Original art by Robin Reynolds

Middle Aged White Women, a poem written & performed by Robin Reynolds

This week I had the opportunity to interview Robin Reynolds on the Conversations Podcast. Robin is a Manager and Engineer who is a scientist by day and an artist and poet by night. She performed her spoken word poem Middle-Aged White Women. The message is multi-faceted, yet, at the core, we learn that ‘What you see is not what you get.’ You can listen to the poem here. Scroll down… Read More »

Jenny Jokela's art from Barbeque

Disembodiment and Shame Transforms Itself in Barbeque

Jenny Jokela's art from Barbeque an animated short

Update: Since this article was published on the 29th of July, the artist, Jenny Jokela let me know that the full film is now available for viewing so it’s been embedded down below. It contains mature adult themes so you’ve been warned. Last year, I found Jenny Jokela, a Finnish-Swedish animation director based in London somewhere on the internet, I’m always looking for interesting art and artists. I tried to… Read More »

photo collage of girls on Conscious Life Space

Why is it that girls’ self-esteem spirals downwards from 5th grade on?

The Girl’s Index examining girls’ self-esteem, relationships with others & more

In late 2017, Ocober to be precises, a study was published about girls. It’s called the Girl’s Index and examines girls’ self-esteem and relationships with others and a lot more. Personally, I’m fascinated by it as I was interested in seeing how it is for young girls these days. Are they making progress? What challenges do they face? Are relationships with other girls changing and more empowering or is the… Read More »

The Conversations Podcast Episode 2 a conversation on motherhood, one Gen-X mom's perspective on motherhood at 40 - Chrissy Miller, PhD

A Gen Xers perspective on motherhood at 40, a conversation with Chrissy Miller

Episode 2 Exploring motherhood at age 40 Becoming a new mother is on top of the list of transformational events in our lives that can change us. Our ideas of who we are and our place in the world can be upended and the upheaval can have both benefits and negative side effects. Although mothers share many common experiences, mothering and motherhood is a unique experience for each individual as… Read More »

Girls Girls Girls Neon Sign - photo by Joshua K Jackson CC0 on Conscious Life Space

Defining the problem of Sexism & Harassment

Nothing cute or witty to say here, just the facts Jack. The media has been focused on sexual harassment in Hollywood and the United States but it is a worldwide phenomenon that has been measured in various studies. One of the problems that have been identified around the issue of sexual harassment is that no universal definition exists and every incident must be put in context based on relationships, circumstances… Read More »

Photo: Oscar Keys

Amidst the furore and the frenzy: Sexism & Harassment

Amidst the furore and the frenzy. Somewhere amidst the furore and the frenzy, It seems as if people are losing sight of a few things along the way as the revelations of sexual misconduct, sexual abuse and sexual harassment continues to make headlines. I’ve spent the last week and a half ripping apart my thoughts, ideas and responses and reactions to the barrage of stories detailing accounts of sexual harassment,… Read More »

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Lori Malépart-Traversy’s Herstory Animation Le Clitoris

Le Clitoris, an animation Did you learn about your body? Recently I listened to an interview with the creator of the animation, Lori Malépart. When asked how she chose the subject, she expressed the desire to tell the story because she believes that many men and women do not really know about the clitoris. Personally, I can’t imagine a female person not knowing about her own body. But at the… Read More »