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Australian broadcaster, journalist, lawyer, documentary filmmaker and mama of four, Tammi Faraday, learns from others how to navigate life’s invariable challenges where there's no clear answer, but bravery has propelled them forward. With compassionate curiosity, reciprocal candour & vulnerability in spades, Tam uncovers her guests' brave life journeys, with the hope of empowering you to realise life’s difficulties don’t have to define you – they are often the making of you.

Brave Journeys with Tammi Faraday Jam Street Media

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Australian broadcaster, journalist, lawyer, documentary filmmaker and mama of four, Tammi Faraday, learns from others how to navigate life’s invariable challenges where there's no clear answer, but bravery has propelled them forward. With compassionate curiosity, reciprocal candour & vulnerability in spades, Tam uncovers her guests' brave life journeys, with the hope of empowering you to realise life’s difficulties don’t have to define you – they are often the making of you.

    Joe Hyman - Praying the Gay Way: Surviving Conversion Therapy

    Joe Hyman - Praying the Gay Way: Surviving Conversion Therapy

    When Joe Hyman left his parents at the airport for a year away at a religious seminary, he was carrying so much more baggage than just his suitcase.  His then hidden gay identity, dragged behind him wherever he went.  
    A few months before leaving for his gap year abroad, Joe found what’s known as a conversion therapist online, falsely peddling a so-called cure to same sex attraction.  And as time went on, it became clear that this quackery that includes humiliation, degradation and the vilification of his parents, wasn’t going to change who Joe was.
    In this episode Joe and I speak about growing up in an Orthodox world; the horrific abuse that is conversion therapy; and the irreparable damage it causes.  We also chat about Joe’s quest to find a space where his sexual identity as well as his love for his faith, could both find their home.
    It’s important that I preface this episode by saying that this incredibly vital conversation is not about besmirching any religious community – because Joe’s story, like so many others, can be found in virtually any and every faith community - but rather, to shed some genuine light and gain some profound understanding, of how people, irrespective of religious affiliation, find their place when they are LGBTQ+.  
    As always, I come to this conversation from a place of compassion, love, respect and authentic curiosity and it’s in that spirit that I am so thrilled to introduce Joe.  


    BUT BEFORE YOU GO…
    Find out more about Joe here:
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9568335/Four-victims-gay-conversion-therapy-bravely-tell-experiences.html
    Follow Joe on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/JoeHyman1
    Follow Joe on Insta:
    https://www.instagram.com/josephmhyman/
    Find out more about Tam here:
    www.tammifaraday.com
    Follow Tam on Insta:
    @tamfaraday
    Follow Brave Journeys on Insta:
    @bravejourneyspodcast
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    https://www.facebook.com/bravejourneyspodcast
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    CREDITS:
    Creator, Host & Executive Producer: Tammi Faraday
    With thanks to my special guest: Joe Hyman
    Audio Editor: Zoltan Fecso
    With very special thanks to George Weinberg 
    BRAVE JOURNEYS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we record this podcast on, the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are part of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Jen Waite - Married to a Psychopath: My Husband’s Double Life

    Jen Waite - Married to a Psychopath: My Husband’s Double Life

    What happens when the love of your life — your husband, your best friend, the father of your 3 week old baby - who’s gorgeous, funny, tall, exotic, and wonderfully attentive; the person you’ve basically banked your whole life on, turns out to be a psychopath? 
    This was the agonising question facing my next guest - JEN WAITE – as captured flawlessly in her international best-selling memoir, A Beautiful Terrible Thing.  
    In today’s episode, Jen and I chat about her heartbreaking discoveries, every life-destroying lie, and what happens to a human being once they discover that the person they've built their entire life around, never really existed.
    Jen’s is a shocking tale of betrayal, brokenness and rebuilding when the rug has been completely pulled out from under you.
    This is Jen’s story …
    BUT BEFORE YOU GO…
    Find out more about Jen here:
    https://jenwaite.com/
    Find out where to buy Jen’s incredible memoir, A Beautiful Terrible Thing, here:
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/553184/a-beautiful-terrible-thing-by-jen-waite/
    Follow Jen on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/jenwaite4444
    Follow Jen on Insta:
    https://www.instagram.com/jen4444/
    Find out more about Tam here:
    www.tammifaraday.com
    Follow Tam on Insta:
    @tamfaraday
    Follow Brave Journeys on Insta:
    @bravejourneyspodcast
    Join the conversation and chat about the episode on:
    https://www.facebook.com/bravejourneyspodcast
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    Find other BRAVE JOURNEYS episodes here:
    https://link.chtbl.com/brave
    CREDITS:
    Creator, Host & Executive Producer: Tammi Faraday
    With thanks to my special guest: Jen Waite
    Audio Editor: Zoltan Fecso
    With very special thanks to George Weinberg 
    BRAVE JOURNEYS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we record this podcast on, the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are part of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Kirra Pendergast - Cyber Bully Survivor, Savaged to Breaking Point, is Now Saving our Kids on Social

    Kirra Pendergast - Cyber Bully Survivor, Savaged to Breaking Point, is Now Saving our Kids on Social

    If you’re a parent, pulling your proverbial hair out at the life force that is social media – you really don’t want to go anywhere for the next hour.  
    My next guest, Kirra Pendergast, will tell you exactly like it is; she won’t pull any punches; she won’t sugar coat a thing; but she also won’t make you feel like a lousy, negligent parent for not knowing more than your kids do.  And believe me, when it comes to the world of social media, they know more than you ever will.  
    So now the “why”?  Where does Kirra’s wisdom come from?  Is it because she once was a high-flying cyber-security expert at the top of her game?  Well sure.  But that’s not the whole story.  
    Because being a cyber expert didn’t stop Kirra from being cyber bullied so malevolently by an ex-business associate that it very nearly cost her, her life. 
    After a two-and half-year smear campaign, Kirra reached breaking point.  She found herself sitting in her car, having the “worst kind of thoughts you could possibly have.”
    Kirra’s attempt to seek justice against her abuser all but wiped out her bank accounts and by the time she found herself alone in that car thinking the gravest thoughts, she had $68 to her name.  
    But it’s what she did with that $68 that might just spare our children from not only the horrors she’s endured, but will empower parents to protect their kids in a way that actually works.
    Kirra’s the oh so cool, straight talking auntie your kids need to keep them safe on social.
    BUT BEFORE YOU GO…
    Find out more about Kirra here:
    https://www.safeonsocial.com/about-us
    Find out more about the Safe on Social Toolkit for schools & parents here:
    https://www.safeonsocialtoolkit.com/pages/home
    Follow Kirra on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/kirrapendergast
    Follow Kirra on Insta:
    https://www.instagram.com/kirrapendergast/
    Resource for parents from the eSafety Commissioner about having “hard to have conversations” with kids:
     
     https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/skills-advice/hard-to-have-conversations

    Find out more about Tam here:
    www.tammifaraday.com
    Follow Tam on Insta:
    @tamfaraday
    Follow Brave Journeys on Insta:
    @bravejourneyspodcast
    Join the conversation and chat about the episode on:
    https://www.facebook.com/bravejourneyspodcast


    NEED MORE INSPIRATION?
    Find other BRAVE JOURNEYS episodes here:
    https://link.chtbl.com/brave


    CREDITS:
    Creator, Host & Executive Producer: Tammi Faraday
    With thanks to my special guest: Kirra Pendergast
    Audio Editor: Zoltan Fecso
    With very special thanks to George Weinberg
    BRAVE JOURNEYS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we record this podcast on, the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are part of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Sabrina Butler Smith - Put on Death Row for a Crime She Didn’t Commit

    Sabrina Butler Smith - Put on Death Row for a Crime She Didn’t Commit

    Believe me when I say this is one of the most egregious cases of a miscarriage of justice you’ll ever hear.
    SABRINA BUTLER SMITH’s story can only be described as your very worst nightmare.  At 17, Sabrina was a young, single mother to two children including her beautiful baby boy, Walter.  When Walter was nine months old, Sabrina came home after a jog and found him in his crib not breathing. After a frantic half an hour desperately seeking help from neighbours and applying the CPR she was instructed to give, Walter arrived in the emergency room, but the doctors were unable to revive him.
    Instead of consoling the heartbroken teen mother, the doctors wrongly accused Sabrina of child abuse.   And after a 4 hour brutal police interrogation, Sabrina was charged with murdering her baby boy.  In March 1990, Sabrina was wrongfully convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death.
    Six and a half excruciating years after her wrongful conviction, Sabrina was granted an appellate trial with the support of her new lawyer - my former guest, Clive Stafford Smith. During the appeal, it was found that Walter had tragically died from a genetic kidney disorder. 
    In 1995, Sabrina was the first woman ever in the history of the United States to be exonerated from Death Row.  
    The only thing that kept this remarkable young woman going was her faith and the knowledge of one thing: she was innocent.  
    They say the truth will set you free.  But even for the exonerated, hell remains a place on earth.
    This is Sabrina’s story …
    BUT BEFORE YOU GO…
    Find out more about Sabrina here:
    https://sabrinabutler.webs.com/
    https://www.witnesstoinnocence.org/single-post/2017/07/01/sabrina-butler-smith
    Find out more about Witness to Innocence here:
    https://www.witnesstoinnocence.org/
    Watch “Kids Meet a Death Row Exoneree” here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzvcPrbVBNc
    Follow Sabrina Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/Tiffany95731343
    Follow Sabrina on Insta:
    https://www.instagram.com/sabrinabutlersmith/
    Find out more about Tam here:
    www.tammifaraday.com
    Follow Tam on Insta:
    @tamfaraday
    Follow Brave Journeys on Insta:
    @bravejourneyspodcast
    Join the conversation and chat about the episode on:
    https://www.facebook.com/bravejourneyspodcast 

    NEED MORE INSPIRATION?
    Find other BRAVE JOURNEYS episodes here:
    https://link.chtbl.com/brave
      
    CREDITS:
    Creator, Host & Executive Producer: Tammi Faraday
    With thanks to my special guest: Sabrina Butler Smith
    Audio Editor: Zoltan Fecso
    With very special thanks to George Weinberg
    BRAVE JOURNEYS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we record this podcast on, the  Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are part of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
     

    • 59 min
    Virgie Tovar - Fat, Free & Me

    Virgie Tovar - Fat, Free & Me

    If you’ve ever second guessed yourself, hated yourself or harmed yourself because you weren’t a certain number on a scale.  If you’ve ever been humiliated because of your size or praised when you shed kilograms in a hope to fit in and be good enough.  If you’ve ever deluded yourself that living a life of deprivation makes you somehow more virtuous, more desirable, more worthy - then you’ve absolutely landed at the right episode.
    Virgie Tovar started life as an effervescent, confident child who adored her body until the word, the insult, the denigration of being FAT was poured all over her like a torrent of shame.   Well, she’s taken back the word.
    Virgie is a fat activist; podcast host of Rebel Eaters Club; the author of 'You Have the Right to Remain Fat' & 'The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color’; and she’s one of America’s leading experts and lecturers on weight-based discrimination and body image.
    Virgie received the Yale University’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism; famously started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight and in 2018 gave a ground-breaking TedX talk on the origins of the movement.
    Virgie’s making a real difference in a world that tells our children every second of their lives that they’ll be more acceptable in society if only they tweak this, or shed this, or enhance this.
    This is Virgie’s story
    BUT BEFORE YOU GO
    Find out more about Virgie here: https://www.virgietovar.com/
    Listen to Virgie’s Podcast here: https://www.rebeleatersclub.com/
    Follow Virgie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/virgietovar
    Follow Virgie on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/virgietovar/
    Buy Virgie’s remarkable book “The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color” here:
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Self-Love-Revolution-Radical-Positivity-Solutions-ebook/dp/B07YW5MLB2
    Buy Virgie’s remarkable memoir “You Have the Right to Remain Fat” here: https://www.amazon.com/You-Have-Right-Remain-Fat/dp/1911545167#:~:text=Growing%20up%20as%20a%20fat,others%20to%20do%20the%20same.
    Find out more about Tam here: https://tammifaraday.com/
    Follow Tam on Insta: @tamfaraday
    Follow BRAVE JOURNEYS on Insta: @bravejourneyspodcast
    Join the conversation and chat about the episode on: https://www.facebook.com/bravejourneyspodcast
    NEED MORE INSPIRATION?
    Find other BRAVE JOURNEYS episodes here: https://link.chtbl.com/brave
    CREDITS:
    Creator, Host & Executive Producer: Tammi Faraday
    With thanks to my special guest: Virgie Tovar
    Audio Editor: Zoltan Fecso
    With very special thanks to George Weinberg
    BRAVE JOURNEYS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we record this podcast on, the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are part of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Jason B Rosenthal - My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me

    Jason B Rosenthal - My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me

    If you’ve ever wanted to know what deep, profound, abiding, altruistic, passionate, inspirational love looks like – this is the episode for you.
    Jason Rosenthal enjoyed a wonderful but quiet life. He was happy to have his extraordinary wife – Amy Krouse Rosenthal - the celebrated children’s book author, memoirist, filmmaker and all-round glorious human being, settle in the spotlight.
    Then, on Valentine’s Day 2017, Amy penned a love letter to him, like no other.
    “I have been married to the most extraordinary man for 26 years,” she wrote. “I was planning on another 26 years.”
    But that wasn’t in the stars. At 51 years young, Amy was in the final stage of ovarian cancer.
    The love letter-cum-dating profile to which I refer, ran as a New York Times Modern Love column, under the heart-stopping headline, “You May Want to Marry My Husband.” In it, Amy wanted to give Jason her public blessing to rebuild his life with their three children and find love again.

    Ten days later, Amy died.
    This is Jason's story...
    BUT BEFORE YOU GO
    Find out more about the Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation here: https://www.amykrouserosenthalfoundation.org/
    Buy Jason’s memoir here: https://www.jasonbrosenthal.com/books
    Find Amy’s NY Times Modern Love Column here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/style/modern-love-you-may-want-to-marry-my-husband.html
    Find Jason’s NYTimes Modern Love Column here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/style/modern-love-my-wife-said-you-may-want-to-marry-me.html
    Watch Jason’s Ted Talk Here: https://www.ted.com/talks/jason_b_rosenthal_the_journey_through_loss_and_grief?language=en
    Watch Amy’s Ted Talk Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxWgIccldh4
    Follow Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasonbrosenthal
    Follow Jason on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/jasonbrosenthal/
    Find out more about Tam here: www.tammifaraday.com
    Follow Tam on Insta: @tamfaraday
    Follow BRAVE JOURNEYS on Insta: @bravejourneyspodcast
    Join the conversation and chat about the episode on: https://www.facebook.com/bravejourneyspodcast
    NEED MORE INSPIRATION?
    Find other BRAVE JOURNEYS episodes here: https://link.chtbl.com/brave
    CREDITS:
    Creator, Host & Executive Producer: Tammi Faraday
    With thanks to my special guest: Jason B Rosenthal
    Audio Editor: Zoltan Fecso
    With very special thanks to George Weinberg
    BRAVE JOURNEYS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we record this podcast on, the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are part of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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Fascinating people, meaningful conversations and meaty subject matter

Tammi so thoughtfully and articulately navigates the most delicate and sensitive topics. It feels like chatting over the dinner table but with people you'll never have the good fortune to meet.

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