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Author: Sarah Villarreal

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The Socially Misguided podcast is a show that inspires personal growth by empowering listeners to have tough conversations. A mix of insight from experts and relatable experiences, this show shines a light on the ways we’ve been misguided and complicit in society’s impossible expectations and harmful beliefs. Host, Sarah Villarreal, opens up about her own struggles and encourages listeners to do the same. To join the Socially Misguided community, follow on social @sociallymisguidedpodcast! And remember to rate, review and follow the show on your favorite podcast platform so you don't miss an episode.
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Summer's approaching and there's nothing more anxiety-inducing, for some of us, than the thought of wearing a swimsuit in public. And that's because we've been conditioned to believe the BS that only some bodies are bikini bodies. Today, we take a deep dive into all of the misguided social norms that keep us from feeling confident at the pool. That keep us feeling like our bodies need to be fixed, especially if we want wear a swimsuit.I talk about my own body insecurities in hopes that i...
Is it just me, or is making friends as an adult hard?As we get ready to move to a new city, I've had to face the fact that I'm going to need to put myself out there and make new friends and I'm not feeling 100% about it.It's so much harder to make friends as an adult than it was as a kid. We have less time. We're more self aware and probably more self conscious. We've been conditioned to believe that making friends "just happens", when it actually takes intentionality and effort. Also, many o...
Feel like everything to do with raising kids and running the home fall on your shoulders? You're not alone and it sounds like it's time to implement the Fair Play Method.Valerie Recore is joins us for a conversation on Fair Play, what societal norms have contributed to an unbalanced distribution of labor, and tips for how to talk about fair play with the rest of your household.Valerie Recore is a productivity specialist, a time giver, and a Certified Fair Play Method Facilitator. She helps mo...
So many of us are on a journey to untangle misguided and harmful messages about race. If you're a parent, you're likely raising yourself and your kids to be anti-racist at the same time. And that can feel overwhelming! Where do I start? What if I say something wrong?Lucky for us, Jasmine Bradshaw is here to help us on that journey. Jasmine is an anti-racist educator, educational consultant, podcaster and founder of First Name Basis, a business that specializes in giving adults the tools they ...
Society loves to should all over moms and it leave so many of us feeling burnt out, overwhelmed and like we've failed a system that's actually failed us.Today, I sit down with Alegre Ramos and Natascha Corrigan to share our own experiences and leave you with some practical tips for how to avoid burnout.Entrepreneurs and Educators Alegre and Natascha have fives businesses and three kids between them and are on a mission to help moms and caregivers prioritize themselves, save time, and accompli...
Our society needs to get over this obsession with thiness.Today, we are talking about what's it's like to live in a larger body, joy, the impact of anti-fatness and how loving yourself as you are is a radical act.Joining us for this conversation is Lindsay Johnson. Lindsay is a multi-passionate entrepreneur and founder of Fantastical Fatty and The Radical Connector. Their work with Fantastical Fatty focuses on fat joy activism and creating a community of fat baddies ready to fall in love with...
Beauty culture's got a hold on us and I think it's harmful to our mental health.In today's episode, we talk about:France proposed law requiring influencers to disclose photo editingTikTok's Bold Glamour filterImpact of today's impossible beauty standards and the impact on our well beingHow filters/editing apps are interlinked with Whitness, cultural appropriation, classism and ageismLet's get in touch!To connect, follow on IG @sociallymisguidedpodcastIf you feel you know someone who would be ...
As parents, we dread the idea of having The Talk with our kids.And let's be honest, many of us don't have the best blueprint to begin with and our kids are growing up in a completely different time!Cath Hakanson is here to help take the cringe out of talking with our kids about sex, navigate this new online landscape and help us build better relationships with our kids.Cath Hakanson has been talking to clients about sex for the past 25 years as a nurse, midwife, sex therapist, researcher, aut...
Weaponized incompetence is a real issue and, despite the way it's sometimes spun online, it's not a funny one.Between gender socialization, burnout, mom rage and women shouldering the majority of domestic labor, it makes sense that weaponized incompetence is a thing. Check out this episode to hear more about what weaponized incompetence is and how we can more towards more equitable relationships.Sources:https://www.thecandidly.com/2019/look-at-all-of-this-invisible-labor-women-do-without-bein...
CW: sexual assaultThis is still a pervasive problem. I don't think I know a woman who has not experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault.We need change. Change in the way we socialize individuals and more education on how to even have these kinds of uncomfortable conversations. Joining us to do that today is Dr. Liz DuBois. Dr. Liz (PhD, Conflict Resolution, MA, Sociology) is an executive coach and professional development coach who approaches her work through a trauma-informe...
We all do it and now that we have unlimited access with our phones, comparing ourselves to others is easier than ever. But when does good comparison become toxic comparison? Why do we compare ourselves to others? How can we stop doing it so frequently? Today's guest, Amber Rose West, is there to answer those questions.Amber is the confidence coach every woman needs when they are ready to become a confident public speaker. Her company, Vibrant Confidence, offers public speaking coaching d...
We've all heard this phrase but reverse racism isn't a thing and this episode explains why.Let's get in touch!To connect, follow on IG @sociallymisguidedpodcastIf you feel you know someone who would be an amazing guest for our show, send us an email at sociallymisguidedpocast@gmail.comRemember to subscribe to this show and share on social media. It helps us get the name out there and build this amazing community!
In continuation of tough conversations and our anti-racism work, today's episode is centered around anti-Asian racism.And today's guest, Jolene Jang, breaks down the issues the community faces and what we can do to support them.Jolene Jang is an Asian Inclusivity Consultant, who trains individuals how to be Asian inclusive. She created the Empowered Asians Facebook group to provide a safe place for Asians and the Asian Allies Group to support Asians Americans. Jolene believes...
As we all know, representation matters. But when representation is done in a one dimensional, often stereotypical way, it can create a lot of harm to the community. Which is why, as today's guest will explain, representation needs to be responsible.Join us for an in depth conversation about representation for the LGBTQ+ community with Angel Bellon. Angel is a Senior Director of Insights & Cultural Intelligence at Paramount. A hybrid strategist + cultural anthropologist with over 15 years ...
Have you ever woke up one day and felt like you didn't know who you were outside of your career, kids, or other people's version of you?I think many of us get to a point in our lives where we want to find ourselves again and connect with who we really are.If you've ever felt that way, you aren't alone.In fact, this is pretty common and here to talk about it with us is Amrita Rose.Writer, Life & Career Coach, Amrita Rose has navigated three major career changes and recently published her f...
Making sustainable and ethical fashion choices can be overwhelming, confusing and time consuming!Luck for us today's guest, Maria Burgos, has created a company that makes it easy.Maria Burgos is the founder of Trendy Seconds, a company which helps women easily become responsible fashion consumers. Raised in Venezuela, a country where political and economical crisis were the norm, Maria learned to create her own opportunities while developing the resilience to keep moving forward. Over th...
The way in which we understand sex and gender today is very different than it used to be. What isn't different is the fact that these two things impact every aspect of our lives. Joining us for this conversation is Dr. Mac. Dr. Melissa MacDonald is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic. She then spent two years of specialty training in the Human Performance Center where she focused her research and clinical skills on specific t...
***CW: mentions of suicide*** What does fame addiction, reality tv and our obsession with social media say about society as a whole?Joining us for this conversation is Melody Murray. Melody is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Child Mental Health Specialist who is an expert in childhood trauma, family dynamics and suicidal ideation. She has a private practice, counseling individuals 14 and up. She's had experience as a school district Mental Health Liaison for students ...
Female rivalry, cat fights and frenemies are often made fun of in pop culture, but we rarely talk about where this comes from or how this impacts our own lives. And I think if we're being honest most of us have probably been on both ends of this at one point in time.So why is this kind of behavior so common and what are the implications?Here to talk to us about that is Dr. Amber Tichenor.Amber Tichenor, founder of To Be, Coaching + Consulting has a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology. A thought lead...
Travel is a privilege but are we making the most of it? Is the shot for the 'gram more important than being fully present? Are we taking into consideration the impact we're having on the people and environment we're traveling to?Joining us for this conversation is Erica Forrest. Erica is a travel education specialist who helps curious people create more meaningful wanderings. As the founder of her travel education company, Trip Scholars, she blends over thirty years’ experience in education w...
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