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Let's Talk Period. is the podcast for people who want real talk, raw stories and reputable information around periods, reproductive health, sexual health and wellbeing in general. Each week for 12 weeks your hosts, Isabella and Jess chat with thought leaders and influential people within the health and wellbeing space, bringing you the conversations you need. We share people's stories, smash stigmas and taboo topics and give you reliable info you need.

Let's Talk, Period‪.‬ Let's Talk, Period.

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Let's Talk Period. is the podcast for people who want real talk, raw stories and reputable information around periods, reproductive health, sexual health and wellbeing in general. Each week for 12 weeks your hosts, Isabella and Jess chat with thought leaders and influential people within the health and wellbeing space, bringing you the conversations you need. We share people's stories, smash stigmas and taboo topics and give you reliable info you need.

    Let's Talk with Helene and Dom | Founders of The Spoonie Society

    Let's Talk with Helene and Dom | Founders of The Spoonie Society

    Happy Wednesday lovelies and get ready for another ep of Let's Talk, Period! Today's episode is with the incredible founders of The Spoonie Society, Helene and Dom!

    Dominique and Helene are very familiar with the suffering and stigma that is associated with having a chronic illness as they both suffer from Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. ⁠Dominique was diagnosed with Endometriosis in July of 2019 via laparoscopy & endometrial excision. She has since undergone multiple procedures in order to obtain the best quality of life. Helene was also diagnosed with Endometriosis in August of 2018 and has since been diagnosed with PCOS and Adenomyosis. Helene has also undergone multiple surgeries & procedures including a ketamine infusion and nerve blockers.

    Dominique and Helene met through social media only just last year, after sharing their experiences with Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It was then that The Spoonie Society was born! With Dom's entrepreneurial spirit and marketing insight, and Helene's knowledge around fashion design The Spoonie Society has just gone from strength to strength in the mere months that they've been running. Together Dominique and Helene hope that through The Spoonie Society, chronic illness sufferers will find their voice and help gain awareness on chronic illnesses.

    In this chat we talk on:

    •Helene and Dom's journeys to diagnosis with endo, adeno + pcos
    •Advice for people who are navigating getting a diagnosis
    •What is the spoon theory?
    •How did the idea for The Spoonie Society come about?
    •How it feels to go viral on tiktok with your business
    •What is the hardest thing about having a chronic illness?
    •Advice for dating and relationships with chronic illnesses?
    •Plus so much more

    If you loved our chat with the Helene and Dom, and want more from them you can find The Spoonie Society @thespooniesocietyau and you can shop their incredible range curated for those with chronic illnesses at thespooniesociety.com.au. If you want to keep updated with what we're up to you can follow us on Instagram at @letstalkperiodau

    Thank you so much to our sponsors for today's episode, Pelvi. To shop their range of leak proof underwear and menstrual cups and make the switch to reusables, use our code LETSTALK at checkout for 30% of your order! Head to www.pelvi.com for more details.


    Let's Talk Period. is a production of QENDO, a not for profit organisation supporting anyone affected by endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS or infertility.

    Your host for this episode is Isabella Gosling (@i_gosling)

    • 56 min
    Let's Talk with Caroline and Annie | Founders of Flossy

    Let's Talk with Caroline and Annie | Founders of Flossy

    Welcome back for another episode lovely people or hello if you're new here! Today's episode is with the powerhouse duo, Aussie/American best friends turned biz partners, Caroline and Annie, founders of Flossy! They dreamt up Flossy while sitting on the beach discussing our shared (and all-too-seedy) experiences buying sex toys. After talking to many other women about sex, pleasure and buying sex toys, they realised they weren't alone. Why is it that with something as important and integral to our wellbeing, leaves us feeling shameful, uninformed, and overwhelmed?
    Flossy is all about bringing you pleasure in its most shame-free form. They believe that pleasure is a fundamental part of sexual health and wellbeing... a narrative that starts with feeling *good* about purchasing pleasure products.
    By normalising the buying experience for intimacy-related items, pleasure becomes seen as normal, healthy, and nothing to be ashamed of. Flossy is your GO-TO for purchasing curated, high-quality products designed *specifically* for people with vulvas.

    In this chat we talk on:

    •How Annie and Caroline met and became best friends
    •Caroline and Annie's experiences around sex and masturbation, and learning to be comfortable speaking about both
    •Sexual wellness and pleasure, and why women have been left out of this narrative for so long
    •How flossy came about and what sets it a part from other businesses in the sexual wellness industry
    •Caroline and Annie's topic picks for those who experience painful sex
    •What they would like to see change in the sexual wellness space and what is coming up next for flossy!

    If you loved our chat with Annie and Caroline and want more from them you can find Flossy on Instagram @feelflossy or shop their amazing range of vibes here! If you want to keep up with what we're up to you can follow us on Instagram at @letstalkperiodau. If you do enjoy listening and want to be notified when our new eps drop, you can subscribe or follow the show! We would also love it if you shared this episode with a friend or family member, or even show us how you're listening, tag us on instagram stories or in your grid, it really does help us out and helps us grow our community!

    Let's Talk Period. is a production of QENDO, a not for profit organisation supporting anyone affected by endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS or infertility.

    Your host for this episode is Isabella Gosling (@i_gosling)

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Let's Talk with Ash Webb | Infertility, Endo and PCOS Advocate

    Let's Talk with Ash Webb | Infertility, Endo and PCOS Advocate

    It's Wednesday, which means it's time for another ep of Let's Talk, Period! What better way to mark National Infertility Awareness Week, than with the incredibly strong and bubbly, Ash Webb!? Ash is Treasurer at QENDO, and also suffers with endometriosis and PCOS. She is passionate about creating awareness for those suffering with endo and PCOS, as well as those going through fertility struggles. After conceiving a bubba naturally in 2016, Ash's journey to baby number two wasn't as easy and in 2019 her and her husband began IVF. After over five embryo transfers, Ash's IVF experience was successful, and she is now just a few weeks away from meeting her second baby.

    In this chat we talk on:

    •Ash's journey to diagnosis with endometriosis and eventually PCOS too
    •The overwhelming feeling after receiving a diagnosis and have no info or resources
    •Conceiving her first bubba fletch naturally in 2016
    •Her challenge with trying to conceive baby number two
    •Embarking on the rollercoaster that is IVF
    •The mental challenges and heartache that can come with unsuccessful transfers
    •The importance of speaking up and sharing what you're going through
    •Plus so much more

    If you loved our chat with Ash, and want more from her you can find her on Instagram @ashy.webb. If you want to keep updated with what we're up to you can follow us on Instagram at @letstalkperiodau. If you do enjoy listening and want to be notified when our new eps drop, you can subscribe or follow the show! We would also love it if you shared this episode with a friend or family member, or even show us how you're listening! Tag us on instagram stories or in your grid, it really does help us out and helps us grow our community!

    Let's Talk Period. is a production of QENDO, a not for profit organisation supporting anyone affected by endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS or infertility.

    Your hosts for this episode are Isabella Gosling (@i_gosling) and Jessica Taylor.

    • 31 min
    Let's Talk with Dr Maddy Walker | Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

    Let's Talk with Dr Maddy Walker | Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

    Happy Wednesday (oops it's actually Thursday #techdramas) lovelies! Today's episode is with the bright and knowledgeable Dr Maddy Walker! Dr Maddy is a qualified Acupuncturist, registered with AACMA and AHPRA. She believes that the healing abilities of Chinese Medicine are unique, just like every patient who walks through the door. She is passionate about helping her clients reach optimal health and well-being through natural medicine. She has a special interest in treating women's health and fertility, cosmetic, emotional and digestive conditions. Maddy is passionate about treating Women's health not just because she wants to help others, but she has been going through her own chronic health journey for years, which still involves searching for the right professionals and receiving correct and helpful information.

    In this chat we talk on:

    •What is Traditional Chinese Medicine
    •Different tools used in TCM
    •How TCM can help with adenomyosis and endometriosis
    •Stress; the impacts and how we can reduce our stress
    •The role of herbs and the importance of practitioner prescribed herbs
    •Why Dr Maddy wants an action plan implemented for each patient for when they see any health professional
    •Plus so much more

    If you loved our chat with Dr Maddy , and want more from her you can find her on Instagram @dr_maddy_acupuncture. Maddy has also started her own podcast "Flourish 'n' Flow" to help spread awareness for women's health and share other's stories, you can search Flourish 'n' Flow wherever you get your podcasts to have a listen. If you want to keep updated with what we're up to you can follow us on Instagram at @letstalkperiodau. If you do enjoy listening and want to be notified when our new eps drop, you can subscribe or follow the show! We would also love it if you shared this episode with a friend or family member, or even show us how you're listening! Tag us on instagram stories or in your grid, it really does help us out and helps us grow our community!

    Let's Talk Period. is a production of QENDO, a not for profit organisation supporting anyone affected by endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS or infertility.

    Your host for this episode is Isabella Gosling (@i_gosling)

    • 46 min
    Let's Talk with Jess Woolley | Founder of @jesshasadeno + Adeno Advocate

    Let's Talk with Jess Woolley | Founder of @jesshasadeno + Adeno Advocate

    Happy Wednesday lovelies! What better way to kick off Adenomyosis Awareness Month than with the incredibly strong Jess Woolley, founder of @jesshasadeno and adenomyosis advocate. Jess started her instagram account in 2018 after finally being diagnosed with adenomyosis, after years of wondering what was wrong with her body. She has cultivated a following for speaking openly about her experiences with not only adenomyosis, but also mental health. Jess wants the lack of awareness for adeno to end, and for more people to be speaking openly about the condition.

    In this chat we talk on:

    •What it feels like to finally receive that diagnosis after years of being told nothing's wrong for years
    •Processing anger around having adeno, as well as her tips for working through this
    •Why Jess started @jesshasadeno and the community she has cultivated as a result
    •Jess' experience with mental health, starting medication and ending medication stigma
    •Studying when you have a chronic illness and her top tips for doing so
    •How Jess manages guilt around her adenomyosis
    •What adeno has given her
    •Plus so much more

    If you loved our chat with Jess, and want more from her you can find her on Instagram @jesshasadeno. If you want to keep updated with what we're up to you can follow us on Instagram at @letstalkperiodau. If you do enjoy listening and want to be notified when our new eps drop, you can subscribe or follow the show! We would also love it if you shared this episode with a friend or family member, or even show us how you're listening! Tag us on instagram stories or in your grid, it really does help us out and helps us grow our community!

    Let's Talk Period. is a production of QENDO, a not for profit organisation supporting anyone affected by endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS or infertility.

    Your host for this episode is Isabella Gosling (@i_gosling)

    • 43 min
    Let's Talk with Maxine Orange | Founder of Tap. Health

    Let's Talk with Maxine Orange | Founder of Tap. Health

    Welcome back for another episode lovely people or hello if you're new here! Today's episode we're talking with the amazing Maxine Orange, founder of Tap. Health! Maxine is so excited to be in the women's wellness space. Since teenage years she has always had a passion for menstruation, women's health and optimising the human experience. What started as a personal search for alleviating painful periods for herself, has evolved into an international mission extended to women around the world. No topic is too taboo for Maxine, she is always up for a deep and meaningful and enjoys bringing life to creative solutions.

    In this chat we talk on:

    •Why Maxine loves cycle syncing
    •Her own experience with painful periods
    •The journey of creating Tap.
    •How she stayed true to the brand values to develop a product which is affordable for the chronic illness community
    •The benefits of using a TENS machine
    •What's coming up next for Tap.

    If you loved our chat with Maxine, and want more from her you can find her on Instagram @tap.health or via her website here. If you want to keep up with what we're up to you can follow us on Instagram at @letstalkperiodau. If you do enjoy listening and want to be notified when our new eps drop, you can subscribe or follow the show! We would also love it if you shared this episode with a friend or family member, or even show us how you're listening, tag us on instagram stories or in your grid, it really does help us out and helps us grow our community!

    Let's Talk Period. is a production of QENDO, a not for profit organisation supporting anyone affected by endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS or infertility.

    Your hosts for this episode are Isabella Gosling (@i_gosling) and Jessica Taylor (@jessicataylorau)

    • 38 min

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