Episodes

  • You may recognize Kaycee as High School Musical’s Martha, but now a wife and mom and ahem, TIKTOK sensation! Kaycee has spent 18 years in the industry of dance and acting and social media and joins us to discuss how her body became “news” and how media plays a role in body image not just for those it’s about - but for the readers, too. Kaycee’s approach to life and dance is a true act of self-love because it’s a showing up, and it’s connecting! Kaycee has gained more than 37 MILLION likes on her videos, millions of followers, and dance moves that will have you smiling ear to ear before you know it.

    You can follow Kaycee at @KaycStroh on IG & Tiktok and you can find her on YouTube!

    Warning: this episode contains discussions around dieting and mentions of calories

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  • Exploring a topic I thought I understood, we welcome guest Leia Swanberg who is the founder and CEO of CFC - Canadian Fertility Consultants. CFC is a full-service surrogacy agency dedicated to helping couples and individuals who have had difficulty or are unable to conceive. Providing guidance and support while exploring alternative methods to building a family. Founder, Leia, started CFC after having gone through two surrogacies and felt left on her own and alone most of the time.

    She knew that there was a more intimate way to experience surrogacy. For the past 10 years, CFC have worked to ensure that industry professionals respect, care and support those they work with. Now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Intended Parents and Surrogates are operating in uncharted waters and this industry, that is an essential service, is being overlooked. In today’s episode we also welcome Noely, a mother through surrogacy as she shares her story. Beautiful, heartwarming, sometimes messy and scary, an adventure in finding a perfect match to build a family.

    Warning: this episode contains discussions around fertility and pregnancy loss

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  • Shenae and AnnaLynne, met in the most famous zip code in the world - 90210. They spent 5 years and countless hours acting together on the teen drama, 90210 and just as many navigating personal drama behind-the-scenes. After nearly a decade apart, they came back together, delighting in differences and forming a deeper bond through light and heavy conversations in their friendship and through their podcast, Unzipped. Today they joined me to talk about their unique friendship, Shenae’s postpartum healing, AnnaLynne’s surprise viral podcast moment, and so much more.
    Warning: this episode contains discussion of sexual trauma, maternal suicide.

    Follow AnnaLynne @theannalynnemccord, Shenae @ShenaeGrimesBeech and their podcast @UnzippedPod

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  • Alex Light is a body confidence influencer who is committed to helping women across the world feel better in their own skin, exactly as they are. We discuss diets, obedience and the patriarchy, and how the EFF to navigate it. Happy New Year? January can be the perfect storm for those resisting diet culture but also having those feelings of craving change. Instead of pretending we don’t all have those feelings - lets talk about it! We’re sharing our stories about our bodies, diet culture and why we share. Yes, especially if you’re like us and often have craved and been confused by that January push for change, too!

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  • 88% of folks say this is the most stressful time of the year. Today we’re unpacking for the holidays with Therapist & Clinical Director, Jake Ernst. Whether it’s about finances, gifting, family events or otherwise, the most “wonderful” time of the year is, in fact, also the most stressful! We discuss things like boundaries, what we can change vs what we can accept, and deep questions like “Am I buying a gift, or am I buying approval?”. Woah, I know. This episode was recorded to be listened to at the exact moment it needs to be - so you truly can find the most wonderful, in this time of the year.

    You can follow along with Jake on Instagram @MSWJake as well as his co-hosted podcast “This Isn’t Therapy” @notatherapypodcast

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  • Tash Haynes is content creator, photographer, travel and lifestyle blogger & mother and all around one of the best humans you could ever possibly know. Tash and I connected during our pregnancies with our daughters, born 3 days apart - Glory & Lemmie. Now one of my most cherished friends and friendships, it’s an honour to bring her on the show to share her story about writing your own legacy, and so, so much more.

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  • Self described as Oprah meets Gary Vee, Vivian Kaye is here! Vivian is one of my personal favourite follows! She is the CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki, business & empowerment expert, keynote speaker, TV/Podcast personality and so much more. In today’s episode we unpack “Chad”, who is he, and what would he do? Why should we care? Get your notebooks out, friends!

    You can find Vivian on IG @ItsVivianKaye or at www.viviankaye.com and check out her CityLine YouTube show, Side Hustle & Bustle!

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  • No one said it was going to be easy, and it hasn’t been. Not for Danielle & Adam, hosts of the popular podcast & instagram page “Marriage & Martinis”. Their marriage, and through the journey of podcasting during their time coming out from rock bottom, their relationship is an example of just what it takes to boldly be honest, heal and navigate the parts of marriage that NO one is talking about. Danielle & Adam share their experiences, expertise along the way and so much more through their channels and have been featured by such publications such as the New York Times, Parents, Upworthy + more

    Follow along @MarriageAndMartinis on Instagram, and listen to their Podcast “Marriage and Martinis” wherever you listen to podcasts. Find more about them and even their resource like: Date Night Questions, on www.marriageandmartinis.com

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  • Why can you get MORE insecure after a longer relationship? Why scheduled sex can be the best sex? The dating tip that changed our life + THEY KNOW WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE NAKED (!!!) and so so much more. Join us for this juicy episode, and our first ever sex therapy session.

    You can follow Vanessa @VanessaMarinTherapy or visit vmtherapy.com

    Produced by Dear Media

  • Mary Jelkovsky aka “Mary’s Cup Of Tea” on the gram, has been a face in the eating disorder recovery, self-love, and body confidence community. But how and why did she get there? Mary explained it as this chronic feeling of “I’m not enough” combined with a toxic mix of diet culture and beauty standards that led her right into an 8 year battle with an eating disorder. We explore her adolescence along with the relationships with herself and others that impacted it along the way, we then dive into the how and where she is today. As a writer, TedX talk speaker, podcaster and creator of her very own retreats.

    You can follow Mary @MarysCupOfTea on Instagram and learn more at maryscupoftea.com

    Content Warning: Discussions of Eating Disorders

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  • I truly believed there were two types of people in the world: those who had style, and those who don’t. I’ve always struggled to put an outfit together, to figure out what works on a changing body, and often find myself grabbing for the same things over and over because I’m not sure how to change. Daniella is a style coach, it’s literally her job to help people like me miimize their wardrobes by turning chaotic closets into thoughtful mix-and-match outfits we LOVE. Um… here for that! I learned so much about how to style, how to get creative and how to view dressing your body in a way that we can all feel confident in our own style without buying new new new all the time to try and pacify this ongoing feeling of not having or being enough! Oh, and how to style our leggings because I’m living in them!

    You can follow Daniella @Daniella.Siebert on IG!

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  • Brittainy Noel, LCSW is a Licenced Therapist & Mindset Coach who has written and entire workbook Called “Whole Again: A Woman’s Guide to Healing After Heartbreak”. When it comes to ourselves and relationships, it can be hard to put yourself first, know what you want vs what you need and figuring out how to stop self betrayal in the process. Whether you’re struggling in finding a relationship, finding yourself IN a relationship, or navigating the ending of one, this podcast has some incredible note-worthy moments that are completely life and perspective changing.

    You can follow Brittainy on IG/FB @BrittainyNoel or visit her website for workbooks and more www.brittainynoel.com

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  • Have you ever “wondered the weird”?? Well, Becci went there. Becci, aka Neighbour Becci is back and took over the podcast to ask YOUR questions about the weird and wonderful. Pizza toppings, life stuff, everything. Honestly, this went weirder and yet better than I could have anticipated, wildly weird… enjoy!


    Follow Sarah (me) @TheBirdsPapaya on IG and Becci @NeighbourBecci

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  • As a long-time follower and fan of Raw Beauty Talks - the Instagram account known for highlighting stories about self-worth, body-image and diet culture, founder Erin Treloar is here to share her story on how Raw Beauty Talks began and where it is now. From hospitalization with a complicated relationship with food, to how she’s now working to help others find freedom in these often muddy waters, we chat about it all - with an understanding of the world and it’s expectations and the reality of what it means to show up in it.

    Content Warning: Eating Disorders, Weight Loss Discussion

    Follow @RawBeautyTalks on Instagram to stay inspired & learn more.

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  • This conversation stems from a tweet Becci loved (by AmberNoelle) that spoke about the unpopular opinion of not needing to have a purpose or grand ambitions, that it’s ok to wander through life finding interesting things until you die. So we unpack that, and other unpopular opinions and why Becci is the way she is, and owns it! Oh, and we talk about TRex erotica. There’s too much to explain in a caption, so enjoy a peek into the woman who dances on my porch for the camera.

    Follow Becci & her opinions @NeighbourBecci on IG!

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  • How is it dating a woman with kids? How do we feel about sex toys? What do we fight about the most? What turns each other on? You asked it - we answered it! This episode is a full q&a (with some tears) sharing a bit about our story and how we got here today.

    Find our past two couples episodes of the podcast with the Birth Story and Spaghetti Vs Macaroni if you’re into more Shane content. Watch my stories for any bits of him too, he doesn't really do social media...

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  • It felt like it was time to do a little bit of offloading and opening up in honesty about some of the last year and do it in a way that was vulnerable, unplanned and completely off the cusp (is it cusp or cuff? meh). With everything from looking back on healing, why support is best and the problematic behaviour I recognized, hiring help, sex, body grief and the burnout epidemic. I hope today’s episode inspires us to get honest with our emotions, recognize and be candid about burnout, get real about sex - or no sex and why motherhood is SO different this time around.

    As always you can follow along with daily adventures on stories @thebirdspapaya and follow along on podcast updates @thepapayapodcast

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  • Victoria Garrick is a former Division I Volleyball Player, TED Talk Speaker, Social Media Influencer, podcast host (Real Pod) and Mental Health Advocate. Since delivering her TED Talk in 2017, Victoria has become a leader in the mental health and body-image advocacy space. Today’s chat we discuss how athlete-life can drive into body-performance and body-image struggles, we touch on self perfection, destination addiction, the transitions and seasons of a body and relearning a relationship with food. We go straight from filters, food and identity crisis. All in the healing journey of this athlete.

    Content Warning! Mentions of suicide and eating disorders.

    Follow Victoria on IG @victoriagarrick and listen to her podcast @RealPod!

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  • Old Navy recently announced their new BODEQUALITY shopping experience, with integrated shopping for all different bodies and sizes, at all the same price. Unless you’ve ever been plus-size, you may not even be aware of how those above a size 12 shop! The world has been separating shopping experiences for so long, and catering to a singular mold of woman along the way. Katie Sturino joins us to discuss how she got into fashion and modelling looks on her own body, inspired by the celeb looks we see online and in magazines. Katie shares her experiences shopping in NYC and only finding ONE store out of 10 stores that carried her size. We discuss the statistics of women and body size, and how even the average women is not even catered to. Oh, and WHY exactly it’s so impactful to be able to shop together and shop the same styles for the same price.

    Follow Katie Sturino on Instagram @KatieSturino and read her book “Body Talk”!

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    Produced by Dear Media

  • With an actor father and a model mother, it’s no wonder sisters Hunter &Michaela McGrady ended up in the entertainment industry. But they didn’t just end up in it, they completely shook it up. You may recognize Hunter from a little something called Sports Illustrated, as she was the curviest model to ever appear in their iconic Swimsuit Edition. But, Hunter didn’t begin as a plus size model, beginning her career at a size 2 and finding peace and acceptance for herself in a larger body AND a booming career. Best friend & sister Michaela, curve/plus model herself, is living life in LA with a career in modelling of her own while helping women embrace themselves every step of the way. Together, they cohost the Model Citizen podcast, where they talk about anything and everything. Today we sit down to talk about Main Character Energy, the modelling industry, clothes shopping, the silence after having a baby about your body, and the very recent loss of their little brother. This episode should serve up as fun, light-hearted with tidbits that may just change your life forever, in the way only sisterhood can.

    Listen/follow their podcast @ModelCitizenPodcast, and follow them on IG @HunterMcGrady @MichaelaMcGrady

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