Life. What a trip! Journalist ; Self-Styled Orgasm Whisperer & Feminist 'Art-tivist', Rose Cooper explores the mindf*cks of LOVE, SEX & MENTAL HEALTH, with geeky wit, elder wisdom & actual research! Let's push through the awkwardness together!
A Few Words with Aunty Deb Ballangarry
Debbie Ballangarry is a proud Indigenous Australian woman, whom is currently studying LINGUISTICS. We bumped into each other across a crowded TikTok recently (where she posts loads of educational information and supports Indigenous Artists, performers, activists and Creators). You could say we hit it off.
You can hear her smiling when she speaks. Our chat covers a lot including the bad old days of segregation and The White Australia Policy. We also discuss was like for her to grow up Indigenous in the 70s & 80s and yet, still share our commonalities as 'Aussies'. As an older woman and a feminist I was particularly interested in talking about being an Elder. In her culture, Elders are respected and revered. In so called Civilised 'western' culture, Elders are often pushed aside and mistreated.
Aunty Deb, is a tenacious and witty human being - we had a grand chinwag. Oh and added bonus: I ogt to learn a couple of Aboriginal words!
LINKS: My Patreon
Obituary of David Gulpilil
SunnM'cheaux Harvard Language professor & activist
Music: This episode's Background Music is my original release. See the clip here.
PREVIEW OF WHAT‘S TO COME!
HELLO MY LOVES,
No new podcast this week, but PLEASE have a listen to this quick little bite-sized preview, I have a few little tidbits of EXCITING NEWS to share. NO SPOILERS. However, there are, as always - LINKS:
Sex Toys for the Holidays? (use the code word 'eloquent' for a discount!)
WATCH my previous interviewee, Phoebe ("I grew up in a Cult") Dorin interview me. It was recorded back in June of last year but was just released this week!
*voting for the Australian Podcast Awards has closed.
STOP PRESS: Update: January 13. Guess who's got Covid? Yep. Pod will remain in hiatus till Feb.
Boundaries & Synchronicity with ”The Consent Wizard”
Meet Mia Shachter - AKA "THE CONSENT WIZARD" They are, among other things, a consent and boundaries coach. Visit the SHARE THE LOAD website for more information as well as a fabulous list of courses you can partake in to help you navigate your personal boundaries and expand your ideas around consent.
I particularly wanted to talk boundaries in this ep. As someone living with childhood trauma anxiety and abandonment issues, I definitely over burden myself in many ways. And that's where we started. Where we ended up is a beautiful free fall into the concepts of fate, destiny, linear time, object reality and that magical feeling when you find yourself smack dab in the middle of a moment that you felt you'd been preparing for your whole life.
LINKS: Mentioned in this podcast "Betty and Sarah" also known as fab consent experts whom I have interviewed previously: Betty, the author of The Wheel of Consent and Sarah the creator of the Comprehensive Consent resource for parents and educators.
NIKKI DARLING - click this special link for 5% discount on a vast array of genderless sex toys. Mention the name "Eloquent" at the check out.
COUGARTOWN, Chat with Patsy Menuti (2/2)
The Madonna/Whore Diaries - a series of interviews.
We pick up where we left off, tallking about how women's body image changes as we get older and delve into the deeper truths about our search for sexual adventure. Obviously the topic of how much porn has influenced the way younger men behave in bead, rears it's ugly head. One thing's for sure, the older you get, the more valuable it is to retain a sense of humour! There were so many interesting rabbit holes to go down with this fun chat and we definitely went there. Visit Patsy's HELLA COUGAR various websites here: WEBSITE, TIKTOK and INSTAGRAM. She'll make you smile!
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HOLLA HELLA COUGARTOWN! Chat w/ Patsy Menuti 1/2
The MADONNA WHORE DIARIES INTERVIEW SERIES #3
Why does heteronormativity dictate that the male partner should be the older person? Why does society barely even notice when Hollywood leading men, play opposite women 20 years their junior?
Why do we call the younger male partners of older female celebs, "Toy Boys".
And what about same sex relationships?
When it comes to casual liaisons between intelligent, consenting adults - how much does age really matter, and how much does it play into old fashioned patriarchal and 'ageist' stereotypes?
Let's face it, society not only paints older people as 'ugly', it also underestimates the self-awareness, discernment and agency of younger folx who really want to date them.
SO MUCH TO UNPACK and Patsy Menuti aka "HELLA COUGAR" helps me get through some of it! Patsy, 50, is a yoga teacher and life coach, who exhuberantly shares her "spiritual journey as a COUGAR" via her WEBSITE, TIKTOK and INSTAGRAM. She's warm, extremely down to earth and hella funny.
MORE LINKS MENTIONED:
Cindy Gallop Ted Talk about bedding younger men the affect porn has had on their sex education.
NIKKI DARLING Genderless Pleasure Toys - don't forget to use the code "ELOQUENT" at the check out for a special 5% discount.
(still) IN BED WITH MADONNAS 2/2
The Madonna Whore Diaries Continues...
Phoebe Dorin and I pick up where we left off last time...where was that? Oh yeah, we were just about to talk about ...breast orgasms.
There's much discussion about the objectification and 'ownership' aspect of breasts. Cos let's face it, they do get co-opted A LOT! The thing that seems to cause all the trouble and confusion regarding sexual enjoyment during pregnancy and after, has literally everything to do with women taking back ownership of their bodies.
Look, it's a very breast-heavy ep. Speaker to speaker BOOBS. If anyone is playing drinking games while listenting: DO NOT NOMINATE THE WORD 'NIPPLE' AS YOUR DRINKING PROMPT! You'll get hammered!
Suggested reading: Fresh Milk - The Secret Life of Breasts by Fiona Giles (2003)
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Women of earth- check out this lady and her feminine wisdom. We will all be hi