Join me, your birth-supporting, pole-dancing hippie, as we dive into candid conversations around birth and feminism. My name is Jeanelle and I am your host! Hear me interview members of my network who thrive in the industries of birth, health & wellness, women's issues, mindfulness and more. If you want more, consider joining my patreon community - https://www.patreon.com/dancingdoula
2 - Episode 3 with Jennine Fayad
29:30Hey friends, were back at it again with another amazing interview! Today I am featuring my dear friend and fellow colleague Jennine and were chatting about life as a postpartum doula and social worker, what hijab-wearing women want white feminists to know and moving forward out of Islamophobia in our city. I can't wait to share Jennine's incredible insight with you all! Be sure to subscribe, rate and review the show! For more ways to connect with me, visit www.dancingdoulajeanelle.com
2 - Episode 2 with Jennifer Summerfeldt
1:01:56Welcome back to season 2! It's the first of this season's interview episodes and I am SO excited to be opening this season with a true legend in the local birth community, Jennifer Summerfeldt. Tune in for my interview with her where we dive deep into the world of trauma as well as hear her take on the modern day doula role. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review the show! For more ways to connect with me, visit www.dancingdoulajeanelle.com
2 - Introduction Episode
27:18Welcome back friends! Before we kick off this season's interview episodes, I thought I would pop on to reflect on last season and speak to all that I have learned and grown from. Recording this show has been a vital part of my growth, and I am so thankful to have this platform to connect with other humans in the intense world that is today. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review the show! For more ways to connect with me, visit www.dancingdoulajeanelle.com
20 - Diversity in politics, leaving a legacy for the queer community and intersectional feminism in government with Janis Irwin
46:48Thanks for tuning in to the finale of season 1 of the Dancing Doula Podcast! I am so grateful you decided to join me for this incredible final episode, it's a bitter sweet moment - I'll miss you all but I'll see you soon for season 2! Today we are joined by THE one and only MLA Janis Irwin! Stream now to hear our chat about: • the highs and lows of politician life • bringing more women and queer folks into politics • fighting for the marginalized when working at the legislature • the importance of intersectionality • why her new coined hashtag #lesbianactivity is actually a very important thing for us to be talking about Be sure to subscribe, rate and review my podcast if you are enjoying it so far!
19 - Introducing the Birth Society! with multiple guests
1:14:12Hey all!! Welcome back and thanks for tuning in to the extra special episode. Today I am sharing the details of a new non-profit here in Treaty 6 territory, Birth Society! In today's episode you can expect 3 interviews - starting of the show is one of the Birth Society's board members Jennine Fayad giving you the who, what, when, where, why and how of the organization. Next, im bringing back my very first guest Rebecca Antonio, who also sits on the board, to talk about what piqued her interest in fostering change, and why the way the set-up of the society is intentional. Finally, ending the show is a new guest Marwa Alshara, who comes in to beautifully and vulnerably tell her story of birthing a baby in our city as an immigrant to Canada. Through these 3 interviews I hope the intention and message we are trying to get through is revealed! As always, be sure to subscribe, rate and leave me a review if you enjoyed today's episode
18 - Full spectrum birth work, broken systems, dismantling transphobia and cultural appropriation real talk with Emily
59:29Thanks for tuning in again! Today I am joined by the next badass activist on my list, the lovely Emily! Tune in for our convo about: • why you can be a excellent birth worker without having children • working through trauma as a birth worker • dismantling and decolonizing the birthing system • our thoughts on Free Birth Society's transphobic podcast series • how to teach yoga without appropriating eastern culture Emily is currently living on Vancouver Island and offers home birth support out there, as well as virtual, donation-based yoga classes. Be sure to follow her on IG @the.island.elm to contact her or take one of her classes! Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast monthly newsletter! Head over to www.dancingdoulajeanelle.com and subscribe in the podcast page Be sure to subscribe, rate and review my podcast if you are enjoying it so far!
17 - The journey to becoming a doula, birth trauma, the importance of doula activism and becoming more inclusive with Justine
1:09:14Welcome back! I am so excited to introduce the last series of the season, where I dive in to a chat with the lovely birth worker Justine! Stream now for our chat about: • feeling called to hold space for people at a young age • her experiences with helping families through trauma • birth worker activism and standing up to an unfair system • issues that doulas in Edmonton and Alberta are facing right now • how we can better support LGBTQ+ birthing people Justine is one half of Peaceful Passage Doulas here in Edmonton. Be sure to check out their website https://peacefulpassagedoulas.com and follow her on IG @justinejamesdoula Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast monthly newsletter! Head over to www.dancingdoulajeanelle.com and subscribe in the podcast page Be sure to subscribe, rate and review my podcast if you are enjoying it so far!
16 - Reclaiming our lost heritage, journey through infertility, unassisted birth and cannabis love with Lauren Mary
1:19:21Hey friends, happy 420! Today's episode is the last of the health & wellness series and features the amazing Lauren Mary! Stream now for our chat about: • her journey to becoming a healer and a plant medicine expert • reclaiming her Indigenous roots and breaking intergenerational trauma cycles • how she has grown as a professional through her experiences of infertility • her empowering unassisted home birth • the incredible ways that cannabis can change our lives Lauren Mary is located in Edmonton but you can purchase her products or take her classes from anywhere! Be sure to check out her awesome website https://www.ellewellness.ca and follow her on IG @ellewellnessco Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast monthly newsletter! Head over to www.dancingdoulajeanelle.com and subscribe in the podcast page Be sure to subscribe, rate and review my podcast if you are enjoying it so far!
15 - Growing up in the bush, real-life struggles of a nurse and creating a positive mindset with Celine
56:54Welcome back! Today's episode is an extra-special one as it's an interview featuring my one and only sister Celine! Be sure to listen in today for our chat about: • lessons from growing up in a remote, rural community • the daily struggles of a nurse • why nurses and healthcare workers need more support and resources • the intersection of western and eastern medicine • the impact that mindset has on your life Celine recently relocted to Kelowna, BC where she practices as an infusion nurse as well as a personal trainer/nutrition coach. You can find out more info bout her, read her amazing blog and contact her about her services at http://frecklefit.com and follow her on IG @frecklefithealth! Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast monthly newsletter! Head over to www.dancingdoulajeanelle.com and subscribe in the podcast page Be sure to subscribe, rate and review my podcast if you are enjoying it so far!
14 - Reclaiming women's health, postpartum body positivity and the ups and downs of being an empath with Liz
1:06:47Hey friends! Today's episode is an interview with someone very integral in my healing journey, Liz. Stream now for our chat about: • growing up as a feminist • what an empath is and what it's like to live as one • the intricate world of prenatal/postpartum health • loving your body after baby • taking back our autonomy in health care Liz is a licensed physiotherapist with additional training in pelvic health, as well as a craniosacral therapist and a yoga instructor. She is returning to her practice after her mat leave in the next couple of weeks and is accepting clients out of Pine Intergrated Health here in Edmonton. Book your appointment at https://pinehealth.ca and follow her on IG @lizzythephysi Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast monthly newsletter! Head over to www.dancingdoulajeanelle.com and subscribe in the podcast page Be sure to subscribe, rate and review my podcast if you are enjoying it so far!