42 episodes

The transition from teenager to adult can be difficult, confusing and we can feel like we're stuck in a rut with no idea how to get out. Whether you're a teen, adult or elder, the reality is no one knows what the f@!$ they are doing. We're all just winging it and figuring things out along the way.

The aim of "I'm an Adult, Now What?" is to discuss a variety of topics in an honest and open manner with an emphasis on the importance of healing from your past, being present, and discovering your potential.
Hosted, edited and artwork by Jade Pattenden | @jadepattenden Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/imanadultnowwhat/support

I'm An Adult, Now What‪?‬ Jade Pattenden

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

The transition from teenager to adult can be difficult, confusing and we can feel like we're stuck in a rut with no idea how to get out. Whether you're a teen, adult or elder, the reality is no one knows what the f@!$ they are doing. We're all just winging it and figuring things out along the way.

The aim of "I'm an Adult, Now What?" is to discuss a variety of topics in an honest and open manner with an emphasis on the importance of healing from your past, being present, and discovering your potential.
Hosted, edited and artwork by Jade Pattenden | @jadepattenden Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/imanadultnowwhat/support

    Episode 38 - Multidisciplinary Artist Marv

    Episode 38 - Multidisciplinary Artist Marv

    In this episode I am joined by multidisciplinary artist Marv (he/him). Marv is a Black photographer, painter, music producer, writer and fashion stylist who does portraiture/self portraiture and photojournalism. A lot of his work is about community, mental health and exploring self identity. Marv grew up in Surrey and Vancouver, BC and is currently based in Montreal, QC⁠.⁠ Marv is also the founder of Unity Art Collective and the clothing brand Dope class. Unity art collective is a space and platform made by and for BIPOC people/BIPOC queer and trans people within “canada”.



    I met Marv in the film industry in 2015 and it was so lovely to chat with him and see how he's grown into such a wise, beautiful human. We discussed many things including:



    - His artwork and where it stems from

    - Black identity and what it's like to not fit into the brand of what society expects of you

    - the BLM movement and how to actually make changes in your life

    - How being black is not a "trend" in the fashion industry

    - How being alone in Europe helped Marv grow as a person

    - Why "making it to the top" doesn't mean you won't feel sad

    - What does it mean to be "grown"?

    - Taking accountability, cancel culture and "why do we wait for people's downfall?"



    ... and more!



    Marv's Instagram Pages:

    @akasublime and @unityartscollective

    Marv's website and linktree: https://www.marvhoungbo.com/ &

    https://linktr.ee/akasublime



    Thanks for listening!

    Hosted by Jade Pattenden @jadepattenden

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    Email: imanadultnowwhat@gmail.com



    I acknowledge that this podcast is recorded on the land of the Coast Salish peoples which includes the territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 37 - Being a POC in the Workplace with Sneha

    Episode 37 - Being a POC in the Workplace with Sneha

    In this episode I am joined by Sneha, my childhood friend. In this episode we chatted about growing up in different places, the benefits of having another ethnic friend and learning to embrace your culture. The main topic of discussion is being a person of colour in the workplace. Sneha shares some experiences so far about what it feels like to "have a seat at the table but not given a microphone" and how she makes her voice heard anyway. She also discusses how important it is to be on committees, having great mentors and the ladder approach. We also touch on colourism and stereotypes. 

    Thanks for listening!



    Dear Didi Instagram @deardidi__

    Sneha's personal Instagram: @beautybysneha



    Thanks for listening!

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 36 - Gender Identity with Destiny Millns

    Episode 36 - Gender Identity with Destiny Millns

    In this episode I am joined by actor and model Destiny Millns to discuss their experience of being non-binary and how they realized they didn't identify with a specific gender. This is a conversation I've been wanting to have for a while, and I'm grateful for Destiny being open to sharing their perspective. We also talk about the movie Destiny filmed last year (Dangerous), jobs they had before acting, and stereotypes in casting. 

    Keep an eye out for their movie release (which will hopefully be in theatres by the end of the year)! 

    Destiny's Instagram @dbagmill

    Destiny's imdb.



    Thanks for listening!

    Hosted by Jade Pattenden @jadepattenden

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    Email: imanadultnowwhat@gmail.com


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 35 - One Million Trees with Director Everett Bumstead

    Episode 35 - One Million Trees with Director Everett Bumstead

    In this episode I am joined by director Everett Bumstead. He directed the documentary One Million Trees which was produced by Self Hired and CBC. Everett has been a tree planter and documented the lifestyle/culture in this beautiful documentary (I luckily got to watch it before this episode was recorded). We talk about the tree planting culture in BC, directing, and about his inspiration behind this film. I personally learned a lot by watching this documentary! One Million Trees will premiere on CBC Gem
    Friday, NOVEMBER 6th 2020 and on CBC Television Saturday, NOVEMBER 7th at 8 pm in BC and Alberta.

    Everett's Instagram @whateverett.takes

    One Million Trees Instagram @one.million.trees

    Self Hired Instagram @selfhired

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    • 35 min
    Episode 34 - My Luteal: Re-imagining Menstrual Support with Alexa

    Episode 34 - My Luteal: Re-imagining Menstrual Support with Alexa

    In this episode I had the pleasure of interviewing Alexa from the company My Luteal. The philosophy behind this Vancouver-based company is to reimagine the way we view menstruation and how we manage menstruation pain. They have created an all natural menstruation relief cream (which I have tried myself and it's great!), as well as other products that aid in pain management. Alexa explains the science and thought process behind these products in this episode. We also discuss their efforts in campaigning for paid leave for those who suffer from severe menstrual pain. If you know someone who menstruates (which we all do, let's be honest) it is worth listening to this episode as it is very informative. I myself learned a lot and I bet you'll discover a product that will help that person! My Luteal is launching NEW product early November 2020.  Check out their website here: https://www.myluteal.com/ Instagram: @myluteal 

    Thanks for listening! 

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    • 26 min
    Episode 33 - Madonna, Movies and Coming Out with Nic Walter

    Episode 33 - Madonna, Movies and Coming Out with Nic Walter

    In this episode I chatted with actor Nic Walter, who I met through my good friend Robyn Ross (from episode 26). We talked about Madonna, Beyoncé, movies (Moonlight, Call Me By Your Name) and the impact they have. Nicolas also shares his experience of coming out and how Call Me By Your Name helped him. 

    Nic's Instagram: @nicolasedwardwalter 



    Thanks for listening! 

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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Prettygirly123 ,

Thought-provoking, authentic and uplifting - a must listen!

Jade is a remarkable host who manages to draw out the raw humanity in each person she interviews. She connects with others on a deep level, and asks insightful questions that prompt important debate. It’s hard being an adult, podcasts like this are helping me navigate this new plane.

10/10 recommend!

DebinVanCity ,

Always learning from Jade!

I love this podcast. Even as a 38yr old “adult”, I’m still trying to figure out adulthood! Jade has amazing insights on life and always has great guests. Highly recommend!

Nestea99 ,

Wow 🤗

This is really good! Always onto the next episode

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