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Vulnerable Views

Vulnerable Views

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Vulnerable Views is a podcast where we open up about topics that are important to us, from mental health to dating to feminism.
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S2 E4: Psychology, Personality, and Modern Dating

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S2 E8: Exploring the Relationship Between Food and Mental Health
How does food tie into our mental health? For many, it might have a great impact. We sat down with Lauren Demko, content creator and body positive advocate, to discuss her personal relationship with food and mental health, as well as how social media impacts body image, loving yourself, and so much more.
41:00
May 25, 2021
S2 E7: Why Do We Remove Body Hair?
From waxing and chemical creams, to laser removal and threading, an entire industry profits on convincing women to remove their body hair. But why do we actually do it? To please them? To please ourselves? We sat down with acclaimed writer and law student Duriba Khan to our feelings—and practices—around this.
44:56
April 27, 2021
S2 E6: Finding Financial Freedom w/ Mandyy Thomas
One of Canada's top financial coaches and CEO of Intentionally Wealthy, Mandyy Thomas joins us to share the important money skills we never learned in school, and how we can take back control of our finances.
52:07
March 30, 2021
S2 E5: How to Talk to Kids About Trump
"How do you have conversations around morality, when the president of our nation behaves in a way that you as a parent are trying to tell your children, ‘don’t act like that.’?" Join us as we chat with author Erik Eff on his illustrated kid's book 'Pig With a Crown', a modern fable that provides an opportunity to discuss the qualities that make for a good leader, and reminds us our actions have consequences.
48:40
March 9, 2021
S2 E4: Psychology, Personality, and Modern Dating
Self-awareness can play a big role in our romantic relationships. In this episode, we sit down with Dave Glaser, a sports performance and Enneagram coach, to talk about how our personality types and attachment styles affect modern dating. 
44:55
January 19, 2021
S2 E3: The Truth About Self-Love
We've all heard the term self-love thrown around quite a bit, but you may be wondering, "What does it actually mean to love yourself?" We called in an expert on this topic to help us crack the code. Jules Webber, an Intimacy and Life Coach, and creator of a digital course focused on self-love, joins us for this episode to explain how she defines self-love, share her personal experiences with it, and give life-changing advice about how to get started on your journey to giving yourself the love you deserve.
45:11
December 8, 2020
S2 E2: Parenting, Partnerships, & The Patriarchy
There’s no perfect way to be a parent. But to get the best tips for our future selves, we sought out supermom Atiya Hasan, a full-time consulting analyst, graduate student, and parent to three under the age of two. Along with tips on baby-proofing a house, she delves deeper into how the patriarchy has enabled an archaic concept of work-life balance—one that the pandemic is quickly changing today.
44:50
November 17, 2020
S2 E1: What's the Deal With Voting, Anyway?
Hey y'all, we're back! With just a few weeks left till election day, we're kicking off Season 2 with Zohaib Qadri, former regional organizing director on the Warren campaign, to talk about how US voting works, why your vote matters, and more. 
43:43
October 13, 2020
S1 E6: End of Season 1
Alli and Mary, our amazing videographer and photographer, join us in this Season 1 wrapup episode to share stories of what went on behind-the-scenes, how they've been dealing with the pandemic, and what's in store for Season 2! 
39:18
July 30, 2020
S1 E5: How to Hustle - Dealing with the Daily Grind
Managing a side hustle is so much fun - and also a big challenge. How do you find the time between working a full-time job, a podcast, social obligations with family and friends, and getting enough sleep? Listen in as Shelly and Faria discuss how their side hustles began, what they've learned over the years, and advice they have for others. 
43:50
June 30, 2020
S1 E4: Navigating Trauma in a Pandemic
Traumatic experiences can be damaging to our mental health. But what about when the whole world is going through it? In this episode, Shelly and Faria discuss living alone during COVID-19, and how the global pandemic has brought up the unresolved traumas of their past.
35:22
May 11, 2020
S1 E3: Dating (Apps)And More - Part II
In this episode, we expand on the dating conversation we began in episode two, including more history, relived dates, and good - or bad- things we note while on them.
25:37
April 13, 2020
S1 E2: Dating (Apps) and More
What do you write in a dating profile? How do you find someone who's the same kind of weird as you? Join us in a fun conversation about the struggles and joys of online dating.
27:34
March 19, 2020
S1 E1: Introduction & Why We're Here
What are your favorite Austin gals up to?? Join us in this first episode of our podcast, Vulnerable Views, as we reveal how it began and the struggles that led us to this journey.
16:55
February 28, 2020