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Women Wanting Women is a podcast where we explore topics that matter to women like us – we talk about being a woman, attracting women, and becoming more powerful women by developing more self-confidence and always reaching for the next level in our self-actualization.



Hostess Jordana Michelle is a lesbian love coach and matchmaker with a deep passion for helping women find and keep the love they long for.



Guests on this podcast include top experts and lesbians of influence from all realms of life and society.



This is personal growth and relationship advice tailored specifically to women who love and date women. We talk about lesbian stories, lesbian love, lesbian dating, lesbian relationships, lesbian couples, lesbian movies, lesbian culture, famous lesbian celebrities, and power lesbians.



The purpose of these interviews is to help women improve themselves in every way, with content carefully curated for a lesbian, bisexual and queer female audience.

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Women Wanting Women is a podcast where we explore topics that matter to women like us – we talk about being a woman, attracting women, and becoming more powerful women by developing more self-confidence and always reaching for the next level in our self-actualization.



Hostess Jordana Michelle is a lesbian love coach and matchmaker with a deep passion for helping women find and keep the love they long for.



Guests on this podcast include top experts and lesbians of influence from all realms of life and society.



This is personal growth and relationship advice tailored specifically to women who love and date women. We talk about lesbian stories, lesbian love, lesbian dating, lesbian relationships, lesbian couples, lesbian movies, lesbian culture, famous lesbian celebrities, and power lesbians.



The purpose of these interviews is to help women improve themselves in every way, with content carefully curated for a lesbian, bisexual and queer female audience.

    Owning Your Value, with Joanne Heyman

    Owning Your Value, with Joanne Heyman

    Meet Joanne Heyman, integrative coach and founder and CEO of Heyman Partners…



    Before becoming a coach, Joanne Heyman spent the first 23 years of her career in senior management and running pro-social organizations.

    Joanne Heyman is a self-described anti-authoritarian who believes that deprivation is a terrible motivator and that coaching is a way to game success – both personally or professionally.



    “To combat insecurity, tell yourself this: I know enough. I have enough. I am enough.” Joanne Heyman



    Have you ever been too nervous to ask for a raise or charge what you think you deserve?

    Does your inner people pleaser ever hold you back from getting what you want personally or professionally?

    Do you find it hard to compete with other women and not take it personally?

    Well lots of women do. Because women have a greater expectation placed on us, in terms of how we make other people feel.

    And in this episode of Women Wanting Women Joanne Heyman helps me explore why and what we can do about it in our own lives.



    During this interview Joanne Heyman shares:





    * How to relate to your inner critic…

    * How to create boundaries that allow you and your relationships to flourish…

    * How to manage and counterbalance the part of you that wants to people-please…

    * How to define success on your terms…

    * How to demand what you’re worth and stop negotiating against yourself…

    * How to powerfully reframe our perspective we feel jealous of another woman… and

    * How we can all contribute to reducing cattiness between ourselves and other women…



    Don’t miss this episode!





    Learn more about Joanne Heyman and follow her on social media.



    Joanne Heyman, Founder and CEO of Heyman Partners, is a highly sought-after coach, strategic advisor, lecturer, and facilitator, who has led organizations and counseled leadership of foundations, non-profits, social enterprises, media companies, and creative institutions. 

    She was the founding Executive Director of the Urban Zen Foundation and has also served as the Executive Director of The International Center in New York, Vice President of the Corporation of Yaddo, Managing Director of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps, and as a senior advisor to The Goldman Sachs Foundation and the American Jewish World Service.

    She holds an MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA in Comparative Literature from Smith College. She serves on the Board of Directors of The GroundTruth Project/Report for America and The Dinner Party. She is also a Guide at Chief and a coach at the Arizona State University Cronkite School of Media and Journalism Table Stakes program. She is a resource and contributor to Kahilla, Thrive, and The MUSE. Joanne is a regular lecturer at Columbia University and a contributor to Forbes.

    You can find out more about Joanne Heyman at her website heymanpartners.com and follow her on Instagram @joanneheyman and also connect with her on LinkedIn.



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    Jennifer Russell about how you can increase your personal power with everyone you encounter. And also my conversation with Dr. Saida Desilets about how to to increase your aliveness so you can have better relationships, better sex and a better world. And also my interview with a href="https://womenwantingwomen.

    • 45 min
    Style From the Inside Out, with Jenny Greenstein

    Style From the Inside Out, with Jenny Greenstein

    Meet my friend Jenny Greenstein…



    Jenny Greeinstein is a lesbian and a personal wardrobe stylist who supports women on their journey of bringing their style into alignment with their most authentic and empowered selves.

    Even though most of her clients are not lesbians, Jenny herself is. She’s been with her wife, Dina, for over a decade and they are raising two daughters together.



    The integration between style and mindfulness…



    Consider these important questions: How do you describe yourself? How do you describe your style? And do you feel that those two things are in alignment?

    Jenny Greenstein is passionate about helping women explore these questions for themselves.

    Her work is all about making women feel so strong and confident in their personal style that they can tune out all the external influences that don’t serve them.



    “It’s not just about the clothes…You can find your style within any budget.” Jenny Greenstein



    During the interview Jenny and I discuss:



    * How to know if your style isn’t working for you…

    * How and why dressing in a way that isn’t authentic can lead to low self-esteem and insecurity…

    * How and why women so often end up with a style that’s out of alignment with the core of who they are…

    * Tips for evolving as a person and why it’s important for everyone to do so…

    * What happens to our style when we discover we are lesbians… AND

    * Advice for how lesbians with children can give your kids tools for navigating the world with two moms…



    Don’t miss this episode!





    Learn more about Jenny Greenstein and follow her on social media…



    Jenny Greenstein is the creator of the Your Soul Style Method: an integrative, collaborative personal wardrobe styling approach that combines style with mindfulness.

    She founded Your Soul Style in 2013 after a decade of professional wardrobe styling working in-house for global fashion brands.

    Everyone’s authentic sense of style hides beneath layers of external influence, distractions, or a disconnect from the self, and Jenny Greenstein’s life work is about empowering women by helping them uncover their own style, from the inside out.

    You can keep up with Jenny and her work on Instagram @yoursoulstyle and you can check out her wesbsite yoursoulstyle.com for an in-depth description of the services she offers and how she supports and empowers women on their style journey.



    Jenny Greenstein’s book recommendations…



    For queer mothers to read to their children:



    * Heather Has Two Mommies

    * Mommie, Mama and Me

    * Maiden and Princess

    * Prince and Knight

    * Jack (Not Jackie)



    For emotional intelligence:



    * The Road Less Traveled

    * Mindsight





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    If you enjoyed this episode, also check out my 2017 video interview with Jenny Greeinstein where she talks all about her personal journey discovering she’s a lesbian and coming out. You can find the video a href="https://womenwantingwomen.

    • 58 min
    Lesbian Love Addiction with Dr. Lauren Costine

    Lesbian Love Addiction with Dr. Lauren Costine

    Meet Dr. Lauren Costine: a lesbian psychologist, relationship coach, consultant, author, educator, activist, and international speaker.



    Dr. Lauren gets it, because she herself is a lesbian….

    I love talking to lesbian therapists like Dr. Lauren, because they have both the professional experience and the lived experience to deeply understand lesbian lifestyles and relationships.



    How are lesbian lifestyles and relationships different from straight ones?



    Could it be true that there’s a scientific reason why lesbian intimacy can feel more intense in the early stages of relationships than it feels for other groups?

    In this episode of Women Wanting Women we talk about all of that and much more.

    During the interview Dr. Lauren shares:



    * The scientific reason why lesbian intimacy is more intense in the early stages of relationships than it is for other groups…

    * The three different attachment styles (secure, anxious, and avoidant) and how they play out in lesbian relationships…

    * Internalized lesbian phobia: why it happens and how it impacts the way we feel about ourselves…

    * Tips for when you grew up with a mother who was critical or didn’t understand you, and steps for healing the mother wound… AND

    * A deep dive into addiction, addictive personalities and getting sober…



    This is an episode you don’t want to miss.





    Learn more about Dr. Lauren Costine and follow her on social media.



    Dr. Lauren is a licensed psychologist, relationship coach, consultant, author, educator, activist, and international speaker. Dr. Lauren was an early pioneer of lesbian-affirmative therapy and she’s the author of the book Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How To Heal When Things Go Wrong.

    Dr. Lauren is also the co-founder and clinical director of the Awaken Therapy Center in Los Angeles that she co-founded with her wife, Vanessa Costine. Dr. Lauren is also passionate about her own podcast, called The Consciousness Salon, where she and her co-founder, Alana Rosjay, look at social justice issues from a psychological lens.

    You can connect with Dr. Lauren at her website.

    You can find more about Dr. Lauren’s book here

    You can find out more about the Awaken Therapy Center here

    And for anyone who wants to follow up on the books recommended on this episode, they are as follows:



    * Pema Chodron’s When Things Fall Apart

    * Ekhart Tolle’s The Power of Now

    * Michael Singer’s Untethered Soul



    If you enjoyed this episode then you will also get a lot out of some prior interviews, especially with lesbian psychologist Dr. Frankie Bashan, lesbian therapist Samantha Fox, and Lesbian Couples Institute founder Dr. Lynda Spann.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    How to Protect Against Stalkers, Psychos, Perverts and Trolls, with Carrie Goldberg

    How to Protect Against Stalkers, Psychos, Perverts and Trolls, with Carrie Goldberg

    Meet Carrie Goldberg, a lawyer who protects people from stalkers, psychos, perverts and trolls.



    Carrie Goldberg is the person you call when you need protection from predators at school, at home, at work or online. She is an attorney based in New York and her law firm specializes in advocating for victims of stalking, harassment, revenge porn, domestic violence, sexual assault, defamation, blackmail, extortion and sextortion.

    Given her experiences, the stories she has to tell are astonishing.

    During the interview Carrie shares:



    * The most common types of attackers and the ways in which they are similar and different from each other

    * Surprising facts about online stalkers, what they do, what they want and how to protect yourself from them

    * Warning signs that someone might be dangerous

    * Ways that predatory people can trick you into getting close with them

    * Advice for how to break up with someone who might be unhinged

    * Insights into the cases Carrie has had involving same-sex female stalkers

    * And much more…



    Let this be a trigger warning for anyone who should avoid these topics, but for everyone else, this is a fascinating episode you don’t want to miss.



    Like this one?



    If you enjoyed this episode, you will probably also enjoy my interview with Elliot Endre, who is a marriage and family therapist who specializes in helping sex workers.





    Learn more about Carrie Goldberg and follow her on social media…



    Carrie Goldberg is the person you call when you need protection from predators at school, at home, at work or online. She is an attorney based in New York and her law firm specializes in advocating for victims of stalking, harassment, revenge porn, domestic violence, sexual assault, defamation, blackmail, extortion and sextortion.

    Carrie Goldberg is the author of Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs and Trolls where she tells the story of how she was stalked and harassed and the unbelievable stories of the clients she’s served since founding her law firm.

    You can find Carrie online at cagoldberglaw.com and follow her on Instagram at

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Cameroonian LGBT Activist Bandy Kiki

    Cameroonian LGBT Activist Bandy Kiki

    Meet Bandy Kiki: Entrepreneur and Activist…



    In Cameroon and lots of other African countries, being queer is illegal (sometimes punishable by death).

    But what Kiki raises awareness about is that prior to colonization, many parts of Africa had a history of acceptance of queer relationships and gender fluidity. A lot of the anti-LGBT laws in African countries are leftovers of laws that were put in place by Britain, France and other colonizers, and the current governments are just upholding those old laws.

    That’s why Kiki sells apparel inspired by LGBT and African history. Her idea was to use fashion as activism.

    Kiki says: “Due to Africa’s colonial history there’s a conversation that homosexuality is ‘unAfrican’ – but that’s a myth – homosexuality is very much African”

    For Kiki, mixing African queerness and African history is a kind of activism.



    Don’t miss this episode…



    During the interview Bandy Kiki shares:



    * Her terrifying story about how people in Cameroon reacted to her coming out

    * Advice for meeting women if you’re in a place where being gay is not allowed

    * Advice for dating African women if you come from a more individualistic culture

    * Advice for women who are being mistreated in their relationships AND

    * Advice for living a good life







    Learn more about Bandy Kiki and follow her on social media…



    Follow Kiki on her YouTube channel and follow her on Instagram @BandyKiki. Don’t forget to also follow and check out RemClan.

    The following are links to organizations talked about during the interview:



    * Rainbow Migration

    * Living Free UK

    * Rainbow Railroad



    If you liked this episode and if you enjoy following lesbian YouTubers, then also check out my interview with lesbian YouTuber Stevie Boebi.

    And if you enjoy hearing about coming out in different cultures, you will also enjoy my interview with Primavera Salva .

    • 59 min
    Lesbian Couples Institute Founder Dr. Lynda Spann

    Lesbian Couples Institute Founder Dr. Lynda Spann

    Meet Dr. Lynda Spann, a lesbian with a PhD in marriage and family counseling…



    Lynda Spann is the founder of the Lesbian Couples Institute based out of Denver, Colorado.

    We all know that lesbian dating is hard. So once we finally find love, we want to make sure that we do everything we can to build the best possible relationship with our partner.



    Building epic lesbian relationships…



    What’s the best way for lesbians to build a great relationship, and what kinds of challenges can we expect to run into?

    Obviously lots of relationship advice is universally applicable, and it doesn’t matter if you’re in a same-sex relationship or a heterosexual one. But it can’t be denied that the lived experience of being a lesbian in love with another woman does have unique differences. And who better to talk about this with than a marriage and family therapist who also happens to be a lesbian herself?

    That’s why I was so excited to interview Dr. Lynda Spann.

    In this episode Lynda Spann and I discuss:



    * the biggest challenges lesbian couples face in their relationships…

    * the greatest benefits of being a same-sex female couple…

    * tips for how to navigate communication issues with your partner… and

    * how to find the balance between growing together as a couple versus growing individually and authentically as a woman…



    This is an episode you don’t want to miss.





    Find out more about Dr. Lynda Spann and the Lesbian Couples Institute and follow them on social media…



    Lynda Spann, herself a lesbian, holds a PhD in marriage and family counseling and a Masters in human development and family studies.

    Her mission is to be the person you can talk to when you and your partner feel disconnected and out of love and you want to give your relationship one last shot.

    She founded The Lesbian Couples Institute in 2018, in Denver Colorado. Their motto is “love is a journey we take together.”

    You can learn more about Dr. Lynda Spann and the Lesbian Couples Institute on their website and follow them on Instagram at Dr. Julie Helmrich, where she teaches couples how to navigate and resolve conflicts.

    • 57 min

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The best podcast

This podcast has really helped me in so many ways. It made me feel like there are other people feeling just like me, it has thought me a lot about my self, personal growth and I’ve learned so many things about relationships. It’s amazing to have another lesbian helping other lesbians. Truly one of the best podcast I’ve ever listened to.

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