62 episodes

This is the podcast where we smash those rules we've been taught to follow both as men and women, burn the darn rule book. We'll tackle the big issues, the issues nobody wants to talk about and we'll be fiercely feminist about it. This podcast is about inspiration, education, compassion and being the change we need in the world.

This podcast is for the trail blazers, freedom fighters and soul igniters - get ready Australia, feminism is here!

Hosted by Verity Mansfield from Verity Mansfield Coaching and Mentoring and Ashleigh Rae from Ear Woke Media.

Contact Ashleigh and Verity
goodgirlsdontpod@gmail.com
FB/IG @goodgirlsdontpod

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    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

This is the podcast where we smash those rules we've been taught to follow both as men and women, burn the darn rule book. We'll tackle the big issues, the issues nobody wants to talk about and we'll be fiercely feminist about it. This podcast is about inspiration, education, compassion and being the change we need in the world.

This podcast is for the trail blazers, freedom fighters and soul igniters - get ready Australia, feminism is here!

Hosted by Verity Mansfield from Verity Mansfield Coaching and Mentoring and Ashleigh Rae from Ear Woke Media.

Contact Ashleigh and Verity
goodgirlsdontpod@gmail.com
FB/IG @goodgirlsdontpod

    #38 Good Girls Don't Talk About Miscarriage

    #38 Good Girls Don't Talk About Miscarriage

    In Australia, up to one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage. 103,000 Australian families are impacted each year. And yet, for many, it remains a silent trauma.
    Miscarriage is a taboo topic affecting 282 Aussie women a day that can cause long-lasting grief and mental health problems.
    Why are we not talking about this?
    So we want to start a conversation about it and create an episode dedicated to allowing women to share their stories around miscarriage.
    We want to stop the silence and start sharing.
    Join us and an array of courageous women as we share our stories around Miscarriage. Join us today as we honor the stories of Verity, Bess, and Sandi.
    Contact Verity and Ashleigh:
    goodgirlsdontpod@gmail.com
    FB/IG: @goodgirlsdontpod 

    • 1 hr 55 min
    #37 Good Girls Aren't Non-Binary

    #37 Good Girls Aren't Non-Binary

    In a  society that dictates a strict definition of what masculinity is and demands rigid expectations upon how men and women should conform to binary gender roles, the struggle to inform others that non-binary people exist is real. Nic Lawrance takes the time to chat to us about their incredible experience of living as non-binary person, growing up without the language to express their identity and journey of acceptance from family and peers, finding that safe space to explore and express gender identity, and some of the present perils fraught in the legal system discriminating against gender diverse people.
    Nic Lawrance is a brilliant and powerful non-binary burlesque performer. Nic has performed at Fringe Festival and throughout Perth, Western Australia blending ideas of the feminine and masculine, challenging the norms of what is traditionally acceptable or expected of masc presenting humans. 
    Normalize the idea of asking for pronouns,like you would ask someone's name Reclaiming the word ‘Queer’. What happens when ‘males’ don’t fit into the “mans club”. Medical gate-keeping that prevents people from ever being able to own their identity. The dangers of identifying oneself as non binary to organisations and institutions when you’re filling out forms. The difference between sexuality and gender. Why all humans, even men should be able to feel pretty. The legal implication and limits of identifying as non binary gender And why inter-sectional feminism is crucial to the freedom of all minority groups. We loved Nic’s vulnerability, their wisdom and generosity as Nic shares their heartfelt stories and experience of fighting for one’s true identity. If you’ve ever felt confused about the conversation of gender fluidity, what the hell it all means and why we should even be talking about it, or even how to move forward in your own gender identity this episode is for you.
     

    • 1 hr 34 min
    #36 Good Girls Don't Get Raped

    #36 Good Girls Don't Get Raped

    Co-host Ashleigh Rae shares her experience of seeking justice after being raped as a child. It's a deep conversation and not for the faint hearted. We discuss her compassion for the offenders family, the obstacles and support through-out the process of seeking justice and the complexity of emotions around obtaining accountability and justice. 
    We discussed;
    The reactions and responses from loved ones. The rights of survivors and offenders of sexual violence. The sensitivity and insensitivity of professionals involved. What it feels like to confront the offender with an impact statement. We questioned the appropriateness of current sentencing / legal consequences. And how the justice system needs to change to serve both the survivor and the offender in a holistic manner. Its a conversation that all men and women should listen to, because there is so much we can learn as a society to not only know how to support those affected by sexual violence but to also understand the necessity of educating all men and women in order to prevent sexual violence.
    Contact Verity and Ashleigh:
    Facebook/Instagram: @goodgirlsdontpod
    Email: goodgirlsdontpod@gmail.com

    • 2 hrs 4 min
    #35 Good Girls Don't Have Sex

    #35 Good Girls Don't Have Sex

    Soo...what happens when your sex life is dead?
    We know how it goes: find the man, get married, have the kids, and that's the end of your sex life. But what if that isn't how it has to be? What if we could have a deeply intimate sex life with our spouse, and toe-curling orgasms to-boot? 
    We were curious if such a thing was possible, so we sat down with one of Australia's most qualified Sexologists, Isiah McKimmie.
    But she isn't just a Sexologist.
    She's also a Couples Therapist, a Sex Therapist, and a Tantra Teacher - so she knows her stuff when it comes to intimacy which means, we put our burning questions to her about how to resuscitate a dead sex life, including: 
    What happens when your sex life is deader than Tutenkamun? What are the first steps in re-igniting the intimacy and passion in your relationship? Why does sex become transactional? Why sex is the socially acceptable way for men to ask for intimacy Why do we need to reconsider having sex during a pandemic - surely it's the perfect time for more romps?  Yup.
    Lots of sticky, gritty questions. 
    Lots of juicy, tantalizing answers. 
    Connect with Isiah:
    Email
    info@isiah-mckimmie.com
    Website
    https://www.isiah-mckimmie.com/
    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/isiahmckimmie.sexologist/
    Connect with Ashleigh and Verity 
    Facebook/Instagram @goodgirlsdontpod
    Email goodgirlsdontpod@gmail.com

    • 55 min
    #34 Good Girls Don't Talk About Mental Health

    #34 Good Girls Don't Talk About Mental Health

    Mental health care is a crisis in Australia, affecting 1 in 4 Australians at some point in their lives - so what does our mental health care system look like, and what’s it like to experience a mental health condition in Australia? 
    On this episode of Good Girls Don’t Ashleigh shares her story and experiences of navigating the convoluted system that works to devalue and deny the experiences of people with mental illness, including the dramatic impact of trauma. 
    We chatted about: 
    How easily mental health conditions can go undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or mistreated for a long time. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed mental health issue. So why don’t we hear about it? What’s the difference between PTSD and C-PTSD? Why does Trauma get swept under the rug or get ‘forgotten’ about psychologically? What happens when Doctors behave badly? The impact of medication on mental health but also the emotional and physical impacts. The stigmas attached to mental health, especially borderline personality disorder, bipolar, and schizophrenia. Why mental health isn’t always appropriately funded by the government. The hardships of actually being able to access mental health care. Connect with Ashleigh and Verity here:
    Facebook and Instagram @goodgirlsdontpod
    Email goodgirlsdontpod@gmail.com
     

    • 1 hr 13 min
    IN THE WILD: I'll Say I Do When I'm Me and You're You with Margie McCumstie from The Wedding Wombat

    IN THE WILD: I'll Say I Do When I'm Me and You're You with Margie McCumstie from The Wedding Wombat

    Sometimes, out in the wild, we find ourselves in front of a microphone on someone elses podcast and they're kind enough to roll with it and see what happens. Today, Verity is interviewed by Margie McCumstie from The Wedding Wombat...
    In this special Valentine’s Day edition, we meet Verity Mansfield, Relationship Coach and extraordinary woman with a powerful message about love, sex, romance and marriage. We talk about how to make your relationship juicy and your marriage even juicier!
    8 years ago Verity found herself collapsed on the bottom of the shower floor, hoping the noise of the thundering water would drown out her gut-wrenching hysterical sobbing, so her kids wouldn’t hear her fall apart. She didn’t feel broken. She felt destroyed. Her marriage was falling apart. The kids were not getting the best of their mother. Her workplace was sucking the life out of her. She felt disappointed, disconnected and dead inside. Something had to give or Verity0 was going to explode. So she hit the ‘red’ button. You know the one they say only to hit in an emergency? Verity walked out of her marriage, out of an international fashion career and without looking back plunged into the darkness of the unknown with two toddlers, a mortgage and $136 cash.
    In that moment, Verity broke the “good girls rules” and chose a life of integrity and authenticity.  With the wisdom of hindsight and a successful career as a Relationship Coach, Verity shares from a real place to inspire everyone listening in this episode to enjoy juicy relationships- with yourself, with others and whether you choose marriage… or not.

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Kelly Petering ,

Fearlessly Feminist Freedom Fighters!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this podcast! Serious stuff full of truth… bringing women to the forefront and breaking down barriers! Thank you ladies for the inspiring episodes :-)

supergirlsally ,

Honest and raw

I love how Ashleigh and Verity are honest and raw, and so are their guests. They are willing to take risks!

ScottyMac1989 ,

Fantastic and Fearless

Ashleigh and Verity talk about many of the important topics in a fearless and frank manner. This is a no holds barred podcast which is hard hitting and calls out all the big issues in society while also providing insight into other aspects of society that aren’t talked about as much.

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