14 episodes

Join us for real talk with experts from around the globe as we discuss the 'unmentionable' topics that so many of us encounter during the course of life– from postpartum to menopause, sex to endometriosis and other under-discussed health issues. No topic is too taboo!

NYSSA: The Unmentionables Nyssa Care

    • Society & Culture

Join us for real talk with experts from around the globe as we discuss the 'unmentionable' topics that so many of us encounter during the course of life– from postpartum to menopause, sex to endometriosis and other under-discussed health issues. No topic is too taboo!

    Smashing the Menopause Taboo with Elektra Health founder Alessandra Henderson

    Smashing the Menopause Taboo with Elektra Health founder Alessandra Henderson

    Nyssa's Mia Clarke speaks to Alessandra Henderson, CEO and co-founder of Elektra Health.Elektra  is a new platform for women navigating hormonal health, starting with perimenopause and menopause. Alessandra and her team are building an integrative...

    • 43 min
    Exploring Women's Mental Health with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin

    Exploring Women's Mental Health with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin

    Nyssa's Mia Clarke speaks to Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, MD about anxiety, our culture of relentless productivity, identity shifts in motherhood, the stigma that still surrounds prescription medication, racism within the medical community and much more. Pooja...

    • 35 min
    Restoring Sexual Liberty to the Black Community with Penda N'Diaye

    Restoring Sexual Liberty to the Black Community with Penda N'Diaye

    Welcome to Season 2 of The Unmentionables! Nyssa's Mia Clarke speaks to Penda N'Diaye, founder of Pro Hoe, a platform (and incredible podcast!) she created to eradicate stigmas surrounding sexual freedom and identity in Black communities. Penda is...

    • 37 min
    Incarceration During Pregnancy and Postpartum with Miyhosi Benton of the Women & Justice Project

    Incarceration During Pregnancy and Postpartum with Miyhosi Benton of the Women & Justice Project

    A first-hand account of pregnancy and postpartum in prison from one of campaign leaders of New York State's 2015 Anti-Shackling law

    • 45 min
    Taking Care of Yourself in Early Motherhood with Nutritional Therapist Madeleine Shaw

    Taking Care of Yourself in Early Motherhood with Nutritional Therapist Madeleine Shaw

    Tips and tricks for taking care of yourself or a loved one after having a baby

    • 26 min
    Mothering in the Age of Social Media with Prof. Bethany Johnson & Dr. Margaret Quinlan

    Mothering in the Age of Social Media with Prof. Bethany Johnson & Dr. Margaret Quinlan

    A conversation about how advice on mothering has evolved over the decades, with a focus on the impact of social media.

    • 37 min

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