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Episode 32: The Sex Lab Rocketship with Jimmy Bartz

Jimmy HeadshotJimmy is the founder and convener of Thad’s—a spiritual community meeting on Sunday mornings in The Writer’s Bootcamp in Santa Monica. An ordained Episcopal priest, Jimmy has spent most of his professional life leading communities in the work of making a love-spreading difference in the world that surrounds them.

In addition to Jimmy’s ministry at Thad’s, his recent years’ work has included consulting with Red Bull Global Athletes Development Program around teaching spirituality, TEDX Talk “The Effects of Courage”, and studying the relationship between the outdoors and positive, psycho-spiritual health. When not in the office, he can be found in the ocean or in the mountains, usually with his wife, Cindy, or his two children, Jas and Jade. thads.church

Facebook: Thad’s
Twitter: @ThadsChurch
TEDx: Jimmy Bartz at TedxVenice Beach

SHOW TOPICS: sex and religion, expressing ourselves as sexual beings, sex and spirit, co-creating and collaborating with god, quiet, unconscious shame interruptions, love, thinking critically about the church and sex, the complications of fundamentalism, deconstructing story, preservation and community, cultivating inner authority,  the church’s role in sex and intimacy, male infertility, procreation and pleasure, sexual energy, the three goods, the atrophy of intimacy, pleasure as a byproduct of meaning, unitive sex, expressing an integrated human experience, the goddess, the feminine resurgence, Brene Brown

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Episode 31: Independent Women in Unlikely Places (Sex Work in Brazil) with Julie Ruvolo

JulieAline4Julie Ruvolo is a journalist and digital entrepreneur. She is the editor of Red Light Rio, a collaboratively filmed conversation with fifty women who make a living in Rio de Janeiro’s red light district, and is affiliated with the Observatory of Prostitution, an extension project of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. redlightr.io

Twitter: @jruv

SHOW TOPICS: college students paying for sex, sex tourism, sex trafficking, sex industry research in Rio, sex workers rights, legal sex work, the other side of the anti-trafficking movement, sex anthropology, working conditions for sex workers, judgement and stigma, mega sports (World Cup, Olympics, Super Bowl) and trafficking, high end spas vs red light districts, grandma feminists, anti-prostitution sweeps, police violence against sex workers, giving voice to the silenced, media literacy, digital sex work, internet porn, web cam sex, legalizing sex work

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Episode 28: Sexual Archetypes of the Feminine with Laura Blakeman

om-collection-2015-maui-9559An internationally recognized movement guide and an advocate of the Earth, Laura Blakeman blends her deep love of conscious dance, classical Tantra, yoga, mythology, ecology, and the study of many nature-based traditions into inspiring thematic explorations of Soul. All designed to coax the essential self to the frontier of our life conversation.

You might have seen her dancing on the Wanderlust Festival main stage, or on the cover of Yoga Journal. A true rolling stone, Laura teaches workshops, leads retreats, and performs all over the world. The visionary woman in her has founded The Rhythm Way, and gotten herself published and featured in countless books, articles, images and DVDs. A passionate writer, Laura dives deep into human experience, exposing universal connection and poignant synchronicity through mytho-poetic narrative. You can find more of her work on Rebelle Society, Elephant Journal and in Origin Magazine. therhythmway.com

Facebook: Shakti Sunfire
Twitter: @shaktisunfire
Instagram: @shaktisunfire
YouTube: Shakti Sunfire

SHOW TOPICS: psychological aspects of oneself, imagination and creativity, feeling into flavors of yourself, the call to adventure, from ego centric to eco centric, being in your wholeness, mother, maiden, crone, goddesses and mythology, story telling, Lilith, sacred sexual rites, women pre-patriarchy, reclaiming the exiled ones, sex as service, religion and submission, Artemis, forging the wild, equality and sovereignty, discernment, distorted expressions of archetype, creating ritual with archetypes

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Episode 20: Changing Postpartum Culture with Kimberly Johnson

1505455_10152401443403714_539386650_nKimberly Ann Johnson is an international yoga teacher trainer, Structural Integration practitioner, post-partum care revolutionary, and single mom to a 7 year old Brazilian daughter. After years of yoga practice, a healthy and an idyllic island pregnancy, she was shocked when her post-partum experience and recovery completely transformed her relationship to her yoga practice and womanhood in general. Completely torn and rearranged and told she needed “a total pelvic floor reconstruction”, she became determined to find the wisdom that would eventually allow her to heal herself. She traveled to Thailand, Malaysia, and her longtime residence Brazil, in search of holistic healing tools for new moms. Along the way, she was immersed herself in the old ways and used herself as a laboratory. Her biggest revelations came through the work of Sexological Bodywork and Somatic Experiencing.

She is the creator of MagaMama.com– a virtual community and interactive guide for post-partum moms who want to heal their bodies, reawaken their libido, strengthen their relationships and mine the full experience of motherhood. kajyoga.com

Facebook: KAJYOGA
Twitter: @kajyoga

SHOW TOPICS: sensuality vs. sexuality,  advocating for new moms, kegels, post baby core healing, pelvic floor massage, sexological bodywork, pelvic floor physical therapy, the fourth trimester, erotic trance and birth, vagina photos, vaginal repair, female ejaculation, effervescent orgasm

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Episode 18: Truth in Advertising with Seth Matlins

MatlinsHeadShot10.10.10Seth Matlins is a father, marketer, feminist activist, and creator of the Truth in Advertising Act, currently in Congress and which seeks to address the public health crisis being caused by advertising that photoshops the people in it into someone they’re not.

He’s the founder of That Was Then Enterprises, a cause marketing consultancy; feelmorebetter.com; and was previously the Global CMO of LiveNation. Before LiveNation he started the marketing department at Creative Artists Agency prior to which he’d been President of Rock the Vote.

 

 

Facebook: Seth Matlins
Twitter: @SethMatlins

SHOW TOPICS: feminism and equality, male privilege, activism and marketing, hollywood and pop culture, women in advertising, the pervasiveness of photoshop, body image for men and women, The Truth in Advertising Act, media literacy, Beyonce, decoding media messages, practicing happiness

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Episode 8: The Men’s Movement with Zat Baraka

ZatZat Baraka is a Men’s Empowerment coach, writer and teacher. His expertise supports men to create purposeful lives and greater sexual intimacy in relationship. He works with visionary men that seek to affect planetary change by showing up as leaders in the world. zatbaraka.com

Twitter: @zatbaraka
Facebook: Zat Baraka

SHOW TOPICS: living on purpose, integrity, men and emotions, shadow work, becoming a life practitioner, masculine sexuality, how patriarchy affects men, fear of intimacy, power and wealth, how to work with the feminine, the mature masculine, sexual and relationship mastery, leadership, male woundings, how women can support their men, personal responsibility, the sexually empowered man, male bashing, emasculation, longing and desire, personal growth, clearing shame, strengthening libido, cock courage, spewing tension, circulating sexual energy, taking your woman, commitment, balls

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Episode 7: Dirty Me Divine with Christina Dunbar

Christina DunbarChristina Dunbar is a poet, performer and mentor for badass feminine leaders. She has gone from a quiet people pleaser to a woman who expresses her truth through art and helps other ladies do the same.  She is the creator of the Freak Your Truth movement and Artistpreneurs On Stage; an intensive program where women take the stage with their personal stories.  Christina is currently in pre-production for Dirty Me Divine- a one woman show about healing shame around sexuality and the erotic within. Christina has been featured on the cover of Business Heroine Magazine, is a contributing professor at en*theos, and her poetry videos have been highlighted in popular on-line blogs such as Girl Talk HQ. You can find out more about Christina here: christinadunbar.com

If you want to support Dirty Me Divine; a one-woman show dedicated to the Feminine and every woman who is weird, wrong and wild; please go to kickstarter.com and search DIRTY ME DIVINE.

Twitter: @christinadunbar
Facebook: Christina Dunbar

SHOW TOPICS: artistry and sexual expression, using art for healing, second chakra wisdom, the creativity-sexuality connection, women’s reproductive health challenges, body image, the good girl syndrome, stripping, giving permission to express your badass self, the vagina-voice connection, sharing shame and story, the sacred prostitute, giving fear the finger, expanding our definition of sexuality, sex as a transaction, inner alignment and power

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Episode 6: The Unslut Project with Emily Lindin

EmilyHeadShotEmily Lindin is the founder of The UnSlut Project, which works against sexual bullying and slut shaming in our schools, communities, media, and culture. The UnSlut Project was inspired by Emily’s own experience. When she was eleven years old, she was branded a “slut” by her classmates and was bullied at school, after school, and online. During all this, she kept a regular diary. Now a Harvard graduate pursuing her PhD in California, Emily started The UnSlut Project by blogging her own middle school diaries. The project has grown into an online community where people who have experienced slut shaming and sexual bullying can share their stories, and where girls who are currently suffering can find support.

Emily has been featured sharing her story and speaking out against slut shaming on ABC with Katie Couric, CNN with Brooke Baldwin, Al Jazeera America, HLN, DNTO radio with Sook-Yin Lee, NPR with Lance Orozco of KCLU, Deutsche Welle radio, Radio Ireland, and in many magazines and blogs including The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and The Observer. unslutproject.com

Twitter: @unslutproject
Facebook: The Unslut Project

SHOW TOPICS: the unslut movement, undoing sexual bullying, the dark side of slut shaming, the awkwardness of adolescence, why slut shaming happens, what adults can do, reclaiming slut, the slut walk, dress codes, blaming the victim, purity culture, bad sex ed, breaking the cycle, defining slut

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