#51: Emily Nagoski – Come As You Are

#51: Emily Nagoski – Come As You Are

The Motivation for Come As You Are
My guest today is Emily Nagoski, the acclaimed author of the best selling book, Come as You Are. As Emily relates, the motivation to write her best-selling book has a very prominent beginning. It was the first day of the semester and Emily was beginning her usual Anatomy class. A student raised her hand and asked if Emily would walk the students through the evolutionary origin of the hymen. Never having contemplated the question, she knew the semester was going to be a challenging but rewarding one. And during the final exam, when asking a question worth 2 points, she asked students to state one thing they had learned. The answer was far from what she expected. She found herself grading the final exams with tears in her eyes. Listen in to learn what most of her students’ answers centered on.

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#12: Jill Angelo – Genneve, Support for Women in Midlife and Menopause Solutions

#12: Jill Angelo – Genneve, Support for Women in Midlife and Menopause Solutions

I’m revisiting a topic that we talked about in a previous episode, which is menopause  This time it’s not so much from the medical standpoint or a provider’s standpoint. It’s more about the invisibility that tends to happen in that time of life: the lack of information, the lack of support, the lack of understanding and how isolated and alone women can feel as they’re getting into their midlife.

Women can almost feel as though they’ve fallen through the cracks at this point. (more…)

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