The Heavy Flow Podcast

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Synopsis

Each week Amanda Laird, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, has casual conversations with guests about the health and wellness topics were not supposed to talk about: menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, birth control, sexuality, mental health, hormonal health and reproductive health, through the lenses of feminism and body politics. We are not truly empowered until we all understand the bodies we live in.

Episodes

  • Parenting as an Act of Resistance with Hannah Olavarria & Kelty Luber

    11/02/2020 Duration: 01h02min

    Today on the show I'm talking to Hannah Olavarria & Kelty Luber, twins, mothers and feminist co-hosts of the podcast and parenting resource Upbringing.  This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by bebo mia inc, a training and mentorship organization for women in the maternal health field. Use code BEBOFLOW for 15% off any course registration. Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

  • Building a Feminist Business with Suzanne Siemens

    11/02/2020 Duration: 50min

    Today I'm talking Suzanne Siemens, co-founder of Lunapads, about building a feminist business, busting menstrual stigma and how consumers can activate our buying power to support feminist businesses.  This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Kelly Diels, feminist marketing consultant and founder of We Are The Culture Makers.  Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird  

  • Abdominal Massage and Pelvic Alignment with Barbara Loomis

    16/01/2020 Duration: 56min

    Today on the show I'm talking to Barbara Loomis, a practitioner and educator of abdominal therapies and creator of Nurturance. We discuss the importance of body alignment, how we hold emotion in the body and the benefits of abdominal massage techniques.  This episode is supported by LunaPads, makers of smart, sustainable alternatives to disposable menstrual products. Visit Lunapads.com to find out why we love them and use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% off any order. Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

  • Your Brain on Birth Control with Dr. Sarah E. Hill

    09/01/2020 Duration: 01h38s

    Today on the show I am talking to Dr. Sarah E. Hill, the author of This Is Your Brain on Birth Control.  Use code BEBOFLOW for 15% off any bebo mia course registration Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

  • The Future is Femtech with Holly Grigg-Spall

    28/11/2019 Duration: 01h13min

    Today on Heavy Flow Holly Grigg-Spall, author of Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control, is back on the show talking about Femtech and menstrual cycle/fertility apps. We discuss the pro’s, cons, opportunities and limitations of collecting reproductive health data through femtech apps, who is benefiting from our data, using technology for fertility/menstrual cycle awareness, who is responsible for providing body literacy education and more. This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Diva Cup, a sustainable, easy-to-use, cost-effective and eco-friendly menstrual cup. Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

  • Raising Sex Positive Kids and Consent Culture with Nadine Thornhill

    21/11/2019 Duration: 01h13min

    Today on the show Nadine Thornhill, sex educator and co-host of Sex Ed School, to talk about raising sex positive kids, teaching consent, virginity and so much more.  On Nov. 29, 2019 get 40% off all Bebo Mia courses, including payment plans and bundles with code BLACKFRIDAY! Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome with Sharra Vostral

    21/11/2019 Duration: 01h18min

    Today on the show I'm talking to Sharra Vostral, associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University and author of Toxic Shock: A Social History. Sharra explains what Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is, how it's related to tampons, the TSS crisis of the early '80's and answers the #1 question I get asked about TSS.  Visit Lunapads.com to find out why we love them and use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% off any order. Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

  • Why healthcare needs a feminist revolution with Jennifer Block

    07/11/2019 Duration: 01h05min

    Today I'm talking to Jennifer Block, author of Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution.  This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by bebo mia inc, a training and mentorship organization for women in the maternal health field. Register for their new Fertility Specialist Certification and support the 1 in 10 that struggles with fertility.  Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

  • THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - The Fifth Vital Sign, The Pill & Informed Consent with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

    06/09/2019 Duration: 01h14min

    We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall.  Today I’m joined by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. Lisa and I talk about her new book, The Fifth Vital Sign, why your menstrual cycle is a vital sign, the pill and its side-effects and the importance of truly informed consent. This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practioner Vienna Farlow, aka The Cuntsultant. Use HEAVYFLOW for 15% off a Justice Fertility Awareness Education package. Heavy Flow is supported by de lune, a menstrual health company on a mission to solve your period problems. Visit delune.co and use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% off. Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagra

  • THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - MRKH + What makes a woman? with Tasha Jade

    29/08/2019 Duration: 01h06min

    We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall.  Today I’m talking to Tasha Jade, founder of Daily Magic, about her experience with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a condition that causes the vagina and uterus to be underdeveloped or absent. We discuss Tasha's MRKH experience, gender identity and wax on "what makes a woman?"  Heavy Flow is supported by Baby Mama Fitness, helping new Mamas get their old fitness back in a Body Positive environment. 15% with code HEAVYFLOW on any Baby Mama Fitness services. WooWoo Laboratory makes hand-crafted wellness and body care products that reconnect you with the cycles and rhythms of nature. Use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% off your order! Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is prod

  • THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - It's Only Blood with Anna Dahlqvist

    22/08/2019 Duration: 57min

    We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall.  This week I'm talking to Anna Dahlqvist, journalist and author of It's Only Blood. We discuss the history of menstrual shame, the similarities between modern menstrual taboos at home and abroad, menstrual equity as a human right and the need for more reproductive health education from puberty to menopause. This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Blog School. Use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% off registration.  BeyondBlood is an inclusive not-for-profit that seeks to initiate the Menstrual-Mental Health Movement. Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

  • THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - Breaking the Curse of Menstruation with Guest Host Kathleen Shannon

    15/08/2019 Duration: 01h13min

    We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall.  Today on the show Kathleen Shannon, co-founder of Braid Creative and Being Boss Podcast co-host, takes the reigns to interview me about my new book, Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation. We talk about my early interest in periods, how period shame shows up in our culture, where menstrual equity intersects with other social justice issues, hormonal birth control, body literacy, where period pain comes from and what we can do about it, and so much more. This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Hormonology. Menstruation Research Network is a UK-based interdisciplinary network aiming to bring together menstruation experts from inside and outside academia. Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Ins

  • THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - The Managed Body with Chris Bobel

    07/08/2019 Duration: 01h15min

    We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall.  Today on the show I'm talking to Chris Bobel, author of New Blood: Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation and The Managed Body: Developing Girls and Menstrual Health in the Global South. We discuss the history of menstrual activism, what's working -- and what's not -- in the menstrual movement, the "seeds of menstrual shame" and Chris' vision for a future menstrutopia. This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practioner Vienna Farlow, aka The Cuntsultant. Use HEAVYFLOW for 15% off a Justice Fertility Awareness Education package. Use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% off WooWoo Laboratory’s hand-crafted wellness and bodycare products. Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amand

  • THE BEST OF HEAVY FLOW - Body Literacy with Laura Wershler

    01/08/2019 Duration: 01h08min

    We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall.  Today on the show I'm talking to Laura Wershler, sexual and reproductive health advocate, about body literacy: what is it, why is it important and how can we teach it ourselves and our kids of all genders. This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practioner Vienna Farlow, aka The Cuntsultant. Use HEAVYFLOW for 15% off a Justice Fertility Awareness Education package. BeyondBlood is an inclusive not-for-profit that seeks to initiate the Menstrual-Mental Health Movement. Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

  • REPLAY - Resisting the Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand with Kelly Diels

    25/07/2019 Duration: 01h02min

    We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the fall.  Today I'm talking to Kelly Diels, a writer and feminist marketing consultant about the Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand. We're taking a break from talking about periods to discuss another taboo wellness topic: how the typical marketing paradigm, particularly online, is harmful to women. Heavy Flow is supported by CV Harquil’s Feminism: A Key Idea in Business.  Follow the Menstruation Research Network on Twitter @MenstruationRN and visit their website for news, resources and events. Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

  • REPLAY - Vaginal Steaming with Keli Garza

    18/07/2019 Duration: 01h07min

    We're replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we're on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to our newsletter and hit subscribe to get new episodes in the fall. This week I'm talking to Keli Garza, the owner of Steamy Chick, all about vaginal steaming. We discuss how Keli discovered vaginal steaming, how her business got started, why and how to use vaginal steaming for period issues, why steam is so powerful and how misogyny has shaped modern gynaecology and why we discount traditional remedies like steaming. Heavy Flow is supported by de lune, a menstrual health company on a mission to solve your period problems. Visit delune.co and use code HEAVYFLOW for 15% off. Register for Fertility Awareness for WOC on July 24, 2019 Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

  • REPLAY - Race, culture & reproductive health with Cindy Luquin

    11/07/2019 Duration: 01h50s

    We're replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we're on hiatus over the summer! Subscribe to our newsletter and hit subscribe to get new episodes in the fall. Today on the show I'm talking to Cindy Luquin, reproductive justice activist and fertility coach, about the intersection of race, culture and fertility awareness, reproductive health and justice. This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practioner Vienna Farlow, aka The Cuntsultant. Use HEAVYFLOW for 15% off a Justice Fertility Awareness Education package. Register for Fertility Awareness for WOC on July 24, 2019 Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

  • REPLAY - Feminist Pregnancy & Childbirth with Angela Garbes

    04/07/2019 Duration: 01h04min

    We're replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we're on hiatus over the summer! Hit subscribe to get new episodes in the fall. Today I'm speaking with Angela Garbes, journalist and author of Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy. We discuss the lack of good information when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth, the moral frame we put around these life events, what a feminist birth and pregnancy look like, talking to our kids about their bodies and so much more. CW: birth trauma This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Fat Positive Fertility Coach Nicola Salmon. Email nicola@nicolasalmon.co.uk and mention HEAVY FLOW for a free month trial of the Fat Positive Fertility Hub.  Full Shownotes Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

  • Resisting and rethinking colonialist ideas about menstruation with Taq Bhandal

    27/06/2019 Duration: 45min

    Today on the show I'm talking to Taq Bhandal, founder of IM With Periods, about resisting and reframing colonialist ideas about menstruation.  Use code BEBOFLOW for 15% off any Bebo Mia course registration.  Full Shownotes  Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list  Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird

  • Period Power with Maisie Hill

    20/06/2019 Duration: 56min

    Today on the show I'm talking to Maisie Hill, author of Period Power all about harnessing the four seasons of your menstrual cycle. This episode of Heavy Flow is supported by Diva Cup, a sustainable, easy-to-use, cost-effective and eco-friendly menstrual cup. Full Shownotes Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation Subscribe to the Heavy Flow email list Follow @amandalaird on Instagram Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios Graphic design: Rachel Laird  

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