26 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. Hosted by Jordan Gonsalves. Season 3 premiers in February. #StayUnshaming with us at Instagram.com/unshaming and UnshamingPodcast.com. Tell us what you're unshaming at unshamingpodcast@gmail.com!

Unshaming Jordan Gonsalves

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.6 • 563 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. Hosted by Jordan Gonsalves. Season 3 premiers in February. #StayUnshaming with us at Instagram.com/unshaming and UnshamingPodcast.com. Tell us what you're unshaming at unshamingpodcast@gmail.com!

    Season 2 Finale: The Lessons of Adventure

    Season 2 Finale: The Lessons of Adventure

    Unshaming returns in Fall 2021! You can #StayUnshaming with us instagram.com/unshaming and unshamingpodcast.com.  Join us for this powerful conversation with host Jordan Gonsalves on grief, intuition, validation from social media, and following your dreams.

    Thank you for a fabulous Season 2. You can support Unshaming at patreon.com/unshaming. 

    • 34 min
    Shame of Serious Mental Illness

    Shame of Serious Mental Illness

    This episode contains discussion around sexual abuse and suicide.

    Victoria Lee is a fiction author, PhD Psychologist, and neuroscientist. She also lives with Psychotic Depression. Her work centers around representing people with mental illnesses as folks who have the same hopes and dreams as everyone else. Her new novel, A Lesson in Vengeance.  does just that.

    If you or someone you know is being or has been sexually abused, and would like help, please find resources below:
    National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPEChat with a trained specialist RAINN.orgResources for survivors and alliesYou can support Unshaming at patreon.com/unshaming. #StayUnshaming with us at instagram.com/unshaming and unshamingpodcast.com. 

    • 46 min
    Shame of Hair Loss

    Shame of Hair Loss

    What's it like losing a core piece of your identity? Losing a core sense of belonging? Hair. In this episode, we explore these questions through the hair loss journey of Ronald Hinton, who documented his experience in the new documentary My Hair, My Rules.

    You can stream My Hair, My Rules, here.


    You can support Unshaming at patreon.com/unshaming. #StayUnshaming with us at instagram.com/unshaming and unshamingpodcast.com. 

    • 36 min
    Shame of LGBTQ+ Persecution in Russia/Chechnya

    Shame of LGBTQ+ Persecution in Russia/Chechnya

    This episode contains candid descriptions of human rights violations against LGBTQ+ people in Chechnya. Listener discretion is advised. Tanya Lokshima is the associate director for Human Rights Watch’s Europe and Central Asia division, based in Moscow. She has extensively covered and exposed the human-rights abuses against LGBTQ+ people in Russia/Chechnya throughout her career. You can follow her work here.


    Background information:
    New Yorker article exposing the anti-gay purges in ChechnyaWelcome to Chechnya documentaryInformation on Halimat TarmovaInformation on the Russian LGBT Network — the organization helping LGBTQ+ flee persecution

    You can support Unshaming at patreon.com/unshaming. #StayUnshaming with us at instagram.com/unshaming and unshamingpodcast.com. 

    • 42 min
    Shame of Surviving Sexual Abuse (with Shaun T)

    Shame of Surviving Sexual Abuse (with Shaun T)

    This episode contains candid descriptions of sexual abuse and child molestation — listener discretion is advised. In this episode, Shaun T tells his story of surviving child molestation by his mother’s boyfriend. He discusses how he forgave his abuser and ultimately learned to forgive himself. He also shares how his experiences made him a better partner, father, and person.
    Shaun T is one of the most iconic fitness influencers in the world. His message of trust and believe has flourished into an entire brand that has impacted millions of lives.
    If you or someone you know is being or has been sexually abused, and would like help, please find resources below:
    National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPEChat with a trained specialist RAINN.orgResources for survivors and alliesYou can support Unshaming at patreon.com/unshaming. #StayUnshaming with us at instagram.com/unshaming and unshamingpodcast.com. 

    • 44 min
    Shame of Stroke Survival (with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor)

    Shame of Stroke Survival (with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor)

    What’s it like recovering from a stroke where you lost everything? Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor shares her journey of how experiencing a near-death brain hemorrhage helped her achieve inner peace. Her new book “Whole Brain Living” describes how we can all achieve connectedness, love, and healing by training our brains.
    Get connected with Dr. Jill below.
    watch her TED talk herewatch her Oprah interview herepurchase “Whole Brain Living"
    You can support Unshaming at patreon.com/unshaming. #StayUnshaming with us at instagram.com/unshaming and unshamingpodcast.com. 

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
563 Ratings

563 Ratings

taylorgirl12 ,

Very nice idea, but these people are DEFINITELY supported…

The groups, like Asian American, lgbtq are really celebrated in our culture. So I’m not sure what they feel they need to hide, because basically everyone supports them. I like the idea though. It would be nice to have other groups of people like pro lifers, or Christians, because we sometimes feel shame of our beliefs when other yell at us or hurt us for it. Best of luck podcasting!

Radha_on_the_dance_floor ,

The best thing to happen to Podcasts

Brilliant execution of such the most unique narratives very honestly put forth, making this podcast relatable to every age, mood and phase in life. My savior on a rainy day!

70 yr. old and white! ,

Inspired!

Every episode, I am taken in by Jor’s soothing speaking voice and wonderful interviewing style. He asks every question that I wish to know, while getting straight to the point. The concept is brilliant, and the guests have been inspirational.
I am grateful for this one!

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