8 episodes

Sophie Cachia was a married mum-of-two when her life changed unexpectedly after meeting… HER. And she isn’t alone. Join Sophie over six episodes, as she speaks to women from different walks of life, whose lives changed when they discovered they were attracted to women. 

HER with Sophie Cachia Mamamia

    • Health & Fitness
    • 3.0 • 331 Ratings

Sophie Cachia was a married mum-of-two when her life changed unexpectedly after meeting… HER. And she isn’t alone. Join Sophie over six episodes, as she speaks to women from different walks of life, whose lives changed when they discovered they were attracted to women. 

    Sarah Realised She Was Gay In Her 50's, But Still Isn't 'Out'

    Sarah Realised She Was Gay In Her 50's, But Still Isn't 'Out'

    Listen to Sophie's bonus episode which answers your questions - like how to know another woman is into you!

    Sarah* was in a 20 year marriage with three kids, when one day a lightbulb went off… “I think I’m gay”.

    Now in her 50’s, she has been in a relationship with a woman for two years but she still doesn't feel safe to come out to everyone in her life, including her parents. 

    This episode Sarah tells Sophie about how she discovered she was attracted to women and the hurt this discovery caused, but why she would do it all over again to find herself. 

    *Sarah's name has been changed to protect her privacy. 

    CONTENT WARNING: This story includes descriptions of sexual assault and domestic violence that may be distressing to some listeners.

    If it raises any issues for you, or if you just feel like you need to speak to someone, please call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) – the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. 

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    CREDITS:

    Host: Sophie Cachia

    Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and the Wurundjeri people of Kulin. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au
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    • 22 min
    Carren Strock Has Been Married To Her Husband For 50+ Years, She’s Also A Lesbian

    Carren Strock Has Been Married To Her Husband For 50+ Years, She’s Also A Lesbian

    Listen to Sophie's bonus episode taking you through what to expect when having sex with a woman for the first time.

    Carren Strock was 43 when she attended a local book club and met the woman who left her with a life changing questions... "is it her, or am I a lesbian."

    The author and pioneer went on to write one of the most prolific pieces of queer literature, a groundbreaking book called Married Women Who Love Women, first published in the 1990's and now in it's third edition.

    The book started as a way for Carren to feel less alone, and it has helped thousands of people feel the same around the world. 

    She joins Sophie from her home in New York, to chat about the book, her coming out journey, and her relationship with her husband who she is still married to decades on.

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    You can get your copy of Carren Strock's book Married Women Who Love Women, here. 

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    CREDITS:

    Host: Sophie Cachia

    Our guest: Carren Strock

    Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and the Wurundjeri people of Kulin. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au
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    • 30 min
    Maria Thattil Came Out On National TV, Then She Had To Tell Her Family

    Maria Thattil Came Out On National TV, Then She Had To Tell Her Family

    Listen to Sophie's bonus episode talking about scissoring here. 

    Maria Thattil was in the middle of the jungle, surrounded by mozzies, camp mates and TV cameras when she came out publicly for the first time. 

    She returned home to her family with two big announcements, she had earned herself a book deal, and that she was bisexual. 

    Growing up in a very religious family, Maria always knew she felt different but couldn’t quite pinpoint what those feelings were. This episode she joins Sophie to talk about all the ways her world opened up when she started to embrace her bisexuality, and all the things she has learnt about herself and society along the way.

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    You can get your copy of Maria Thattil’s new book Unbounded here. 

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    CREDITS:Host: Sophie Cachia

    Our guest: Maria Thatil

    Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au
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    • 51 min
    The Day Fiona Falkiner Was Outed By Paparazzi

    The Day Fiona Falkiner Was Outed By Paparazzi

    Listen to Sophie's bonus episode talking about strap-ons and other toys here. 

    Fiona Falkiner was on top of a mountain in Peru when she had a decision to make... go back to the life she had that wasn’t filling her cup or follow her heart toward a life that made her feel good. 

    Model, TV presenter and mum of two, Fiona Faulkner recently married the love of her life, Hayley – but as you’ll hear in this interview the journey wasn't all sunshine and rainbows.

    Sophie and Fiona talk about discovering their sexuality later in life, navigating same sex relationships, as well as what it was like for Fiona to be publicly outed by paparazzi. 

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    CREDITS:Host: Sophie Cachia

    Our guest: Fiona Falkiner

    Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au
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    • 32 min
    When Allira Potter’s Marriage Ended, She Realised She’d Been Gay The Whole Time

    When Allira Potter’s Marriage Ended, She Realised She’d Been Gay The Whole Time

    Listen to Sophie's bonus episode talking about how to go down on a woman here.

    By the age of 22 Allira Potter was married to a man who she would spend the next decade with. But her life took an unexpected turn, when she met HER and it left her longing for more.

    Allira Potter is a proud Yorta Yorta woman, a self described witch and host of the Mamamia podcast Fill My Cup.

    This episode Sophie and Allira get candid about sex, open up about what dating looks like after marriage, and why lesbians move so fast! 

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    CREDITS:Host: Sophie Cachia

    Our guest: Allira Potter, host of Fill My Cup

    Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au
    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    Zara Cooper Was 36 When She Fell In Love With A Woman

    Zara Cooper Was 36 When She Fell In Love With A Woman

    Listen to Sophie's bonus episode talking all things sex with a woman here.

    Zara Cooper was married to her high school sweetheart for nearly 20 years, when one day at a children's birthday party she met a woman who changed the trajectory of her life...Three years on, Zara is in a beautiful relationship with her partner Janine, and she shares with Sophie how her life changed when she met HER.

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    CREDITS:Host: Sophie Cachia

    Our guest: Zara Cooper, co-founder of PaperKrane shoes

    Executive Producer: Talissa Bazaz

    Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
331 Ratings

331 Ratings

Hassle1638 ,

Thank you for sharing your stories

If only it was available when I realised at 34 that dating women was an additional option! So confusing; so isolating! Thank you for sharing your stories for women that need to realise they are not alone.

shanwahhhh ,

Shanwahhhhh

Yes love this woman

All the negative reviews pffftttt

Love this podcast , love the guest’s

Real woman talking about there first time - coming out - I think men could learn a lot if they listen to this

Go soph 🙌🙌🙌❤️❤️❤️
(Straight woman )

Rach00082 ,

High hopes but sooo disappointed

Good concept, extremely poor execution.
Read the room… or at least the comments.

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