The Heavy Flow Podcast

The Heavy Flow Podcast

Heavy Flow is a feminist, body-positive podcast about periods, reproductive health, and wellness hosted by Amanda Laird, author of Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation.

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May 31, 2020 21 min

Today I am sharing a special episode of the Heavy Flow Podcast to talk about racism, white supremacy and anti-racist work, and sharing tools and resources for white, liberal, feminist women to show up, do the work and dismantle white supremacy. 

Links and resources: amandalaird.ca/dontberacist

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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.

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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. 

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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 ...

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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

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Heavy Flow is produced by: TK Matunda

Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios

Graphic design: Rachel Laird

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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 provid...

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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

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November 21, 2019 78 min

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...

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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. 

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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 i...

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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 d...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 discu...

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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.

Thi...

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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 ...

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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 misogyn...

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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 Reproduct...

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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 ...

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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. 

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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 Stud...

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