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87 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Women of Pride and Juneteenth: Ruth Charlotte Ellis & Sojourner Truth
<p>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.<p><p>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!<p><p>SHOW NOTES<p><p>In this episode, we talk about:<p>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 CostcoLizzo's Nature CerealRuth 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 feminism<p>RESOURCES:<p>Follow Peony Jean Boutique on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peonyjeanboutique/ <p>Check out the 'Living With Pride' documentary about Ruth Charlotte Ellis: https://youtu.be/dhgMpNP4B8UCheck out the Narrative of Sojourner Truth: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/narrative-of-sojourner-truth-sojourner-truth/1007296522Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. 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 Saint 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 Blanc Non-traditional types of social work Attending St. Louis University, a predominately white Catholic Jesuit college in St. Louis, MOCollege scholarships, switching majors, and the stress of figuring 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. and George Floyd 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: +1 562-270-4914Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. 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 was largely due to 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 MaroonsSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. 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 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. 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 SangerSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. 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 NotSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. 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 SummitsSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. 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! <3SHOW 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: AmazonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. 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 Jaqueline 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. 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 SistersSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. 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. 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: SubscribeSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. 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 a way to support the show? Check out our new Support Feature: https://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcastSHOW 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: InstagramSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. 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 a way to support the show? Check out our new Support Feature: https://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcastSHOW NOTES: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, TikTokSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. 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 RoseSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/mimosasisterhoodpodcast. 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: https://www.instagram.com/rachelle_lerude/Checkout Rachelle's portfolio: https://rachellelerude.myportfolio.com/Follow this sustainable farm in Winters, CA that practices regenerative agriculture with sheep, pigs, and chickens: https://www.instagram.com/farmershep/Follow this sustainable farm in Placer County, CA that produces organic and nutrient-dense food: https://www.instagram.com/hillviewfarms/Follow this chemical-free farmer florist serving Sonoma County and more: https://www.instagram.com/fullbloomflowerfarm/Check out the podcast that inspired Rachelle to pursue her creative dreams: The Chase Jarvis LIVE showWatch Kiss The Ground on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81321999 Check out Reno's Down To Earth Composting: https://www.downtoearthcomposting.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
70 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Ending Slavery and Segregation: Stagecoach Mary Fields & Ruby Bridges
Rikki Bell is back for her third guest appearance and ready to celebrate Black History Month on the Mimosa Sisterhood podcast! Melissa starts off by telling the hilarious story of Stagecoach Mary Fields, the first black woman to work for the US postal service as a route mail carrier in the 1800s. Rikki introduces Ruby Bridges, the woman that inspired her to become a teacher! Ruby Bridges made history at 6-years old becoming the first black student to attend an all-white school, which helped end segregation at public schools in the south. If you enjoy this episode, share it with a friend and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple podcasts!SHOW NOTES:In this episode, we talk about:How much life has changed since Rikki's first podcast recording in June 2020Black history is American historyRikki and Melissa's inability to drink copious amount of alcohol in their 30sLife for Stagecoach Mary Fields after she was freed from slaveryRejecting gender roles and female stereotypes The wild wild west era and life as a route mail carrierLife for Ruby Bridges' making history at 6-years old by attending an all-white schoolThe end of segregation at public schools in the southChildren aren't born to be racists, they're taught to be racist Teaching Of Mice and Men and other classic books to high school students in 2021RESOURCES:Check out Rikki's t-shirt business, Peony Jean Boutique: https://www.peonyjeanboutique.com/Peony Jean Boutique on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peonyjeanboutique/Sign up for the Mimosa Sisterhood Newsletter: HERERuby Bridges on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rubybridgesofficial/Indianapolis Children's Museum featuring Ruby Bridges: https://www.childrensmuseum.org/exhibits/power-of-childrenOf Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: AmazonWatch The Wilds: Amazon Prime See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Minisode with Mel: Started From the Bottom, Now We're Here
Welcome to the first episode in our newest series - Minisodes with Mel! To kickstart this solo series, I throw it back to 2017 and tell a very personal and somewhat tragic story of my life which lead me to launch the Mimosa Sisterhood podcast. This episode is just me, my voice, my thoughts, my story... and it's raw AF. Thank you so much for listening and be sure to spread the Mimosa Sisterhood word to all your friends and family!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, I talk about:Flybird Grapefruit Paloma Wine Cocktail Leaving San Francisco after 7 years of residencyMoving into my parent's house at 25 years oldLetting go of a serious long term relationshipExperiencing emotional and psychological abuse from a new relationshipDeath and griefUnhealthy coping mechanismsHitting rock bottomStarting the Mimosa Sisterhood podcastTherapyPersonal growth, development, happiness, and healingA voicemail featuring one of our podcast fans! RESOURCES:Flybird Grapefruit Paloma Wine Cocktail: Shop World MarketCall and leave a voicemail to be featured on the show: (562) 270-4914Mimosa Sisterhood Website: https://www.mimosasisterhood.com/Mimosa Sisterhood on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mimosasisterhood/Mimosa Sisterhood email: Hello@mimosasisterhood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
61 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Normalizing Acne & Recognizing Beauty in Imperfection with Ishpree
Ishpree joins Melissa on the mic for our Everyday Woman series to discuss the importance of owning your imperfections. Ishpree created her Instagram platform @loveish_x to promote self-love and debunk societal beauty standards by sharing vulnerable pictures of her "imperfections" to normalize acne.Send this episode to a friend that could use a friendly reminder that she's a BADDDD BISHHHH!SHOW NOTES:In this episode, we talk about:body positivity, self-love, acne societal beauty standards that influence self-loathingthe toxicity of social media, editing apps, and filters that pressure women to look a certain waycelebrities and influencers trapped in a toxic cycle of chasing perfection + the role we play as enablersLove Island UKthe importance of reassuring people that it's okay to be youdermatologists taking advantage of people with skincare issues by upselling products that don't workMelissa's experience living with MelasmaIshpree's upcoming Youtube channel that highlights minority experiencesowning your imperfectionsthe meaning of SisterhoodRESOURCES:Follow Ishpree on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loveish_x/Follow Ishpree on TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeRkxm9u/Follow Mimosa Sisterhood on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mimosasisterhood/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
91 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Eyes of the World: Anne Sullivan & Kelly Gallagher
Marisol Lunceford is back for her second guest appearance on the Mimosa Sisterhood podcast! Melissa starts off by telling the insane and largely forgotten story of Anne Sullivan, the visually impaired teacher best known for her lifelong relationship with Hellen Keller. Marisol introduces us to Kelly Gallagher, a British Paralympic skier and gold medal-winner with oculocutaneous albinism. If you enjoy this episode, share it with a friend and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple podcasts!SHOW NOTESIn this episode, we talk about:2020 New Years Eve bustMelissa's rude awakening that she's over 30 and can't ride a bike in the windEl Segundo Brewing Company's Mayberry IPA and Trader Joes' Tequinique Cabernet Sauvignon Anne Sullivan's childhood as a visually impaired orphan trapped in a medical prison institutionRumors of cannibalism and perversion at The Almshouse in Tewksbery institution Perkins School for the Blind and Helen Keller's plagiarism investigation The difference between the Olympics, Paralympics, and the Special OlympicsAlbinism, nystagmus, and visual impairmentThe persecution of people with albinism across the globeRESOURCESMarisol's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/holdingsunshine/Mimosa Sisterhood's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mimosasisterhood/Perkins School for the Blind: https://www.perkins.org/NOAH National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation: https://albinism.org/Kelly Gallagher at the Sochi 2014 Paralympics Winter Games: https://youtu.be/ULV1s2VsstsEyes of the World by The Grateful Dead: https://youtu.be/kuSJ0djewQU See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
76 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Empowering You to be "Bold, Tenacious, & Resilient": Ashley Marie at B.T.R Bar
Ashley Marie, Founder and Chief Snack Officer of B.T.R Bar joins Melissa on the mic for our Everyday Woman series. Ashley partnered with registered dieticians, a personal chef, and a food scientist to create a protein bar with the highest quality, cleanest, best ingredients on the planet AKA the first protein with a purpose! B.T.R is an abbreviation for her parents’ mantra, “Be BOLD, TENACIOUS & RESILIENT” and the company is a tribute to her parents who passed away from rare forms of cancer.SHOW NOTES:In this episode, we talk about:Ashley's experience as a caretaker for her parents Launching a business AND getting married during a pandemicCreating a protein bar with 7+ key functional superfoods & adaptogensKeeping your day job and transferring your professional skillset to your passion project or side business#BTRtogether Scholarship which donates a portion of proceeds to organizations that empower young women, such as Girls Who Code Putting your ego aside and listening to your customersManaging grief and coping with the loss of loved ones The meaning of SisterhoodRESOURCESB.T.R Bar website: https://www.eatbtrbar.com/B.T.R Bar Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btr.bar/B.T.R Bar recipes: https://www.eatbtrbar.com/blogs/recipesGirls Who Code Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlswhocode/Cancer Support Community: https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
74 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Unsolved Mystery of "The Ice Cream Blonde": Thelma Todd
Paige and Natalie, co-hosts of The Murder Diaries podcast, join me on the mic to discuss the incredible life and mysterious death of 1930s Hollywood star, Thelma Todd. If you enjoy this episode, share it with a true-crime obsessed friend! SHOW NOTES:In this episode, we talk about:The dark side of the Old Hollywood eraThe disgusting "casting couch" experiences actresses had to endureThelma's rejection of the "dumb blonde" stereotype in the 1930sThelma Todd Sidewalk Cafe in Pacific PalisadesThe December 14, 1935 party that lead to Thelma's mysterious deathThelma's love for cars and her suspicious carbon monoxide poisoningMultiple murder theoriesLucky Luciano, the mob, and corrupt policeDeath bed confessionsRESOURCES:Subscribe to The Murder Diaries on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-murder-diaries/id1475609603Follow The Murder Diaries on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themurderdiariespod/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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