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Talks with the Feminine

Talks with the Feminine

By Annie Tayleur
Telling Womxn's Stories

A Podcast by Annie Tayleur

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Ashleigh Dodd: A Powerful Birth Story and Total World Doula Domination
In this episode, Doula, Mentor, Mother, CEO and all-round inspiration, Ashleigh Dodd shares her history. In a story of a lifetime of working to support others, her life as a Doula, Doula-Trainer and Mother and her desire to take on the whole damn world- supporting and honouring one woman at a time- you're just going to fall in love with this glorious woman. This episode was also a rare opportunity to hear Ashleigh talk openly about her beautiful, incredible and sometimes heart-wrenching birth stories and fertility journey and I was so blessed to be able to do so. You may need the tissues handy for this one my friends!
July 15, 2021
Tara Broughan: Talking Childhood, Sexuality and Challenging the Status Quo
In this episode, Respectful Parenting Advocate, Anti-Discrimination Educator, Mum, Wife and all around Super Woman, Tara Broughan shares her completely beautiful story. Tara touches on the themes of human rights, children's rights, feminism, sexuality and systemic change as she speaks through her quintessentially open-hearted and minded approach to life. 
June 23, 2021
Rachael Flack: Talking Fertility, Losses and 3 under 3
In this brand shiny new episode, I speak to Rachael Flack: Social Worker, Postpartum Doula and Mum to 3 little people. Rachael openly shares her story of adventure, fertility challenges and triumphs, pregnancy losses, business ventures and what it was like being a Mama to 3 babies under 3.5 years old! Find Rachael at: Insta: FB: @rachaelmamaborn
June 18, 2021
Revisited: Annie's Birth Stories Episode 2 (Home Birth)
To celebrate the relaunch of the TWTF Podcast and my bubba's 1st Birthday, I am revisiting the episodes in which I share my own Birth Stories. This episode is from 2020 and follows on from last week in which I chatted about the births of my first two bubbas. In this episode I share the fairly eventful story of my last little one's birth at home. Tune in next time for a brand new TWTF Episode!
June 9, 2021
Revisited: Annie's Birth Stories Episode 1
To celebrate the relaunch of the TWTF Podcast and my bubba's 1st Birthday, I am revisiting the episodes in which I share my own Birth Stories. This episode is from 2019 and was recorded when I was newly pregnant with my third baby. Next week I will be revisiting that little baby's Birth Story too! Stay tuned. 
June 3, 2021
MamaUp Series: Anna Cusack; Caring for Mothers
An interview with the wonderful Anna Cusack: Author, Podcaster, Blogger and Motherhood Revolutionist. We chat Anna's personal motherhood experience, her journey to conceiving and her wealth of knowledge in caring for mothers and assisting them in planning an empowering postnatal period. Anna and I explore the way in which rethinking how we view mothers and providing them with rich support structures can positively impact our whole society. Find Anna, the 'Motherhood Made Magic' Podcast and preorder her new book, 'Mama, You're not Broken' at:
May 31, 2021
MamaUp Series: I'm Still Healing
2020 was rough. It hit many of us like a truck actually. And while the year itself is well over and we are trying to move on- there's still hurting and healing taking place. In this episode, I share my 2020, including my baby's birth and my family's big move and what all of it means for me now. I also discuss how we are all coping since getting hit by that aforementioned truck and what we might need to do to get back on track. To work with me, share a story or request a podcast topic go to: and reach out via the contact form.
May 31, 2021
MamaUp Series: How'd You Get to 3 So Fast?
This is the ep where I talk extensively about the decision making involved in having my 3 babies. I also break down the impact having 3 has made on my relationship with my partner and answer the FAQ- will there ever be a fourth?
May 31, 2021
Talking to Katie Parker about Supporting New Mums & the 12 Week 'Rule'
In this episode I chat with Social Worker and Postpartum Doula, Katie Parker. Katie shares her wealth of knowledge on supporting brand new mummas, on creating a village and on sharing a story of miscarriage.
November 11, 2020
Talking Witches and Witchiness
A short and sweet solo episode this week where I explore the term 'witch' and what it truly means for women historically and now. I also share my own story of 'witchiness' and wonder what being a witch means for the emerging feminine.
October 27, 2020
Talking Business and Feminine Frequencies with Carlie Maree
Get excited! This week on TWTF I speak to the amazing Carlie Maree who shares her story and her wisdom on being successful as a feminine-core being in business. Carlie breaks apart some big misconceptions around finding success and happiness and discusses her incredible best-selling book, Soul Modes. Get ready for some wow moments. 
September 24, 2020
Talking Herbal and Soul Medicine and the Cyclical Feminine with Katherine
In this episode, the owner of Acorn and Oak, Naturopath and Mum- Katherine joins me for an incredible chat in which we wade through some deeply feminine topics. Katherine shares her passion for women's work, pregnancy, birth and empowerment. We hear some of her amazing story and how that has led Katherine through a journey of shamanaic womancraft, connection and support for other women in their truth. 
September 16, 2020
Talking Birth and Birth Work with Whitney
In this episode, I chat with Whitney- teacher, mother, doula and host of The Mama Village Instagram page. Whit shares with us her own beautiful, remarkable and challenging birth stories as well as her quite separate love of birth work and all things motherhood and connection. 
September 11, 2020
Talking IVF, PND and Early Babies with Livvi
Joining me for this episode of TWTF is the wonderful singer/ songwriter, children's entertainer and podcast producer, Livvi. With her remarkable positive energy, Livvi shares with us her challenges with fertility and mental health. Telling the story of how these factors shaped her as a mother, a musician and a dreamer. 
September 3, 2020
Talking Annie's Birth at Home
In this episode, with Abbey Rentoul rejoining us as guest host, Annie shares the story of the recent birth of her third baby girl at home.
June 18, 2020
Talking Parenting in the Pandemic with Olga
This pandemic has been nothing short of brutal on the mental, physical and emotional energy levels of parents in our community. But there are always silver linings to take away! In this episode, Annie chats with Olga, a front line health worker and mother of two about her experience of the challenges, triumphs and overall impact of parenting, schooling and just plain staying afloat during this truly overwhelming time.
May 19, 2020
The Isolation Podcast
Welcome to the new and weird world of podcasts in isolation! It can be easy to feel very alone at this time in history, all locked away in our own homes, but we really are all in a very similar boat. So be prepared to be well related to in this episode of TWTF as Abbey and Annie discuss the joys and struggles of parenting, pregnancy, work, child care and the health system in this time of social isolation.
April 5, 2020
Birth Choices Part Two
As part of our Birth Series, in this two-part episode we discuss the process of making choices in pregnancy, labour and birth. We share our own personal experiences and pick apart what it means to 'plan' for a birth.
March 11, 2020
Birth Choices: Part One
As part of our Birth Series, in this two-part episode we discuss the process of making choices in pregnancy, labour and birth. We share our own personal experiences and pick apart what it means to 'plan' for a birth. 
February 27, 2020
Birth: History and Culture
As we begin our first ever topic-based series on the huge subject of childbirth- we pick apart some of the history surrounding and informing our contemporary birth culture. 
January 30, 2020
Talking Sex and First Times
In this episode, Abbey and Annie explore their very different experiences and stories of sex and first times. We chat about what sex means to us, how it has shaped our lives and relationships and what 'virginity' means as a concept. Lots to unpack this week!
December 5, 2019
What is the Point of Marriage?
In this episode, Abbey and Annie discuss their views on marriage and getting/ staying married today. We share our own personal stories and ask the question- why do people even get married? What is the benefit and what is the challenge in contemporary marriage for women? 
November 17, 2019
Talking birth rights and Annie's babies
In this special double-length episode, Annie and Abbey pick apart Annie's experiences of birth and her hopes for the future. We open the door on what it means to birth in the present hospital system and how women need to be ready to advocate for their own rights in the birth space. 
October 31, 2019
And then there were two
An introduction to Annie and our new amazing host, Abbey Rentoul! Sharing some stories, insights and the motivation behind our podcast. 
October 17, 2019
Speaking of Greta...
Annie shares her reaction to the recent speech given by Greta Thunberg at the UN Climate Summit.
September 24, 2019
Talking Invisible Illness with Robyn
Annie talks with Robyn, a young woman with many challenges in life which are not clearly apparent on the surface. This episode delves into disability, sexuality, feminism and those personal struggles that no one knows about.
September 2, 2019
When the Feminine gets Feedback...
If you're like me, getting negative feedback can be a real kick to the proverbial ribs.  In this episode, I discuss how- as women- we can feel snowed under by criticism when we are already up to our ears in the drifts of work, family and life.  And I ask the question- where should we put the feelings of guilt and hurt to make them safe and useful in our own growth?
August 14, 2019
Talking Motherhood and Mental Health with Abbey
 Nurse and Mum of 3, Abbey shares her journey into motherhood and all the triumphs and challenges that lay therein. Abbey describes her pregnancies, births and early parenting stages of each of her darling girls and how these experiences shaped her. Annie and Abbey discuss the impact of these formative experiences on mental health and on who we become as mothers. Abbey shows openness and humour as she expresses wonderful insight on where to draw strength and health-care in times of crisis.  
August 4, 2019
The First Chat (with myself)
Welcome to Talks with the Feminine! In this episode I discuss why I am launching this podcast, what stories of incredible women I hope to share and I talk a bit about my own journey as a woman that has brought me to this point.
July 16, 2019