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If My Vagina Could Talk
71 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Psychadelics, The Divine Feminine, & Opening Your Mind
In this episode James & I talk about how he used psychadelics to heal his left-brain dominant mind and connect to the Divine Feminine. He dives in to the history of psychadelics and the divine feminine, and he talks about how we can connect with our right brain.Follow @ifmyvaginacouldtalk on Instagram for updates!Join "If My V Could Talk Support" on Facebook to be connected with like-minded others & get info about giveaways. Subscribe, rate, & SHARE. Always remember - If My Vagina Could Talk - This is what it would say!
67 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Chase Life with Kelly - Kelly Chase
This week I interview Kelly Chase, life, business, and mindset coach who works with women to help them have a self-empowerment mindset. You may know Kelly from the Netflix show, Love is Blind, but her work with women and her journey of personal development is the focus of our episode. Learn about her mentorship program, Goddess Magic, and follow her on Instagram @chaselifewithkelly. If you enjoyed this week's episode - subscribe, rate, and share!Follow me on Instagram @mamaleon_lifecoach, and the podcast @ifmyvaginacouldtalk. Join our support and connection group on Facebook "If My V Could Talk Support. Hope to see you there! Always remember - If My Vagina Could Talk, this is what it would say!
15 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
We Need to Own Our Sh.t
Life update. Where has the podcast been?What's going on?Basically, I needed to own my sh.t before I could keep putting out new episodes. But guess what, here I am. Still owning my sh.t. Ready to jump back in, while taking care of myself at the same time. Stay tuned for next week's episode because I have a special guest coming on that you will LOVE.Follow on Instagram @ifmyvaginacouldtalk & join the Facebook connection group "If My V Could Talk Support" to follow along with other Vagina listeners :) Always Remember - If My Vagina Could Talk - this is what it would say!
77 minutes | May 4, 2021
Women's Health - Dr. Erin Fix
Season 3, Take 2? I would apologize for my absence and the lapse in episodes over the past couple of weeks - but I needed the time. Mental illness is a journey, right? Thanks for being patient with me while I figure it out!This week, Dr. Erin Fix, ND joins me to talk about women's health. She covers the dismissal of women's pain and the normalization of period pain, endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS, peeing after sex, common vaginal infections, and more. She will join me to talk about sexual freedom and sexuality in a later episode. I hope you enjoyed this weeks episode! Hit that subscribe button so episodes are automatically downloaded on the day they come out. Review, rate, and share!Follow on Instagram @ifmyvaginacould talk and join the Facebook support and connection group "If My V Could Talk Support" to meet 1,000s of other Vagina listeners. Always remember - If My Vagina Could Talk - this is what it would say (and always pee after sex)!
55 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Welcome back Vagina Listeners! So excited to kick off season three - unfortunately with a sad topic. If you didn't know that an average of 5 children per day die as a result of child abuse or neglect, or how to prevent that, then you need to listen to this.I share info from the Child Help Fund, US Child Welfare, and the World Health Organization about child abuse, risks, consequences, and prevention. I also share how you can recognize child abuse yourself and what you can do to prevent it. If you've never shared an episode yet, please share this one. This is so important. Resources are linked below:https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/child-maltreatmenthttps://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/signs.pdfhttps://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse-statistics/#4-5Please call the Child Help National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453 if you need or know a child who needs help.Follow on Instagram @ifmyvaginacouldtalk.Join our Facebook support & connection group "If My V Could Talk Support".Always remember - If My Vagina Could Talk - This is what it would say!
61 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
An Ode to THE V
This week returning guest & my BFF, Leah, and I talk about the Vagina Monologues, how V (formerly Eve Ensler) opened up conversations about Vaginas everywhere, and how we need to transform feminism to become more diverse and inclusive. Please be aware that while we are not comedians, we think we are hilarious. (Key words: we think). Enjoy!Check out FREE LUNCH COFFEE - every purchase provides 10 meals for a hungry child, and 50% of profits go towards fighting child hunger. Take 15% off your order with the code "NATASHA" at check out. Visit freelunchcoffee.com to scoop your first bag of coffee. You can literally change someone's life while drinking coffee. Does it get any easier?Follow me on Instagram @ifmyvaginacouldtalk & join me and your fellow Vagina listeners on Facebook "If My V Could Talk Support". Subscribe - Rate - Share!Always remember - If My Vagina Could Talk - This is what it would say!
24 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Red & Green Flags in Relationships
This week I do a mini episode on what to look for & what to avoid in relationships. We talk about red flags all the time, but what should we be looking for? Are there any of these you haven’t heard of? Comment below Join my Facebook support & connection group “If My V Could Talk Support”. Follow on Instagram @ifmyvaginacouldtalk Access all episodes here: ifmyvcouldtalk.buzzsprout.com. Subscribe, rate, & share! If My Vagina Could Talk- this is what it would say!
31 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Repeat After Me: I Love My Body
This week is a solo episode! I talk about body positivity and shifting our perception of our bodies from negative to positive. Trust me - I know it's easier said than done, but it's important to know that you are worthy, strong, gorgeous, and your body does not determine your worth. Pretty is not the rent you pay to live in the world as a woman. Fvck society and its standards. We're all beautiful.Subscribe, rate, SHARE!! (it's free!)Follow on Instagram @ifmyvaginacouldtalk; join my Facebook connection group "If My V Could Talk Support". I just opened my own business! I am now a life coach for survivors of trauma who are facing difficulties with self-love, relationships, sex, or more. Check out my Instagram page @mamaleon_lifecoach for more content - very related to what I talk about on this podcast. Visit my website: natashadeleon.com. I'm here, whenever you're ready.
78 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Toxic Masculinity or Just a Toxic Dude? - Big Baby
This week Adam Lee (AKA Big Baby the GOAT) joins me to talk about dating strong & successful women without feeling emasculated, supporting your partner & knowing what kind of support you need, toxic masculinity & what isn't, and mixed race dating. We go on a lot of relevant tangents here - so I hope this episode sparks some laughs for you all.Check out Big Baby's podcast on all platforms & his website bigbabythegoat.com. You can also find him on Instagram @freebigbabythegoat. Subscribe for auto downloads & notifications when episodes are released! Rate & share with your friends.Follow my Instagram page @ifmyvaginacouldtalk & join my support & connection group on Facebook "If My V Could Talk Support". If My Vagina Could Talk - This is What it Would Say!
49 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Sweaty as a Mother - Taylor Merritt
Taylor, certified personal trainer & nutrition specialist, talks pre/postpartum fitness, debunks myths about exercise during pregnancy, and shares some tips to teaching kids healthy habits through action. We also talk a little bit about Montessori learning & it's benefits. Follow her on Instagram @sweatyasamother and visit her blog www.sweatyasamother.com for more tips, recipes, and purchasable workout guides!Follow the podcast on Instagram @ifmyvaginacouldtalk.Join my Facebook support & connection group "If My V Could Talk Support" for extra content & connection with other listeners.Always remember - If My Vagina Could Talk, this is what it would say!
46 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
Reframing Negative Thoughts
This week I talk about automatic negative thoughts and how to reframe them. I give a few ideas about transforming irrational thoughts into more realistic rational thoughts, self-compassion, breath work, and making these changes "automatic". I also talk about neurotransmitters, neuro plasticity, and how you can "teach an old dog new tricks". More info on self-compassion work at www.self-compassion.org, theory developed by Dr. Kristin Neff.Subscribe to the podcast for automatic downloads and episode notifications! Rate, review, and share with everyone you know.Follow on Instagram for more updates @ifmyvaginacouldtalk, where you can also DM me with questions, comments, feedback, or episode suggestions.Join the Facebook support group "If My V Could Talk Support" for more connection with like-minded people.Always remember - If My Vagina Could Talk - this is what it would say!
71 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Adoption Story - Hannah O'Brien
This week Hannah talks about being adopted at birth, terms in adoption, emotional struggles she has had, her separate relationship dynamics with her birth parents, and about her parents' support along the way. Hannah has her own podcast with her birth mom called "Dimples and Adoption", they can be found on Instagram @dimplesandadoption.The movies mentioned in this episode are Losing Isaiah and Elf.The Instagram account mentioned by Hannah regarding transracial adoption education and advocacy is @_heytra.Follow @iamadopted for more stories by adoptees and mental health resources.Follow the podcast on Instagram @ifmyvaginacouldtalk and join the support community on Facebook called "If My V Could Talk Support".Tune in next week & always remember - If My Vagina Could Talk - This is What it Would Say!
60 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Ain't No Hood Like Motherhood
This week I talk about motherhood! Specifically child birth, being a "bonus" mom, toddlers, teenagers, being a "good enough" parent, shame from social media, pelvic organ prolapse, and more. This episode is a lot "lighter" than the episodes of the last month. Enjoy!Instagram accounts mentioned in this episode:@sweatyasamother - Mama & certified personal trainer@taylorsaison - Mama & energy healer@shopmillionvolts - Clothing store ran by a mother/daughter team@artisanalvintage - Clothing store ran by a mama @scarymommy @mother.ly "redefining motherhood"@mommysinsidevoice - comedy@fromthebottomofmypurse - comedy@mamademics - education & information on Black motherhood@momsplaining - ran by Kristen Bell (Natasha's fav actress)@betchesmoms - comedy@samesexparents@motherhonestly - professional working moms content@thedoubleshift - professional working moms content@parents - real life parenting Join our Facebook connection & support group “If My V Could Talk Support” for a community of like-minded people fighting the patriarchy.Follow on Instagram @ifmyvaginacouldtalk.Subscribe, rate, & SHARE. If My Vagina Could Talk this is what it would say!
34 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
I Am Not Oppressed - Rameen
On this week's episode Rameen talks about and debunks myths in the Muslim religion and Islamic culture. She is a British born Muslim who's parents were born in Pakistan. Some of the myths she uncovers include forced marriage, head coverings, women working outside of the home, and more. Listen, educate yourself, and stop the stereotypes.Follow us on Instagram @ifmyvaginacouldtalk. Join our Facebook connection and support group for conversations with like-minded people willing to fight the patriarchy. Subscribe, rate, and share! The following Instagram accounts are Muslim-based and educational: -@muslimgirl (Muslim women talk back)-@villageauntie (sexual health for Muslim women)-@yesimhotinthis (comedic sketches)-@zforzahra (spiritual life coach)-@muslimwomenprofessionals (empowerment & inspiration)-@theblondemuslim (a Muslim revert)Always remember - If My Vagina Could Talk - this is what it would say!
51 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
This week Leah talks about gender based violence during the genocide taking place is Darfur, a region in Western Sudan. She touches on rape, psychological warfare, and how the government took part in the genocide. Leah works for an organization that supports survivors of the genocide and she speaks on their efforts, what needs to be done, and what we can do to help.Educate yourself on the Darfur Genocide here: http://worldwithoutgenocide.org/genocides-and-conflicts/darfur-genocide. Remember to keep learning and sharing information for the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, find more info here: https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activism. Follow us on Instagram @ifmyvaginacouldtalk. Join our Facebook connection and support group “If My V Could Talk Support” for connection with like-minded people fighting for women’s empowerment. Subscribe, rate, & share!**There are 54 recognized countries in Africa, Leah counted the Western Sahara in her count of 55, which is a disputed/non-official “country”.
48 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
The Measure of Any Society is How it Treats its Women and Girls
This week I talk about global violence against women and how the COVID-19 pandemic has made the problem worse. November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women set by the United Nations (UN). The UN’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins on November 25th and ends on December 10th, which is International Human Rights Day. The theme of the 16 days this year is Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect. Find more information at these links: 1) un.org/en/observances/ending-violence-against-women-day2) unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/facts-and-figures3) unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activismView awareness images for social media here: trello.com/b/2n3wcRVJ/16-days-of-activism-2020. Register for the UN’s Official Commemoration Ceremony for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25 @ 10am EST: http://unwo.men/Ek2E50Ck3Jk.Follow on Instagram @ifmyvaginacouldtalk.Join our Facebook connection and support group “If My V Could Talk Support”. Subscribe, rate, & SHARE!
68 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Mielle’s Story of Becoming a Gold Star Wife, a Single Mama, & Doing IVF
Mielle Kerkhof shares her story of losing her husband, Brett, to a rare liver cancer while he was an active duty Marine. She became a single mother, and then went through IVF to have a second baby with her husband’s sperm. She also talks parenting, dating, and how she continues to make it all work.Rest in Peace to Staff Sergeant Brett Kerkhof, USMC. Follow us on Instagram @ifmyvaginacouldtalk for updates & more content.Join our Facebook connection & support group “If My V Could Talk Support” for a community of like-minded people fighting the patriarchy.Subscribe, rate, & SHARE. If My Vagina Could Talk this is what it would say!
54 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Health Care Disparities & Intersectionality
This week I talk about disparities women face in health care, and go a step further to talk about how women of color and trans people are affected on an even more significant level. “Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain” by Abby Norman.“Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick” by Maya Dusenbery.Information gathered from: -https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/11/21/564817975/health-care-system-fails-many-transgender-americans -https://www.americanbar.org/groups/crsj/publications/human_rights_magazine_home/the-state-of-healthcare-in-the-united-states/racial-disparities-in-health-care/-https://www.nhpr.org/post/when-why-women-people-color-face-lower-quality-healthcare-worse-health-outcomes#stream/0 -https://www.kff.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-women-s-health-coverage-and-access-to-care.pdf-https://www.usnews.com/news/the-report/articles/2018-04-20/why-women-struggle-to-get-doctors-to-believe-them-https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/books/review/abby-norman-ask-me-about-my-uterus.html.Follow on Instagram @ifmyvaginacouldtalk.Join our Facebook support & connection group “If My V Could Talk Support” for connection with like-minded people & stay tuned for the giveaway.Subscribe, rate, & SHARE!Always remember, If My Vagina Could Talk, this is what it would say!
4 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Season Two Trailer
If you’re new here - If My Vagina Could Talk is a podcast showcasing women’s stories, focusing on issues affecting women and specifically allowing a safe place for women to speak and be heard. - Season two will feature more episodes than the first season, with some of the content focusing on women’s health care, disparities between white women, women of color, and trans or gender fluid people, the myth of women’s oppression in Islamic culture, global violence against women, sex, and more. - Also new this season will be mini episodes with self-care practices for you to follow! - Check back every Tuesday for new episodes! - Subscribe, rate, & share! - Follow on Facebook & Instagram @vaginastories_pod. - Join our Facebook connection and support group “If My V Could Talk Support” for connection with people who care & talk about women’s issues & empowerment. - Always remember, If My Vagina Could Talk, this is what it would say!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
57 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Mental Health: “Would You Mind Opening Up Your Ribcage?”
I talk about my struggles with attachment, PTSD, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, and struggling with suicidal thoughts. World Mental Health Day is October 10th. You are not alone! End the stigma. Get help if you need it, encourage others to get help if they need it. We are all here and we all have each other.Follow on Instagram @ifmyvaginacouldtalk.Join our Facebook connection & support group “If My V Could Talk Support”.Subscribe, rate, share!Title is from the quote “Talking to a therapist was like taking your clothes off and then taking your skin off. And then the other person saying ‘would you mind opening your rib cage so that we can start?” by Julie Schumacher. If My Vagina Could Talk, this is what it would say!
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