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Welcome to Our Roots Say That We're Sisters podcast. This podcast series is sponsored by the Marquette Forum with support from Marquette University's Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Haggerty Museum of Art. It's an extension of a Marquette University mural project to highlight and uplift diverse women associated with Marquette whose images and contributions have been systematically made invisible.
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Are you preparing to explant? An explant warrior in healing? Or still figuring out if you want to remove your breast implants? No matter where you are on your journey, you’re in the right place. Each week, we’ll bring you expert interviews, conversations with women about their experiences, and explant tips from your host Darnah Mercieca – with topics covering everything from capsules to confidence! Darnah is a board-certified health and wellness coach specializing in integrative nutrition an ...
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As working parents, we all share the juggle. The good news is that we're not alone. So if you need inspiration or support, if you like a good story and if you want to hear how other parents raise a family alongside their career, then this is the podcast for you.In this podcast series, I chat to inspirational working parents and ask them to share their own, unique experiences, their struggles and the moments of joy and I hope, in each episode, there’s something that can bring you a bit more s ...
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Poetry communicates, teaches, and binds us together. Parisa Akhbari (@authorparisa) a mental health therapist and writer from Seattle, Washington joins Suzanne Lang in conversation on her YA novel, Just Another Epic Love Poem, which follows two queer best friends in Catholic school as they fall in love through the pages of a never-ending poem they’…
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Novelists who write inside of their calling. D.J. Green is a geologist and writer who brings her love of the planet into a drama that ranges from the external challenges of earthquake prone Turkey to the inner lives of an American family living there in her book No More Empty Spaces. Historian and archivist, Lynn Downey talks about her interests in…
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Sheena Carey explores the inspiring journey of Fatima Jimenez Gonzalez, a vibrant Latina, a Dreamer, and a first-generation immigrant. Fatima opens up about her challenges, her hopes, and her dreams for the future. As she prepares to embark on her teaching career, hear her discuss her concerns about the profession and her hopes for herself and for …
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When Marilyn Dear Nelson and her husband Chris Nelson started digging into her ancestry and the life of great grandfather, JW Dear, they discovered a sweeping story of grit, courage, brutality, and friendship. The resulting book is RED CLOUD AND THE INDIAN TRADER, THE REMARKABLE FRIENDSHIP OF THE SIOUX CHIEF AND JW DEAR IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE FRON…
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The South Pacific has inspired artists and writers since the 19th century and Ralph Burke Tyree was among them. Historian and art collector C.J. Cook has produced two definitive works on the artist —Tyree, Artist of the South Pacific, which has won awards for it’s stunning cover art and as a biography of Tyree; and now, Beauty in the Beast, Flora, …
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On this encore presentation, story and story-tellers are the link to and legacy of our cultural roots and identity. Suzanne Lang talks with Megan Kamalei Kakimoto on her wrenching and sensational story collection, Every Drop is a Man’s Nightmare, which follows native Hawaiians through a contemporary landscape filled with inherited wisdom and the gh…
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Suzanne Lang talks with Brian H. Williams - trauma surgeon, policy advisor, and current candidate for US Congress, who brings us his intense and eye-opening revelations in The Bodies Keep Coming, Dispatches from a Black Trauma Surgeon on Racism, Violence, and How We Heal. Then, Jody Gelb, actress, Mother, and author talks with Suzanne about Gelb’s …
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A little holiday message and update! Wishing you all the most beautiful Christmas and holiday season, breastie! The podcast will be back with all new episodes in 2024! Until then, join the Empowered Explant facebook group and reach out to me on the links below: Links and resources: Empowered Explant Website Resources www.empoweredexplant.com/resour…
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This powerful practice of QiGong can help you heal physically and emotionally, detoxify your body, and support your health both before and after your explant surgery. Chris and Parisa Shelton are QiGong and Chinese Medicine practitioners, co-founders of the Morning Crane Healing Arts Center, qigongteachertraining.com, and The Qi Club. Collectively …
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Sometimes authors use conventional forms of fiction to explore larger issues of history, gender, love, and success. Called the “Raymond Chandler for feminists”, Shelley Blanton-Stroud delivers the third installment of her novels featuring columnist Jane Benjamin, which include Copy Boy, Tom Boy, and now Poster Girl, and she joins Suzanne Lang in co…
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Gratitude is my favorite upper! It raises your entire frequency and has the power to change so much in your life. Really, studies show it can improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing. A daily gratitude practice is a must on your explant journey! Start by writing 3 things you are grateful for each day, either in the morning or at night,…
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There are so many questions… How long will recovery take? What are my limitations? Will I need someone to look after me? When can I go back to work? When can I exercise again? How much pain will I feel? How long do the drains stay in? In this episode, I cover the top 10 things you can almost certainly expect and plan for during your explant surgery…
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What would you do if you were hit by multiple redundancies? My guest today, Lee Witherell, chose to turn this into an opportunity and carve out a portfolio career for himself. From data services to launching a fitness side hustle during the pandemic, Lee's journey is a shining example of resilience and adaptability. We get into the importance of be…
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In this enlightening episode, we venture into the healing universe of Parisa Shirazi Chavoya, a queer Iranian-American woman who's transforming the wellness landscape in Milwaukee with her unique blend of yoga and sound healing practices. A double graduate of Marquette University, Parisa's incredible journey from political science to the realm of h…
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Eliot Pattison is the author of gritty mysteries set in the historic past and joins Suzanne Lang for an hour of conversation. His latest novel is Freedoms’s Ghost, a Mystery of the American Revolution, a recent installment into his Bone Rattler series, set in the pre-Revolutionary War Colonial America. Also featured is a 2019 segment with Eliot dis…
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Listen to the full interview with my explant surgeon, Dr. Dev Vinhakar, recorded live on my 2-year explantiversary and the Empowered Explant podcast’s 1st birthday - 11/11! He answers so many important questions, including: What determines whether someone needs a lift or not? Is fat transfer a safe alternative for more volume? Does a breast lift af…
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Do you ever wish you had more control over your career path? Wonder how to make the most of opportunities within your current organisation? Together with Sonam Taneja, a seasoned career and change coach, we delve into portfolio careers, unpacking how you can take the reins of your own career development. We also share practical ways organisations c…
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In this episode I answer one of the top questions asked by women removing their breast implants – When should I start detoxing? I break my recommended detoxification process down into 4 phases and give you the general recommended timelines for each, although it’s important to keep in mind that this is an individualized journey and I recommend you g…
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Ever wondered if it's possible to combine your diverse interests into a fulfilling career? That's exactly what I discuss with my guest, Rachel Schofield, a seasoned career coach and author of the Career Change Guide. We dive into the concept of portfolio careers, which offer the freedom to blend various facets of your personality and explore a spec…
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Award winning writer and historian Julia Bricklin joins Suzanne Lang to talk about her most recent book Red Sapphire: The Woman Who Beat the Blacklist, the story of Hannah Weinstein, a left leaning activist who fled to Europe during the McCarthy era, and established Sapphire Films. With little background, she began producing successful television s…
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It's my 2 year explant anniversary PLUS the Empowered Explant podcast's 1 year birthday! This calls for an 11/11 celebration with my breasties! Join us for the Empowered Explant Podcast 1st Birthday celebration! This online event will feature a live recording with our special guest, explant surgeon, Dr. Dev Vibhakar! Get ready to dive into insightf…
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Curious about making a meaningful career change? Join me in this episode as I host Claire Carroll, an executive and career coach who sheds light on portfolio careers. Claire illuminates the crucial role of personal values in career transitions, how societal expectations can shape our decisions, and the courage required in taking risks. Our discussi…
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Esmeralda Santiago, a prolific Puerto Rican author of a series of memoirs, along with nonfiction works, and works for young people joins Suzanne Lang to talk about her life, Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans, and her latest novel Las Madres. Corky Parker, with roots in Public Radio and a successful career with her own media company, buys a small inn on th…
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Being faced with removing your breast implants can come with whole lot of anger, resentment, shame, and regret. I believe forgiving yourself is one of the most crucial first steps in emotional healing. In this episode, I fully open up to what this has looked like for me, and the 5 steps I keep coming back to for relief and letting go of resentment …
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Join us for a transformative episode with Jayla Taylor, a resilient junior at Marquette University. As president of the Urban Scholars Program and a political science major, Jayla's journey is a beacon of strength and determination. Hailing from Milwaukee's diverse neighborhoods, Jayla proudly embraces her Black and Latina heritage, using it as a d…
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Breast surgery comes with the risk of infection, whether you are explanting, implanting, having breast cancer removed, or reconstructing. In this episode, I speak with Lisa Crites, breast cancer survivor and inventor of The Shower Shirt – which helps women keep their chests protected after surgery. Links and resources: Buy The Shower Shirt and use …
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Story and story-tellers are the link to and legacy of our cultural roots and identity. Suzanne Lang talks with Megan Kamalei Kakimoto on her wrenching and sensational story collection, Every Drop is a Man’s Nightmare, which follows native Hawaiians through a contemporary landscape filled with inherited wisdom and the ghosts of colonization. Suzanne…
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There are lots of to-do’s leading up to removing your breast implants, but don’t forget about the things that should be avoided! Here are all the things I recommend staying away from leading up to your explant surgery. Links and resources: Empowered Explant website Trusted Partners page: www.empoweredexplant.com/partners Download the Free 33-Step E…
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If you’ve recently decided you want to remove your breast implants, it can be super overwhelming figuring out where to start. So in this episode, I walk you through the step-by-steps so that you can embark on your explant journey without the stress! Links and resources: Empowered Explant website Resources page: www.empoweredexplant.com/resources Do…
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Writers at different stages and phases of their craft. Suzanne Lang features three novelists at varying stages in their craft. Longtime journalist and South County Notebook columnist for the Petaluma Argus-Courier, Frances Rivetti talks of moving from nonfiction to fiction, as she writes of place. Internationally best-selling author Samantha Downin…
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Sheena interviews Gadeer Ayesh, a trailblazing Neurosurgery Physician Assistant, first-generation Arab-American Muslim, and advocate for inclusivity. Gadeer's journey from a small-town school to Marquette University defied expectations, driven by her parents' immigrant experience and a determination to excel. The passing of her grandfather due to l…
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Feeling fear before and after removing your breast implants is normal, but when that fear gets out of hand, it can become debilitating and detrimental to your health and healing. In this episode, I share what these fears are and my favorite ways to overcome them. Here’s the quote from the end of the episode: “Bless you for your fear for it is a sig…
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Hello, Breasties! Empowered Explant is back for its second season of supporting women around the world on their explant journeys. In the coming weekly episodes, we’re taking a deeper dive into preparing for surgery, recovery, healing, detox, exercise, and nutrition, as well as addressing fears and anxiety PLUS we’re going to have some amazing exper…
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Marked Women is the focus this time on A Novel Idea. First, Suzanne Lang talks with Laura Maylene Walter on her award-winning novel Body of Stars. Then, it's a conversation with historians Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus on their nonfiction work, Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute. It’s A Novel Idea, airing every first, third, and fifth Sund…
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Marine mammal researcher and co-founder of the Ocean Conservation Society, Maddalena Bearzi, like many of us, had her work curtailed during the initial shutdown period of the pandemic. But her habit is to observe, and her world did not get smaller, as she found a universe of life right in her own backyard. Her book is Stranded, Finding Nature in Un…
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