10 episodes

The Unlearning Project aims to debunk the untrue stories we've all internalised about bodies, gender, mental health, and work so the next generation won’t have to. So much of the suffering we experience is rooted in stories that are just not true. Unlearning them can relieve a lot of pain, and create space for new and true stories to be written.

The Unlearning Project Hosted by Jess Sanders

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 56 Ratings

The Unlearning Project aims to debunk the untrue stories we've all internalised about bodies, gender, mental health, and work so the next generation won’t have to. So much of the suffering we experience is rooted in stories that are just not true. Unlearning them can relieve a lot of pain, and create space for new and true stories to be written.

    Consent - How Early Is Too Early?

    Consent - How Early Is Too Early?

    When you think of consent who comes to mind? You probably are thinking about a teenager or a young people in their 20’s. The conversation around consent has focused largely on those in their sexually active years and we often fail to realise that this conversation needs to start a lot earlier. Today’s episode is a special one, it was the first episode we recorded, and it was also our launch episode! We came together as a community on zoom, and it was an incredible way to begin The Unlearning Project. 
     Jayneen Sanders (aka Jay Dale) is an experienced author, publisher, elementary school teacher. She is also an active advocate for body safety, gender equality and respectful relationship education being taught both in homes and in schools. Jayneen is also lead author of Engage Literacy published by Capstone Classroom and has published over 100 stories for children. She feels passionately that we can do so much more to keep our children safe by teaching them age-appropriate and empowering prevention education. And on top of that Jay also happens to be Jess’s mother.  
    Download the My Body Safety Rules poster here or by visiting https://e2epublishing.info/posters#postersus
     Follow Jayneen on Instagram:  @jayneensandersauthor
     Follow Educate 2 Empower Publishing on Instagram: @educate2empower
     Purchase any of Jayneen’s books here: www.e2epublishing.info

    • 43 min
    Did You Do The Thing Today?

    Did You Do The Thing Today?

    Did you do the thing today? And if you didn’t, how do you feel about the fact you didn’t do the thing? Today we are talking about procrastination, guilt, perfectionism and the worry of wasted time with writer and podcast host, Madeleine Dore.  Madeleine has spent the last five years asking creative thinkers how they navigate their days on her popular blog Extraordinary Routines and podcast Routines & Ruts.
    Mentioned throughout the episode:

    Book: How to Live on 24 Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett
    Routine and Ruts podcast episodes: Hilary Jacobs Hendel on emotions, types of shame, and slowing down
    Pre-order Madeleine's book, I Didn't Do the Thing Today: Letting Go of Productivity Guilt in Aus and in the US here - www.madeleinedore.com/books
    Follow Madeliene on Instagram:  @extraordinary_routines
    Listen to Madeleine's podcast, Routines and Ruts: https://extraordinaryroutines.com/podcast
    Learn more about Extraordinary Routines here: www.extraordinaryroutines.com
    Learn more about Madeleine and her work here: www.madeleinedore.com

    • 52 min
    Would You Like Another Drink?

    Would You Like Another Drink?

    Mentioned throughout the ep: 
    Book: This Naked Mind by Annie Grace 
    Jill’s article in the SMH: https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/high-sobriety-20110409-1d8gz.html
    Find Jill’s books:  
    High Sobriety by Jill Stark
    Happily Never After by Jill Stark
    When You’re Not Okay by Jill Stark
    Follow Jill on socials: 
    Twitter - @jillastark
    Instagram - @jillstark__
    Facebook - @starkersj
    Learn more about Jill’s work www.jillstark.com.au

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Is She Crazy Or Just Angry?

    Is She Crazy Or Just Angry?

    Women are angry and it isn’t hard to work out why. We are underpaid and overworked. Too sensitive or not sensitive enough. Too dowdy or too flashy. Too big or too thin. Sluts or prudes. We are harassed, told we are asking for it and challenged about whether it would kill us to smile. 
    Our rage is one of the most important resources we have, our sharpest tool against both personal and political oppression. We’ve been told for so long to bottle up our anger, letting it corrode our bodies and minds in ways we don’t even realise. Yet our anger is a vital instrument, a radar for injustice and catalyst for change. 
    [ excerpt from Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly] 
    You can follow Soraya on Instagram @ragebecomesher and learn more about her work by visiting her website www.sorayachemaly.com and you can find her incredible book, Rage Becomes Her in all good bookstores! 
    We’d love to know what you thought of this episode! Connect with us on Instagram, @the_unlearningproject, and on Facebook, @theunlearningprojectpodcast. 
    If you have 60 seconds please leave us a rating and a review. We are a fresh baby podcast and every review we receive makes a huge impact!  
    Podcast hosted by Jess Sanders and produced by Whitney Buecher.  

    • 1 hr
    Is It Getting Hot In Here?

    Is It Getting Hot In Here?

    Now, is it just me, or is it getting hot in here? And by in here I mean planet earth and by hot I mean a hugely concerning increase in the temperature of our planet. In this episode we speak to Hannah Moloney, a social justice warrior and permaculture queen who is tackling the climate crisis, driven by what she calls, radical hope. Hannah lives in Lutruwita, Tasmania with her partner Anton and her daughter Frida. She regularly appears on gardening Australia and recently became a best-selling author with the release of her book, The Good Life. 
    Mentioned in the episode: 
    Values list - https://daretolead.brenebrown.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Values.pdf
    Hanna’s tutorial on how to easily make yoghurt at home - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-PUAFN1eqg
    You can follow Hannah on Instagram @goodlife_permaculture and learn more about her work by visiting The Good Life Permaculture website www.goodlifepermaculture.com.au and you can find her incredible book, The Good Life in all good bookstores! 
    We’d love to know what you thought of this episode! Connect with us on Instagram, @the_unlearningproject, and on Facebook, @theunlearningprojectpodcast. 
    If you have 60 seconds please leave us a rating and a review. We are a fresh baby podcast and every review we receive makes a huge impact!  
    Podcast hosted by Jess Sanders and produced by Whitney Buecher.  

    • 54 min
    Is it a Boy or a Girl?

    Is it a Boy or a Girl?

    In today’s episode we talk to Dr Kyl Myers. Kyl is a sociologist, award-winning educator, and globally recognized advocate of gender creative parenting and author of Raising Them, a memoir about her decision to raise her child, Zoomer, without assigning a gender at birth. Kyl creates resources for grown-ups and works with brands who want to create a more inclusive and equitable world for kids
    Mentioned in the episode: 
    Kyl’s Gender Creative Parenting blog - www.raisingzoomer.com 
    Kyl’s viral Tiktok - https://www.tiktok.com/@drkylmyers/video/7003243999293181189?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1
    BBC gender stereotypes video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWu44AqF0iI

    You can read more about Kyl’s work via her website: www.kylmyers.com and you can follow Kyl on Instagram here - @drkylmyers and learn more about  Zoomer’s journey here @raisingzoomer 

    If you would like to diversify your Instagram feed @nevozisin and @alokvemnon are great to follow. 
    We’d love to know what you thought of this episode! Connect with us on Instagram, @the_unlearningproject, and on Facebook, @theunlearningprojectpodcast. 
    If you have 60 seconds please leave us a rating and a review. We are a fresh baby podcast and every review we receive makes a huge impact!  
    Podcast hosted by Jess Sanders and produced by Whitney Buecher.  

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Chloe_152 ,

Educational and comforting

Love this podcast. I learn something while unlearning with each episode and feel comforted and validated through the conversations. Thank you!

cody431 ,

Lockdown find!!

Have loved the first two eps of this podcast! Excited for more and am really interested to see where Jess takes this - I am stoked with this lockdown find!!

Madii95 ,

So interesting

Got so much out of this conversation! Encouraging critical thinking, who we are surrounding ourselves with, outdated view points on masculinity and elitist behaviours/beliefs. Really cool content and discussions! Super excited to see what’s next!

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