Podcast by Morgan Davidson
Fatima Zaidi on Balance, Hustling, and Success Without Sacrifice
My guest today is Fatima Zaidi, co-founder and CEO of Quill, a company that specializes in – get this – podcasts.
Our conversation today, however, really focuses on her journey so far and how she’s learned from the experiences of living that hashtag hustle life throughout her career. We dive into dismantling that belief that success has to equal sacrifice, and why you really can pursue the career of your choice or build a business without losing sight of your health, your relationships, life experiences and more.
Abby Langer on Fighting Diet Culture with Science & Self-Love
In this episode I speak with registered dietician Abby Langer about her book Good Food, Bad Diet. We dig in to ditching diet culture, why that's a big process and journey to embark on, and some ways we can begin to take positive steps forwards for ourselves and for each other.
If you are living with or in recovery from an eating disorder, this episode is not recommended listening.
For more information and resources on ED treatment, check out:
National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) https://nedic.ca/
NEDIC Helpline 1-866-NEDIC-20
Eating Disorders Association of Canada https://edac-atac.com/
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ (Online chat available)
NEDA Helpline 1-800-931-2237
Xenia Chen on Creating Intimates By and For Women & What's She's Learned Along The Way
For our first episode of 2021, I'm speaking with Xenia Chen, founder of Threads, a company that sells tights that came from her own experience and frustration with tights and nylons while working in a corporate environment as an investment banker.
Xenia and I cover her journey to building her business, why she tackled tights in the first place, how creating intimate products for women ties into the conversation around body neutrality, her advice for others who are considering making similar leaps, and what she hopes to do with the company going forward.
Abby Rozen, MSW RSW on Therapy, Stigma, Access & Compassion
My therapist Abby Rozen joins me to have a discussion around therapy itself, why there still seems to be so much stigma wrapped around it, how we can work towards making it sincerely accessible (in particular for some of the most marginalized folks in our community), and how we can all work to be more compassionate and caring for ourselves and for others.
Kirsten Walkom on Cultivating Confidence, Conquering Imposter Sydrome & Crisis Managing Your Life
In this episode, I'm chatting with Kirsten Walkom, an established global communications leader who specializes in crisis, reputation and issues management.
We chat about taking chances and trusting your gut, cultivating confidence and conquering imposter syndrome, and crisis management for ourselves in a time where it feels like everything is in crisis.
Brittany Rhodes of Black Girl MATHgic on Math Literacy & Girls in STEM
Brittany Rhodes is the creator and founder of Black Girl Mathgic, a movement to increase math confidence, fluency, agency, identity and enthusiasm in young people, and in particular black children. Her flagship product is the Black Girl MATHgic Box, the first and only monthly subscription box designed to increase math confidence and decrease math anxiety in girls on a 3rd-8th grade math level.
We spoke the birth of the company, her own love for math and years of tutoring young people, why we need girls in STEM, and what it was like when Beyonce Knowles Carter herself put her company on beyonce.com.