Our Life In Transition

Our Life In Transition

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By Shannon McDill
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A lively podcast about marriage, parenting, and gender. Hosts Shannon and Rachel explore the journey as an LGBT+ family and talk about all of the changes that life brings.
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A lively podcast about marriage, parenting, and gender. Hosts Shannon and Rachel explore the journey as an LGBT+ family and talk about all of the changes that life brings.
www.olitpod.com

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Visibility
Season 1 is a wrap! As we go on hiatus for the holidays we leave with this final episode right in the middle of Transgender Awareness week. In this episode we discuss the importance of visibility, how it has impacted us, and what hope we see for the future. Thank you all for listening this season. Well See you in 2020! If you enjoy the show please support us: www.patreon.com/olitpod Visit Our Website: www.olitpod.com  Theme Song: "Seize The Day" by Jens Kiilstofte jens.kiilstofte.net  Additional  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/  Listen: anchor.fm/ourlifeintransition  Do you have questions, comments, or topics you’d like us to cover? Email us: ourlifeintransition@gmail.com Come Find Us: facebook.com/OLITPod  instagram.com/olitpod/ twitter.com/olitpodpod  Links Voter registration:  https://www.rockthevote.org/voting-information/ Transgender Awareness Week: https://www.glaad.org/transweek Violence Against the Transgender Community in 2019: https://www.hrc.org/resources/violence-against-the-transgender-community-in-2019
46:35
November 15, 2019
Fear
It’s almost Halloween. Living as a trans person can be scary. The world is not always welcoming and everyone has to navigate the hostilities they encounter. This week Shannon & Rachel discuss their fears surrounding, safety, health, and emotional wellbeing. If you enjoy the show please support us: www.patreon.com/olitpod Visit Our Website: www.olitpod.com  Theme Song: "Seize The Day" by Jens Kiilstofte jens.kiilstofte.net  Additional  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/  Listen: anchor.fm/ourlifeintransition  Do you have questions, comments, or topics you’d like us to cover? Email us: ourlifeintransition@gmail.com Come Find Us: facebook.com/OLITPod  instagram.com/olitpod/ twitter.com/olitpodpod  Links Voter registration:  https://www.rockthevote.org/voting-information/ Violence Against the Transgender Community in 2019: https://www.hrc.org/resources/violence-against-the-transgender-community-in-2019
52:15
October 28, 2019
HRT (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Pickles)
Hormone Replacement Therapy is an intense process. This week Shannon and Rachel discuss all that has occurred since Shannon started HRT, including physical, mental, and emotional changes, plus an obsession with pickles. If you enjoy the show please support us: www.patreon.com/olitpod Visit Our Website: www.olitpod.com  Theme Song: "Seize The Day" by Jens Kiilstofte jens.kiilstofte.net  Additional  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/  Listen: anchor.fm/ourlifeintransition  Do you have questions, comments, or topics you’d like us to cover? Email us: ourlifeintransition@gmail.com Come Find Us: facebook.com/OLITPod  instagram.com/olitpod/ twitter.com/olitpodpod  Links Voter registration:  https://www.rockthevote.org/voting-information/ Shannon’s HRT YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfguH4AB8jI&list=PLFAiPWD4XE3kUmrIwqs1MxvUMDjnjIz4t The Mazzoni Center: https://www.mazzonicenter.org/
53:25
October 14, 2019
Healthcare
The U.S. “healthcare” system is frustrating to say the least. Things get more complicated when you have a chronic illness or are lgbtq. This week Rachel & Shannon discuss their own health issues and fun times with insurance companies. If you enjoy the show please support us: www.patreon.com/olitpod Visit Our Website: www.olitpod.com  Theme Song: "Seize The Day" by Jens Kiilstofte jens.kiilstofte.net  Additional  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/  Listen: anchor.fm/ourlifeintransition  Do you have questions, comments, or topics you’d like us to cover? Email us: ourlifeintransition@gmail.com Come Find Us: facebook.com/OLITPod  instagram.com/olitpod/ twitter.com/olitpodpod  Links Voter registration:  https://www.rockthevote.org/voting-information/ Supreme Court Case: https://www.out.com/news/2019/7/29/if-youre-lgbtq-and-dont-know-about-october-8th-pay-attention https://www.instagram.com/p/B238o7XgoL4/ Patricia Arquette Emmy Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OXS7uVU0xA Shannon’s Health Scare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZffXit6-sc GLAAD LGBTQ Presidential Forum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0k1rGd5oZA&t=1552s CNN LGBTQ Presidential Town Hall: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/05/politics/cnn-lgbtq-issues-town-hall/index.html
39:56
September 27, 2019
The Terrible Twos
God help them! Rachel and Shannon have a two year old. With an opinionated toddler trying to run their house, they discuss challenges with teaching, instituting schedules, discipline, and more. If you enjoy the show please support us: www.patreon.com/olitpod Visit Our Website: www.olitpod.com  Theme Song: "Seize The Day" by Jens Kiilstofte jens.kiilstofte.net  Additional  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/  Listen: anchor.fm/ourlifeintransition  Do you have questions, comments, or topics you’d like us to cover? Email us: ourlifeintransition@gmail.com Come Find Us: facebook.com/OLITPod  instagram.com/olitpod/ twitter.com/olitpodpod 
51:53
September 13, 2019
Communication 101
Building a family takes time, patience and communication. One of the hallmarks of a well functioning family unit is that they communicate effectively. This week Rachel and Shannon discuss the challenges of communicating as a couple, how their upbringing influenced that, and how they're creating a new dynamic with their daughter. If you enjoy the show please support us: www.patreon.com/olitpod THANK YOU Melissa McDougall for being our first Patron. Visit Our Website: www.olitpod.com  Theme Song: "Seize The Day" by Jens Kiilstofte jens.kiilstofte.net  Additional  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/  Listen: anchor.fm/ourlifeintransition  Do you have questions, comments, or topics you’d like us to cover? Email us: ourlifeintransition@gmail.com Come Find Us: facebook.com/OLITPod  instagram.com/olitpod/ twitter.com/olitpodpod  Links Talk To Me Like I'm Someone You Love: https://www.nancydreyfus.com/home.html Marriage Communication - 3 Common Mistakes and How To Fix Them: https://psychcentral.com/lib/marriage-communication-3-common-mistakes-and-how-to-fix-them/ 10 Steps to Effective Couples Communication: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/lifetime-connections/201605/10-steps-effective-couples-communication
57:13
August 30, 2019
This Is America
  America has a real problem with race. In the wake of the recent domestic terrorists attacks, Shannon and Rachel discuss racism and bigotry in America, how it manifests and how it has impacted their lives. If you enjoy the show please support us: www.patreon.com/olitpod  Visit Our Website: www.olitpod.com  Theme Song: "Seize The Day" by Jens Kiilstofte jens.kiilstofte.net  Additional  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/  Listen: anchor.fm/ourlifeintransition  Do you have questions, comments, or topics you’d like us to cover?  Email us: ourlifeintransition@gmail.com Come Find Us:  facebook.com/OLITPod  instagram.com/olitpod/  twitter.com/olitpodpod  Links Voter registration Jordan Cofer This Is Us
45:56
August 16, 2019
Building Community
On the heels of the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, both Rachel and Shannon are amped to to more. In this episode they discuss the importance of community and ways to help build and support the community around you. If you enjoy the show please support us: www.patreon.com/olitpod  Visit Our Website: www.olitpod.com  Theme Song: "Seize The Day" by Jens Kiilstofte jens.kiilstofte.net  Additional  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/  Listen: anchor.fm/ourlifeintransition  Do you have questions, comments, or topics you’d like us to cover?  Email us: ourlifeintransition@gmail.com Come Find Us:  facebook.com/OLITPod  instagram.com/olitpod/  twitter.com/olitpodpod  Discussed Links Shannon's Vlog: https://youtu.be/zR4mO60p9X4 Ally workshop presenter: Kryss Shane, kryss.shane@gmail.com, ThisIsKryss.com Voter registration:  https://www.rockthevote.org/voting-information/ Running for office:  https://runforsomething.net/  Sponsors  Distant Lands: Of Sand & The Men Who Died There  Anchor 
51:10
August 2, 2019
Self Care
Life can be stressful and it is difficult to find time to take care of yourself. This is complicated even more when you have a chronic illness. In this episode, Rachel and Shannon discuss the challenges of chronic physical illnesses, mental health, and the importance of self care. If you enjoy the show please support us: www.patreon.com/olitpod  Visit Our Website: www.olitpod.com  Theme Song: "Seize The Day" by Jens Kiilstofte jens.kiilstofte.net  Additional  Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/  Listen: anchor.fm/ourlifeintransition  Do you have questions, comments, or topics you’d like us to cover?  Email us: ourlifeintransition@gmail.com Come Find Us:  facebook.com/OLITPod  instagram.com/olitpod/  twitter.com/olitpodpod  Sponsors Distant Lands: Of Sand & The Men Who Died There  Anchor 
37:57
July 19, 2019
Two Moms & a Baby
Having a child radically changes your life. After 10 years of marriage and 18 as a couple, Rachel and Shannon finally had a baby. In this episode they discuss the challenges of wrangling an opinionated toddler, and the issues and fears inherent to raising a child within a family with a transgender parent. LGBT Themed Books 21 Inspiring LGBTQ-Themed Children's Books It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity If you enjoy the show please support us: www.patreon.com/olitpod Visit Our Website: www.olitpod.com Theme Song: "Seize The Day" by Jens Kiilstofte jens.kiilstofte.net Listen: anchor.fm/ourlifeintransition Do you have questions, comments, or topics you’d like us to cover? Email us: ourlifeintransition@gmail.com Come Find Us: facebook.com/OLITPod instagram.com/olitpod/ twitter.com/olitpodpod
36:09
July 5, 2019
Not Broken Anymore
  June is Pride Month and 2019 is also the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. In this episode Shannon and Rachel examine the importance of Pride and what it means to them. In addition they discuss Shannon’s coming out story and how they’ve been impacted by her transition.   If you enjoy the show please support us: www.patreon.com/olitpod Visit Our Website: www.olitpod.com Theme Song: "Seize The Day" by Jens Kiilstofte jens.kiilstofte.net Listen: anchor.fm/ourlifeintransition Do you have questions, comments, or topics you’d like us to cover? Email us: ourlifeintransition@gmail.com Come Find Us: facebook.com/OLITPod instagram.com/olitpod/ twitter.com/olitpodpod
46:55
June 21, 2019
Who The Heck Are We?
In their premiere episode Rachel and Shannon sit down to introduce themselves, talk about their relationship, becoming parents, and the changes that come along with transitioning from a “straight couple” to an LGBT+ family.  If you enjoy the show please support us: www.patreon.com/olitpod Visit Our Website: www.olitpod.com Theme Song: "Seize The Day" by Jens Kiilstofte jens.kiilstofte.net Listen: anchor.fm/ourlifeintransition Do you have questions, comments, or topics you’d like us to cover? Email us: ourlifeintransition@gmail.com Come Find Us: facebook.com/OLITPod instagram.com/olitpod/ twitter.com/olitpodpod
30:09
June 7, 2019
Episode 01 Trailer
Join us on Friday June 5, 2019 for our premiere episode of Our Life In Transition. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/QOdJ0YKz-Rc    Visit Our Website: www.olitpod.com If you enjoy the show please support us: www.patreon.com/olitpod Theme Song: "Seize The Day" by Jens Kiilstofte jens.kiilstofte.net Listen: anchor.fm/ourlifeintransition Do you have questions, comments, or topics you’d like us to cover? Email us: ourlifeintransition@gmail.com Come Find Us: facebook.com/OLITPod instagram.com/olitpod/ twitter.com/olitpod
01:29
June 5, 2019
Our Life In Transition Trailer
Life, marriage, and parenting are hectic. Balancing everything is not an easy task, but when your husband becomes your wife, it’s a whole different ball game. Join hosts Shannon and Rachel as they explore the journey as an LGBT+ family and talk about all of the changes that life brings. Our Life In Transition is a brand new podcast coming soon to Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, Anchor and wherever you listen to your favorite shows. MUSIC  Visit Our Website: www.olitpod.com If you enjoy the show please support us: www.patreon.com/olitpod Theme Song: "Seize The Day" by Jens Kiilstofte jens.kiilstofte.net Listen: anchor.fm/ourlifeintransition Do you have questions, comments, or topics you’d like us to cover? Email us: ourlifeintransition@gmail.com Come Find Us: facebook.com/OLITPod instagram.com/olitpod/ twitter.com/olitpod
00:51
May 21, 2019
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