64 minutes | Mar 17, 2020

From ballerina to Endo Girl - with Sophia Bender, film-maker and endo-warrior

A couple of years ago, I met and got chatting to a woman randomly at a Melbourne nail salon... I was convinced she was a ballerina; she was tall and graceful and had perfect posture. Turns out, she wasn't a ballerina, but she DID work for the Australian Ballet... They say that everything happens for a reason and apart from since becoming practically inseparable from said tall/leggy/graceful (also whip-smart, beautiful, intelligent and incredibly kind) friend, this episode is one of the wonderful domino affects of meeting good people (at nail salons). I was introduced to Sophia Bender in mid-2019 via our mutual friend - I had heard that Sophia was working on a film about endometriosis and I was really intrigued to learn more. When Sophia and I met and I first heard her story, I was immediately FLOORED and asked "will you be on my podcast?" This was a podcast that at the time, didn't even exist. Sophia is one of the major reasons I started Girl's Got Moxie: to tell the stories that need to be amplified!This was actually my first ever recorded episode of the poddy, but we decided to hold it a while to coincide with Endometriosis Awareness Month (March) for which Sophia is now a proud Champion.From ballerina, to endo-warrior, to 'Endo Girl' film-maker; here is Sophia's story.(I'd like to dedicate this episode to ALL the endo-warriors out there: the 1 in 10 women who are or will be diagnosed. We need to keep striving for better awareness, detection, support and treatment. And of course, to leggy friend, Kate, for being an all 'round freaking legend and mega champ of other women's successes).Head over to OVER-FLOW on YouTube (by @OfficialMoxieTV) for a BTS glimpse of this podcast episode where Sophia and I talk about what it means to have 'Moxie'!Sophia's song request for the Girl's Got Moxie S2 playlist is 'Midnight City', by M83.This podcast is proudly brought to you by www.moxie.com.au -------------------------------------------------RESOURCE LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE:Learn more about Sophia's films and watch the Endo Girl trailer at: https://www.sophiabenderfilms.com/endogirlFollow on Insta: @endogirl_shortfilm and @sophiabender_Learn more about Endometriosis: https://www.endometriosisaustralia.org/-----------------------------------------------------------------------I'd love to stay in touch and share more good thangs with you... Here are some suggestions:· If you like what you heard on today's ep, I'd love it if you gave our lil' poddy a review!· To be the first to know when a new podcast episode drops, hit the 'Subscribe' button on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher, or 'Follow' on Spotify· Join the convo in our Girl's Got Moxie community group on Facebook (no trolls or hate plz, good vibes only!)· Check out our Girl's Got Moxie playlists on Spotify featuring songs requested by our guests (and more!)· To learn more about Moxie products, head to www.moxie.com.au or find us at @moxiehq on Insta.· Get in touch any time at girlsgotmoxie@moxie.com.auUntil next time, thanks a bunch for your support and go get 'em, Moxette!! Mia x
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