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We're Gonna Talk About It

Author: Buffie Blesi & Carolyn Pool

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Two great friends, Buffie Blesi and Carolyn Pool, along with their guests unearth, dissect and discuss topics around being a woman that are unknowns, unspoken, taboo or just downright perplexing.
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All the Way with ERA!!

All the Way with ERA!!

2024-02-1044:35

We're talking with Betty Folliard, founder of ERA Minnesota and a champion for Equal Rights for all. Support the Show.
We're BACK! Buffie Blesi and Carolyn Pool took a much needed break to build out our new film production studio - Rockstoria Studios - and get grounded after a flurry of activity. But while we were gone, the world continued to be on fire and we need to talk about it. Buckle up! Support the Show.
Hosts Buffie & Carolyn of the We're Gonna Talk About It podcast discuss women in the death and funeral industry. This includes the history of women taking charge, what happened to switch to a male dominated field, and why women are once again dominating the industry. Over 65% of graduates from university mortuary programs are women. While these numbers are impressive, a lot of skepticism and sexism block women from moving up in the profession. Many industry experts believe however, that w...
Hosts Buffie & Carolyn discuss what it means to live without the protection of Roe v. Wade, and the rights that could possibly be taken next.Music clips covers of We're Not Gonna Take It performed by Kulturskolan i Lessebo - We're Not Gonna Take It (Cover) - YouTube and We're not gonna take it ( Dee Snider/Twisted Sister)- Ballad cover by Anika - YouTubeSupport the Show.
Ep 20 | The Pink Tax

Ep 20 | The Pink Tax

2022-04-2137:42

This weeks We’re Gonna Talk About It podcast episode is about The Pink Tax & all the ways women get hosed buying everyday items. Annually, the pink tax costs about $2,300.00 in overpayment for items marketed to women. Listen in to hear more about this economic phenomenon and how it is evident in everyday items & even necessary health needs/medicine.With special guest Shanan Custer. Shanan and Carolyn make up the 2 Sugars Show and have performed together in 2 Sugars, Room for...
This episode is about the thing that started it all for Rock What You Got™ (RWYG), the Gender Pay Gap. Hosts Buffie & Carolyn talk about the origins of RWYG’s mission, the highlights & challenges, & how much work lies ahead with gender gaps. Buffie & Carolyn will also introduce RWYG's exciting Pub & Club summer events that will center around education and awareness of gender gaps including pay, education, housing, digital, & more.Sources:The U.S women's soccer team rea...
Ep 18 | Terrible Tales

Ep 18 | Terrible Tales

2022-03-2456:21

This episode is a look at the stories children learn through books, movies & video games that teach screwed-up gender roles. Hosts Buffie & Carolyn discuss the origins of those stories, (commonly known as Fairy Tales), how Hollywood & pop culture has perpetuated these harmful myths, & what is changing. Featuring guest Lily Baber-Coyle, founder and owner of Beaver Pond Press and author of Princess and the Pee, a feminist play on the classic story. For more resources on fa...
Ep 17 | Women in TV & Film

Ep 17 | Women in TV & Film

2022-03-1001:08:38

Hosts Buffie & Carolyn talk about the history of women in TV & film, why women’s stories matter, what’s gotten better, & what the data tells us about how far there is to go.This episode’s guests include nationally known filmmakers and television writers:Gabby Reese, Filmmaker & host of Shot of InfluenceEmily Schmidt, writer and performer for film and television, currently on “Ghosts” on CBS Maya Washington, Rock What You Got’s February social media spotlight of women who are #...
Part one of “The New ‘F’ Word: Do You Call Yourself a Feminist?" delves into a brief history of feminist movements in America, questions if there is a fourth or even fifth wave coming, & what that means for the future of the feminist movement. Hosts Buffie & Carolyn talk about their personal histories and feminist journeys, and wonder loudly and proudly on why some who support equality for women refuse to identify as a “feminist”.Resources:Get to Know bell hooks - The bell hooks ...
In this episode called 'The Reset Button', hosts Buffie & Carolyn welcome 2022 and talk about their hopes for this year. They discuss why New Years resolutions are so hard to keep, and the emotional damage “failing” can cause. Instead, they offer alternatives to making resolutions while still concentrating on goals.Support the Show.
In the final episode of 2021, Hosts Buffie & Carolyn re-cap what they’ve learned, highlights of past episodes, and what they’re looking forward to in 2022! If you’re a listener, thank you. Tell your friends about We’re Gonna Talk About It, especially if you think they should listen to a specific episode. If you have ideas for upcoming shows, don’t hesitate to contact “We’re Gonna Talk About It” at Podcast | Rock What You Got™ (rockwhatyougotlive.com) See you next season! The fir...
It’s shake up time gearing up for a new year of the “We’re Gonna Talk About It” podcast, but before that, take a detour to talk about the latest assault on women’s health care, the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Your hosts are fired up as they navigate questions of why women’s health care is always under fire, and the issues facing those seeking help. Learn more about how you can support these organizations. Still fighting. No matter what. (weareplann...
From microphones being designed to amplify lower voices, phones being too big & pockets too small, nowhere to put purses in a car or restroom, and male-only car crash test dummies, it is clear that male-dominated design isn't just inconvenient for women, but can be dangerous too.Buffie & Carolyn discuss these issues, and welcome guests Tina Nguyen and Danika Hannon to tell us about careers for women in STEM and design!Sources used for this episode:4 Main Reasons Why There Is a Lack of...
Did you know that International Podcast Day was last Thursday? To celebrate, We're Gonna Talk About It's guest is one of our favorite podcasters, Renee Powers! Renee is the Founder and CEO of The Feminist Book Club, and host of the Feminist Book Club Podcast! Get ready for a lively discussion about new feminist literature, why the term “chick lit” is BS, the books that shaped and inspired us as kids, and what we are reading now. Learn more about and subscribe to Feminist Book Club ...
The diet industry makes $72 billion a year and has a 95% FAILURE RATE. This is just one reason why we say... DEATH TO DIETS! This episode is part 3/3 (or maybe not, this is a huge topic) of We're Gonna Talk About It's series on Body Image. Buffie & Carolyn speak on their own struggles with the diet industry and welcome an amazing guest, Jillian Lampert, CSO of The Emily Program. The Emily Program - A national leader in eating disordersSupport the Show.
The journey to loving and accepting your body can be difficult.This week on the We’re Gonna Talk About It podcast is part 2 of our 3 part series on Body Image. ‘Mirror, Mirror’ explores body dysmorphia and disordered eating with hosts Buffie Blesi & Carolyn Pool, joined by guest Julie Wenzlick ( https://www.instagram.com/julie.better.everyday/ ) RWYG Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockwhatyougotlive/RWYG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockWhatYouGotLiveRWYG Twitter: https:/...
If you’ve ever felt bad about your body, you aren’t alone. Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, but messages from media and society seem to be saying (over and over!) that there’s only one kind of “perfect” body, and if we don’t have it, we need to spend all of our time, effort and money to change. Women especially also get damaging messages about their bodies and sexuality, specifically from institutions dedicated to the subjugation of women and girls such as many religions, and “purity cult...
Episode 9 is In The Name of Pride! A great way to be an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community is to continue to learn and ask questions. Rock What You Got podcast, We’re Gonna Talk About It, welcomes guest Emma VanVactor Lee, Educator, to answer questions as a guide for “Allyship 101”. This discussion also covers the emotional labor that LGBTQIA+ and persons of color go through daily, and how an ally can pull their weight when it comes to educating themselves.You can support and tip Emma (Instagram:...
Do you have questions about the LGBTQIA+ community or terms used (pronouns, etc.)? Send them to hello@rockwhatyougotlive.com!A great way to be an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community is to continue to learn and ask questions, and Rock What You Got will have an expert on the next podcast episode who can answer these questions.This year for Pride Month, RWYG is the producer of the Grand Marshal MASKqueerade Party at the Granada Theater & Amsterdam Bar on June 17th! Music, comedy, dance, drag show...
Ep 7 | The Other Mother

Ep 7 | The Other Mother

2021-05-1101:03:25

You don’t have to give birth to be a mom. Dedicated to the admired woman who take on unconventional motherhood with courage and abundant love.“You are not alone if you have a village of support.” Amber Schindeldecker, is a single mother by choice. She will meet her newly adopted baby boy this month, after braving through to the end of a 6-year biological fertility journey. “The more you bring in the better. It’s all about expanding.” Stephanie March, Food and Dining Editor, M...
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