14 episodes

Unshaming highlights the silenced voices of society through storytelling. It's founded on the belief that shame exists because representation doesn’t. You'll hear the stories of people who have hidden themselves — now loudly visible. You should listen if you are fascinated by the perseverance of the human spirit. #StayUnshaming with us at Instagram.com/unshaming and UnshamingPodcast.com. Tell us what you're unshaming at unshamingpodcast@gmail.com!

Unshaming Jor Gonsalves

    • Relationships
    • 3.6 • 449 Ratings

Unshaming highlights the silenced voices of society through storytelling. It's founded on the belief that shame exists because representation doesn’t. You'll hear the stories of people who have hidden themselves — now loudly visible. You should listen if you are fascinated by the perseverance of the human spirit. #StayUnshaming with us at Instagram.com/unshaming and UnshamingPodcast.com. Tell us what you're unshaming at unshamingpodcast@gmail.com!

    Shame of Physical Disability

    Shame of Physical Disability

    Barb Zablotney was crowned Miss Wheelchair Pennsylvania in 2018. After a tragic car accident in 2007 that left her paralyzed from the waste down, she became a fierce advocate for women with disabilities. Although 61 million Americans live with a...

    • 39 min
    Shame of Failure

    Shame of Failure

    What exactly is failure and why are we so afraid to admit that we've experienced it? Even harder to admit, is that we're currently experiencing some kind of failure. But can our failures teach us something about who we are and what we need? In this...

    • 28 min
    Shame of Borderline Personality Disorder

    Shame of Borderline Personality Disorder

    This episode contains frank discussion about mental and sexual trauma. The Brain and Behavior Research institute estimates that up to 1/20 Americans have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). If a person experiences 5/9 BPD symptoms, they can be...

    • 35 min
    Shame of Growing Up Low Income

    Shame of Growing Up Low Income

    34 million Americans are low-income according to the US Census Bureau. What’s life like for them? In this episode, Xiomara Contreras shares her memories of growing up on food stamps and living in a home where she shared a twin bed. When she became a...

    • 33 min
    Shame of Sex Work (The Life of a Dominatrix)

    Shame of Sex Work (The Life of a Dominatrix)

    This episode contains explicit language about sex and sex work. Host Jor Gonsalves interviews New York City Dominatrix Godess Talia. In what she describes as a career, she defines what a dominatrix is and discusses her business model, her clientele, and...

    • 35 min
    Being Medicated for Mental Illness

    Being Medicated for Mental Illness

    A deeply underrepresented community: the people who take medication for their mental Illnesses. In this episode, we hear from health coach Claudia Canabal about her depression and decision to medicate for it. Claudia details her internal work to undo...

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
449 Ratings

449 Ratings

HelloI'mCat ,

I’m enjoying the content but the background music makes it very hard to hear and concentrate

Please don’t put off-beat background music when someone is talking.... I can barely hear the interviewee or you when you speak. It’s very hard to concentrate. Other than that I’m enjoying it.

Comixboy ,

Point Counter Point

I find it interesting reading the reviews in which people are blaming the storytellers for the opinions being stated. The exact opposite of the reason they are telling them. They are THAT person’s story. They aren’t YOUR story. That is the point of this podcast if I am not mistaken. They offer points of view that MAY BE SIMILAR or a whole new experience that you were unaware of. We live in a world of shame masked in the ideals of tradition and some outdated morals. Shame takes lives daily in acts of suicide and addiction to name but two forms. Shame rooted in how others see us. How we failed them. How that means we have failed ourselves. These stories are important. Shame is most often allowed to grow in the loneliness that is created because of it. Shared shame is less oppressive. Talking about what we are told to hide...allows the habit or choices to be healed and dealt with.

Keep this podcast going. I may not be able to relate to all of the stories...I can, as I am sure ALL listeners, relate to feeling shame. These stories are important. Good job and keep developing!

HopeG13 ,

Soulmate podcast

I’m from Texas & raised catholic too!!! I feel so seen. I found Brene Brown’s work about 4 years ago (shame researcher) and have been obsessed ever since, so I’ll definitely be subscribing and bingeing!!!! Woohoo. Thanks for this 🦄🦋

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