Join Shohreh Davoodi, a self-trust coach for queer folks, for a podcast that celebrates what’s possible when you commit to being brave. Conjuring Up Courage navigates the complexities of power, privilege, and personal growth to explore how to build a more fulfilling life and create a better world for everyone. Through educational solo episodes and vibrant interviews with diverse guests from the LGBTQIA+ community and other marginalized groups, Shohreh engages in conversations about identity, sexual orientation and gender, self-doubt and shame, boundaries, vulnerability, resilience, self-care and community care, social justice, and more. This podcast invites you to stop living according to "shoulds" and step into your motherf*cking magic instead. New episodes are released every other Tuesday.
The Final Episode | #134
I'm sad to say this is the final episode of Conjuring Up Courage. After three years of podcasting, I'm hanging up my headphones (at least for now). In this episode, I talk about that decision, share how my three-month hiatus went, and explain how to keep up with me and my work moving forward. You can find the show notes and a full transcript of this episode at https://shohrehdavoodi.com/134.
Thank you for listening all this time. This show wouldn't have been possible without every person who tuned in week after week.
The Pod Is Going on Hiatus (And So Am I) | #133
I've made the difficult decision to put both the podcast and my business as a whole on hiatus for at least the next three months. In this solo episode, I explain why I'm taking a break and what you can expect from me going forward. You can find the show notes and a full transcript of this episode at https://shohrehdavoodi.com/133.
In case this ends up being the final episode of Conjuring Up Courage, I want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I am deeply grateful to everyone who has been a fan of the show. It's been an honor to grace your headphones, car stereos, office speakers, and every other space my voice has found its way to in the past three years.
Global South Queerness and Immigration with Jad Jaber| #132
Jad Jaber is the founder of Marginalized Majority, a non-profit focused on Global South queerness, mental health, and community support. In this episode, Jad and I discussed their experiences as a queer Arab person forced to immigrate from their homeland, intergenerational trauma and healing, the impact of white supremacy in the queer community, and more. You can find the show notes and a full transcript of this episode at https://shohrehdavoodi.com/132.
CW: Mentions of specific instances of homophobia, violence against queer folks, and racism
Pridepalooza Q&A with Shohreh and Jessie | #131
If you've been waiting for the tea on my romantic life, I am finally serving it up piping hot. In this episode, I've joined forces with my girlfriend, Jessie, to answer listener questions about our relationship and give some advice. Tune in to learn more about our love story, how we communicate, how to know when you've found "the one," and more. You can find the show notes and a full transcript of this episode at https://shohrehdavoodi.com/131.
The Girl Gang Talks Aging | #130
Your friendly neighborhood Girl Gang has returned to the pod to discuss our experiences with getting older. The three of us chatted about wrinkles, gray hair, alcohol, memory loss, having less fucks to give, and more in our usual chaotic fashion. You can find the show notes and a full transcript of this episode at https://shohrehdavoodi.com/130.
Planning an Intentional and Meaningful Wedding with Reverend Maureen Cotton | #129
Reverend Maureen Cotton, the coach and officiant behind The Soulful Wedding, is on a mission to revive the understanding that a wedding is a powerful and transformative rite of passage. In this episode, Maureen and I discussed intention as a magic ingredient for wedding planning, how to balance the needs of the couple getting married with the needs of the guests attending the wedding, where to draw inspiration from for non-religious ceremonies, the unique joy of queer weddings, and more. You can find the show notes and a full transcript of this episode at https://shohrehdavoodi.com/129.
Here to serve
In the first few minutes of listening to Shohreh speak with a guest, you can tell that she’s genuinely here to serve. She brings depth and intention to every piece of content that she curates.
Thoughtful and empowering
Today from this show I learned about the power of the ask and setting healthy work life boundaries! I’ve been listening for months and have been consistently amused and felt well seen and represented in the choice of her guests and show topics.
Brighten your day
This podcast is a great way to help brighten your day in dark times.