul, Iraq working with an international NGO. She currently volunteers with the IRC and helps asylum seekers settle in…
 
Today we have Kevin Garcia. A Digital pastor, spiritual coach, author and speaker, woo woo vibey ass bitch. Passionate about helping people create spiritiual practices to heal from spiritual trauma and crafting miraculous lives. Ex-evangelcial, queer and expansive spiritualist, sometimes christian, often a witch. https://linktr.ee/thekevingarcia @t…
 
The decolonized Christian grew up in Western Canada, a homeschooled kid from an evangelical Christian home. While this taught him a biased worldview from a very conservative Christian lens, He developed a love for learning, reading, and asking questions outside of the box. This inevitably led him to a journey of deconstructing his faith while also …
 
After 30 years in the church, David Hayward (aka NakedPastor) left the ministry to pursue his passion for art. He uses words and images to challenge the status quo, deconstruct dogma, and offer hope for those who struggle and suffer under it. @nakedpastor @deconstruct.pod @laurendeleary @adamfrost.official https://linktr.ee/nakedpastor…
 
Da'Shaun talks 1:1 with Jessica about their new book, Belly of the Beast; The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness. The two of them discuss social death, health, HAES, and wellness and how they intersect with fatness and Blackness. Get connected to Da'Shaun and their work! Editor: Daché Monet Theme Music: "Rebirth Makes You Dance" by The Rebi…
 
In the final episode of season four and to close out the Another Day With You campaign, we talk to someone who attempted suicide at the age of 27 and went on to write a book inspired by his own experience. That person is author Bill Konigsberg and that book is The Bridge. In our conversation, you’ll hear about Bill’s chronic, untreated depression w…
 
When the pandemic altered nearly every part of daily life, we wondered what it would mean for those struggling, for those currently fighting to stay alive. A mental health crisis already existed and the pandemic only made it more glaringly obvious. The collective trauma and loss nearly doubled the number of people having thoughts of suicide and exp…
 
This week Jessica sits down for an intimate 1:1 chat with Lexi Brown, a veterinarian student in the UK, former collegiate gymnast, and Jessica's mentee. Lexi takes us through Simone Biles's Olympics gymnastics performance and the impacts that Biles's courageous acts continue to have on her, Jessica, and society at large. Lexi also shares how the tr…
 
When the pandemic altered nearly every part of daily life, we wondered what it would mean for those struggling, for those currently fighting to stay alive. A mental health crisis already existed and the pandemic only made it more glaringly obvious. The collective trauma and loss nearly doubled the number of people having thoughts of suicide and exp…
 
When the pandemic altered nearly every part of daily life, we wondered what it would mean for those struggling, for those currently fighting to stay alive. A mental health crisis already existed and the pandemic only made it more glaringly obvious. The collective trauma and loss nearly doubled the number of people having thoughts of suicide and exp…
 
Mimi Cole is a graduate student currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. She is passionate about disordered eating and obsessive compulsive disorder, and started deconstructing her faith during college. When her experiences with scrupulosity were named for her - it was an incredible first step …
 
Stephanie Green is a queer single mama of 2 amazing cisgender kids and 1 epic trans boy. She was raised in an evangelical home and spent half a lifetime working for christian ministries, but she slowly deconstructed for over a decade before finally leaving religion, church, and - as happens for a lot of people - most of her community. She’s a beaut…
 
Tara Teng is an Embodiment Coach who works in the intersections of spirituality and sexuality. She helps people find their way back to their bodies, overcome shame, and dismantle purity culture in a way that is in alignment with their values and beliefs so that they can build a healthy, sexual ethic and thrive in freedom and wholeness. https://link…
 
July is BIPOC Mental Health Month in the US. It exists to “bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness” in this country. While mental health challenges impact humans regardless of race, body size, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, and so on, we also recognize that racism, coloni…
 
Yeamah Logan is a Queer woman of African descent who identifies as Christian. She helps LGBTQ+ Christians make peace with their sexuality and faith. She is passionate about reuniting the queer community with a God who loves, accepts and affirms them. She was baptized in the seventh Day Adventist tradition and ended up in a charismatic non-denominat…
 
This week Jessica and Rawiyah are joined by special guest Brena Jean. Brena Jean is a queer, fat, Black, Lipedema advocate, storyteller, and writer. At 37 years old, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lipedema, a little-known, painful fat disorder that affects 11% of all AFAB folks. Post-diagnosis, she's pulled the veil back on her life and attempts to…
 
Hannah Moon is an intuitive coach focused on helping those with a religious upbringing to deconstruct their own ideas, beliefs, and fears to live an authentic and joy-filled life. She is an inter-faith, inter-spirituality coach who believes there is truth weaving through all cultures and practices guiding us to love, inner divinity, and wholeness. …
 
July is BIPOC Mental Health Month in the US. It exists to “bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness” in this country. While mental health challenges impact humans regardless of race, body size, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, and so on, we also recognize that racism, coloni…
 
Dr. Laura Anderson is a Psychotherapist specializing in complex trauma focusing on sexualized violence, domestic violence and religious trauma. She is Co-founder of the Religious Trauma Institute and founder of the Center for Trauma Resolution and Recovery which is an online coaching practice with all of their practitioners specializing in working …
 
Black Queer Feminist cultural/memory worker, curator, and organizer of 30 plus years, Cara Page, join us to talk cultural memory and healing justice. Cara is one of the architects of the healing justice political strategy, envisioned by many in the US South and deeply rooted in Black Feminist traditions and Southern Black Radical Traditions of the …
 
Alice Greczyn is an actress, author, and the founder of Dare to Doubt. Midwest-raised and LA-based, Alice’s nomadic childhood moved her around the United States until her modeling career as a teenager led to an acting career in Hollywood. Alice is fascinated by the subjective experience of life, which she explores through acting and storytelling. H…
 
Andrew Kerbs aka deconstruct everything on Instagram grew up as a Seventh-day Adventist in the Bible Belt. He is currently a licensed therapist and writer. He is most passionate about helping people deconstruct harmful religion and learn to live a life that is meaningful to them. @deconstruct_everything @laurendeleary @officialadamfrost @deconstruc…
 
Research shows that the LGBTQ+ community is almost three times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder. And, LGBTQ+ youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide, experience suicidal thoughts or engage in self-harm than heterosexual and cis-gendered people. This …
 
Anjelah and Manny host a podcast along with their friend Brandon called nights at the roundtable where they talk about faith, love, life, and the deconstruction and reconstruction of all of those ideals. Anjelah is an actress and a comedian Manny is a music artist (used to be in the Christian music industry ) and they have been married for 10 years…
 
This week Jessica and Rawiyah are joined by special guest Alishia McCullough. Alisha along with Jessica co-founded the Amplify Melanated Voices Challenge, a year ago. So where ya'll at and come to think of it where are we? Bring your big cup friends.. the T is hot on this one. Editor: Daché Monet Theme Music: "Rebirth Makes You Dance" by The Rebirt…
 
Jahsun Fakolade Edmonds joins us to share about the spiritual roots of Capoeira and the martial art's connection to Black rebellion and liberation. Fakokade is a Capoeira practitioner of 20 years. He is also a Professor of Africana Studies at California State University Dominguez Hills and a Babalawo, IFA Priest. You can learn more about Fakolade o…
 
May is Mental Health Month in the US. This month is a chance for us to continue combating the stigma that keeps far too many silent. It’s a chance for us to tell and to highlight stories of lesser-known challenges. It’s a chance to declare a few statements we believe to be Black and White. In the third and final episode of the Black & White Miniser…
 
Jonathan Merritt is one of America’s most popular writers on issues of faith and culture. He is author of several critically-acclaimed books, including Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words are Vanishing - and How We Can Revive Them, named “Book of the Year” by the Englewood Review of Books.Jonathan is an award-winning contributor fo…
 
May is Mental Health Month in the US. This month is a chance for us to continue combating the stigma that keeps far too many silent. It’s a chance for us to tell and to highlight stories of lesser-known challenges. It’s a chance to declare a few statements we believe to be Black and White. In the second episode of the Black & White Miniseries, host…
 
For the last four years, TWLOHA’s Black and White campaign has happened every May. Why May? Well, May is Mental Health Month in the US. This month is a chance for us to continue combating the stigma that keeps far too many silent. It’s a chance for us to tell and to highlight stories of lesser-known challenges. It’s a chance to declare a few statem…
 
Erica Smith is a sexuality educator with over 20 years of experience in the field. She's known for her signature Purity Culture Dropout Program, developed in 2019 to teach folks recovering from purity culture all of the accurate, comprehensive, queer inclusive, trauma informed sex ed that they missed. Previously she worked with young women and LGBT…
 
Para nuestro segundo episodio de la temporada en español, nos acompaña Luis Colunga, persona no binaria, antirracista, terapeuta psicocorporal, psicólogo y sexólogo educador. Nos ilumina sobre como la sanación somática y emocional combinado con una perspectiva antirracista y social puede crear espacios de contención y acompañamiento, espacios para …
 
SUSAN COTTRELL is an international speaker whose TEDx talk has 1.5 million views. OutSmart magazine called her “The Mother of All MamaBears.” The Advocate dubbed her “our favorite affirming matriarch.” She is a prominent voice for the LGBTQ community and their faith parents who has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, Nightline and Good Morning America, o…
 
Kiani Conley-Wilson, is a grower, activist, and organizer based in Troy, NY. and Assistant Program Manager of the Soul Fire Farm join us. Soul Fire Farm is an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system. They raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid. …
 
On this episode of the TWLOHA Podcast, we’re exploring the theme of normalizing mental health professionals both giving and receiving help. Counselors, therapists, psychologists—they’re often a saving grace for many. They provide wisdom and guidance and a safe space for us to lay bare our struggles. But beneath the titles, the offices, the knowledg…
 
Josh and Adrian are former evangelical worship leaders, pastors, church planters who started Dirty Rotten Church Kids Podcast as a means to process life on the other side of the evangelical bubble. Equal parts heavy and light, the duo unpack their stories, interview incredible guests and hear from their listeners the Bad Apples with the hope that "…
 
Dr. Neelam Pathikonda joins us to talk about the Covid19 Vaccine: the concerns, the questions and the myths. Dr. Pathikonda is a family medicine osteopathic physician with a public health background working in South Los Angeles and was a community organizer for over a decade before medical school. Please RATE us and SUBSCRIBE. Share this episode wi…
 
On this special episode of the TWLOHA Podcast, we’re celebrating 15 years of hope and help on the organization’s birthday—along with the upcoming release of our daily-use self-care app called The Hopeful! In the first half, founder Jamie Tworkowski discusses the movement’s unexpected inception and shares some of his favorite memories, and TWLOHA’s …
 
Nikki Mayeux is a queer ex-Evangelical writer and educator from the strangest city in the Deep South, New Orleans. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans and works in special education advocacy. She also performs public storytelling and produces SANCTUARY, a performance series uplifting stories of religious traum…
 
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