The Deep Dive podcast was born from a desire for critical thought, vulnerability and awareness. Your host Dana Falsetti is a thinker, a writer, a yoga teacher, an activist, and authenticity agent. Each month you'll hear from Dana and her guests, ranging from iconic disruptors to everyday people, all candidly sharing their personal experiences on topics ranging from sexuality to social justice and consciousness to capitalism. Deep Dive is a space to tackle hard-hitting questions and controversial topics in a raw, empathic and curious way.
Dana Falsetti on the Process of Unlearning
In this episode of Deep Dive, Dana discusses the continued process of unlearning the narrative society holds around pleasure and releasing shame in order to live the life that serves you as you grow. Change is inevitable and it is ok to have new desires, new standards, and new perspectives. Dana also talks about where her journey and focus has led her in the past months by sharing about her new endeavors in sensual photography and plus size vintage clothing.
Fat Rope Bondage & Finding Intimacy, Pleasure, and Healing Through Kink with Cynna Rae
Content Warning: Weight (including the mention of numbers), Kink/Bdsm Practices. Potentially triggering for those recovering from body related complexities and/or sexual trauma.
The stigma around vocalizing needs makes speaking up for pleasure difficult, especially for those who are marginalized. But the same conversation translates across different communities: while there are exclusionary spaces and people, there are others who will care and who will always make space for you - and that can be your standard. In this episode of Deep Dive, Dana chats with Cynna Rae about her journey with rope bondage & the kink community. Dana and Cynna discuss that while rope play can be a cathartic experience, it requires deep trust and safety to open yourself up and allow yourself to be vulnerable. Cynna has found a voice and presence through her journey with rope and navigating the kink community in a fat body, and she shares how she now uses that voice to hold space where others with less privileged bodies can speak up for their pleasure and be seen.
Self Exploration, Healing Trauma & The Importance Of Community with Keiko El
We deserve more than we often allow into our lives and far more than many of us are offered. But there are ways we can all deconstruct mindsets to expand how we much we feel and experience. In this episode of Deep Dive, Dana chats with friend, Keiko El, about her passions and business while also tackling topics of self awareness, sexual exploration, vulnerability and the importance of safety, trust and community. Keiko shares her personal experience with sexuality and body acceptance as a queer Black femme, and her current journey with finding liberation beyond past trauma.
Fat Trauma, Moralism as Ableism, & Advocating For Yourself + Others with Sonalee Rashatwar
Content Warning: Weight Loss Surgery
So much of how we exist in this world is informed by our experiences as children. When we experience trauma, healing is a lifelong process. In this episode of Deep Dive, Dana chats with Sonalee Rashatwar about growing up fat, fat trauma, food morality, healthism, and how fat liberation also intersects with other topics such as anti-capitalism and white supremacy (amongst others). Dana and Sonalee emphasize the need to continue working to dismantle all forms of systemic oppression starting from the most marginalized and not stopping at what only affects us.
Dana Falsetti on Consumption, Boundaries & Growth
In this episode, Dana shares her thoughts on what it is like to be consumed but not truly seen or understood. What happens when we want people for personal gain without making space for their pain or understanding our own role? Dana discusses her rise to public visibility and it being symptomatic of problematic thought. She talks about her own growth & the many boundaries she is setting to honor the person she is now - even though the process is painful (and maybe not just for her).
Dana Falsetti on Self-Preservation & Believing in You
In this episode of Deep Dive, Dana shares her reasoning for leaving the Instagram account she’s grown for the past five years, @nolatrees. Dana discusses why she started her Instagram account five years ago and how that decision parallels her decision to leave now: self preservation & the need to re-spark the faith in herself that she can do all the things that feel right to her while setting boundaries. If you’re struggling with the desire for radical change but haven't made a move due to fear, this may inspire you to trust what you know and what you need.
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Every yoga teacher NEEDS to listen to this. This podcast is so refreshing and like someone else said, it is free therapy. Thank you so much Dana. You are such a fierce inspiration in your fierce self care and vulnerabilities. This has been the most eye opening podcast I have ever listened to.
My new favorite podcast
I just discovered Deep Dive a week ago and it has given me things I didn’t even realize I was missing in my podcast life. Accountability, deep thinking, hard truths, relatability, unpacking privilege, acknowledging inequity; I could go on and on. Thank you, Dana. I especially loved listening to the episode with @Sassy_Latte. I’ve shared this pod with so many friends already. I feel like your work is accessible, but doesn’t shirk the responsibility we have as privileged folks to widen representation and do the true work of allyship (i.e. decentering ourselves). Thank you, thank you, thank you!
thank you for showing up for yourself and encouraging us to do the same. as i dive into this personal work i realize just how hard it is... you make me feel less alone with my experiences. thank you thank you thank you. i love you and am so here for this new season (& all of the other seasons)