19 episodes

Join Moxie Co-founder and host Mia Klitsas for thought-provoking tales of period drama, women’s health, cultural and societal issues affecting women today and chats with clever gals with ‘Moxie’ who are killing it in life and business.

Girl's Got Moxie Mia Klitsas for Moxie

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Join Moxie Co-founder and host Mia Klitsas for thought-provoking tales of period drama, women’s health, cultural and societal issues affecting women today and chats with clever gals with ‘Moxie’ who are killing it in life and business.

    I'm prettier now that I don't care - beauty in 2020 with Erika Geraerts, Founder of Fluff Casual Cosmetics.

    I'm prettier now that I don't care - beauty in 2020 with Erika Geraerts, Founder of Fluff Casual Cosmetics.

    "Beauty is so much more than make-up", says Erika Geraerts, Founder of Australian brand Fluff Casual Cosmetics, and my guest and fellow biz buddy on this episode. With this sentiment in mind and for the second time in a decade (she also co-founded the hugely successful beauty brand, Frank Body), Erika has truly disrupted an industry that has previously mostly told us that we need to wear stacks of make-up or follow a rigorous, multi-product, multi-step beauty routine in order to look or feel good about ourselves. But the needle is shifting, dialogues around the relationship between beauty and self-love are evolving and norms are changing (for the better) - Erika and Fluff are no doubt big drivers of this.


    In this ep, Eri and I talk about:
    how our relationship with beauty/cosmetics and self-love/self-care is changing (particularly during a time when we're all barely going out, mostly interacting through screens and wearing face-masks!)the challenges associated with being a young female founderthe pressures vs. the realities of 'the start-up dream'the huge shift in starting in business and launching a brand in 2013 vs. 2020how she's using her time in lockdown to write and plan for post iso life!

    ... amongst a HEAP of other things. Pop a mask on, put your headphones in, go for a socially-distanced walk and take in the wisdom that is this incredible business (and beauty) brain.




    Erika's song choice for the Girl's Got Moxie S2 guest playlist on Spotify is "The Last Best Place" by John Hayes.


    Head to 'Overflow' @OfficialMoxieTV on YouTube for a BTS glimpse of this ep.


    Learn more about/follow Fluff Casual Cosmetics and Erika at:
    @itsall.fluff and @erikageraertshttps://www.itsallfluff.com/Head to https://medium.com/@erikaisfluff/16-is-everything-for-nothing-11ef195f67bb for a recently written piece written by Erika about life during Covid-19, that we also talk about in this ep.

    This podcast is proudly brought to you by www.moxie.com.au


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    • 52 min
    Happy Birthday! It's time to 'Get Papped' - with Founder of 'Get Papped', Katie Norbury.

    Happy Birthday! It's time to 'Get Papped' - with Founder of 'Get Papped', Katie Norbury.

    If you have a vagina and are over 25yrs, you may have experienced a pap smear (now known as a cervical screening in Australia). If you're not yet 25, haven't had a pap smear yet or have been avoiding them, this ep is here as your (our!) friendly reminder that we all need to be getting checked! It's often said that the best ideas come from personal pain points and Katie Norbury's 'Get Papped' initiative is a perfect example of that, after her experience with an abnormal pap smear. In this ep, we talk about:


    Cervical screenings (pap smears) - why they're important, what they involve and what they test forSymptoms to look out for when something's NQR with your intimate healthWhen to get a cervical screening test and how oftenHow Katie used her personal experience with an abnormal pap smear to help open up an often uncomfortable conversation and encourage other people to get checked, tooPeriod poverty and how we can all use simple everyday choices to better support Aussie people with periods (Katie is also the head of Marketing and Communications for the 'Share the Dignity' charity).

    A li’l reminder that this ep was recorded in iso via Zoom - the sound isn't studio quality (although it gets pretty good after the first few mins) but please bear with us!


    Katie's song choice for the Girl's Got Moxie S2 guest playlist on Spotify is "Homemade Dynamite" by Lorde.


    Head to 'Overflow' @OfficialMoxieTV on YouTube for a BTS glimpse of this ep.


    Learn more about Get Papped, Period Poverty in Australia and Share the Dignity at:
    @get.pappedhttps://get-papped.com/ (buy your cards here and send them to all your pals!)Get Papped practitioner directory (currently Brisbane, Aus only, but please DM Katie with your recos for other states) https://get-papped.com/pages/brisbane-practitioner-directory@sharethedignityaustraliahttps://sharethedignity.com.au/

    This podcast is proudly brought to you by www.moxie.com.au


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    • 34 min
    The Girlfriend Experience - with sex worker and adult film actress, Lulu Reynolds.

    The Girlfriend Experience - with sex worker and adult film actress, Lulu Reynolds.

    “The people who do find it shameful have FOR SURE experienced the work of sex workers – they’ve been to a strip club, or they’ve watched porn – so why is the person themselves, when you meet them, not good enough?”


    These words, by this episode’s guest, Lulu Reynolds, is a huge reason why I wanted to host an episode about sex work. It is an industry shrouded in stigmas, judgement, a level of secrecy and misunderstanding and so in true form of this podcast – a safe space where we can talk about the sometimes uncomfortable – I wanted to delve into all the things people want to know, but are often too embarrassed to ask, with an aim of breaking down some of these stereotyped stigmas that surround the sex industry and the people within it.


    Earlier this year, I put a call out on the Girl’s Got Moxie Community Group on Facebook, and asked YOU, our Moxettes, what you were most curious about when it came to sex work. Here are some of your questions, as answered by Lulu…


    What did you parents say when they found out what you do?Is what you do legal?Do you enjoy it?Is it safe? How do you keep yourself safe?Do you use your real name?How do you manage relationships outside of your work?How do you manage your period?!What’s the most common thing clients ask or come to you for?Can you see yourself doing this long-term?

    PLZ NOTE: This episode is not intended as a definitive guide – it’s just one person’s experience, but one that is so openly and generously shared. We talk about sex work, intimacy and companionship, anxiety, isolation and we also every so slightly touch on sex trafficking, so please note that this episode may be triggering for some people who have had negative experiences with any of these things. It is also definitely NSFW, so pop your headphones in...!


    A li’l reminder that you might hear the occasional plane, bike, bird, etc in the background – these eps are usually recorded in the comfort of my home, my guest's home/workplace, and so they are not highly edited!


    Lulu's song choice for the Girl's Got Moxie S2 guest playlist on Spotify is "I put a spell on you" by Nina Simone.


    Head to 'Overflow' @OfficialMoxieTV on YouTube for a BTS glimpse of this ep.


    Learn more about Lulu Reynolds at:
    Instagram: @thetitfairywww.titfairy.carrd.cowww.titfairy.rocks (Lulu's new merch side hustle!)

    This podcast is proudly brought to you by www.moxie.com.au


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    • 51 min
    "The world's worst Easter egg hunt, ever" - with Ella Ward.

    "The world's worst Easter egg hunt, ever" - with Ella Ward.

    In Ella's words, she's "An Aussie mum, wife, writer, Advertising boss lady and now (unfortunately), one of 'those cancer people' ". This is not just 'another cancer story' and it's definitely not a 'journey' - "it's an absolute sh*t-show", as she puts it.


    At just 36, Ella Ward was diagnosed with - wait for it - anal cancer. Who even knew this was a thing? Especially in an otherwise healthy 36 year old woman?!


    A self-confessed over-sharer, Ella decided early on in her diagnosis that she was going to document her sh*t-show and share it publicly on social media - and often, hilariously so (it feels a bit wrong saying that about something like this but it's not an understatement! You'll see/hear!).


    We talk about fear, the importance of therapy as preventative self-care, IVF, early onset menopause, Jude Law (who is Ella's titanium Hollywood leave pass, if anyone listening can hook a gal up?) and of course, the dreaded big (anal) "C".


    PLEASE bear with us on the sound in this ep. Given that we recorded during Covid-19/isolation, we opted for an appropriately distanced Zoom call instead of a face-to-face mic recording. So, we're relying on computer mics here that are certainly not studio quality - though let's be real, my eps never are! They're intended to be a li'l raw and not overly produced and are just like casual convos between pals - because really, that's exactly what is going on here.


    Join our convo and do yourself a solid and go find/follow Ella on IG. It's worth it for all the LOLz @_msellabella


    Ella's song choice for the Girl's Got Moxie S2 guest playlist on Spotify is "This Feeling" by Alabama Shakes.


    Head to 'Overflow' @OfficialMoxieTV on YouTube for a BTS glimpse of this ep.


    Learn more about Ella Ward at www.ellaward.com.au


    This podcast is proudly brought to you by www.moxie.com.au


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    Mia x

    • 55 min
    Menstrual super-powers (and how to harness them) - with Life Coach Michaela Rosandich.

    Menstrual super-powers (and how to harness them) - with Life Coach Michaela Rosandich.

    I.LOVE.THIS.EPISODE.


    I met Life Coach Michaela Rosandich last year at an event about period poverty and period shame that I was speaking at, and we just kinda hit it off: "Michaela, will you be on my podcast and talk about that thing you said earlier about period shame being a societal construct created by the patricarchy?" "Sure! When does it start?" And here we are.


    Michaela started her career in corporate marketing but had her "a-ha!" moment in 2016, which is when she became a life coach and started her business 'Empress, Crow and Rabbit', supporting high achieving women (us, duh!) to better understand, explore and harness the 'super-powers' we have throughout our menstrual cycles - by understanding the different and changing energies throughout our cycles, and by tracking these, we can change our work-flows to suit; in turn helping life in general flow more smoothly.


    We talk:
    How Michala made the career leap from Corporate Marketing to Life CoachMenstrual Super-powers and how to get the best out of each phase of your periodThe different phases of your period, the moon, and how the two are connectedPeriod shameThe history of matrimony, matriarchy and patriarchy

    Michaela's song choice for the Girl's Got Moxie S2 guest playlist on Spotify is "Hey Mickey" by Toni Basil.


    Head to 'Overflow' @OfficialMoxieTV on YouTube for a BTS glimpse of this ep.


    This podcast is proudly brought to you by www.moxie.com.au


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    RESOURCE LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE:
    Learn more about Michaela's work and how to harness your Menstrual Superpowers at: https://www.empresscrowandrabbit.com/Download your FREE 'Empress, Crow and Rabbit' 2020 Cycles calendar here: https://www.empresscrowandrabbit.com/cycles-calendar-with-12-superpowers/Read about Michaela's 'Period Emergency Plan' here (get the tissues ready!): https://www.empresscrowandrabbit.com/period-emergency-plan/Find @empresscrowandrabbit on Insta

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    · To learn more about Moxie products, head to www.moxie.com.au or find us at @moxiehq on In

    • 55 min
    "2020 sucks!" Life, business and dating in iso - with Lisa Teh and Phoebe Simmonds.

    "2020 sucks!" Life, business and dating in iso - with Lisa Teh and Phoebe Simmonds.

    2020 as we (thought we) knew it has been turned on its head - what an sh*t-storm! I've invited back two of my life/biz buds who I chatted to late last year on the poddy: Lisa Teh, Founder of 'Codi' Digital Marketing Agency, personal care brand '101 Lifestyle' and the 'Lick' podcast; and Phoebe Simmonds, Founder of 'The Blow Australia' and Co-founder of 'The Memo', your ultimate online edit for all things baby - to talk about life and business whilst in iso. From iso-dating, to whether or not it's socially acceptable for milennials to be on Tik-Tok, to how our life and business routines have changed, to feeling the pressure to be productive during lockdown, we reflect on all the things we said we'd do in 2020 vs. the things we're ACTUALLY doing...


    This podcast is proudly brought to you by www.moxie.com.au


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    RESOURCE LINKS FROM TODAY'S EPISODE:
    · Learn more about Lisa’s businesses @codiagency and @101.lifestyle and Lisa herself at @lisateh_ For savvy biz tips, listen to the Lick podcast on Apple Podcasts.
    · Learn more about Phoebe’s businesses @theblowaustralia and @fromthememo and Phoebe herself @phoebeactually
    · Brene Brown’s new podcast: Unlocking Us (find it on Apple Podcasts)


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    · If you like what you heard on today's ep, I'd love it if you gave our lil' poddy a review!
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    · Check out our Girl's Got Moxie playlists on Spotify featuring songs requested by our guests (and more)
    · To learn more about Moxie products, head to www.moxie.com.au or find us at @moxiehq on Insta.
    · Find me on Insta @moxette
    · Get in touch any time at girlsgotmoxie@moxie.com.au


    Mia x

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

getpapped ,

Empowering

Thank you Mia for giving a platform to women sparking change, making movements and changing the narrative. Love what you do x

add1cted12345 ,

Seriously addicted

Seriously addicted, I’ve listened to 5 episodes in less than 48hrs!

Serious topics and stories told simply. Love the conversational nature of each this podcast. Mia I love that you have provided a platform to discuss and amplify different issues that women face daily. Well done Mia you’re an inspirational woman. Can wait for the next EP.

Watdawgco ,

Empowering, addictive and oh so amazing!

This podcast is the bomb diggity! The causal conversations between Mia and all her guests are suuuuper insightful, empowering and gets the brain ticking. I’m officially addicted. Thank you Mia!!

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