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Author: Emma Barr and Jessica Amery

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Join best friends Emma and Jessica as they chat about how to have fun in adult life! Covering a new topic every Friday, Emma and Jess learn new things about each other and the wacky world around them while sharing a laugh and a drink. Sometimes serious, sometimes strange, always a good time, join the Fluff team on their #Fridays4Friendship!


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Rubbish

Rubbish

2021-09-1457:16

Woahhh Listeners. We learnt SO MUCH helpful and mind blowing information about Rubbish, Waste & Recycling all over the world! And we are very keen to share our learnings with you. We take an intersectional look at waste disposal around the globe and it is quite shocking. We are glad to be more aware..Plus, have you ever felt a bit unsure about if what you toss in your recycling bin is actually going to be reused? Let us guide you through or deeper understandings of what we can and can’t recycle. And ideas for better alternatives! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Anorexia

Anorexia

2021-09-1001:00:38

Dear Listeners, an honest episode about living with anorexia, recovery & supporting the small voice that might stay with an individual. CW: Account of having anorexia & self-harm..Through our Fluff journey Jess has felt less shameful & more comfortable to open up about experiencing anorexia and having support needs for long-term management. This has been made further doable due to supportive responses from Listeners. Fluff work to destigmatise anorexia & share our insights in to how to support a loved one with/ with a history of the mental illness..Jess is keen to share her journey to laughter & new joy. Do not give up on anyone fighting this all-consuming & devastating battle. They have so much else to live and give. Emma was one of the first friends Jess felt able to open up to about her history & struggles. And this was because of Emma’s non-judgemental response & ability to see past the illness to the fun, caring & loving person inside. .We hope this offers kindness & support to individuals with a lived experience & to loved ones. And to help others to learn more about what anorexia is and what it isn’t. Big Love as always. We are here for further support. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Capitalism

Capitalism

2021-09-0201:02:24

Here it is Listeners. An episode on Capitalism. Bear with, we ourselves are grappling with this system that rules...everything? .In this episode we state that firstly, it is important to just be aware that Capitalism exists; and we introduce how it impacts on the wellbeing and lives of those who are not rich capitalists. .We get angry, we get sad, we get reflective and, we get confused! Have you got any responses Listeners? Let us know what you think/ how you handle capitalism! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Trees

Trees

2021-08-2752:54

Hello Yew! Life can be a Beech sometimes, but we have a charming episode about the wondrous world of TREES! And Fir sure, we will be promoting Tree Hugging, to make you feel as sweet as Maple..We talk about the communication that trees have amongst themselves; and what messages they might want to send us. So if you haven’t get a Twig about trees, our episode is a great place to start. May your weekend be as luscious as a tree in full leafy bloom. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Polyamory

Polyamory

2021-08-2001:01:42

Talk to us Mils, talk to us! Gosh, did Fluff have fun in the recording studio this week talking with Mils about Polyamory. We considered how often people might hear about how polyamory can ‘go wrong’ but we want to hear how it can go RIGHT! And how it can positively serve both an individual and their relationships. .We know we have been conditioned to understand and experience certain relationship structures e.g monogamy, and we were gripped to listen to Mils share about their experience of peeling back those expected constructs and exploring what other possibilities and rewards there are..Thank you so much to Mils for joining Fluff today, a truly Fluffy and Fabulous person you are! Not an episode to be missed Listeners and as always please do connect with us to share your own experiences and learnings too! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Disney

Disney

2021-08-1359:08

Be Our Guest, Listeners and tune into today’s Fluff Episode on Disney. It might be a Whole New World after learning some of the history of Walt Disney and the creation of the movie empire! .We talk about the films which made us Wish Upon A Star when we were young and develop a Hakuna Matata vibe towards life. .You need The Bare Necessities to join in today’s episode. You’ve Got a Friend in Us, and we are excited to share with you some jaw-dropping facts & discussion around the controversies of Disney’s past & present storytelling. .Heigh-Ho and off to listen you go! You’re Welcome 😉 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sitting in the shit

Sitting in the shit

2021-07-3057:02

An extremely helpful and supportive episode we think Listeners! In our lives we will have several experiences of feeling, quite frankly, horrendous. Whether this is through new difficult experiences or working through previous traumas in therapy. Whilst your mind, body and nervous system is processing and recovering, it truly feels like you are “sitting in the shit”. This is what might make many people evacuate from this process, squash the shit back down and vow to never return. But the shit is still there niggling away. And we believe and have experienced, that the best way to liberate yourself from your pain, is to work through it..In this very honest episode, we share our own experiences of what “sitting in the shit” looks like; and our methods and tips to help you through that process and out into the light. Have faith in that when you sit with the shit and work through it, you will feel stronger and more invincible than ever! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Camping II

Camping II

2021-07-2351:37

Hello Listeners! In Season 1.38 we released a wild episode about Camping- with plenty of tips and live action recording of our hilarious Fluff Camping Trip! Do take a listen if you haven’t tuned in before..Another Fluff Season, another summer and we have found ourselves pitching up even more! Both Wild Camping style in Scotland and travelling by train from London city to some gorgeous woodland and riverside pitches..As we become ever more seasoned Campers, we wanted to share further developed Tips & Tricks to enhance your nature filled camping trip! Who else loves sleeping under the stars on the earth? Send in your own camping tricks and stories, we would love to hear!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Swimming

Swimming

2021-07-1656:02

Splish, splash who likes to get WET? it's summertime in the northern hemisphere and in this week's episode Jess and Emma take a DIVE into the magical world of swimming! Jess is a mermaid and loves to connect with the creatures of the sea and the breath of the earth, as long as the water isn't too too cold (although she's working on turning down the temperature). Emma on the other hand would prefer to swim in the arctic and would spend her whole life underwater if she could and feels most at home when floating in the wild!Join your Fluff hosts as they share anecdotes about water and swimming experiences, tips for getting into swimming as adults, chats about diverse bodies and swim suits and the benefits of cold water swimming. Take a dip, dive in, immerse yourselves in this episode and get in touch if you have any stories or questions about swimming!Emma has also started a queer swimming group at Portobello beach in Edinburgh with 15 members at this point but they are looking for more friends! If you are in Edinburgh and want to join, get in touch with Fluff and Emma will hook you up!Happy, safe and restorative swimming Listeners <3 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
There are many areas of beautiful wisdom we could have asked Robert about, but for now, we started with Healing! What is it?How does a Healer work?How does healing differ from talking therapy?What IS energy?How can Queers benefit from healing?.Join Fluff as we have the utter joy of talking with Robert Grey, a trauma-informed Healer and Coach. There are moments of stunned silence as we let Robert’s magnificence of perspective and learnings sink in! .Robert gives us moving insights into their journey of developing their healing practice; and shares with us (in their glorious voice) why it isn’t always glitter and glow in a Healer’s life. .Thank you for joining us Robert. Do follow Robert on Instagram and take a look at their website for further insight and bookings:There are many areas of beautiful wisdom we could have asked Robert about, but for now, we started with Healing! What is it?How does a Healer work?How does healing differ from talking therapy?What IS energy?How can Queers benefit from healing?.Join Fluff as we have the utter joy of talking with Robert Grey, a trauma-informed Healer and Coach. There are moments of stunned silence as we let Robert’s magnificence of perspective and learnings sink in! .Robert gives us moving insights into their journey of developing their healing practice; and shares with us (in their glorious voice) why it isn’t always glitter and glow in a Healer’s life. .Thank you for joining us Robert. Do follow Robert on Instagram and take a look at their website for further insight and bookings:There are many areas of beautiful wisdom we could have asked Robert about, but for now, we started with Healing! What is it?How does a Healer work?How does healing differ from talking therapy?What IS energy?How can Queers benefit from healing?.Join Fluff as we have the utter joy of talking with Robert Grey, a trauma-informed Healer and Coach. There are moments of stunned silence as we let Robert’s magnificence of perspective and learnings sink in! .Robert gives us moving insights into their journey of developing their healing practice; and shares with us (in their glorious voice) why it isn’t always glitter and glow in a Healer’s life. .Thank you for joining us Robert. Do follow Robert on Instagram and take a look at their website for further insight and bookings: www.robert-grey.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Deconstructing Gender

Deconstructing Gender

2021-07-0201:03:50

Keen to learn more about Gender?Want to revel with us in the joy of understanding and becoming more conscious of Gender?We will warmly break down what it means to deconstruct gender for you Listeners; important terminology; plus we share Top Tips on gender-neutral language and approaches. .This episode also comes with our personal experiences of gender: the challenges, the joy, the hate, the liberation..Always here to discuss further with you Listeners and to platform important voices! Protect Gender Identity darlings! With your whole loving heart. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Summer Foods

Summer Foods

2021-06-2559:38

A juicy topic for you Listeners- FOOD... Summer Style. Pull up a deck chair and join Fluff as we float around our favourite delicacies to eat and drink in the Summer- be it by a pool, lake, beach, garden, park, in bed!.We have Fluffy Tips for how to make your salad POP; information on eating seasonly; and we even throw in the history of the BBQ!.We would LOVE to hear from our Listeners what zesty, saucy freshness you are preparing this summer! Tuck in Fluffy Friends See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Reunions

Reunions

2021-06-0455:58

By the side of our loved ones we may begin to be! We may explode with excitement whilst also having some internal trepidation at returning back to socialising and travelling through public areas. For many of us it might still be a while before you can meet loved ones safely. But when you do, you can betcha we have tips for Fluffy reunions! .Our bodies might not be able to fully embrace but we wish you all the magic in silly conversations and laughter across the table. We would love to hear what reunions you are having listeners and what pending ones you are excited about. .We will be away together on our own Fluffy reunion next week in the Lake District, so are taking a week’s break from recording.Be sure to follow our hiking adventures on our Instagram stories! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Masturbation

Masturbation

2021-05-2852:41

Do you like masturbation but don’t feel really ‘in the zone’? Heard others talking about masturbation as an incredible time of pleasure and you want in? Scared of masturbation? Feel shame for masturbation? Let Fluff pick this topic apart for #masturbationmay.As we are finding with most topics listeners, everything comes back to your relationship to yourself. AND that there is no such thing as ‘too late’ if you are curious about further understanding and connecting with your body. Join Fluff as we unpick our own experiences and feelings towards masturbation. And share some Fluffy Tips that have helped us to go on a self-pleasure trip. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Turn ons and Turn offs

Turn ons and Turn offs

2021-05-2157:15

A friend asked us recently for ideas for a date night. We got ourselves quite giddy... and a little bit tingly, as we unleashed our romantic ideas of decorating socks and creating a different city in their living room to travel to. This got us to thinking, what ARE those tingles and why do they happen? Why might we get turned on and why turned off? .We returned to one our favourite psychoanalysts, Esther Perel, for support on how to effectively communicate about arousal with another person, and Fluff themselves dig deeper into our own thoughts about how we can recognise and communicate about our desires with our own selves!.We provide information as recognised by Stonewall regarding Ace identity, the umbrella term “used to describe a variation in levels of romantic and/or sexual attraction, including a lack of attraction.” (Stonewall.org.uk) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Whales

Whales

2021-05-1455:00

Swimming to top of the Majestic Creatures list: WHALES! And we love to showcase the majestic on Fluff! Listeners, you may be familiar with the Netflix Movie, #Seaspiracy and the astounding National Geographic’s #thesecretofwhales. Emma and Jess felt reconnected with our childhood adoration of whales. And we have researched even further to discover a bit more about the evolution of whales over 50 million years..We reflect on the whaling industry and fishing industry and the facts and controversy around Seaspiracy. And honour how sacred Orcas are to the aboriginal people of British Columbia. .We recommend these great sites for navigating further information about these incredible creatures:🐳 www.orcaspirit.com🐳 uk.whales.org 🐳 www.whale-word.com🐳 blog.nationalgeographic.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gardening

Gardening

2021-05-0754:09

Hello Listeners! Today we are planting seeds of happiness into your ears as we share the fun of our recent gardening activities! It is has been a really enjoyable sensory experience to dig our fingers in the soil; smell the foliage after a rain shower; and see little shoots sprouting from pots!.We share with you some of our recent balcony gardening projects, with tips that might feel more doable, as we are creating growth in smaller spaces. Gardening is a fantastic way to connect with the earth and through nurturing and observing plant life, we are reminded of the importance of encouraging our own growth. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Books and Reading

Books and Reading

2021-04-3001:05:33

This isn’t your average book club Listeners! Yes we will anoint your ears through reading some life-enhancing passages from some of our favourite reads! BUT in this episode we also scan through fascinating research to bring you super interesting facts about:💜 Translation💜 Representation in Literature💜 The Million Word Gap💜 and have you ever considered where Reading all began? Let Fluff guide you through the history! .Books we mention in this episode and/or want to shout out about this month are:📖 Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez📖 Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardino Evaristo📖 Tales From The Inner City by Shaun Tan📖 Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt📖 What A Time To Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue📖 Macho Sluts by Pat Califia📖 Snuggie Brain by Douglas Stuart📖 The Trick Is To Keep Breathing by Janice Galloway📖 King Kong Theory by Virginie Despentes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Fitness

Fitness

2021-04-2201:04:12

Our mouths are lunging towards the microphone this week Listeners to bring you our current reflections on Fitness (the named goal) and Exercise (the method). We both like to steer clear of toxic fitness culture, but it is EVERYWHERE! And many people might feel under pressure to edit their wonderful body as lockdown restrictions start to ease around the globe. .Emma and Jess share their own experiences of managing triggering comments on their bodies related to fitness; anorexia and exercise; and how they work to sustain a healthy relationship with exercise and fitness. We love our compassionate Top Tips for non-exercise exercise, and we would LOVE to hear more from you! .The fitness industry is ableist, racist, transphobic, fatphobic, queerphobic and basically can make anyone feel like their right to exercise and fitness doesn’t exist because it has been capitalised and uses white, cis, thin bodies as their poster. Nauh Listeners, Nauh. We highly recommended the educational resources on decolonizingfitness.com & on their Insta @decolonizing_fitness .Image Description: Emma and Jess are wearing stretchy movement clothing and are each doing a side stretch towards each other. Smiling and stretching to hold hands..#fitness #exercise #movement#stretching #decolonizefitness#fitnessculture #ed #edrecovery#toxicfitnessculture #inclusivefitness#anorexia #anorexianervosarecovery#eatingdisorderawareness#eatingdisorderrecovery See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hanging out with Yusuf

Hanging out with Yusuf

2021-04-1601:06:21

Here’s what happened Listeners: Jess and Emma signed up for a Syrian Cooking Class with Yusuf through Migrateful. Yusuf came on the zoom screen with his joyful smile and entertained us with his humour and excellent facilitation; and also shared with us his experience of his journey from Syria to the U.K. and seeking asylum. We put down the eggplant we had started chopping to text each other that we’d love to interview Yusuf on Fluff..Lucky us, we further connected with Yusuf to hear more about his journey, the refugee crisis at present, and how we can effectively give our Time, Voice & Money to support refugees and people seeking asylum. Amidst the pandemic, our conversation & action might have lessened and we are glad to bring it to attention on Fluff today..Yusuf, we love a side-project, and we care about awareness and action to lower our carbon footprint. We were delighted to learn about your work as a software engineer and the project you are working on to connect communities and share resources (and positive connection). Listeners, get involved! .In this episode, Yusuf brings you wit, fun & important insights. Not to be missed. We were helpfully directed to charities to connect with who support refugees, including Team Bananas Supper Club & Migrateful U.K..We recommend visiting and exploring the Refugee Council’s website for learnings on ‘The Truth About Asylum’ and campaigns to support. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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