TELLING OUR STORIES, PART 2

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In this two-part special, Juan and Charise interview each other to learn more details of their spiritual journeys that haven’t been covered in previous podcast episodes. Part 1 features Juan interviewing Charise, who covers topics such as listening as a spiritual purpose, the relationship between body image activism and past life issues, and maternal/paternal influences in women’s issues. In Part 2, Charise interviews Juan, who speaks about learning resilience from family pain, developing unapologetic self-love, and increasing compassion and grace as a result of ecofeminist framework. Tune into both episodes to learn more about your favorite ecofeminist/vegan/spiritual podcast girls!

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TELLING OUR STORIES, PART 1

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Podcast now available on iTunes!

In this two-part special, Juan and Charise interview each other to learn more details of their spiritual journeys that haven’t been covered in previous podcast episodes. Part 1 features Juan interviewing Charise, who covers topics such as listening as a spiritual purpose, the relationship between body image activism and past life issues, and maternal/paternal influences in women’s issues. In Part 2, Charise interviews Juan, who speaks about learning resilience from family pain, developing unapologetic self-love, and increasing compassion and grace as a result of ecofeminist framework. Tune into both episodes to learn more about your favorite ecofeminist/vegan/spiritual podcast girls!

From Breakup to Breakthrough

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How might your romantic breakup have been divinely ordered? Today Juan and Charise are discussing breakups: an experience considered painful from a human perspective, but can be considered a key experience in a soul’s evolution from a spiritual perspective. Through discussions about energy healing, ego, and metaphysics, we discuss:
1. If your most recent romantic interest is a reflection of you, what information does that reveal about yourself?
2. In partnerships, what do you think was the agreement you made together before incarnating? Do you think you satisfied your purpose for being together?
3. How can we convert pain to gratitude? How do we use love to evolve as souls rather than to romanticize painful pasts?
Come along for the kiki, y’all.

PODCAST: Sex, Bodies, & Ownership

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Juan and Charise are talking about the gendered politics of body. The narrative is all to common: girls being commanded to hug relatives at Thanksgiving, relatives unashamedly commenting on girls’ body changes, and girls’ entrance into womanhood being defined solely on anatomy. This system prepares girls to relinquish ownership of their body and maintain that distance as women, and it prepares boys to grow into men whose demands of women’s bodies can be unrealistic at best and abusive/fatal at worse. We explore the patriarchy’s body ownership through a range of lenses, including feelings if inadequacy in gay sex culture and various sociopolitical systems that suppress women’s need to be free.

PODCAST: Radical Honesty

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Juan and Charise are back after a brief podcasting break to discuss the concept of radical honesty. A wonderful spiritual author, Denise Linn, reminds us that “the soul loves the truth.” Is there such thing as an honesty so radical that it makes us uncomfortable to admit truth even to ourselves? What can we do to turn self-silencing and denial into empowerment and action based on a liberating truth? Imagine the infinite possibilities we can manifest when we ride the flow of honest energy. Our soul knows the truth; we only need to help our conscious mind uncover it.

[PODCAST] Ecofeminism Series: Objectification, Fragmentation, & Consumption

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Our exploration of ecofeminism is getting deep. As we say, “it takes work to be woke,” but today we are especially feeling the exhaustion of the patriarchy in reference to the Las Vegas shooting and asshat Donald Trump’s mishandling of Hurricane Maria. Using framework from Alice Walker’s “In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens” and Carol Adams’ “Sexual Politics of Meat,” we discuss the patriarchy’s never-ending goal of prohibiting our wholeness through 1) objectification, 2) fragmentation, and 3) consumption. Get mad with us today, y’all. We’re fired up.

PODCAST: Ecofeminism: Spiritual Liberation from the Patriarchy

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The sistaz are talking about storms both outside and within: spiritual lessons learned during the week of Hurricane Irma as well as the complexities of living in alignment with ecofeminist values in a patriarchal world. Ecofeminism is a spiritual philosophy that parallels the patriarchy’s dominance over women, non-human animals, and the environment, which trickles into intersectional identities of all oppressed groups. Juan and Charise discuss the principles of ecofeminism and the spiritual implications of living a life of connectedness with all beings. The patriarchy lives within all of us; what will you contribute to liberation? Feminists, environmentalists, social justice advocates, vegans, and other compassionate souls–let’d do this!