Mothers & Daughters Unfiltered

Mothers & Daughters Unfiltered

Mothers & Daughters Unfiltered is an authentically open and humorously candid dialogue on 21st century living between mother-daughter duo, Diane and Natalie. Explore topics that affect women of all walks of life with female leaders, issue experts, and other mothers and daughters. Together we will share perspectives and stories; thus, collaborating in building a community of informed and empowered women of all ages through curious, compassionate and action-oriented conversation.

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May 18, 2021 51 min

Let’s talk about periods. In conversation with The Organic Project (TOP) Co-Founders, Thyme Sullivan and Denielle Finkelstein, the ladies talk candidly and laugh often about an experience all women share but few talk openly about. Learn about what’s in your tampons and why organic is so important; how you can skip the cardboard and cup while still “saving the planet”; and, when and how you can start the period talk with your daught...

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In this episode of Mothers and Daughters Unfiltered, Diane and Natalie speak with Anjali Tamang and Sarah Symons, two women working to fight human trafficking and severe gender violence. Sarah founded Her Future Coalition to fight human trafficking and gender violence. Anjali shares a perspective from the other side of the spectrum—she was trafficked from her home in Nepal to Calcutta, India. 

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March 10, 2021 51 min

In their first episode back, Diane & Natalie, speak to humanitarian mother-daughter duo, Maryam & Skylar Montague about feminism, the societal pressures of being a woman in Morocco and the characteristics of true empowerment as brought to life through nonprofit, Project Soar.

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December 16, 2020 44 min
The say hindsight is 20/20... so join the mother-daughter duo themselves to rehash their experiences. Diane & Natalie reflect on their personal lives, year one of the podcast together, and the broader cultural effects of the year we will never forget -- 2020.
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Who are the women in America's correctional institutions? What does it look like behind bars in 2020? Hear from a Correctional Nurse about the realities female inmates are facing and how she chooses to show up with empathy, compassion and humanity.

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November 11, 2020 31 min

In the wake of a historic election, resulting in the first ever female vice president elect, Diane & Natalie visit the story of how women gained the right to vote just 100 years ago with children’s book author, Mary Morgan Ketchel, and her mother, Senator Marsha Blackburn. 

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October 14, 2020 36 min

Let's discuss the Likability Conundrum: why are women in power portrayed as "aggressive"? Why are outspoken little girls called "bossy"? The ladies dive in with "Bias" documentary filmmaker, Robin Hauser and her daughter, Holland Reynolds.

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In Episode 21 we explore ‘unconscious bias’ with filmmaker Robin Hauser, producer of the documentary ‘Bias,’ and her daughter Holland Reynolds. Implicit bias: we all have it, so why and how does it define us on a daily basis and impact our relationships at home, in workplaces and in society? We unpack what we learn about our own biases, discuss what we can do better and ask—can humans de-bias their brains?

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The ladies talk about weddings—the stressors, family dynamics, finances and staying connected to what's important—with mother-daughter duo, Lucy & Cat and NYC wedding planner, Ashley Douglass. 
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The women discuss how we move through the grief of a losing one’s mother—and how we can keep their memory alive—with Dara Kurtz, author of “I Am My Mother's Daughter: Wisdom on Life, Loss, and Love.” Together we acknowledge the importance of allowing ourselves to grieve, moving through pain, honoring our emotions, and embracing the lessons and traditions passed down from our mothers.

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Explore how we can better care for new mothers with Ayurvedic Doula & Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Megan Cassamas. In this episode, we dive into the role of the doula, the prevalence of postpartum depression and the ways the ancient science of Ayurveda can nurture the mind, body and soul.

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The discussion about antiracism with PhD Student and Diversity & Equity Facilitator, Victoria Alexander, continues as the group covers where to start when broaching conversations around race and racism with friends and family.

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In conversation with PhD Student and Diversity & Equity Facilitator, Victoria Alexander, Natalie and Diane learn about and discuss what it means to be antiracist versus “not racist.” In the first of a two part conversation series, Victoria breaks down misconceptions around terminology including racism, white supremacy and color blindness.
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Serial entrepreneur, Adrienne Arieff, imparts wisdom for all stages of life and all environments (COVID-19 and otherwise!) around how to stay on top of your game both personally and professionally. In episode 15, we explore ambition, being present so we can be open to opportunities, the juggling act of the working mother, mentorship, and recreating yourself for the 21st-century job market. All of that and more with our girl crush, ...

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In discussion with proud Cartagena tour guide and Afro-Caribbean researcher, Marcella "March" Diaz, Natalie & Diane discuss and learn about the history of liberation and enslavement of Africans in Colombia, the true definition of the word “Champeta” beyond a musical genre, and racial identity as a self-described “mulatta” woman.

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In the 4th installment of the Mother Daughter Diaries: COVID-19 series, Diane & Natalie gather perspective from two teenagers, Addy (16) and Chloe (13) and their mother, Christine. The group discusses the role of technology, staying connecting with friends, the future of education and how they are coping with the "new normal" as a family.

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As COVID-19 slogs on and international response diverges, we have invariably seen female-led countries lead the way in their proactive and compassionate responses to the pandemic. With a pulse on the advancement and equity of women in the workplace and across the globe, Shelley Zalis, CEO & Founder of The Female Quotient, offers her perspective on feminine versus masculine leadership. Join Diane, Natalie & Shelley in The Ti...

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This episode balances the longing to travel again with the realities and potential silver linings in the global tragedy at hand. Featuring “wellness tourism” pioneer and co-creator of Escape to Shape, Erica Gragg, Episode 11 of Mothers & Daughters Unfiltered unpacks what the pandemic will mean for the travel industry and explores the opportunities some of us may have to unleash our personal superpowers in this trying time.

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The third episode in Mothers & Daughters Unfiltered’s series, Mother Daughter Diaries: COVID-19, brings together mother-daughter duos that are taking the challenges of COVID-19 in stride and transforming them into opportunities. Twenty-one-year-old, Rennie Lembo, details the 3D printing masks project she has embarked upon with her community college to keep our health workers safe as her mother, Laurel, “walks the talk” as an ow...

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The second installment of Mother Daughter Diaries: COVID19 compares the experiences of two young women forced to return home from abroad due to COVID-19 in late March 2020. Diane & Natalie interview two mother-daughter duos about the experience coming home and their perceptions of the response in countries they left; Victoria, returning from her job placement in Singapore with her mother Nancy; and Fiona, returning from her gra...

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