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What would it be like to live fully connected to our bodies? In my podcast, I discuss the deepest of life's questions and topics with guests about ways in which we have been living disconnected from who we are, and how to get back inside of our own bodies.

The Unity Project Jackie Gronlund

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

What would it be like to live fully connected to our bodies? In my podcast, I discuss the deepest of life's questions and topics with guests about ways in which we have been living disconnected from who we are, and how to get back inside of our own bodies.

    Mikki Kendall || Hood Feminism, Food Accessibility

    Mikki Kendall || Hood Feminism, Food Accessibility

    Hello, my favorite people on the internet! Today I had the honor of interviewing Mikki Kendall. Mikki is a writer, diversity consultant, and "occasional feminist". She's the author of the NYT best-selling book, Hood Feminism, which EVERYBODY should drop what they're doing and go pick up a copy right now. She was so generous to share her story about her relationship with her body and had so much wisdom on topics like food accessibility, feminism, poverty, eating disorders, and more. Enjoy!

     

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    Buy My Book: Gumroad.com/l/findinghome

     

    Follow Mikki:

    IG: @karnythia

    mikkikendall.com

    Buy Hood Feminism: https://mikkikendall.com/books-2/

    • 59 min
    Erica Smith || Sex Ed, Feminism

    Erica Smith || Sex Ed, Feminism

    Holy bajeezus I'm excited about this week's episode. I got to talk with sex educator Erica Smith on the podcast today about her journey with her relationship with her body. I've wanted to have someone on to talk about this topic with for a while and now feels like an incredibly important time. Erica shares so much of her story regarding feminism, queerness, being a riot girl, and proper sex education. Go listen, trust me. 

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    IG: @ericasmith.sex.ed

    purityculturedropout.com

    Webinar on Sexual Communication: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N8yGjDSERI2goY3meAjyYg

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Brian Sonia-Wallace || Rent Poet, Poetry of Strangers

    Brian Sonia-Wallace || Rent Poet, Poetry of Strangers

    Hello, my dear internet friends! This week I got to interview Brian Sonia-Wallace, the West Hollywood Poet Laureate, Harper Collins Author, and one of the most creative/ unique people I've ever gotten to talk to. 

    In 2012, Brian set up a typewriter on the street with a sign that said “Poetry Store” and accidentally started their business: RENT Poet. Over 5,000 poems later, their book of essays, The Poetry of Strangers, profiles the communities they've written for across America, and the desperate desire to be listened to and heard that they found. Excerpts have been published in The Guardian and Rolling Stone, and they've been the official Writer in Residence for unlikely clients from Amtrak to the Mall of America.

    I got to talk with this incredible human about what it was like traveling America with a typewriter, meeting countless strangers, and talking about what they need. 

    We also talked about Brian's story of how they became who they are today, how their relationship with their body has grown over the years through outlets like bodybuilding and theatre, and what it means to be a poet.

    Enjoy!

     

    Follow me:

    IG: @jackieg.tv

    Twitter: @jackieeg7

    Support this Podcast: Patreon.com/jackiegtv

    Buy My Book: Gumroad.com/l/findinghome

     

    Follow Brian:

    IG/ Twitter/ Facebook: @rentpoet

    www.briansonia-wallace.com

     

    PRIDE POETS:

    "This Poems for You" podcast debuts in June 2022.

    ON JUNE 11TH: Call 202-998-3510 and poets will be standing by to write you a custom poem over the phone!

    More info at www.weho.org/pride or @wehoarts.

     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Jarrod Shusterman & Sofia Lapuente || YA Authors, Character Development, Body Dysmorphia

    Jarrod Shusterman & Sofia Lapuente || YA Authors, Character Development, Body Dysmorphia

    Hello friends! Today I have an episode that felt like a holiday to record. Truly. I had the honor of chatting with Sofia Lapuente and Jarrod Shusterman, NYT best selling YA romance/thriller authors. We got to talk about their writing process when it comes to character development, and how being connected to themselves plays a role in that. Sofia is from Spain and had so much to share regarding the differences in pressure on the bodies in Spain versus America. Jarrod talked about his experience growing up as a wrestler, and the pressures put on young bodies in that culture. 

    I had so much fun interviewing them, and can't wait for you all to listen. Enjoy :) 

     

    Follow me:

    IG: @jackieg.tv

    Twitter: @jackieeg7

    Support this Podcast: Patreon.com/jackiegtv

    Buy My Book: Gumroad.com/l/findinghome 

     

    Follow Sofia and Jarrod:

    IG: @sofiandjarrod

    TikTok: @sofiandjarrod

     

    Keep an eye out for their upcoming YA novel, RETRO, coming soon.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Sierra Holland || Healthcare Oppression, Full Spectrum Doula,

    Sierra Holland || Healthcare Oppression, Full Spectrum Doula,

    Today I had the honor of chatting with Sierra Holland, an apprentice midwife, full-spectrum doula, childbirth educator, and reproductive advocate. Sierra had so much important wisdom to share with us on how to support marginalized people in healthcare better. We talked a lot about the oppression of families made up of LGBTQIA+ and nonbinary individuals, black indigenous and people of color, and other marginalized groups. 


    She also has a PhD in sociology, is a roller skater, and is one of the most interesting people I’ve talked to here. 


    After talking with her, I feel like a changed human being and can’t wait to share this conversation. Enjoy!


    Follow me:


    IG: @jackieg.tv


    Twitter: @jackieeg7


    Support this Podcast: Patreon.com/jackiegtv


    Buy My Book: Gumroad.com/l/findinghome 


     


    Follow Sierra:


    IG: @allbodiesbirth


    https://www.allbodiesbirth.com/


     


    Other helpful links


    https://softcornermidwifery.com/


    https://www.uua.org/re/owl


    https://queerdoulanetwork.com/


     

    • 47 min
    Lily Sais || Anxiety, Orthorexia, Three Principles

    Lily Sais || Anxiety, Orthorexia, Three Principles

    Hello, people of the world! The Unity Project is back today with an incredible guest, Lily Sais. Lily is a former school psychologist, now a full-time mental health practitioner with a passion for sharing the three principles. In our interview, we talk about her experience with anxiety, orthorexia, OCD, and coming to learn about the three principles ( Thought, Mind, Consciousness). Enjoy!


     


    Follow me:


    IG: @jackieg.tv


    Twitter: @jackieeg7


    Support this Podcast: Patreon.com/jackiegtv


    Buy My Book: Gumroad.com/l/findinghome 


     


    Follow Lily:


    TikTok: @peacefromwithin


    IG: @_peacefromwithin


    https://www.peace-from-within.com


     

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Becktrabeck ,

Game changer

This podcast is everything I’ve been looking for as a queer exfundie. Looking to find a connection to my body and this podcast has been an amazing place for me to come and reflect. Even topics that I don’t directly relate to are great and Jackie links it back to the bigger picture. Forever grateful ✨✨✨ Give this podcast a listen!!!!!

RDrex9411 ,

A Breath of Fresh Air!

Such vital and important information being discussed here. The honest and raw conversation in this podcast is so compelling and is a great proponent for healing. I look forward to future episodes! 😊

Heyopanda ,

One in a million podcast.

It’s a strange feeling for me to feel so heard by simply listening to this podcast. After a lifetime of being misunderstood and feeling stuck in this shell of a body I stopped wanting to be in, this podcast was a welcome tiny miracle. I am so grateful that just the first few episodes sat with me for days after listening. This is an incredible podcast and exactly the one I’ve been looking for after subscribing to so many that kept just missing something for me. The content is raw, very informative, and incredibly relatable for issues I think everyone has suffered from at one point or another through their lives or even now. It’s just a beautiful thing to feel less alone in this world, especially during this year. Most importantly, specifically in this season of my life in which I vowed to finally make the most honest effort I have ever made to accept, love, and trust myself.

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