In late 2022, Season For Squeezin founder Julie Devaney Hogan discovered a small, barbell-shaped growth in her breast while putting on her bathing suit. A few short weeks later, Julie, mother of three and wife of ten years to the love of her life, Dave, was diagnosed with HER2+ invasive ductal carcinoma Stage 3 breast cancer.
We speak to Julie in today's episode to learn how she is turning tragedy into triumph by defining her breast cancer journey on her own terms. Check out Julie's rapidly growing organization Season for Squeezin to learn more about the importance of early detection.
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In the last episode of season three, Margo and Tashira discuss how Americans define luxury. They explore the nuances that impact this definition like race, class and access to wealth. Does luxury have to include material items? What's the difference between loud and quiet luxury? Join us in the private community to sound off!
In this episode, Margo and Tashira discuss how they value time and make room for things that truly matter. As you listen, ask yourself: Am I holding space and time for what I love? Your answer may shock you.
Drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy have been everywhere lately, but the weight loss industrial complex isn't new. In this episode, Margo and Tashira interrogate western society's fascination with thinness, standards of beauty, "acceptable" bodily modifications and celebrity culture. Overall, they encourage listeners to consult reputable physicians to make the best decisions for their bodies.
In this episode, Tashira and Margo have an engaging and thoughtful discussion with Dr. Ruth Nemzoff, ranging from advice for connecting with parents through different phases of life, lasting marriages, abortion, and feminism throughout the years.
India bravely shares her experiences of inadvertently joining the Nxivm cult, her harrowing experiences in it, how she got out, and how she is healing herself and thriving in real time. India offers a detailed look into how seemingly legitimate businesses and communities can seduce unsuspecting folx into joining a cult without realizing it. She also speaks candidly and from a place of strength about her healing journey since escaping the cult and her current efforts to help others through their trauma.Immeasurable thanks to India for sharing her story with the justUS community
Tune in as Margo and Tashira discuss sex work in all forms: commercial sex workers, sugar babies, heuxs and gold diggers just to name a few. Tashira is unapolgetically pro-heux while Margo has some hesitations around the exploitation that's seemingly embedded into the industry. In the end, they both stand on the side of making sex work legal, consensual and safe.
In the kickoff to season three, Margo and Tashira discuss a hot topic happening over on social media. Would you date a bus driver? Tune in for a discussion that digs deeper than career and ends at relationship non-negotiables.
In this episode Margo and Tashira tackle one of the toughest subjects of the season: reparations. They set the stage historically for the harms done to the Black community starting with enslavement. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
In this episode, Margo and Tashira pick apart what it means to dress ones age. They explore the "turning my mom into me" viral trend on Tiktok and use it to investigate the restricting values women face around age, body shape and sex appeal. In the end, they encourage the audience to determine their personal definition of great style at any age.
In this episode, Margo and Tashira speak with Ashley Mitchell of Black Girl Magic Mama, a fitness instructor whose work sits at the intersection of wellness and social justice. Tune into the discussion on the structural issues that prevent true wellness in the wellness industry and what we can do to make change.
Margo and Tashira share their evolution and experiences with work, often toxic. Work life balance is something that is often talked about but seldom modeled.
Public systems like criminal legal (criminal justice) and child welfare are failing. In this episode, Margo and Tashira discuss their expansive legal and policy backgrounds to identify systematic failures. How do we create a society where the most vulnerable are safe, healthy and whole?
The first thing people often notice about Margo and Tashira are their differences. However, they have more in common than you may think. Tune into this episode to hear a raw take on cross-cultural friendships, white fragility and moving beyond social constructs to create genuine friendships.
In this episode about the Soft Life, Margo and Tashira discuss the complexities of creating a self-care community for Black women online. Does living the Soft Life require lots of disposable income? Is it exclusionary based upon socioeconomic status? How is white privilege inherently synonomous with living the Soft Life?
In this episode, physician Dr. Heather Hirsch busts through myths surrounding menopause. Let's jump into this little discussed stage of life that often leaves us hot and bothered.
And just like that we're back with season two! In this episode, Margo and Tashira are answering all your burning questions.
In the last episode of the first season, Margo and Tashira share letters to themselves throughout the decades. They explore self-esteem, healing, joy, struggles with anxiety and more. Their moments of self-reflection demonstrate their continued commitment to growth. Write yourself a letter and share your thoughts in a review or on YouTube! *Warning - This episode shares details of sexual abuse.
In this episode, Margo and Tashira explore the dualities of joy and grief. How can life be so great and challenging simultaneously? The hosts discuss discovering how to hold space for both at a Big age.
Relationships coming to an end is a normal part of life. However, women often possess a cliche idea of friendships and cliques. In this episode, Margo and Tashira discuss the natural evolution of relationships including friendship breakups. This conversation is for folks who are embracing development, growth, and self-life at a Big age.
In this episode, Margo and Tashira speak with Dr. Megan Evans, a physician and reproductive justice advocate. They tackle abortion and bodily autonomy post the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Dr. Evans challenges the world to see "all abortions are acts of love" and the hosts loudly concur.
Margo and Tashira sit down with two friends, Judith and Vera, both impacted by breast cancer at a young age. This episode explores myths about cancer, multiple forms of healing and will hopefully inspire listeners to champion their own health.
In this episode, Margo and Tashira discuss the ongoing attacks on voting, the current era of disinformation, and power of local elections
In this episode, Margo and Tashira discuss what happens when men do bad things. How does the abuse of power include a lack of accountability? How can we develop a restorative and community-based response?
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