Podcast exploring conservative evangelicalism's attitude toward sex and gender roles, the damage this mindset does, and how to find healing.
In this final episode of season 1, Gwen shares her coming out story, the nuances of sexuality and why we choose labels, and the importance of Pride.
Taking Time for Myself
In the penultimate episode of Season 1, Gwen shares why it's time to take a break, and she discusses the importance of embracing self-care after a lifetime of believing her needs came last.
Being Trans, Pt 2: The Other Side
In the second installment of this two-parter, Gwen continues her conversation with Jessica Janiuk, a transwoman and former classmate of Gwen's. The two discuss the process of broadening one's worldview to welcome the foundation of science, the unconditional acceptance of oneself, and the inevitability and freedom of the unknown.
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Being Trans, Pt 1: The Journey To Herself
In the first installment of this two-parter, Gwen is joined by an old friend, Jessica Janiuk, who shares her story of coming out as trans almost twenty years ago. They discuss the internal processes they each faced during that time as people of faith wrestling with the realities that gender doesn't always fit the culturally-accepted distinctions, Jessica in her internal battle to accept herself, and Gwen as an observer, battling the ever-present evangelical conflict of dogma vs. humanity.
Sex Ed: What They Didn't Tell Us
For many who grew up in the church, the message of sex ed was simple: don't have sex. At least it seemed simple enough—saving yourself for marriage is the only way to prevent STIs and unplanned pregnancy, right? If only it really were so simple.
In this week's episode, Gwen is joined by Janie Frank for a conversation about the detriments of abstinence-only sex education and how a comprehensive, sex-positive approach may hold the key to really giving our bodies the honor they're due.
The Wayward Wife
This week, Gwen gets real and shares the next chapter in her story, describing how the journey to authenticity has clashed with her former beliefs about her life's purpose, creating the ultimate crisis of conscience.