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Episode 40 | The Season One Finale
The Woman Beings sit down to record the final episode of the season and reflect on their process in creating the podcast. They talk about their own personal growth and the challenges they encountered, along with why they decided to take a break for the summer. The topics range from their favorite episodes, decisions they made that took courage, and the things that made it hard. Lastly, they share how their understanding and interpretation of Woman Being has grown, and takeaways from the season. Goodbye is only for the summer. Woman Being Season 2 coming September, 2021.   ---           Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/ 
01:03:11
June 8, 2021
Episode 39 | Deconstruction, and Why It’s Not Something to Be Scared Of
The Woman Beings sit down to discuss the topic of "deconstruction" in depth, and share their own personal journeys of deconstruction. In much of the Christian world, there's not much room for asking questions, doubt, or uncertainty about one's faith. For most Christians, deconstruction is almost synonymous with leaving the faith. They share their own questions, how the journey can be lonely, the importance of having a trustworthy community to process with, and how to keep close to Jesus in the process.    Books Mentioned: Love Does by Bob Goff: https://bit.ly/3fXyCzR Crazy Love by Francis Chan: https://bit.ly/3yUhFPa Woman Rising by Meghan Tschanz: https://amzn.to/3i6RWgL The Wild Woman's Way by Michaela Boehm: https://bit.ly/2S1Rupl Women Who Run With Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés: https://bit.ly/3wKXa5D The Dance of Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd: https://bit.ly/3fEwpdw Pure by Linda Kay Klein: https://bit.ly/3fX080c The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer: https://bit.ly/3g2dhoC The Bible: https://amzn.to/3fBuWVb   Podcasts Mentioned: Faith and Feminism: https://apple.co/3sSiXqv Melanated Faith: https://apple.co/3wLDJK3 Let's Talk About It: https://apple.co/3g2dDeW The Liturgists: https://apple.co/3uEfa0n Heaven Bent: https://apple.co/3yOkv8u   People to Follow: Morgan Day Cecil: https://www.instagram.com/morgandaycecil/ Ruthie Lindsey: https://www.instagram.com/ruthielindsey/ Christa Black Gifford: https://www.instagram.com/christablackgifford/   ---           Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:31:24
June 1, 2021
Episode 38 | Let's Talk About: Female Pastors Who Have Ideas & Opinions w/ Candace Johnson
This week, the Woman Beings sat down with Candace Johnson, a long-time pastor of Bethel Church and a future church planter at Studio Church in Greenville, SC! We discussed how to walk through change and transition well, the importance of women speaking up and taking charge in the church, how to value diversity as believers, and the risk that comes with new beginnings. We are so thankful Candace allowed us to pick her brain - this is definitely not an episode you’ll want to skip over!   Follow Candace: https://www.instagram.com/candacejohnson/ Studio Church: https://www.studiogreenville.com/   Resources Mentioned: One Blood by John Perkins: https://bit.ly/3oDQpzP The Practice of Being With Jesus by Chris Cruz: https://bit.ly/3oCIwum Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero: https://bit.ly/2Taa3YH The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell:  https://bit.ly/2Taa8eX Erwin McManus: https://erwinmcmanus.com/   Brene Brown: https://brenebrown.com/    ---           Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/ 
01:17:55
May 25, 2021
Episode 37 | Let's Talk About: Christianity & LGBTQ+ w/ Elizabeth Woning
The Woman Beings sit down with pastor, writer, theologian Elizabeth Woning of Bethel and the Changed Movement. Elizabeth shares her controversial experience of walking away from lesbianism, after many years of being a fierce advocate for feminism and LGBTQ+ within the church. Today, she continues the fight... in a different way. While she still holds dear to her desire for LGBTQ+ to be wholly included and welcomed in the church, she also supports traditional theological thought surrounding the topic. Elizabeth is a woman whose voice has been rejected by most schools of thought. The majority of traditional, conservative Christians find her too gay-affirming, not trustworthy. Most in the LGBTQ+ community find her rhetoric dangerous and condemning. Elizabeth firmly stands in the gray - a gray where a lesbian couple can drop their child off at Sunday school, yet still hear traditional biblical messages on sexuality in the pew. With all that controversy in mind, Woman Being is a podcast that holds space for the gray, for unanswered questions, and for women who venture into those spaces.   For an alternative view on sexuality in the church, check out our episode with Jared Edskerud: https://youtu.be/JbbNtMluaOQ   Follow Elizabeth: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethwoning/   Changed Movement Resource Page: https://changedmovement.com/resources-page/   ---           Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:32:43
May 18, 2021
Episode 36 | Let's Talk About: Healthy Boundaries and Church Community w/ Rheva Henry
The Woman Beings sit down with Rheva Henry - worship leader and adjunct professor - to discuss the Church as family. The word, "family" has different connotations, depending on one's own background and experiences, and Rheva shares why she thinks churches are overall failing to cultivate true family and community in their congregations. She talks about setting healthy boundaries, creating pathways for healthy communications, and how to navigate church hurt. They discuss why some people are choosing to leave their churches, and how ignorance and lack of compassion has played a role. She talks about healing, finding forgiveness, and making space to grow in the midst of painful experiences. Follow Rheva: https://www.instagram.com/simplyrheva/ Resources Mentioned: In The Light with Dr. Anita Philips: https://apple.co/2QczO9G A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards: https://bit.ly/3xYx4O6 Success From The Inside Out by Nona Jones: https://bit.ly/2SBChLr Woman Evolve by Sarah Jakes Roberts: https://bit.ly/3fojUSf ---         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:22:37
May 11, 2021
Episode 35 | Not Your Mom's Book Club: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
It's time for another Not Your Mom's Book Club! The Woman Beings saddled up with their beverages of the alcoholic nature and discussed The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. It's a stunning story that follows twin sisters and their daughters and explores topics like race, classism, feminism, and, of course, love. So, grab your readers and your wine, and talk books with us!   ---     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:36:58
May 4, 2021
Episode 34 | Let's Talk About: Discrimination Against the Asian Community w/ Charissa Lui
This week, the Woman Beings sit down with Charissa Lui to discuss the reality of AAPI hate and discrimination in light of recent events. As a Chinese American woman, Charissa shares her experience growing up in a vibrant Asian community in the bay area, and the ways in which she has witnessed racism in her own life. She talks about the model minority myth, rising tensions amidst the pandemic, and what it means to make space at the table for minorities. She shares her passion for knowing and embracing one's own heritage, celebrating diversity, and seeking reconciliation and unity. Follow Charissa: https://www.instagram.com/charissalui/   Resources Mentioned: Beyond Colorblind by Sarah Shin: https://bit.ly/3nw0L4f Prophetic Lament by Soong-Chan Rah: https://bit.ly/2QqcYeR White Awake by Daniel Hill: https://bit.ly/2R0QqxM Raise Your Voice by Kathy Khang: https://bit.ly/3gDykA0 T rue Story by James Choung: https://bit.ly/3gGBGlD Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton: https://bit.ly/3gGvcn5  The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee: https://bit.ly/3eyp51f ---         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:02:23
April 27, 2021
Episode 33 | How Promising Young Woman Exposes Rape Culture
The Woman Beings sit down to review the oscar-nominated film, Promising Young Woman. With the Academy Awards only a few days away, this film will be one of the few films recognized by the Academy that was directed by a woman. The film discusses the topic of sexual assault and rape, consent, and the lack of justice in these areas. Give the film a watch (or don't, if you like spoilers) and tune into this episode! Watch Promising Young Woman: https://www.amazon.com/Promising-Young-Woman-Carey-Mulligan/dp/B08SFB3F3K   ---         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/ 
01:26:05
April 20, 2021
Episode 32 | Physical Touch, Pornography, and Sexuality
Sexuality is fluid and develops over time, including during our formative years in childhood and adolescence. The Woman Beings talk about their own experiences with physical touch and a developing sense of sexuality in their youth. They discuss how the church plays a big role in forming perceptions of sexuality, and ways in which those perceptions can be either harmful or beneficial. They talk about everything from the actual definition of lust to discovering porn at a young age to their first kiss. Most importantly, they share their own advice for young people navigating sex culture, purity culture, shame and guilt, and understanding your own body.  ---         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:03:14
April 13, 2021
Episode 31 | Let's Talk About: Deconstructing White Evangelical Christianity w/ Meghan Tschanz
In this episode, the Woman Beings sit down with Meghan Tschanz, creator and host of the Faith and Feminism podcast and author of "Women Rising," her soon-to-be-released book! Meghan shares her story of serving on the missions field and how it led her to discover the inherent misogyny and patriarchal systems that are oppressing women throughout the world... and how the church plays a big role. Female genital mutilation, human trafficking, sexual assault, all are symptoms of the greater patriarchal systems that are designed to keep men in power and exhort women to be submissive, silent, and unseen. She shares her journey of deconstructing her white evangelical upbringing and white saviorism, learning to understand the concept of the people's church and the ruler's church, and how so much of the sexual assault and violence against women in our society today can be tied back to purity culture. This episode is chock full of wisdom - be sure to give it a listen!   Follow Meghan: https://www.instagram.com/meghantschanz/ Faith and Feminism: https://apple.co/3sSiXqv Pre-Order Women Rising: https://www.ivpress.com/women-rising   Resources Mentioned: Half the Sky by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof: https://bit.ly/3mgwhCM The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk: https://bit.ly/31LgBxN Womanist Midrash by Wilda Gafney: https://bit.ly/3sRUphB The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin: https://bit.ly/3rJGEQE RAINN: https://www.rainn.org/ Sexual Assault is About Power by Lyn Yonack: https://bit.ly/39JLGq3   ---         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:38:49
April 6, 2021
Episode 30 | Reacting to the Most Misogynistic Sermon Ever
The Woman Beings sit down to watch and react to a sermon by baptist preacher Stewart Allen Clark. Clark's message recently received a lot of heat for its misogynist, sexist, and non-biblical underpinnings that are sadly not so unusual in the evangelical church. He stresses the importance for a man to have "a beautiful woman on his arm," and insinuates a woman's beauty and weight control are vital to healthy and happy marriage. This week's episode is a little different (prepare to hear a lot of unfiltered frustration), but it's worth a listen as it pinpoints so many of the church's teachings about marriage that have saturated everyday Christian culture.    Please note: Use this podcast episode as an opportunity to call out and extract false teachings and overt misogyny within the church. This is by no means an excuse to demean, dehumanize, or devalue Stewart Allen Clark or any other men who share his views. It is understood that Mr. Clark has stepped down from pastoring and is seeking therapy. The Woman Being Podcast only wishes him the best as he begins the process of deconstructing these harmful narratives and continuing on a path toward healing.   Watch the sermon: P1: https://www.instagram.com/p/CL9jIbap-DX/ P2: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMADfv1HE63/ P3: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMCoEBSnSkn/   ---         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/ 
01:30:42
March 30, 2021
Episode 29 | Let's Talk About: Cycles of Abuse w/ Amanda Lampard
The Woman Beings sit down with Amanda Lampard, who works with One Safe Place, which aids and empowers survivors of abuse. She talks about cycles of abuse, warning signs, and the power dynamics that play a role in perpetuating it. She also shares on how you can use people-focused language, ways to confront loved ones who are possibly being abused, and thoughts on how the church plays a role (sometimes good, sometimes not). You won't want to miss this very informative episode!   Trigger Warning: In this episode, we touch on some very heavy topics that may be triggering for those who have been through traumatic events. Please do what you need to take care of yourself, and don't hesitate to skip this one if you need to. Resources Mentioned: One Safe Place: https://ospshasta.org/ National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: https://ncadv.org/ California Partnership to End Domestic Violence: https://www.cpedv.org/ RAINN: https://www.rainn.org/ Love is Respect: https://www.loveisrespect.org/ Follow Amanda on Instagram: @manda_lampard ---        Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:00:17
March 23, 2021
Episode 28 | The Start Of Something New: Learning How To Podcast With Zac Efron
Sometimes, you just need a break, am I right? And a break is exactly what we Woman Beings are taking this week. Well, let's just call it a break-lite. We decided to dig into our archive and give you guys this bite-sized peek into our first. ever. recording! We sat down to figure out how the heck this whole podcasting thing worked, and wound up talking about Zac Efron's “dad bod.” So, sit back, relax, and enjoy! We'll be back with full-length episodes next week!    ---        Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
17:26
March 16, 2021
Episode 27 | Why We Believe in #FREEBRITNEY
Britney Spears has been a household name since as long as most of us can remember. From "Oops, I Did It Again" to "...Baby One More Time" to "Womanizer", she has cranked out hit after hit - not to mention her Las Vegas residency, X-Factor judge position, or her iconic music videos. But, she has also been a source of controversy as long as she's been in the spotlight. Everyone can tell you exactly where they were when Britney shaved her head and seemed to have a complete breakdown - but what was really going on behind closed doors? The Woman Beings dove into all the Britney drama by watching New York Times' "Framing Britney Spears" and learned about the darker side to all her paparazzi attention and what sparked the Free Britney movement. Listen in to hear about Britney Spears, the ahead-of-her-time feminist who is tragically stuck in a conservatorship under her controlling father! Watch Framing Britney Spears: https://hulu.tv/3etrn3c --- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/woman-being/id1529988632 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/52HyCHB9FJoQW3OJu6fdRr
01:11:01
March 9, 2021
Episode 26 | Let's Talk About: Disability, Motherhood, and Grief w/ Joy Thayer
The Woman Beings sit down with Joy Thayer, a mother, business owner, and prominent member of her community. She shares her story of raising her son, Sawyer, who was diagnosed as a baby with De Barsy syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Sawyer was the life of the party, a jokester, and full of joy. He passed away shortly before his 21st birthday, leaving behind a community of family and friends who loved him dearly. Joy shares the beautiful story of his life, and how she has walked through the grieving process. She talks about the light her son carried, and how it far outweighed the burden of his care. She shares all the fun, from Disney trips, to arts and crafts, to Sawyer’s favorite things (like strawberries and cute girls). Tune into this episode to hear a celebration of life and the unexplainable power of a mother’s love.    Follow Joy: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/purejoy7/ Website: https://thejoyofimperphection.wordpress.com/   ---       Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/ 
01:01:43
March 2, 2021
Episode 25 | Let's Talk About: Sex Baby w/ Rebekah LaRobardiere
The Woman Beings sit down with sex and relationship coach Rebekah LaRobardiere to talk about... well sex and relationships. Rebekah shares on everything from the “big O” to the influences of purity culture to the importance of building intimacy and trust. Learn important insights on how to connect with your body and cultivate trust with your partner. Or, listen in for some practical tips - like where to get the best lube. This week’s episode is all about sex! Resources: Getting The Love You Want by Harville Hendrix: https://bit.ly/37Aqx0j The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort: https://bit.ly/2MllpGg  Follow Rebekah: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rjlcoaching/ Website: https://www.rjlcoaching.com/  ---       Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:02:33
February 23, 2021
Episode 24 | Let's Talk About: Eating Disorders and Body Image with Katelyn Joy Alexander
There are so many factors that influence the way women view their bodies, from media and pop culture to friends, family, and the habits we develop early in life. The Woman Beings sit down with mindset and body coach Katelyn Alexander to talk about body image and positivity, and body dysmorphia. She shares about her experience having an eating disorder and her journey of healing. This episode touches on all the hot topics: body positivity vs. body neutrality, the practice of mirror talk, how body image affects mental health, self-compassion, and learning to listen to your body.   Trigger Warning: For those people who may struggle with an eating disorder or serious cases of body dysmorphia, please be advised. Take this episode at your own pace  - or, feel free to skip it - whatever you need to do to take care of yourself. Resources: Kristin Neff: https://self-compassion.org/ Brené Brown: https://brenebrown.com/ Follow Katelyn:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katelynjoyalexander/ Website: https://coffeewithkateeblog.com/ --- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
51:26
February 16, 2021
Episode 23 | Convictions, Peer Pressure, and Keeping The Peace
All too often, we hear the phrase, "don't give into peer pressure." In the midst of the pandemic, extreme political polarization, and daily life, it's not as easy as it sounds. The Women Beings sit down to discuss peer pressure when it comes to mask wearing, political disagreements, and setting boundaries. When is it the right time to utilize conflict resolution, and when is it the right time to nod and move on? How do we love family members who disagree? How do we hold to our personal values while also accommodating others with different views? All that and more on this week's episode.     ---        Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:06:43
February 9, 2021
Episode 22 | Let's Talk About: Feminist Film Theory w/ Kerwin Kuniyoshi
The Woman Beings sit down with industry professional and Berkeley film studies grad Kerwin Kuniyoshi to discuss feminist film theory. From Wonder Woman to It’s a Wonderful Life, Oceans 13, Psycho, Peeping Tom, Gravity, Pacific Rim... and even Transformers, hear how the portrayal and characterization of women has evolved throughout the years. While our favorite female directors - Ava Duverney, Patty Jenkins, Greta Gerwig, and others - have made incredible progress, have we truly made changes to the language of cinema? Or are we perpetuating the male gaze? The objectification of women? The oppression of non-whites? Listen in to hear some incredible discussions about some of your favorite films! Spoiler alert: Christian films are often some of the worst perpetrators. Resources: Body Talk from The Acoustic Mirror by Kaja Silverman - https://bit.ly/39CKy7T Visual Pleasure and the Narrative Cinema by Laura Mulvey - https://bit.ly/3rebdhr --- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:12:59
February 2, 2021
Episode 21 | Why We Love Netflix's "History of Swear Words" and Freaking Nicolas Cage
The Woman Beings review the new Netflix series, "History of Swear Words," specifically on the episodes featuring the words "bitch" and "pussy." Why are these words referring to women so charged? Where did they come from? And is it okay to use them? This week, listen to a discussion about whether Christians should swear, the implications of gendered cursing, and if it's possible to reclaim bad words for positive change. ---     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:00:48
January 26, 2021
Episode 20 | Twitter, Censorship, and The President
This week, the Woman Beings dive into some uncharted territory with a discussion on the recent social media ban on President Trump. They talk about the implications of social media giants censoring the content on their sites and how that, in turn, effects the way we as a society receive information. From the wrongful censorship of feminine health education to the necessary censorship of account using social media for human trafficking. We are diving into the weeds with this one, so let's do this!   ---     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:04:35
January 19, 2021
Episode 19 | Not Your Mom's Book Club: Dear Girls by Ali Wong
Welcome back to Not Your Mom's Book Club! This month, the Woman Beings review "Dear Girls" by comedian Ali Wong. "Dear Girls" is a letter from Ali to her two daughters about her life story, hard-won wisdom, and everything they need to know about life. She shares tools for success like navigating their careers as women, and untold secrets like the unpleasant realities of dating and how she eventually trapped their father. This is a quick read that will make you laugh... and if you're like Kelly Anne, cry too. Grab your favorite drink and tune in!   ---     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:02:19
January 12, 2021
Episode 18 | Kelly Anne on Waiting, Purity, and Marriage
Kelly Anne shares her story of waiting four years to marry the man she knew she would always marry. She talks about maintaining her purity, trusting God for the right timing, and building trust and respect in her first year of marriage after having a mental breakdown. Tune in to learn all about her marriage, how to know when the time is right, and how to listen to your inner voice on this week's episode of the Woman Being Podcast.   ---     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
42:57
January 5, 2021
Episode 17 | New Years Resolutions and Why They're Dumb
Leading up to 2021, the Woman Beings talk about New Years Resolutions, how they can be helpful... and how they can be not so helpful. With the events of 2020 in mind, it's important to manage our expectations and keep our focus on the things that matter most to us in life. So, whether you're trying to lose the COVID 19 (lbs), join a book club, or embrace your natural hair, remember: You are enough. Slip ups don't make you a failure. And if you don't have a New Years Resolution, that is totally a-OK.   ---    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/ 
51:21
December 29, 2020
Episode 16 | Christmas, Consumerism, and Intersectionality
This year on the Woman Being Podcast Christmas Special, Emma leads a discussion about consumerism during Christmas and the ever growing environmental crisis. Bright and cheery! The Woman Beings discuss how consumerism negatively affects not only the environment, but also mental health, impoverished nations, and... you guessed it... women. This is a great episode for anyone who wants to start taking steps toward a more sustainable lifestyle. Merry Christmas! ---   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:08:51
December 22, 2020
Episode 15 | Married at 18: Kelley Tells All on Her Teen Wedding
This week, Kelley shares all the details of getting married when she was only 18 years old, just weeks after graduating high school. She talks about her expectations of what a young Christian wife should look like, navigating marriage with college responsibilities, and how to know when it's the right timing. Find out what it was like to be engaged in high school, and the kinds of feedback she received from people around her. Tune into this one, and you won't be disappointed!   ---   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
46:22
December 15, 2020
Episode 14 | Single as a Pringle: Thoughts On Singleness With Emma
The Women Beings sit down together to discuss the topic of singleness. Emma, the singleness expert, shares about the ups and downs, the awkward comments, and how to avoid comparison. Most importantly, why your relationships status doesn't indicate your value or determine your worth. Live your life to the fullest, singles!   ---   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/ 
47:41
December 8, 2020
Episode 13 | Let's Talk About: "The Gays" w/ Jared Edskerud
Can Christians be gay? This week, the Woman Beings sit down to tackle this mountain of a question with Jared Edskerud, an aspiring author and advocate for LGBTQ+ in the church. He shares his own journey growing up gay in conservative Christian culture and how he eventually came out and married another man after 28 years of struggle.    Resources Mentioned: Boy Erased on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3loKNWT God and The Gay Christian by Matthew Vines: https://bit.ly/2Vhhf2S   Follow Jared: @jaredpatrick89  ---   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
01:02:43
December 1, 2020
Episode 12 | Let's Talk About: COVID & Mental Health w/ Ashley Ellis
In the midst of a pandemic, the importance of mental health couldn't be more prevalent. The Woman Beings sit down with licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Ashley Ellis to talk about therapy. How do you practice self care during what some consider to be the hardest year yet? What are the hardest things about the job? Should everyone go to therapy, or just the people who need it? All that and more on this episode of the Woman Being Podcast.   Resources Mentioned: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 BetterHelp: https://bit.ly/3frP7Dv Talkspace: https://bit.ly/377s6BW The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: https://bit.ly/33ctCBT Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis: https://bit.ly/3kVEfPv The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson: https://bit.ly/3m1bn9Q Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb: https://bit.ly/3kXqmAk  ---   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/  Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/ 
01:17:41
November 24, 2020
Episode 11 | Let's Talk About: The Hair Down There w/ Sarah Parker
Let's be real. There's hair down there. What does it mean - is it good? bad? ugly? The Woman Beings sit down with wax specialist Sarah Parker to talk about hair, vaginas, body image, and fully living in the skin you're in. Spoiler: your vagina? Yes, it's totally normal. We promise. The Pretty Peach Wax: https://www.theprettypeachwax.com/ ---   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
55:42
November 17, 2020
Episode 10 | Let's Talk About: Women in Church Leadership w/ Lana Cruz
This week, the Woman Beings interview Lana Cruz - a pastor, mother, and wife - about what it means to be a woman in church leadership. She goes deep into the value that women bring to the church, what it's like to forge your own path, and how to live as your truest self. Buckle up, grab a kombucha and DIVE into this episode!   ---   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/  Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/ 
51:06
November 10, 2020
Episode 9 | Why We Are Cancelling Our Social Media
This week the Woman Beings are reviewing the documentary, The Social Dilemma. Should you leave social media and live as a hermit? Are you becoming a robot under the influence of the algorithm slowly taking over our society? You'll find the answers to those questions and so much more in this episode!  ---   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/  Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/ 
01:02:45
November 3, 2020
Episode 8 | The Quarter Life Crisis and How to Survive Your 20s
Your 20s are truly a wild and crazy time - whether you're graduating college, entering the workforce, or just figuring out how to be an adult. This week, in honor of our birthday month, the Woman Beings dive into all the hurdles that come along with a quarter life crisis and give our advice on handling feeling like your life is totally falling apart! ---   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
58:32
October 27, 2020
Episode 7 | Not Your Mom's Book Club: Educated
Welcome to the very first Not Your Mom's Book Club review! Today the Woman Beings discuss the book, "Educated" by Tara Westover. "Educated" is Westover's memoir about growing up in rural Idaho under the care of extremist, hyper-religious parents. They denied their daughter a proper education out of fear that she would be influenced by corrupt governmental systems. Against all odds, Tara was accepted into BYU at the age of 17, and then went on to complete her doctorate at Cambridge University. "Educated" is a story of grit, a harrowing journey of womanhood, and a beautiful articulation of the value of an education. Give it a read, grab your favorite drink, and join the club! SPOILERS DISCLAIMER: This episode contains spoilers. Go read the book! --- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
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October 20, 2020
Episode 6 | Abstinence Abuse
Many who grew up under the influence of abstinence teaching remember well the book, “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” by Joshua Harris. In a world where Harris has renounced the book and his faith, many have started to question the validity of abstinence teaching, and its hand in perpetuating shame culture. The Woman Beings dive into the topic of abstinence and the way the Church has implemented it. From consent to education to whether it’s even worth it to wait until marriage. Sexual assault resources: https://www.rainn.org/national-resources-sexual-assault-survivors-and-their-loved-ones ---   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/ 
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October 13, 2020
Episode 5 | Let's Talk About: The Foster Care System With Chloe Lynch
This week the Woman Beings sit down with Chloe Lynch to talk about the foster care system in California, the role of women in social services, the pay gap, and some of the amazing ways that people are making a huge difference in the lives of children and families.   Resources Mentioned: The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk: https://bit.ly/34qPt8b The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez on Netflix: https://bit.ly/3d1NUS5 Foster on HBO: https://itsh.bo/3d2R34k Court Appointed Special Advocates: https://bit.ly/3lg8rW1   Follow Chloe: https://www.instagram.com/chloemaelynch/  ---  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/woman-being/id1529988632 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/52HyCHB9FJoQW3OJu6fdRr
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October 6, 2020
Episode 4 | Join Our Nudist Colony: Modesty Part 2
One episode on modesty just wasn't enough! Join the Woman Beings as they discuss the stigmas surrounding nudity, caring for 'brothers in Christ,' and the women who bravely stood up for clothing equality. They also discuss how parents can navigate these discussions with their teenagers, and the power of forgiveness in these conversations.   ---   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
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September 29, 2020
Episode 3 | Why You Don't Need To #CancelNetflix
In this week's episode, the Woman Beings talk about the critically acclaimed yet highly controversial film, Cuties or Mignonnes. Netflix and the director, Maïmouna Doucouré, have received a lot of backlash for this French film featuring 11-year-old girls dancing provocatively. Many have spoken out against the film for exploiting young girls and promoting pornographic imagery of children, birthing the social media campaign, #cancelnetflix. However, the director claims that the film was commentary on the sexualization of young girls, pulled mainly from her own story. The Woman Beings watched the film to find out what all this was about and add our perspective to the conversation. ---  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
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September 22, 2020
Episode 2 | The Problem With Modesty
The discussion of 'modesty' is not unfamiliar to young women in the church. In fact, for some, it was a central doctrine. Find out what the 'problem with modesty' really is as the Woman Beings share their own stories of learning how to navigate clothing and purity, and how they had to learn to love their skin.  ---  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/ 
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September 15, 2020
Episode 1 | Let's Talk About: Racial Justice With Tinasha LaRayé
Poet, preacher, activist, storyteller, and co-founder of MVMNT Collaborative, Tinasha LaRayé joins the Woman Beings to share on racial justice, black history, kingdom principles, and the role of women in the black history movement.    Disclaimer: We mention the death of Jacob Blake near the beginning of the episode, and just wanted to clarify that we misspoke. Jacob Blake is alive and currently hospitalized because of the incident with the police.   Resources Mentioned: Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.: https://bit.ly/2FjRmKX Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum: https://bit.ly/3mamsWC The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander: https://bit.ly/2ZfPFp8 13th on Netflix: https://bit.ly/3bJ9dr6 Divided by Faith by Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith: https://bit.ly/3h6GugY White Awake by Daniel Hill: https://bit.ly/2R0QqxM The Roadmap to Reconciliation by Brenda Salter McNeil: https://bit.ly/327TBKx  Follow Tinasha on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamtinashalaraye/ ---  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
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September 8, 2020
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Woman Being is a community of people who happen to be female. We host conversations in order to gain perspective and promote healing. On our own we only have a part of the story but together we create a whole story, the human story. This project was birthed out of a close group of friends getting lost in conversation. Maybe we just like hearing ourselves talk, or maybe we found our conversations so deeply enriching that we decided to extend the invitation in the form of a podcast. We hope that as we explore this big, messy world and dive into the gray that you’ll find some gold in the midst of it too. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womanbeingpodcast/ Website: https://www.womanbeingcommunity.com/
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September 1, 2020