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CW: Discussion of queer pain, homophobia, grief, and divorce
Happy 100th episode and Happy Pride, y'all! This solo episode is the first of five queer-focused episodes for Pridepalooza. In it, I'm telling the deeply personal story of my queer journey up to this point, including the story of my recent divorce. Divorce and queerness are both heavily stigmatized, and my hope is that by sharing my story openly, I can help at least one person feel less alone.
Mentioned in This Episode
- “Born This Way” – Lady Gaga
- But I'm A Cheerleader
- The Girl Gang Talks Bisexuality Myths and Misconceptions | #12
- My first coming out post
- The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy
- Opening Up by Tristan Taormino
- Multiamory podcast
- Untamed by Glennon Doyle
- Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
- My second coming out post
Ample + Rooted Guided Meditation
This episode is brought to you in part by Ample + Rooted, an inclusive therapy practice directed by Neathery Falchuk that provides an affirming and welcoming home for diverse individuals to reclaim their inherent worth. The awesome practitioners at Ample + Rooted not only serve folks locally here in Austin, they also serve folks online all over the globe. Through therapy, mindfulness practices, courses, trainings, and events, they support, guide, and hold space for folks to feel valued and nourished. The Ample + Rooted group created an exclusive guided meditation on Cultivating Self-Trust and Embodied Wisdom for listeners of Conjuring Up Courage, which you can access for free by clicking here. Also be sure to check out the Ample + Rooted website and Instagram.
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Shohreh Davoodi (she/her) is the host of the Conjuring Up Courage podcast. Shohreh is a self-trust coach, a bit of a mind witch, and a rainbow glitter bomb of a human. Through her content and coaching, she helps people develop their consciousness, care, and courage practices so they can be more of who they are (and less haunted by who they think they're supposed to be). When she's not working, Shohreh enjoys exploring the great outdoors, playing with her two pups, crafting, trapezing, gardening, and baking. Find Shohreh on her website, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, and Facebook.
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