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The Expat Lady Experience
53 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep.43 The Feminist Spanish Armada
In this very catholic-sounding episode Mari talks to Virginia, who took her Spanish-ness and went to be a raging feminist in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is the brain power behind The Feminist Shop and is just so unapologetically honest and straight forward, that it’s just impressing beyond belief. Some topics discussed in this episode include intersectional feminism, abortion rights, violence against women, pregnancy loss, equality, race, socioeconomic backgrouds. We also talk about books and books and books. Enjoy!
72 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 42 Indian mothers, Stand Up Comedy and R*pe Culture ft. Anshita Koul
Just before her birthday, Anshita Koul invited Mari for lunch to talk about Indian mothers, gardening, r*pe culture, stand up comedy, sexism, women upholding the patriarchy and so much more. Tune in for the most uncomfortable funny conversation you’ll ever witness. TW: violence against women; sexual assault; harassment; mental health issues
25 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. 41 My first ever love letter
After a long hiatus Mari is back in the pod tent to tell you why she loves you. And how she has spent the last few months. There's a lot of talk about mental health, the Soviet Union, why patriarchy really sucks and how our brains are as full of old crap as our wardrobes are full of junk from 2005. It's going to be short, not too sweet and you probably won't cum. Cause that's what he said.
50 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 21 Patti and her Call to Democracy
This week The Expat Lady Experience talks about democracy and the right to vote. Joining Mari is American middle school teacher and expat voting activist Patti, who is trying to share information and raise awareness on the U.S general election this November. It is estimated that more than 5 million U.S citizens live abroad, but a staggeringly low amount is used to casting their vote in elections. For more information about how, why, when and where to vote for U.S citizens visit www.votefromabroad.org and check out Democrats in Morocco on FB and IG to see what Patti is up to.
24 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 20 Feminism and all the tough topics
This episode is another Mari-in-a-tent-ranting episode. She talks about feminism, intersectional feminism, what is up with Eastern Europe not dealing with their racism and all the shitty things that come to her mind sometimes about other people. There’s talk of slavery, serfdom, cultural differences in how history is understood and why it matters today. It’s raw, it’s honest, it’s brutal and it’s Mari. Join the conversation on Instagram @theexpatladyexperience
43 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 19 Maria the Misfit Business Wiz
In this Episode Mari, on her ultimate quest on collecting Expat Lady Experiences sits down with Maria from The Philippines and talks about business, women in business, religion, matriarchy and politics in The Philippines and how Filipinos are viewed abroad. She also shares the origins of her business savvy attitude and offers our listeners a chance to be a part of one of her flagship programmes Worthy of More - a step-by-step guide in articulating, quantifying and owning your worth. You can check it out here bit.ly/youareworthyofmore. (Any and all proceedings from this affiliate link will be used to upgrade The Expat Lady Experience pod tent and its equipment.) As always we love for you to join the conversation on IG @theexpatladyexperience
47 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 18 Alexandra - Not just a diplomatic spouse
This week on The Expat Lady Experience is an absolute treat - Mari sits down to talk to Alexandra, the author of “Just a Diplomatic Spouse” - a book about her experiences as a trailing spouse to a career diplomat. Alexandra is Romanian, born in Bucharest. Former exchange high-school student in the USA, has a university degree in Management and a Master in Business, she speaks Romanian, English, French, German and Italian. Turned diplomatic spouse by the age of 30, mother of two, active volunteer for UNICEF and United Nations Women’s Guild. She loves music, skiing and tennis. Connect with her on FB or IG
57 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 17 Sudeshna the Corporate Know-It-All
This week (like every week) you’re in for a treat. Sudeshna is here to tell Mari all about the corporate world in India and the UK. They also talk about what feminism means to them, how to create equal partnerships that cater for your strengths AND weaknesses and about what exactly is up with “fake it til you make it”. Sudeshna is the founder of The Abundance Psyche. She is a career strategist and productivity geek, who also has a corporate job. Much of what she speaks about comes from her experience in navigating her own career as well as what she’s witnessed with the careers of her students and clients. Join us on Instagram - @theexpatladyexperience for a ‘backstage’ chat! There's also a free gift from Sudeshna to the listeners of this episode of The Expat Lady Experience on: www.theabundancepsyche.com/your-aha-life
46 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 16 Rebekah the Marie Kondo of Israel
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I give you - drum-roll please - Rebekah Saltzman! During this episode Mari - an absolute novice in the matter - gets a good schooling on Jewish customs and traditions as she’s joined by Rebekah all the way from Haifa, Israel. Rebekah is an active momma of 3 and helps people clear their excess stuff (read:clutter) as a personal organizer. On top of that she’s just so darn awesome that this episode is an absolute MUST to listen. If reducing your waste is a thing on your mind, then go learn more about Rebekah’s work in her FB group Organizing in Israel, her website BalaganBeGone.com or on Instagram.
49 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 15 Marinella the French-speaking Cali Girl
Hey Expat Lady Experiencers! So happy you’re here for another episode on the pod! Today Mari is joined by Marinella from myopenpassport.net. She is a California girl turned French-speaker in Canada, working her tri-lingual magic for her clients in marketing. She has explored over 40 countries, 48 out of the 50 USA states, and currently speaks English, Spanish, and French. You can connect with her via Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. And of course come join the behind the scenes convo on IG @theexpatladyexperience See you on the other side!
53 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 14 Carla the Goddess of Sexual Healing
This week's episode of The Expat Lady Experience is amazing and so informative! Mari is joined by Carla Carreira, who is currently undertaking her PhD studies in psychology and a Masters in Sexology in Spain. Join her and Mari as they discuss human sexuality, how different cultures view sex and intimacy, what Carla has learned from travelling the world and why Mari is now eating chocolate in the shower. Get in touch with Carla and her work on carlacarreira.com and come join the conversation on IG @theexpatladyexperience
45 minutes | a year ago
Episode 13 Sabrina the Millenial BS Wiz
In this socially distant online chat Mari and Sabrina talk pumpkin pie recipes, Christmas traditions in June, how travelling works, what it's like to be multi-lingual and a bunch of other really important expat life stuff. Like the proper millenials they both are. Tune in and check out Sabrina on IG @sab_sc and come join the convo @theexpatladyexperience
23 minutes | a year ago
Episode 12 The Big Body Image Issue II
The Expat Lady Experience body image issue is back with another feature episode. Join Mari as she rants about how making jokes about fat people is not ok (whilst creating a new Disney classic out of the blue), how lockdown has turned societal fatphobia up another notch, the joy she feels of more people - both plus and straight sized - are lending their voices to these conversations and how these times really are challenging for everybody in their own different way. TW: body image, eating disorders, mental health, bullying
37 minutes | a year ago
Episode 11 Let`s catch up ft. Jana
Fresh air catch up sesh is back with another edition! Mari sits on a bench with Jana (from S01E06) to talk about lockdown thoughts, Russian orthodox church weddings, religion in Germany, gratitude journals and childlike innocence that people are rediscovering in quarantine. Tune in to hear the stories of Mari`s double trouble with baptism, Jana`s favourite pair of shoes and what style and fashion look like in Germany.
54 minutes | a year ago
Episode 10 Let`s catch up ft. Gloria
With life opening up more every day Mari took a good friend for a walk and made her participate in the first ever Expat Lady Experience Fresh Air Catch Up Sesh. It`s not really a thing, but sure sounds cool. Gloria and Mari enter your ears from a green and loud square in central Cologne and talk about what life is like these days.
19 minutes | a year ago
Episode 9 How to not talk about the c-word all of the time
In this episode Mari shares some researched, tried and tested ways to have pandemic-era conversations about non-pandemic things. If you feel like every interaction in your life has been taken over by Covid-19 related content and you want to do something about it- this is for you. ' 6 tips to have more meaningful, in depth conversations is here for you to try. Let us know how it goes on IG @theexpatladyexperience
32 minutes | a year ago
Episode 8 First thoughts from social exile
Even with a ton of corona content already circling the Internet, there still seems to be a fair bit of middle ground and personal accounts lacking. Which is why Mari entered the pod tent this week with the sole intention to fix that. She also somehow ended up talking about her mother's tits and other borderline inappropriate things. Which means your social isolation listening experience is bound to be amusing at least. No fluffy inspirational stuff or doomsday talk here - just brutal honesty and ill-timed jokes in abundance.
24 minutes | a year ago
Episode 7 The not so sexy sexism story
In associacion with March 8th being International Women`s Day and the whole world still being sexist AF, Mari crawls into the pod tent alone this time and shares some research, personal feelings and words of encouragement to anybody and everybdy feeling pigeon holed, marginalized or overlooked in the world. Sexism and misogyny exist but we can fight them both. Tune in to show your support and solidarity and check out @theexpatladyexperience on IG for more.
56 minutes | a year ago
Episode 6 Anna and the Magnificent Ode to Sustainable Coffee Cups
Anna and Mari crawl into the snug as a bug pod tent to talk about Australian bush fires, politics, fresh water supplies, farming and koalas. And share their enthusiasm for sustainability, growing up on a farm and getting a ton of stuff from flea markets. They also talk abut coffee cups. A lot. Visit @theexpatladyexperience on IG and see for yourself. But first listen to the epsiode. Anna is amazing.
41 minutes | a year ago
Episode 5 Jenni and The Thing About Brexit
From the whimsical realm of love and relationships to one of turbulent international relations and politics - just another day here at The Expat Lady Experience. Join Mari as she sits down with our resident political correspondent Jenni and talks about what the heck is going on in the UK and what`s the deal with Brexit. Yes, the subject is covered heavily everywhere, but that does not stop us from joining in the conversation. For behind the scenes and special insights join us on Instagram @theexpatladyexperience
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