DiscoverHealing After Birth - A Mindful Podcast for MothersEmpowered Health with Journalist Emily Kumler
Empowered Health with Journalist Emily Kumler

Empowered Health with Journalist Emily Kumler

Update: 2020-08-03


Please note: This podcast was recorded before the pandemic. However, I still believe it is a pertinent interview that needs to be shared. 

What a thrilling conversation I had with Emily Kumler Kaplin! 

Emily is passionate about women's health and how women are underrepresented within medical research. 

In today's podcast Emily spoke about:

  • What it was like growing up in a household with two feminists and how it shaped who she is today

  • Her experience with birth and what she learned

  • The similarities between the 'tech' industry and the birthing 'tech' industry

  • The 'Why' behind her drive to create the EmpoweredHealth podcast and what she was noticing 

  • Who women are constantly being dismissed over health issues and that she wants them to have good information about their bodies so that they can take their power back

  • The shadow side of industrialized childbirth and how black women are more likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth, and are being ignored by the system

  • In closing, what her greatest take away so far has been in relation to her quest to change the conversation around women's health

Emily's Bio

Emily Kumler Kaplan is an award-winning investigative journalist. As an ABC news staffer, newspaper reporter, columnist, and magazine writer, she has gone inside the minds of murderers, world leaders, celebrities, business innovators, and everyone in between. Emily’s fascination with how our personal narratives play a major role in our experiences makes her a captivating writer and speaker. She currently hosts the Empowered Health podcast. She contributes to the The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Good Morning America, The New York Daily News, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Daily Beast, and other media outlets. She also writes a health column for Boston Magazine.

Emily’s current projects include:

Empowered Health Podcast:, established to share evidence-based scientific research on women’s bodies, health, experiences that will allow them to lead healthier, happier lives

Column in Boston Magazine, Empowered Health with Emily Kumler

Prime Fitness: three brick and mortar wellness centers for middle-aged women

Two business advice book deals with publisher, Harper Collins Leadership

Freelancing for: The New York Times, Daily Beast, New York Daily News, Boston Globe, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Good Morning American, 20/20 and Primetime

Emily's social profiles are:

@EmpoweredHealthPod on Instagram

@EmpoweredPod on Twitter

and Emily's accounts are

@NewsNotNoise - Instagram

@EmilyKumler - Twitter


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