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Welcome to the Women Disrupted podcast where Amanda Hanson inspires and challenges you to think and live a more disrupted life.

She wants you to challenge the status quo about finding fulfillment, the definitions of success, beauty standards and developing self-worth.

The Women Disrupted Podcast Amanda Hanson

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Welcome to the Women Disrupted podcast where Amanda Hanson inspires and challenges you to think and live a more disrupted life.

She wants you to challenge the status quo about finding fulfillment, the definitions of success, beauty standards and developing self-worth.

    S2 Ep12: Disrupting Fast Fashion

    S2 Ep12: Disrupting Fast Fashion

    Fast vs slow fashion. Do you know the difference?

    Fast fashion = a large amount of cheap poor quality clothing produced at a large rate, on the backs of black and brown folks, in order to keep us consuming and feeding our capitalist society.

    Slow fashion = smaller amounts of clothing produced at a smaller rate. It respects human rights and better for the environment and is better quality so that it lasts longer and can be reused.

    Today, I bring on Courtney Figler from The Kindness Closet to discuss fast and slow fashion and why we, as a society should start to embrace slower, more sustainable fashion.

    Courtney is a Social Worker by day and a vintage and preloved clothing slinger by night. Courtney has been intrigued by and involved in political and activist circles for 10+ years, with a particular interest in modern day slavery (in its various forms).

    It has been a long-time goal of Courtney’s to operate a social enterprise that would provide education and employment to those with barriers, and in early 2021, she launched the Kindness Closet – a size inclusive online shop selling preloved clothing for accessible and affordable prices. The Kindness Closet is currently in fundraising mode, with educational workshops and other community initiatives launching in the coming months.

    In this episode, we talk about the nuances and complexity of moving away from fast fashion and all the different ways we can make change together.

    Let's take a hard look at our privilege and how consuming fast fashion can lead to the suffering of others.

    Get the show notes -> HERE


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    • 59 min
    S2 E11: Setting Boundaries

    S2 E11: Setting Boundaries

    "If you can't communicate your boundary, than how is anyone else going to know how to respect what you want/need or keep the space you want? Sometimes you even need to set boundaries for yourself. The best way to practice respecting boundaries is by respecting your own. It's a practice" - Amanda 

    On this episode, I bring on my good friend and past guest, Lisa to discuss the need for us to set our own boundaries and the complexities that come from it.

    We share how we recognize and visualize our own boundaries.

    We dive into how boundaries can be malleable and how it's good to think about why and how that allows you to let people in…

    We talk about how when it comes to boundaries setting, we are only responsible for ourselves and not about how others feel about our boundaries.

    We talk about understanding that by having stronger boundaries, that people WILL try to push it, because of their own desires or not fully understanding new boundaries. Remember in the moment, it may be hard, but you set boundaries for a reason.




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    • 1 hr 12 min
    S2 E10: Is the medical system failing women?

    S2 E10: Is the medical system failing women?

    As a woman, have you ever been dismissed by a doctor on your pain, medical concerns or symptoms?

    I have heard numerous stories of women being dismissed or brushed off on their medical concerns. Some have been even refused to be physically examined or to do any further testing.

    In today's episode, I bring on Jeniffer Fougere to share her story and the long lasting repercussion of neglectful and unfair treatment/ dismissal by an OB.

    Jennifer got news of abnormalities and a hard mass during an exam. They ended up being fibroids though she didn’t learn much besides that she had them and that they grow in the uterus… every few months she ago to the office to essentially watch them grow but her doctor never laid out a treatment plan…

    This prevented her from getting pregnant at the young age of 29-33 and was eventually told the only treatment was a hysterectomy.

    Jennifer didn't accept this news and fought for herself. Tune in to hear what she did so that you can be inspired to be your own advocate.

    Are our doctors as up to date in their knowledge in up to date treatments and procedures to best advise or treat you? How are they held responsible for lack of care? These are all good questions to ask.

    Full show notes HERE


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    • 38 min
    S2 E9: Navigating body changes in your wardrobe

    S2 E9: Navigating body changes in your wardrobe

    In this episode, I bring on my co-founder of The Real Diet Story Project, Roni Davis. It's an audio recording of an Instagram Live Roni and I did on our Real Diet Story Projects Instagram page (that we co-founded together). The Real Diet story's mission is to dismantle diet culture and its long term harmful affects in our society, by sharing REAL stories.

    On today's episode, we are focusing on navigating our body changes - in our wardrobe.

    Maybe your body has changed coming out of the pandemic...

    Maybe you avoid dressing rooms or your closet like the plague...

    Maybe the clothes you want to wear no longer fit...

    Maybe clothes in general triggers shame, guilt or frustration...

    Then this episode is for you.

    In this episode, I share 5 ways to prepare yourself when trying on clothes for a more positive and gentler experience.

    Full show notes HERE


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    • 43 min
    S2 E8: So I hired a sex coach

    S2 E8: So I hired a sex coach

    “We are not made for outside consumption, were actually made for our own consumption and then we share that to the outside world... to who we choose to.” ~ Serena

    So...I hired a sex coach. I've been having sex for decades and it took me this long to finally dive deeper into intimacy, my own pleasure and desire. It does NOT mean that I am broken, that I don't like sex, that my sex life is broken or that my relationship with my husband is broken.

    I grew up in a time where sex was not talked about. I did not grow up in a sex positive community or culture and it has impacted me on a deep level. I know that I am not alone.

    So today, I bring on my sex coach Serena Haines to talk about how to foster a deeper intimacy with ourselves.

    Full sow notes HERE


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    • 48 min
    S2 E7: Disrupting Life for Radical Self-Acceptance

    S2 E7: Disrupting Life for Radical Self-Acceptance

    On todays episode, I bring on Jaclyn Reinhart, musician, friend and past client. Today, we are doing a cross over episode, as this will also be airing on Jaclyn's podcast.

    After styling Jaclyn for her new upcoming album cover, I bring her on to share about what I call her "radical acceptance journey".

    She shares about what she learned from working with me (a Style Coach) and how she was shocked by how much her self-expression (through her clothes) was connected with her past and beliefs.

    Jaclyn shares how she was able to move past some limiting beliefs about her body and wardrobe so that she could authentically express herself with more confidence.

    Jaclyn also shares about her struggles of pursuing her career, co-parenting and realizing she had surrounded herself with toxic people and a toxic environment.

    Jaclyn shares what lead up to deciding to put herself first and to start treating herself with love and kindness. Once big change she made in her life, was deciding to give up drinking alcohol and smoking.

    We also talk about the universal struggle of finding the healthy mix of getting external validation while not NEEDING it. Plus having a healthy amount internal validation, but not to the point of  adding to too much internal pressure.

    PLUS! Jaclyn shares about her exciting news on her upcoming new music album.

    Get full show notes HERE


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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

KellyLawson.ca ,

Love it!

Every topic is something that I want to learn about. This has quickly become a regular listen for me. Thanks Amanda!

emilytherhn ,

Genuine, honest and real

Amanda is an incredible host and has created a truly special podcast. She’s not afraid to tackle tough topic, has a fantastic interview style and you get to experience her exactly as she is in real life. It’s like having a treasured friend speak straight into your ears.

Ainsley CB ,

Episode 7

I just finished listening to episode 7. I have learned more about gender identity and pronouns by working with “young people” (which makes me sound like an old bitty).

I am months away from 40 and have been working with 20 year olds for the past few years, including an individual who identified as non binary. Yes, I made mistakes when using pronouns and would just correct myself if I made a mistake. The biggest thing was when would refer to the individual from outside of our workplace using their preferred pronouns - it meant a lot to them.

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