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AFFIRM

The podcast for women of color who affirm their worth, value mental health, and seek wholeness.Biweekly mental health podcast hosted by Davia Roberts, LPC (licensed in WI). *As of October 2019, the AFFIRM podcast has discontinued + will no longer release episodes. Thank you for your support.*

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ep 39 Learning My Body

From a young age, the female sex is inundated with messages about our bodies. Commentary about body shape and desirability begins early. This scrutiny is particularly emphasized when a young girl's body begins to develop in puberty. This is intensified under the Madonna-Whore complex where women's values are determined by their desirability.This episode focuses on the need to shift from unhealthy societal messages and examine ways to begin a healthier relationship with our body. Take a listen...Today' episode is sponsored by NURX: easy, accessible birth control, home testing, and more. Delivered to your door.Go to nurx.com and use the code AFFIRM to get a $5 credit for your next order.Continue the conversation by becoming a patron. Visit patreon.com/redefineenough for more information.--------------------------------------------------DISCLAIMER: The information provided throughout podcast, the blog, and email campaigns are resources for educational and informational purposes only and should not take the place of engaging in a professional relationship with a licensed mental health practitioner.Music provided by Nangdo "Cry." freemusicarchive.org/music/Nangdo/Chrome/14_CryAttribution license information: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

18mins

12 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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Ep 41 Dissociation: Not feeling at home in my body

With April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we are discussing a symptom that many survivors experience: dissociation. As a survivor, it’s common to feel out of alignment with your body but it is possible to find your way back… and that’s the purpose of this episode. In today’s episode, we’ll explore dissociation, depersonalization, and derealization... focusing primarily on dissociation and depersonalization. You are encouraged to take notes or revisit this episode because you’re going to learn a lot! DISCLAIMER: Please only use this information as a tool to educate yourself… not to diagnose yourself. If you think you experience dissociation, please contact a mental health professional.Continue the conversation by becoming a patron. Full list of resources for this episode are provided via patreon.Visit patreon.com/redefineenough for more information.--------------------------------------------------DISCLAIMER: The information provided throughout podcast, the blog, and email campaigns are resources for educational and informational purposes only and should not take the place of engaging in a professional relationship with a licensed mental health practitioner.Music provided by Nangdo "Cry." freemusicarchive.org/music/Nangdo/Chrome/14_CryAttribution license information: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

14mins

12 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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ep 40 Birth Control The Pill & Holistic Alternatives

Today, we're discussing birth control. The discussion of female reproductive health is highly politicized and while we’re still fighting to have autonomy over access to healthcare for a myriad of reproductive needs… there’s another wellness issue at hand: ...miseducation or a total lack of education about the best options for our bodies.I’m specifically referring to birth control, how it works, and the tons of options that we can use naturally or through medication. Because while women’s bodies are constantly the topic of conversation, many women are sharing how they received very little education about the inner workings of their bodies outside of the “Don’t get pregnant” message pushed by parents, schools, and abstinence programs. This lack of education leads many women to not know how to advocate for their needs or have awareness of different options.And when you don’t know your body and you don’t know your options, you can’t make informed decisions about the right doctors or medications. So today, we’ll be joined by an amazing educator who will help us understand our options and why we need to do our homework. DISCLAIMER: While we’re discussing women’s reproductive health, we are not acting as your doctors. Always seek the advice and support of your physician or other qualified health provided for your particular situation.Now without further ado, I’m glad to share that I’m being joined by Cindy Luquin, a reproductive justice activist and fertility coach.Get full transcript of episode at redefineenough.com/podcastContinue the conversation by becoming a patron. Full list of resources for this episode are provided via patreon.Visit patreon.com/redefineenough for more information.--------------------------------------------------DISCLAIMER: The information provided throughout podcast, the blog, and email campaigns are resources for educational and informational purposes only and should not take the place of engaging in a professional relationship with a licensed mental health practitioner.Music provided by Nangdo "Cry." freemusicarchive.org/music/Nangdo/Chrome/14_CryAttribution license information: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

34mins

29 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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ep 37 Healers For Hire

So in the age of wellness and personal development, a lot of us are seeking information to grow and heal from emotional and physical pain, right? You're looking for someone to show you the way to transform and change your life. And as the demand for that grows, the number of self proclaimed healers seems to skyrocket. So the well intentioned and the flat out scammers all look alike on your Instagram and Twitter feeds.And with so many #healers, it's hard to know who's really in it for the right reasons. So today I want to discuss how the idea of being someone's healer can be problematic, but also cover the range of everything from an unaddressed savior complex to deliberately exploiting people's vulnerability to also recognizing the need for us to take responsibility in our own healing process. And I hope you're ready for that part of it too. So this isn't a "call out" episode but more of a "call in" for all of us.Get full transcript of episode at redefineenough.com/podcastContinue the conversation by becoming a patron. Visit patreon.com/redefineenough for more information.--------------------------------------------------DISCLAIMER: The information provided throughout podcast, the blog, and email campaigns are resources for educational and informational purposes only and should not take the place of engaging in a professional relationship with a licensed mental health practitioner.Music provided by Nangdo "Cry." freemusicarchive.org/music/Nangdo/Chrome/14_CryAttribution license information: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

23mins

15 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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ep 46 *Final Episode* Atatiana Jefferson: Why POCs don't call the police for wellness checks

In this episode, Davia discusses the heartbreaking death of 28 year old, Atatiana Jefferson of Fort Worth, Texas in what should've been a "simple" wellness check. The episode discusses the details of the shooting, the impact of this form of trauma, and its implications for mental health wellness checks.This is the final public episode of the AFFIRM podcast. It felt necessary to publicly honor Atatiana Jefferson and make space to normalize the grief, anger, and hurt caused by her unnecessary death. While the final season will be released privately to patreon supporters, you may gain access by becoming a patron with a monthly pledge of $4 by signing up at patreon.com/affirmpodcast.--------------------------------------------------DISCLAIMER: The information provided throughout podcast, the blog, and email campaigns are resources for educational and informational purposes only and should not take the place of engaging in a professional relationship with a licensed mental health practitioner.Music provided by Nangdo "Cry." freemusicarchive.org/music/Nangdo/Chrome/14_CryAttribution license information: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

18mins

15 Oct 2019

Rank #5