The Unity Project
Manny Mac || Trans Deity, Self-Intimacy

Manny Mac || Trans Deity, Self-Intimacy

August 29, 2022

Hello loves! This week on the podcast I got to talk with Manny Mac, a Trans-Deity and self-intimacy coach. In summary, Manny was AMAZING. I found him on Instagram and am soooo happy that I did. In our interview we talked about intimacy, queerness, representation, coming out as trans, spiritual trauma, gender, and so many things. Enjoy!

 

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www.jackiegronlund.com

 

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IG: @blacknqueerdivinity

linktr.ee/blacknqueer
 
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qA-yQaltJXI
Mac Curran || Opioid Awareness, Time2Act Campaign

Mac Curran || Opioid Awareness, Time2Act Campaign

August 11, 2022

Hello loves! This episode with Mac Curran was a blast to make. We're both partnering with Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services this month in their Time2Act campaign to bring awareness to opioid use in MO, and getting to talk in more depth on the podcast was incredible. 

Mac was so kind in sharing his experience with opioids, sobriety, and more. 

Enjoy!

 

Time2ActMissouri.com

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IG: @jackieg.tv

Buy My Book: https://www.jackiegronlund.com/buymybook/p/finding-home

www.jackiegronlund.com

 

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IG: @dna_mac300

Tammaka Staley || Decolonized Sex Education

Tammaka Staley || Decolonized Sex Education

July 11, 2022

Hello my friends! This week, meet Tammaka Staley. Tammaka was a JOY to talk to about her relationship with her body and all the work they are doing around sex education. She is the Founder and CEO of Youth Affirming Sex Education (YASÉ), LLC. YASÉ is a youth organization specializing in comprehensive, decolonized sex education for 12-19-year-olds. Their mission is to provide culturally sound workshops, curriculum, and one-on-one parent sessions to encourage healthy sex practices so all youth can have the tools to affirm themselves and their communities.

We talked about everything from masturbation to ranch dressing. Enjoy!

 

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IG: @jackieg.tv

Twitter: @jackieeg7

Support this Podcast: Patreon.com/jackiegtv

Buy My Book: Gumroad.com/l/findinghome

 

Follow Tammaka: 

IG: @sexaffirminggoddess

 
WATCH EPISODE ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/cysl7D65GEo
 
Mikki Kendall || Hood Feminism, Food Accessibility

Mikki Kendall || Hood Feminism, Food Accessibility

June 20, 2022

Hello, my favorite people on the internet! Today I had the honor of interviewing Mikki Kendall. Mikki is a writer, diversity consultant, and "occasional feminist". She's the author of the NYT best-selling book, Hood Feminism, which EVERYBODY should drop what they're doing and go pick up a copy right now. She was so generous to share her story about her relationship with her body and had so much wisdom on topics like food accessibility, feminism, poverty, eating disorders, and more. Enjoy!

 

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Twitter: @jackieeg7

Support this Podcast: Patreon.com/jackiegtv

Buy My Book: Gumroad.com/l/findinghome

 

Follow Mikki:

IG: @karnythia

mikkikendall.com

Buy Hood Feminism: https://mikkikendall.com/books-2/

Erica Smith || Sex Ed, Feminism

Erica Smith || Sex Ed, Feminism

June 6, 2022

Holy bajeezus I'm excited about this week's episode. I got to talk with sex educator Erica Smith on the podcast today about her journey with her relationship with her body. I've wanted to have someone on to talk about this topic with for a while and now feels like an incredibly important time. Erica shares so much of her story regarding feminism, queerness, being a riot girl, and proper sex education. Go listen, trust me. 

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Twitter: @jackieeg7

Support this Podcast: Patreon.com/jackiegtv

Buy My Book: Gumroad.com/l/findinghome

 

Follow Erica:

IG: @ericasmith.sex.ed

purityculturedropout.com

Webinar on Sexual Communication: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N8yGjDSERI2goY3meAjyYg

Brian Sonia-Wallace || Rent Poet, Poetry of Strangers

Brian Sonia-Wallace || Rent Poet, Poetry of Strangers

May 2, 2022

Hello, my dear internet friends! This week I got to interview Brian Sonia-Wallace, the West Hollywood Poet Laureate, Harper Collins Author, and one of the most creative/ unique people I've ever gotten to talk to. 

In 2012, Brian set up a typewriter on the street with a sign that said “Poetry Store” and accidentally started their business: RENT Poet. Over 5,000 poems later, their book of essays, The Poetry of Strangers, profiles the communities they've written for across America, and the desperate desire to be listened to and heard that they found. Excerpts have been published in The Guardian and Rolling Stone, and they've been the official Writer in Residence for unlikely clients from Amtrak to the Mall of America.

I got to talk with this incredible human about what it was like traveling America with a typewriter, meeting countless strangers, and talking about what they need. 

We also talked about Brian's story of how they became who they are today, how their relationship with their body has grown over the years through outlets like bodybuilding and theatre, and what it means to be a poet.

Enjoy!

 

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IG: @jackieg.tv

Twitter: @jackieeg7

Support this Podcast: Patreon.com/jackiegtv

Buy My Book: Gumroad.com/l/findinghome

 

Follow Brian:

IG/ Twitter/ Facebook: @rentpoet

www.briansonia-wallace.com

 

PRIDE POETS:

"This Poems for You" podcast debuts in June 2022.

ON JUNE 11TH: Call 202-998-3510 and poets will be standing by to write you a custom poem over the phone!

More info at www.weho.org/pride or @wehoarts.

 

Jarrod Shusterman & Sofia Lapuente || YA Authors, Character Development, Body Dysmorphia

Jarrod Shusterman & Sofia Lapuente || YA Authors, Character Development, Body Dysmorphia

April 4, 2022

Hello friends! Today I have an episode that felt like a holiday to record. Truly. I had the honor of chatting with Sofia Lapuente and Jarrod Shusterman, NYT best selling YA romance/thriller authors. We got to talk about their writing process when it comes to character development, and how being connected to themselves plays a role in that. Sofia is from Spain and had so much to share regarding the differences in pressure on the bodies in Spain versus America. Jarrod talked about his experience growing up as a wrestler, and the pressures put on young bodies in that culture. 

I had so much fun interviewing them, and can't wait for you all to listen. Enjoy :) 

 

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Twitter: @jackieeg7

Support this Podcast: Patreon.com/jackiegtv

Buy My Book: Gumroad.com/l/findinghome 

 

Follow Sofia and Jarrod:

IG: @sofiandjarrod

TikTok: @sofiandjarrod

 

Keep an eye out for their upcoming YA novel, RETRO, coming soon.

Sierra Holland || Healthcare Oppression, Full Spectrum Doula,

Sierra Holland || Healthcare Oppression, Full Spectrum Doula,

March 15, 2022

Today I had the honor of chatting with Sierra Holland, an apprentice midwife, full-spectrum doula, childbirth educator, and reproductive advocate. Sierra had so much important wisdom to share with us on how to support marginalized people in healthcare better. We talked a lot about the oppression of families made up of LGBTQIA+ and nonbinary individuals, black indigenous and people of color, and other marginalized groups. 

She also has a PhD in sociology, is a roller skater, and is one of the most interesting people I’ve talked to here. 

After talking with her, I feel like a changed human being and can’t wait to share this conversation. Enjoy!

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IG: @jackieg.tv

Twitter: @jackieeg7

Support this Podcast: Patreon.com/jackiegtv

Buy My Book: Gumroad.com/l/findinghome 

 

Follow Sierra:

IG: @allbodiesbirth

https://www.allbodiesbirth.com/

 

Other helpful links

https://softcornermidwifery.com/

https://www.uua.org/re/owl

https://queerdoulanetwork.com/

 

Lily Sais || Anxiety, Orthorexia, Three Principles

Lily Sais || Anxiety, Orthorexia, Three Principles

March 9, 2022

Hello, people of the world! The Unity Project is back today with an incredible guest, Lily Sais. Lily is a former school psychologist, now a full-time mental health practitioner with a passion for sharing the three principles. In our interview, we talk about her experience with anxiety, orthorexia, OCD, and coming to learn about the three principles ( Thought, Mind, Consciousness). Enjoy!

 

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Twitter: @jackieeg7

Support this Podcast: Patreon.com/jackiegtv

Buy My Book: Gumroad.com/l/findinghome 

 

Follow Lily:

TikTok: @peacefromwithin

IG: @_peacefromwithin

https://www.peace-from-within.com

 

Julissa Llosa Vite || Immigrant Experience, Indigenous Clay Embodiment, Patriarchy

Julissa Llosa Vite || Immigrant Experience, Indigenous Clay Embodiment, Patriarchy

January 31, 2022

Hello, my lovely friends! This week we're finally back with another episode of The Unity Project, and it's one I cannot wait for you to hear. I interviewed Julissa Llosa Vite, a ceramic artist, ceremonialist, and educator working in NYC. Julissa shares their experience immigrating from Peru to the US as a little girl, which is a story that I still think about. We talked a lot about what it's like being a woman in a patriarchal society, and how to find a way to express ourselves freely while still staying safe. I thought about this interview for weeks after we talked, and am so honored to get to share it with you. Enjoy!

 

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IG: @jackieg.tv

Twitter: @jackieeg7

Support this Podcast: Patreon.com/jackiegtv

Buy My Book: Gumroad.com/l/findinghome 

 

Follow Julissa:

IG: @tierrajulz

julissallosavite.com

 

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