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94 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Mexico's Feminist Nun & Light-Footed Woman: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz & Lorena Ramírez
Andee Dominguez joins me on the mic to celebrate Mexican Independence Day! Melissa tells the story of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a 17th century poet, scholar, and nun who's considered to be the first published feminist of the New World. Andee tells the fascinating story of Lorena Ramírez, the 26-year old "light-footed woman" who runs ultramarathons in her traditional Rarámuri skirt and huaraches sandals.Are you a fan of the podcast and looking for ways to support the show? Well guess what, you can now buy me an alcoholic beverage to drink LIVE during a podcast recording. Better yet, all sponsors will receive an on-air shout out during my booze review! Click here to buy me a drizzy drink!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:The full scoop on Andee's solo adventures in IcelandAndee's broken foot and her unexpected bout with covid Melissa and Andee's experience of "not being Mexican enough" even though we're both MexicanApothic Red Blend, 19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Red Blend, and Wild Roots Marionberry VodkaThe life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexico's first feministLimited access to education for young girls in Mexico during the 17th centuryBecoming a nun to avoid marriage, avoid work, and to live an independent life full of books, philosophy, and musicGetting censored by the church after challenging the patriarchyThe life of Lorena Ramírez, a history-making long distance marathon runnerRarámuri or Tarahumara, a group of indigenous people living in Chihuahua, Mexico known to be physiologically equipped to walk and run long distancesRunning 100K (62 miles) in sandalsReceiving huge media attention from Nike, Vogue Mexico, NetflixRESOURCES:Watch the Netflix documentary Lorena, Light-Footed WomanRead Christopher McDougall's book, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never SeenWatch this amazing Youtube video about Lorena RamírezLearn more about Icelandic Viking HorsesListen's to Andee's last episode on Leona Vicario, the Godmother of Mexican IndependenceDo yourself a favor and try the Wild Roots Marionberry Vodka on iceCheck out Mimosa Sisterhood's podcast merchandiseFollow Mimosa Sisterhood on Instagram and TwitterLeave us a podcast review! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Make That Money Honey: Anna McDonnell Dowling
Anna McDonnell Dowling, CEO & Co-founder of the f school, joins me on the mic for our Everyday Woman Series. Anna's online platform, the f school, teaches women and girls the skills that should be taught at school but aren't. Anna is the creator behind the f school's Salary Negotiation System, which helps women take control of their earning potential and leave self-doubt and self-sabotage at the door.If you found this episode to be helpful and valuable, share it with one of your co-workers or your business bestie! If you'd like to support the podcast, buy Melissa an alcoholic beverage and receive an on-air shout out: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mimosahoodSHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:Immigrating to Canada from IrelandAnna's online platform, the f schoolNavigating salary as a woman in the corporate worldThe gender pay gapImposter syndrome Money mindsetThe importance of doing research to determine the actual market value of a jobThe steps to overcoming fear of negotiating salary + how to pull the triggerMistakes women can make when negotiating salaryThe meaning of SisterhoodRESOURCES:Anna's FREE webinar on how to negotiate your salary: www.thefschool.com/salary Follow the f school on Instagram: instagram.com/thefschool Follow the f school on Facebook: facebook.com/thefschool Check out the f school website: https://www.thefschool.com/Join the Girlboss Community for great networking opportunities: https://community.girlboss.com/loginFollow Mimosa Sisterhood on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mimosasisterhood/Subscribe to Mimosa Sisterhood's Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/bdf31d27e201/podcast-newsletterCheck out Mimosa Sisterhood's new podcast merchandise: https://www.mimosasisterhood.com/shop/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
84 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
An Unconventional King & Two Rebel Leaders: King Christina of Sweden & Carlota and Fermina Lucumí
Jordan Redwine, co-host of A Novel Adaptation podcast, is back on the mic for her second guest appearance on the pod! Melissa kicks off the show by introducing King Christina of Sweden, the 17th century troublemaking genderqueer king who helped put an end to the Thirty Years' War on religion. Jordan tells the story of Carlota and Fermina Lucumí, machete wielding rebels who led the 1843 slave rebellion in Matanzas, Cuba.If you enjoy this episode, send it to a friend! Word of mouth recommendations are the best way to support the growth and success of this show. If you'd like to go a step further, check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:The shit show of 2020 and beyondJordan's podcast, A Novel AdaptationMelissa's favorite book of all time, The Silent PatientPinot Gris wine reviewsKing Christina of Sweden's privileged upbringing + her wild family dynamicsPCOS, intersex, sexual fluidity, and moreReligion during the 1600s + Sweden's involvement in Thirty Years' WarBankrupted and bougie, nervous breakdowns, and new beginningsCarlota and Fermina Lucumí's life as kidnapped Africans sold into slaveryThe harsh and brutal conditions working for Spanish plantation owners in CubaPlotting the rebellion and communicating to other slaves via coded messages in drum beatsThe 1843 uprising at the Triunvirato sugar mill plantation in Cuba + the "Year of the Lashes"RESOURCES:Check out A Novel Adaptation podcastRead Melissa's favorite book The Silent PatientRead Jordan's recommendation The Book of Night WomenFollow Mimosa Sisterhood on InstagramCheck out our podcast merchandise!Sign up for our Newsletter and receive a FREE postcard! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
68 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Ex-Mormon Beer Slangin' Baddie: Charisse, The Existential Ginger
Charisse, The Existential Ginger, joins me on the mic for our Everyday Woman Series. After an existential crisis and a divorce, Charisse left the Mormon church and moved 2,000 miles away from everything she'd ever known. Today, Charisse enjoys all the things she once believed to be evil; tank tops, beer, tattoos, and coffee. Needless to say, Charisse is no longer following the Mormon way by "enduring to the end", she's now THRIVING to the end. #YOLOIf you enjoy this episode, share it with a friend! If you'd like to support the Mimosa Sisterhood podcast, check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:Growing up Mormon in UtahMarrying her childhood friend after two months of datingInfidelity and divorceThe "civil aspect" and the "sealing aspect" of a Mormon marriageLeaving the Mormon church and feeling ostracized by friends and the communitySeeking therapy, releasing resentment, and letting go of the urge to un-convert other Mormons Charisse's podcast, The Existential GingerCreating boundaries while also respecting the boundaries of Mormon family membersThe meaning of SisterhoodRESOURCES:Follow Charisse on InstagramListen to The Existential Ginger PodcastLearn more about Charisse hereCheck out the book Sapiens by Yuval Noah HarariCheck out the Mimosa Sisterhood websiteLeave a voicemail for Mimosa Sisterhood at 562-270-4914 to have it featured in a future episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
81 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Women That Rock: Elizabeth Cotten & Debbie Harry
Leah, co-host of She Will Rock You, joins me on the mic for an extra special music history episode! Melissa kicks off the show by introducing Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten, a self-taught blues and folk music legend during the 1960s. Leah tells the story of Debbie Harry, the lead singer of the 1970s new wave punk rock band, Blondie.If you enjoy this episode, send it to a music loving friend! If you'd like to support the Mimosa Sisterhood podcast, check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTES:In this episode, we talk about:Leah's rock history podcast, She Will Rock YouMelissa's infamous run-in with Pink at Mammoth MotocrossThe new summer White Claw packs + Brighter Days Hazy DIPAElizabeth Cotten and her iconic 1904 hit song Freight TrainElizabeth's unique guitar style which is now famously known as "Cotten Picking"Being discovered in her 60s by the famous folk music family, The SeegersElizabeth's legacy living on through the thousands of famous guitarists that have covered her songsDebbie Harry finding her lone-wolf tribe in New York CityReaching stardom at 31 years old with her new wave band, BlondieDebbie's friendship with Andy WarholDebbie's solo album KooKoo & her creepy album artRESOURCES:Follow She Will Rock You on Instagram and TwitterListen to She Will Rock You on Apple PodcastsCheck out the She Will Rock You websiteListen to Elizabeth Cotten's most popular song Freight Train live with the audience singing along with herCheck out Debbie Harry's iconic KooKoo album artLeave a voicemail on Mimosa Sisterhood's hotline 562-270-4914 to be featured in a future episodeHead to www.mimosasisterhood.com to check out a merchandise launching Friday, July 16 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Empowering Sisters with Hypothyroidism : Needhee Rathore
Needhee Rathore, founder of Hypothyroid365, tunes in all the way from Japan to join Melissa on the mic for our Everyday Woman series. While in medical school, Needhee was inspired to create Hypothyroid365 after her own health struggles and experiences with thyroid cancer and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Today, Needhee provides nutrition and fitness services specifically to women living with hypothyroidism, who often feel left out of popular wellness culture. Needhee's program empowers women to regain control of their weight and energy levels so they can feel more confident and live happier lives. If you know something struggling with a thyroid condition, text them this episode! :) #sharingiscaringSHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:Melissa’s hypothyroid diagnosis at 30 years oldNeedhee’s struggle with thyroid cancer, Hashimotos, and hypothyroidismThe many symptoms of hypothyroidism: hair loss, fatigue, weight gain, and sensitivity to temperatureThyroid lab tests + the conflicting medical opinions around what constitutes a low functioning thyroidBeing a critical thinker when it comes to your body, your thyroid, and your symptomsNeedhee’s coaching program Hypothyroid365, where she provides nutrition and fitness services to women with hypothyroidismThe meaning of SisterhoodRESOURCES:Follow Needhee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hypothyroid365/Follow Needhee's Hypothyroid Fat Loss Academy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hypothyroidfatlossacademy/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
87 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Women of Pride and Juneteenth: Ruth Charlotte Ellis & Sojourner Truth
Rikki Bell is back on the mic for a very special Pride/Juneteenth episode! Rikki kicks off the show by introducing Ruth Charlotte Ellis, an LGBTQ+ activist considered to be the oldest lesbian living to 101 years old. Melissa tells the story of Sojourner Truth; an abolitionist, women's rights activist, and a traveling preacher known for her iconic speeches on racial inequality.If you enjoy this episode, share it on social media with your friends! If you're interested in supporting the show, check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:Rikki's 1 Year Anniversary as a guest on Mimosa Sisterhood podcastRikki's clothing company Peony Jean Boutique + the launch of her Pride collectionA wild rant on side hustles, passive income, and traditional jobs being "canceled"Rikki's obsession with the new White Claw Blackberry flavor + Melissa's handle of Cooks champagne from CostcoRuth Charlotte Ellis: LGBTQ+ activistBecoming the first woman in Michigan to own her own printing press businessRuth's home becoming "the gay spot" for the African American LGBTQ+ communityThe Golden Threads, an organization of older lesbiansSojourner Truth: abolitionist and women's rights activistGrowing up as a slave and overcoming years of hardship and tragedyEscaping slavery and becoming a traveling preacher"Ain't I A Woman" speech at the Women's Rights ConventionIntersectional feminismRESOURCES:Listen to this episode on Apple PodcastsListen to this episode on SpotifyFollow Peony Jean Boutique on InstagramCheck out the 'Living With Pride' documentary about Ruth Charlotte EllisCheck out the Narrative of Sojourner Truth See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
67 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Amplifying Marginalized Voices Through Visual Storytelling: Chloe Owens
Chloe Owens joins Melissa on the mic for our Everyday Woman series. Chloe is a non-fiction visual storyteller based in St. Louis, MO. Chloe merges her film, photography, and graphic design skills with her background in social work to amplify marginalized voices through visual storytelling. In 2015, Chloe produced her first documentary The Black Experience at Saint Louis University to amplify the voices of black students and faculty attending a predominately white school. After the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, Chloe created #TheWindowQuoteProject to feature quotes expressed by black people and to express her own feelings during the midst of a very dark year.Please be sure to subscribe to Mimosa Sisterhood on Apple Podcasts and leave us a 5-star rating and review. These reviews help boost our visibility so we can continue to grow and flourish in this wild podcasting industry. If you're interested in supporting the show, check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:Wine review: Paso a Paso Tempranillo and Liquid Light Sauvignon BlancNon-traditional types of social workAttending St. Louis University, a predominately white Catholic Jesuit college in St. Louis, MOThe stress of choosing a career path in your early 20sImproving systems that impact marginalized and oppressed people The brain-busting concept of 'working yourself out of a job'Stumbling upon film and creating a documentary, The Black Experience at Saint Louis UniversityThe tragic murders of Michael Brown Jr. (2014) and George Floyd (2020)Creating #TheWindowQuoteProjectChloe's future projects: storytelling for black womenThe meaning of SisterhoodRESOURCESCheck out Chloe Owens' website www.chloeowenspictures.comWatch Chloe's first documentary The Black Experience at Saint Louis University (2015)Check out all of Chloe's film projects on her WebsiteFollow #TheWindowQuoteProject on InstagramTry Liquid Light Sauvignon Blanc and Paso a Paso TempranilloSubscribe to our Newsletter and receive a free postcard!Call the podcast and leave us a voicemail to be featured in a future episode: +1 562-270-4914</li> See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
85 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Spiritual & Mystical Leaders of the Nation: Eva Perón & Queen Nanny
Marina Pierce, longtime fan and loyal listener, joins Melissa on the mic to tell the story of Eva Perón. Eva Perón was an actress and First Lady of Argentina who many considered a literal saint for her endless generosity and charity toward the Argentine people. Melissa tells the story of Queen Nanny, "The Mother of all Jamaicans" who led a community of formerly enslaved Africans known as the Windward Maroons.If you enjoy this episode, please share it with your friends on social media. If you're looking for ways to support this show, check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:Melissa and Marina's meeting in 2019 at PodCon 2 in Seattle, WAMarina's life as a student, actress, singer, dancer, and make up artist in Seattle, WANakedwines.com and Dave Harvey's SyrahEva Perón, Argentina's Spiritual Leader of the NationMoving to Buenos Aires at 15 years old and becoming a successful radio actress Eva's marriage to Juan Perón, which largely occurerd for political and career advancementThe Eva Perón Foundation and her involvement with the women's rights movement in ArgentinaEva's death and the disappearance of her body for 16 yearsQueen Nanny, the spiritual and military leader of JamaicaThe Atlantic Slave Trade + Queen Nanny's relocation from West Africa to Jamaica Queen Nanny's community of escaped slaves, The Windward MaroonsWaging war on the British to maintain independence in the Blue Mountains of JamaicaThe many myths and legends around Queen Nanny's magical powersRESOURCES:Follow Marina Pierce on InstagramFollow Melissa on InstagramCheck out the Mimosa Sisterhood websiteSign up for the Mimosa Sisterhood newsletter HERE and receive a free postcard!Call 562-270-4914 and leave a voice message to be featured in a future episodeCheck out Dave Harvey, SyrahWatch Madonna play Eva Perón in the movie Evita on Amazon PrimeWatch this awesome Youtube documentary on Queen Nanny of the Maroons See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
70 minutes | May 27, 2021
Rescuing Kittens & Healing Childhood Trauma Through Poetry: Kanchan Singh
Kanchan Singh, Founder and CEO of Crumbs & Whiskers, joins Melissa on the mic for our Everyday Woman series. In 2014, Kanchan visited an elephant sanctuary in Thailand that helped reignite her lifelong passion of animal welfare. Upon returning to the states, Kanchan quit her corporate job and opened a kitten and cat cafe called Crumbs & Whiskers, to help reduce euthanasia in shelters. Much to her surprise, Crumbs & Whiskers was a massive hit that attracted an overwhelming amount of public interest, including celebrities and news stations. The more successful her business became, the more her mental health suffered and the impact of her childhood trauma came to the surface.If this episode resonates with you, share it with your friends on social media and tag @mimosasisterhood. If you're looking for ways to support this show, check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:Growing up in India and discovering a passion for animal welfare at a very young age Volunteering at animal shelters and discovering the dark side of non-profits Dreams of becoming a social entrepreneur with a business model that helped the community Traveling to Thailand and visiting an elephant sanctuary and a cat cafe Returning to the states and opening a cat cafe business at 24 years oldThe trial and error of being a young solopreneur with minimal support from friends, family, and the general publicManaging an increase of success alongside a decrease in mental health Seeking support through therapy and uncovering severe memories of childhood trauma Reconnecting with artistry and discovering healing through poetry Launching a book, Dear Me, I Love You!The meaning of SisterhoodRESOURCES:Follow Kanchan on InstagramFollow Crumbs & Whiskers on InstagramCheck out the Crumbs & Whiskers websitePre-order Kanchan's book Dear Me, I Love You! on her websiteRead about Kanchan's hero, Lek Chailert, the founder of Elephant Nature Park in Thailand See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
89 minutes | May 21, 2021
Rebels With An Incredible Cause: Shidzue Kato & Malala Yousafzai
Tehya Fencik, host and creator of the podcast For the Love of History, tunes in all the way from Japan to join Melissa on the mic to celebrate the lives of some kick ass women. Tehya tells the story of Shidzue Kato, a courageous woman that introduced birth control to Japan in the 1930s. Melissa tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani girl that was shot by the Taliban for vocalizing her support for children's right to an education. If you enjoy this episode, please leave a 5 star rating and written review on Apple Podcasts. If you're looking for ways to support this show, Check out my new support feature!In this episode, we talk about:Tehya's podcast, For the Love of History Tehya's journey around the states until discovering her forever home in JapanTehya's favorite Japanese liquor, Umeshu, and Melissa's Chris Baker Willamette Valley Rose Shidzue Kato's privileged upbringing and her shocking discovery of hardship in JapanMoving to the United States and meeting Margaret SangerIntroducing birth control to Japan + topics related to women's reproductive healthBecoming the first woman elected to the Diet of Japan and living through 2 World Wars! Malala Yousafzai's childhood growing up with a radically progressive father in PakistanMalala's blog and documentary with the BBC Surviving an attempted murder at 14 years oldBecoming the youngest person to receive the Noble Peace PrizeRESOURCES:Follow For the Love of History on InstagramSubscribe to For the Love of History on Apple PodcastsFollow Mimosa Sisterhood on InstagramCheck out this BBC article featuring some of Malala's diary entriesCheck out Malala's BBC DocumentaryLearn about Margaret Sanger See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | May 13, 2021
Minisode with Mel: A Birth Story, From an Auntie's Perspective
Welcome to the second episode in our newest series, Minisodes with Mel. In this solo episode, I tell the insane and twisted story about the time I had to face my biggest fear in life - CHILD BIRTH! In January 2021, my sister was admitted to the hospital to be induced for labor, and after a series of unfortunate events, I had to volunteer tribute to be by her side while she gave birth to her daughter Alana. I've been terrified of child birth my entire life, but the universe decided this was the year I'd have to face my biggest fear. If you enjoy this episode, share it on social media to help spread the Mimosa Sisterhood word! Looking for ways to support the show? Check out my new support feature!In this episode, we talk about:Costco Vodka Otter PopsMy 3 fears around Motherhood: responsibility, loss of independence, giving birthThe series of unfortunate events that occurred the same day my sister was admitted to the hospital Covid pregnancy & hospital birthsBeing a +1 in the labor and delivery roomWitnessing and experiencing every aspect of labor from the sidelinesThe absolutely insane moment my niece was born into the world like she was a deer in National Geographics The strange concept of NOT bathing babies after they are bornFacing your biggest fear and realizing it's not that badMimosa Sisterhood audience member voicemail with a Woman of the Week shout outResources:Call (562) 270-4914 and leave a voicemail to be featured in a future Minisode witih Mel episode. Voicemail caps at 2.5 minutes.To leave a voicemail longer that 2.5 minutes, send us a voice note through Mimosa Sisterhood Facebook PageCostco's Kirkland Vodka CocktailsFlorence Nightingale's Book Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
80 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
For the Love of the Land: Leona Vicario & Junko Tabei
Andee Dominguez joins me back on the mic to tell the story of Leona Vicario, a prestigious woman who used her wealth and privilege to assist the rebellion during the Mexican War of Independence. Melissa tells the story of Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb Mount Everest and the Seven Summits. Looking for ways to support the show? Check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about: An update on Halima Aden, a Somali model we covered in our last episodeAndee using 2020 quarantine to refine and upgrade her lifeThe Year of Yes - vaxed, waxed, and ready to fak!Upcoming Icelandic adventuresThe Palm Rose by Whispering Angel and Sauvignon RepublicLeona Vicario's urge for independence and the escape from patriarchal rule and a submissive lifestylePolitical drama unfolding in Mexico during the early 1800s The Mexican War of Independence Leona using her wealth to purchase guns, cannons, artillery, and medicine for the rebellion Junko Tabei's exposure to mountain climbing in her youthLaunching the first Japanese Women's Mountaineering Club after enduring years of sexism by male climbersJunko's awesome husband who was willing to break societal gender norms so Junko could pursue her dreams Japanese Women's Everest Expedition & The Seven SummitsRESOURCES:Follow Andee on InstagramFollow Mimosa Sisterhood on InstagramSubmit your voice message to 562-270-4914The Palm by Whispering AngelMarlborough Sauvignon Republic Learn more about The Mexican War of IndependenceLearn more about The Seven Summits See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
79 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Food Is Friend, Not Foe: Ali McGregor
Ali McGregor joins Melissa on the mic for our Everyday Woman series. Like many of us, Ali grew up with body image issues that developed into disordered eating. When extreme fad diets led to unhealthy results, Ali made the incredible decision to seek support through a therapist and health coach to heal her relationship with food. Today, Ali is a health coach, the Founder and CEO of Life Simplified, the host of Master It podcast, and she's currently training for a triathlon! If this episode resonates with you, share it with a friend! <3 Looking for ways to support the show? Check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:What is an expander?Body image issues during childhood Wilding out at the cafeteria in collegeFad diets: Keto, Paleo, Juice Cleanse, Raw Food, etc.The importance of asking for helpUsing food as a form of meditation or distraction The toxicity of extremes: over-eating and over-exercisingBuilding awareness around what you're eating and recognizing certain habitsNon-scale victoriesIntuitive eating & re-learning the body's natural hunger cuesThe diet industry and diet cultureLife Simplified wellness brand & yoga matsThe meaning of SisterhoodRESOURCES:Follow Ali McG on Instagram: @alimcg_and @_lifesimplifiedShop Life Simplified Yoga Mats: Shop Use code: PODCAST for 15% off a yoga matSubscribe to Ali's podcast: Master It PodcastGet Ali's Weekend Meal Prep Guide: HEREBook a Freedom Food clarity call with Ali McG: HEREFind a therapists that specializes in disordered eating: Psychology Today and Better HelpIntuitive Eating Workbook: Amazon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
86 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
First Lady in the Place with Style and Grace: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Ali Jannace, Melissa's sister from another mister, joins her on the mic to discuss the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Jackie was a socialite, writer, and First Lady to President John F. Kennedy who was brutally assassinated in 1963. Jackie experienced more trauma than a person should have to go through in a single lifetime and yet she managed to keep her head high and her eye on the prize in the darkest of times. Looking for ways to support the show? Check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:Ali's Mimosa Sisterhood business cards with 15 executive titlesAli and Melissa getting their forehead buns banned from the workplaceAli's one year pandemic experience full of booze, shadow work, ukulele lessons, backyard baseball, and quarantine boyfriendMezcal, mini Modelitos, and McBride Sister's She Can Sauvignon Blanc wineJackie Kennedy's childhood and her chaotic family dynamicThe life of a socialite + being groomed to marry richJackie's serial cheating husband, John F. KennedyThe dark side of pregnancy and motherhood (trigger warning)Becoming a First Lady and revamping the White HouseMarilyn Monroe and her mysterious deathThe morbid assassinations of JFK & Bobby KennedyJackie's messed up relationship with her sister + the scandal around Jackie's second husband, Aristotle OnassisKickstarting a second-wave career in her 40sJackie's poor health and tragic death at a young ageRESOURCES:McBride Sister's SHE CAN Sauvignon Blanc: SHE CANAli's favorite mini Modelos: Mini ModelitoFollow Ali on Instagram: InstagramFollow Mimosa Sisterhood on Instagram: InstagramWatch Amazon Prime's: Jaqueline Kennedy - In Her Own WordsWatch Netflix's: Jackie - A Tale of Two Sisters See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
78 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Seeing God in the Divine Feminine: Lurie Kimmerle
Lurie Kimmerle joins Melissa on the mic for our Everyday Woman series. Over 7 years ago, Lurie walked away from her fundamentalist evangelical life and went on a mission to rebuild her spirituality outside of the patriarchal religion. Today, Lurie is a Feminist Coach that helps women reclaim their understanding of God through concepts rooted in feminist theology and erotic spirituality. Lurie is bringing forward the voices of the divine feminine through her community of Spiritually Wild Women, The Erotic Convent. Looking for ways to support the show? Check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:Living the nomad life Growing up in a fundamentalist evangelical homeFeeling called to the divine feminine at a young ageUnderstanding that God is loveThe book of Song of Songs aka a steamy romance novel in the BibleHow/when religion became heavily patriarchalCreating new paradigms that are liberating, not oppressiveThe Erotic ConventSacred Mother's Pilgrimage to ItalyThe meaning of SisterhoodRESOURCES:Follow Lurie Kimmerle on Instagram: InstagramCheck out Lurie Kimmerle's Website: WebsiteLearn more about the Erotic Convent: Spiritually Wild WomenRead the sexy biblical scripture: Song of SongsFollow Mimosa Sisterhood on Instagram: InstagramSign up for Mimosa Sisterhood's monthly newsletter: Subscribe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
77 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Those Frickin' Puritans: The Salem Witch Trials
Rachel and Leah, co-hosts of Hashtag History podcast, join me on the mic to spit some major knowledge about the Salem Witch Trials. In 1692, over 200 people were accused of witchcraft following a mass hysteria in Salem Village, MA. The witch hunt started with women but eventually spread among every demographic within the Puritan community, including children. There are many theories and assumptions as to what sparked this mass hysteria of demonic possession, but one things for sure, Massachusetts is still PISSED AF about it. If you enjoy this episode, share it with a witchy woo-woo friend! Looking for ways to support the show? Check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:Hashtag History, a podcast that explores History's greatest stories of controversy, conspiracy, and corruption. Leah's Witch Bitch cocktail! Tune in for the recipe.Witch Tok on TikTokSalem Village vs. Salem Town during the 1600sPuritan beliefs about women being vehicles of the devil How gender, race, and socioeconomic status correlated to those being accused of witchcraft. Using "witch cakes" and dogs to determine who was a witch The multiple theories - food poisoning, bored children, money and powerSalem, MA in 2021Woman of the weekRESOURCESHashtag History's website: WebsiteHashtag History's Instagram: InstagramHashtag History's Salem Witch Trials Episode: Part 1Hashtag History's Salem Witch Trials Episode: Part 2Unobscured, Season 1: Salem Witch Trials: Listen HereFollow Mimosa Sisterhood on Instagram: Instagramhttps://vurbl.com/station/9wclQkrYjqH/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
76 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Bad Girls Throughout History: Ann Shen
YUP, you read that right. Melissa achieved her number one dream of having Ann Shen as a guest on the podcast! What better way to celebrate Women's History Month than featuring the author and illustrator of Bad Girls Throughout History, Legendary Ladies, and Nevertheless, She Wore It. Ann's first book, Bad Girls Throughout History, is what inspired Melissa to create the Mimosa Sisterhood podcast.Looking for ways to support the show? Check out my new support feature!SHOW NOTES:In this episode, we talk about:Ann's passion for feminism Leaving her admin job, pulling out a massive loan, and going back to school to pursue an art degree later in lifeHer experience of not fitting in at art schoolThe beginning stages of Bad Girls Throughout History which started off as a ZineTeaching classes through Skillshare to make art more accessible to societyHer number one inspiration to pursue art - her husband! Ada Lovelace and Harriet TubmanCreating time and space for daily projects to help elevate you to the next level Manifesting your dreams and aspirations through journalingAnn's quarantine chickens and her mini LA farmThe meaning of SisterhoodRESOURCES:Ann Shen's website: WebsiteShop Ann's books and products: ShopFollow Ann on Instagram: InstagramTake art classes with Ann on Skill Share: Art ClassesFollow Mimosa Sisterhood on social: Instagram, Twitter, TikTok See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
89 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Swipe Right on Female Artists: Yayoi Kusama & Whitney Wolfe Herd
Tori Ganahl, co-founder of SheFactor and host of The SheFactor podcast, joins me on the mic to tell a story about a history-making woman she admires. Melissa kicks off the show by introducing Yayoi Kusama, an influential Japanese artist who's psychedelic style captures her real-life hallucinations. Tori tells the story of Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder of the popular dating app Bumble who just became the world's youngest female self-made billionaire. Looking for a way to support the show? Check out our new Support Feature: https://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcastSHOW NOTES:In this episode, we talk about:Tori and Melissa meeting during the Almost 30 podcast accelerator programTori's struggle navigating life after collegeFounding The SheFactor with her mom, becoming an entrepreneur, and hosting The SheFactor podcastGrowing up with MySpace as our main digital platform + the ridiculous songs we had on our profile pageUsing social media to connect with inspirational peopleBev canned wine and Rabbel RoseLife for Yayoi Kusama living with mental health issues and hallucinationsThe male-dominated New York art scene during the 60's Andy Warhol's potential plagiarism + profiting off Yayoi's vision and styleLife for Whitney Wolfe Herd growing up with a natural talent for entrepreneurshipCo-founding Tinder but not receiving the credit for it Sexual and verbal harassment in the workplace + media harassment for speaking upFounding Bumble and creating a new dynamic where women can make the first moveRESOURCES:Follow Tori Ganahl: InstagramFollow The SheFactor: InstagramSubscribe to The SheFactor Podcast: PodcastCheck out The SheFactor website and discover your silhouette: Website Watch the Kusama-Infinity documentary on AmazonPrime: Yayoi Kusama DocumentaryTry out Bumble for dating or meeting new friends: BumbleTry Tori's favorite Bev Wine: Drink Bev WineTry Melissa's favorite Rose: Rabble Rose See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
74 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Sustainable Farming & Photography: Rachelle Lerude
Rachelle Lerude joins Melissa on the mic for our Everyday Woman series to discuss all things sustainable farming. Rachelle's life took an unexpected turn in her 20's which allowed her the freedom to pursue her dream of becoming a photographer. Rachelle kickstarted her newfound passion by documenting the food production of local farms in the Bay Area. If this episode resonates with you, feel free to leave us a podcast review or share the episode with your crunchy granola friends! <3SHOW NOTES:In this episode, we talk about: Working at farm-to-table restaurants and finding beauty in how food is sourced and createdEscaping a stagnant life of comfort to pursue her dreams and professional goals Starting a personal photography project by documenting the food production of local farmers in the Bay AreaCold calling farms and meeting the next generation of young farmersThe importance of composting food to reuse nutrients that would otherwise go to wasteCommunity Supported Agriculture (CSA)Food accessibilityTips for aspiring photographersMoving across the country to start a new life chapterThe meaning of SisterhoodRESOURCES:Follow Rachelle on Instagram: InstagramCheckout Rachelle's portfolio: PortfolioFollow this sustainable farm in Winters, CA that practices regenerative agriculture with sheep, pigs, and chickens: FarmerShepFollow this sustainable farm in Placer County, CA that produces organic and nutrient-dense food: Hillview FarmsFollow this chemical-free farmer florist serving Sonoma County and more: Full Bloom Flower FarmCheck out the podcast that inspired Rachelle to pursue her creative dreams: The Chase Jarvis LIVE showWatch Kiss The Ground on Netflix: Netflix Check out Reno's Down To Earth Composting: Reno Composting See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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