What's Underneath with StyleLikeU
What's Underneath with StyleLikeU
StyleLikeU
Join StyleLikeU's mother-daughter duo, Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum, as they host intimate conversations about style, self-image and identity with diverse role models who stand proudly outside of norms and are comfortable in their skin. By shedding the binds of cultural conditioning placed on us with regards to how we present ourselves to the world, What's Underneath inspires radical self-acceptance by empowering you to embrace what’s unrepeatable in you. Welcome to the Self-Acceptance Revolution!
We Never Knew We Were Pregnant: How Queer Couple Syd & August Found Purpose In Surprise Parenthood
Welcome to our next interview of our What’s Underneath Pride Series, in partnership with Spring Health. Today we sit down with queer couple, model Syd Miller and actor August Black. Trigger Warning: This video addresses the subject of suicide and sexual assault. Viewer discretion advised. In this interview, Syd and August open up about their intense journey to parenthood as a result of a cryptic pregnancy, the difficulties of being a 'straight passing' queer couple, and the backlash they've faced from their own LGBTQ+ community as a result. They share how being queer has better prepared them to be parents and how their baby Beau brought them purpose and power as a couple and family in a heteronormative world.
Jun 25, 2021
1 hr
Saying No to Broadway's Beauty Standards is What Makes Hamilton's Suni Reid a True Star
Welcome to our next interview of our What’s Underneath Pride Series, in partnership with Spring Health. Today we sit down with broadway actor Suni Reid as they tell us all about their journey and why being unapologetically Black, Trans and in their own body has never felt better. About Suni Suni Reid is a theater actor and owner of Auntie LA. They talk about body image, life as a Black, gay, and non-binary person, and the long history of racism and fatphobia they've faced in the professional theatre community. About StyleLikeU If you agree that facades separate us and being radically honest brings us together, please take a moment to subscribe to our podcast and share this video with any friends or family who could benefit from feeling less alone in their journeys with mental health. New Episodes drop Thursdays! Follow Suni https://www.instagram.com/theythinktheirthoughts/?hl=en FOLLOW STYLELIKEU: Join the movement on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3sa8Mxw Instagram: https://bit.ly/3q32JsZ Facebook: https://bit.ly/3bl0LA7 Newsletter: https://bit.ly/35nTMCC Spring Health is breaking barriers to mental health by working with employers to give employees fast and easy access to the right care, at the right time. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, together with Spring Health, we are creating opportunities for YOU to share your mental health journeys online and ‘in person’ at our virtual ‘What’s Underneath: Collective Therapy’ summit in June. Follow @stylelikeu and @springhealth on Instagram for more details and announcements on how you can participate and share in the healing power of vulnerability, truth-sharing, and the unshakable bravery to be yourself.
Jun 10, 2021
1 hr 8 min
How Claire Raymond Lost Mobility and Gained Freedom
TW: This video addresses the subject of suicide. For the first interview of our What’s Underneath Pride Series in partnership with @spring.health, we want to thank Claire Raymond (@livingwithclaireity) for sharing her incredibly brave story with us. In this interview, Claire goes into depth on her painful journey of being diagnosed with Tethered Cord Syndrome at 11 years old to living with a visible disability at 22, stepping into her queerness, surrendering to what you cannot control, and how finding community among disabled and queer people who mirrored her experiences, tapped her into her power and enabled her to love life in her darkest moments. Learn more about Spring Health here: https://www.springhealth.com, About Claire Claire Raymond is a Mental Health Advocate and Social Media Personality. In this video, she talks about talks about living with tethered cord syndrome, struggling with the health care system, mental health, and being a queer, disabled woman. In her own words: “I had my life planned out. I was going to have a husband. I was going to have kids. I was going to have the house. I was going to put my head down. I was going to go to school. I was going to finish in four years very quickly. I realized that you're not in control of your life. I feel like my life has already pre-planned out and I'm just learning as I go the steps to go forward.” About StyleLikeU If you agree that facades separate us and being radically honest brings us together, please take a moment to subscribe to our podcast and share this video with any friends or family who could benefit from feeling less alone in their journeys with mental health. New Episodes drop Thursdays! FOLLOW STYLELIKEU: Join the movement on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3sa8Mxw Instagram: https://bit.ly/3q32JsZ Facebook: https://bit.ly/3bl0LA7 Newsletter: https://bit.ly/35nTMCC Spring Health is breaking barriers to mental health by working with employers to give employees fast and easy access to the right care, at the right time. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, together with Spring Health, we are creating opportunities for YOU to share your mental health journeys online and ‘in person’ at our virtual ‘What’s Underneath: Collective Therapy’ summit in June. Follow @stylelikeu and @springhealth on Instagram for more details and announcements on how you can participate and share in the healing power of vulnerability, truth-sharing, and the unshakable bravery to be yourself.
Jun 3, 2021
1 hr 4 min
How Amputee Domonique Echeverria Found the Strength to Love Life In a New Body
TW: This video addresses the subject of suicide and sexual assault. Listener discretion advised. Welcome to another episode of 'What’s Underneath’ series in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, featuring Domonique Echeverria, made possible with the support of Spring Health. Learn more about Spring Health here: https://www.springhealth.com, About Domonique Domonique Echeverria is an artist and healer. In this video, she talks about the journey from when she attempted to take her life by jumping in front of a subway and losing an arm and a leg to becoming a healer for others, as well as body acceptance as both a curvy Latin woman and with her current disabilities. About StyleLikeU If you agree that facades separate us and being radically honest brings us together, please take a moment to subscribe to our podcast and share this video with any friends or family who could benefit from feeling less alone in their journeys with mental health. New Episodes drop Thursdays! FOLLOW STYLELIKEU: Join the movement on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3sa8Mxw Instagram: https://bit.ly/3q32JsZ Facebook: https://bit.ly/3bl0LA7 Newsletter: https://bit.ly/35nTMCC
May 28, 2021
53 min
Losing Both Breasts to Cancer Won't Stop Angela Trimbur From Dancing Through Life
TW: This video addresses the subject of suicide. Viewer discretion advised. Welcome to another episode of 'What’s Underneath’ featuring Angela Trimbur, part of our Mental Health Awareness campaign made possible with the support of Spring Health. About Angela: Angela Trimbur is an actor based in Los Angeles. In this video, she shares her journey from wanting to take her life as a result of a childhood filled with trauma (including sexual abuse) to fighting for her life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 30s. Angela Trimbur: https://www.instagram.com/angelatrimbur/ About StyleLikeU If you agree that facades separate us and being radically honest brings us together, please take a moment to subscribe to our channel and share this video with any friends or family who could benefit from feeling less alone in their journeys with mental health. Don’t forget to click the bell so you’re aware of every time we upload a new episode. New Episodes drop Thursdays!
May 20, 2021
56 min
Aki Hirata Baker Does Not Think She's Better Than Her Depression
TW: This video addresses the subject of suicide. Viewer discretion advised. Welcome to another episode of 'What’s Underneath’ series in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, featuring Aki Hirata, made possible with the support of Spring Health and True & Co. Learn more about Spring Health here: https://www.springhealth.com About Aki Aki Hirata is a Healer and a Therapist, specializing in the ancient art of Reiki. In this video, Aki talks about mental health, her family lineage of depression, having a mom who committed suicide, breaking norms/stereotypes about Japanese women, leaving abusive relationships, her decision to take meds in addition to holistic healing, finding healthy partnerships, and a healthy family, and developing her own healing practice for others. About StyleLikeU If you agree that facades separate us and being radically honest brings us together, please take a moment to subscribe to our podcast and share this video with any friends or family who could benefit from feeling less alone in their journeys with mental health. New Episodes drop Thursdays!
May 13, 2021
1 hr 4 min
How Star Athlete Rwenshaun Miller Found the Will to Live by Expressing His Emotions
TW: This video addresses the subject of suicide. Viewer discretion advised. Welcome to the first episode of our ‘What’s Underneath’ series in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, featuring Rwenshaun Miller, made possible with the support of Spring Health. Learn more about Spring Health here: https://www.springhealth.com, About Rwenshaun Rwenshaun Miller was the all-star athlete, the smartest kid in his class, and his parent’s hope for great success, in the classic sense of doctor or lawyer. It took a sports injury while playing on his college football team that kept him benched in his college dorm room to reveal the shaky ground he stood on by living up to the expectations of others and not yet knowing his own. Rwenshaun’s sudden loss of identity led to his not sleeping or eating for weeks and eventually to hearing voices in his head and a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder 1. It took a few years of being on and off medication, struggling with letting go of his superhuman status, and 3 failed suicide attempts and finding a Black therapist, for him to recognize how deeply he needed to release shame around his diagnosis, just express his feelings and support others in the Black community to do the same in order to heal. Today, Rwenshaun works as a Psychotherapist and Mental Health Change Agent. Trying to help people who were in the same position he was once in. If you agree that facades separate us and being radically honest brings us together, please take a moment to subscribe to our podcast and share this video with any friends or family who could benefit from feeling less alone in their journeys with mental health. New Episodes drop Thursdays!
May 13, 2021
58 min
How Putting The Breaks on Sex & Dating Propelled Dronme Davis Into Loving Herself
“My style was this monument to my toxic relationship with the patriarchy and my concept of what women are supposed to look like. When I decided to take a break from dating and sex... It changed my relationship with my body . . . Being partnered can be beautiful, but getting to know yourself is so much better.” Dronme Davis grappled heavily with her self esteem when confronted by a world that told her she wasn’t enough. As a bi-racial, curvy, “too hairy and emotionally unfiltered” tween and teen, Dronme often felt unseen, unheard, misunderstood or unsafe. Whether it be at her mostly white high school, in her conservative town growing up, her Black activist community in college or the white supremacist fashion and beauty culture she grew up in, Dronme never felt like she belonged. It wasn’t until she committed to a no sex or dating lifestyle, that Dronme discovered true freedom within her style, body, mind and spirit. ⁠ “I spent so much time punishing her [my body] and trying to force her to adhere to the standard of beauty that was not only completely out of reach and impossible, but also objectively pretty overrated. And so now I'm just letting her [my body] do whatever she needs to do. I feel like I'm in the process of letting out this massive, murky, deep polluted breath that I've been holding since I was like 10.” If you agree that facades separate us and being radically honest brings us together, please take a moment to subscribe to our podcst and share this video with any friends or family who could benefit from understanding that they are enough as they are. New Episodes drop Thursdays!
Apr 29, 2021
1 hr 10 min
Reckonings Along His Journey to Stardom: Musician Olu of Earthgang
In this week’s episode of ‘What’s Underneath: Black Voices’ featuring Olu Fann of Earthgang, he shares the conflicts of identity on his journey to stardom. If you agree that facades separate us and being radically honest brings us together, please take a moment to subscribe to our podcast and share this video with any friends or family who would love to be inspired to see that putting yourself first is a necessary step on the way to choosing to stand proudly in the skin you are in! ⁠New Episodes drop Thursdays! In this week's episode of 'What's Underneath: Black Voices,' rapper Olu of Earthgang opens up about the conflicts he is experiencing with his burgeoning success as a musician, and the hardships that comes with being pulled away from family, friends and community when life drives you towards your purpose. The death of his beloved father, who showed up for everyone, took Olu's ‘training wheels’ off and further propelled him to believe in himself and his artistic calling. As he steps into putting himself first, he is breaking free from limiting ideas that were ingrained in him, like that he has to struggle just to be close to god, and wear baggy jeans, jerseys and suits to be be a man. ⁠ “I think groups are made stronger by people who know themselves and put themselves first, and then bring that back into the group that ultimately allows you to open up more doors for more people.”⁠ FOLLOW STYLELIKEU: Join the movement on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3sa8Mxw​ Instagram: https://bit.ly/3q32JsZ​ Facebook: https://bit.ly/3bl0LA7​ Newsletter: https://bit.ly/35nTMCC
Apr 15, 2021
51 min
How Queer Activist Yves Fought For His Life and is Now Fighting For Yours
Often mistaken for an ex-convict or a drug dealer with his body and face covered in tattoos, activist and artist Yves Mathieu East has a list a mile long of all the ways he gives back to a world that has repeatedly let him down, simply for being who he is. Having been bullied and outcast throughout his life as a closeted gay kid, Yves found his power and calling when he courageously overcame addiction after coming out at 16. Now, he channels his outrage into a tender-hearted and fervent activism, both on the front lines of BLM protests (where in 2020 he traveled to 26 states across the country, was arrested 12 times and jailed 4), and online, where he uses his Instagram to pay homage to everyone marginalized, especially Trans individuals, giving them the respect and dignity in death that they should have received in life. This is the story of a lover who’s spirit will not rest until all who are forgotten (including pitbulls), are cared for and loved. Share Yves’ video with your friends and loved ones and spread the message that while we do not choose to be born who we are, we can heal the world by choosing to stand proudly in our skin and accept each other to the core. If you agree that facades separate us and being radically honest brings us together, please take a moment to subscribe to our podcast and share this video with any friends or family who could benefit from understanding that they are enough as they are. New Episodes drop Thursdays!
Apr 1, 2021
1 hr 8 min
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