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June 29, 2020
Krystian is a proud wife and mom to an adorable 2 year old son. Oh, and she’s also a black woman, a gay woman, and in a bi-racial relationship raising a bi-racial son. Krystian sits down to share with us how it’s been for her and her family during the BLM movement in combination with Pride month, raising a son in today's world, and how she believes we can all be better with just one simple thing: LOVE.    Follow along with Krystian on @Krystian_Gabrielle
June 22, 2020
Known for her table top dance parties, creating her very own show, her brand school and her top 100 podcast “Awesome with Alison”, Alison Faulkner brings us through her journey into awesomeness. This hilarious and powerful conversation will leave you inspired to be your best self and do what you feel CALLED to do, even if you get hit by a car on the way.    Follow Alison on @TheAlisonShow, listen to her podcast “Awesome with Alison” and check out @alisonsbrandschool.     Get 30% off your first month on select crates at kiwico.com/PAPAYA   Produced by Dear Media.   
June 15, 2020
You may have seen Avery Francis pop up in your friend’s instagram stories or newsfeeds because in just a week’s time, Avery’s work has gained massive attention and tens of thousands of new followers. But the story doesn’t begin or end there. Avery is a mixed-race Black woman with expertise in Diversity & Inclusion, while also being a serial entrepreneur. However, this didn’t stop her from being gaslighted in the workplace, by a white woman. In order to gain understanding on things like microaggressions, gaslighting, race & privilege, it can be helpful to hear the experiences first hand. Avery is here to share her story.   Follow Avery Francis on IG @AveryFrancis. Founder of @BuildWithBloom & @JoinSundayShowers.   Get 25% off when you go to LIQUIDIV.COM and use code PAPAYA at checkout.
June 8, 2020
Get ready, we’re about to talk about vaginas… a lot. After delivering her son 6 years ago, Jorja was given what many know to be “the husband stitch” (yes, you may roll your eyes) but this led Jorja into an entirely different postpartum narrative than the ones we normally hear of and discuss. Jorja’s story will lead us all down a road of  being advocates for our down under bits, speaking up for our pain and our pleasure, and finding intimacy in new places. With many women experiencing pain during sex (with our without childbirth) and staying quiet about it, we hope this conversation leads to some really life-changing thoughts and conversations. So let’s talk about womanhood, break down societal ideals and have meaningful REAL conversations around sex in marriage and like...what “sex” even means anyways.  You can follow Jorja @AlwaysGeorge on Instagram   Produced by Dear Media.
June 1, 2020
WHAT CONTROVERSY?! Just two weeks ago, Raffela made an Instagram post that went viral. In named and highlighted several influencers (myself, included) bringing up the conversation around thin white privilege and the roots of the Body Positive movement. Confused? Upset? Many were. But in an effort to build bridges, not taller fences we sit downand discuss how we can ALL learn, be better and #PassTheMic to more marginalized bodies from which the movement originated. You may feel uncomfortable and challenged, but that’s where the good stuff happens.   You can follow Raffela on Instagram at @Raffela_Mancuso     Produced by Dear Media. 
May 25, 2020
Singer, Songwriter & Mental Health advocate, Madeline Merlo joins us today! Hailing from Maple Ridge, BC, Madeline is a CCMA Award and two-time BCCMA Award winning artist, with six Top 15 singles under her belt. Now based in Nashville, TN, Merlo continues to live up to Spotify’s prediction that she is one of the biggest rising stars to watch. Madeline has over 23 million global streams, and in March 2020, she was featured in Spotify's 'Music Needs Women' campaign. But how exactly did she get here? What did THAT look like? Madeline’s story takes us on a journey from childhood songwriting, to being discovered THROUGH A WALL, to being selected as the most recent songwriter of Lady Antebellum's new single “Champagne Night”. And, of course, we deep dive on how mental health and music can really come together. Find Madeline on IG @MadelineMerlo and listen to one of her 3 new singles JUST released!   Get YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE on select crates at kiwico.com/PAPAYA    For a total of $80 off your first 3 weeks of HelloFresh including free shipping, go to HelloFresh.ca/papaya80 and enter code papaya80   Produced by Dear Media. 
May 18, 2020
Lisa Collum is one of the 2% of women who own a business that hits the $1Million mark, all while being a mother of 4! Lisa is the founder and CEO of Top Score Writing, which began humbly as a teacher who saw a gap in kid’s learning and just started making changes that actually helped students in really big ways. Those changes led to a multi-million dollar business, with just $100 to start and no loans. Lisa takes us into her story of how this all happened, along with some major takeaways for parents now being homeschoolers all around with creating structure and routine at home (it’s not like you think it may be!).  Take a deep breath, we really can do this, and we’re not failing. Find Lisa at www.lisacollum.com an on IG/Twitter @LisaCollumCEO (because she’s OWNING that title, now!).   Produced by Dear Media. 
May 11, 2020
This week we (virtually) sit down with Chinae Alexander! Former Texan-turned-New Yorker, Chinae Alexander is an entrepreneur, lifestyle personality, writer, speaker, and wellness expert based in Brooklyn, New York. Her message is to empower people to be better through positive thinking, active change, self-love…with a lot of laughing and curse words along the fucking way. Fresh off her COVID-19 recovery, we talk about what it was really like, and how current realities are challenging her in ways completely unexpected and how she continues to live true to HERSELF so that others may be inspired to do the same. Chinae is also in debt to a racoon a couple million dollars too (it’s not just me!).    Find Chinae at @chinaealexander and catch her captivating “all questions allowed” podcast Press Send.
May 4, 2020
In this week’s episode - we go solo. For an opportunity to speak about current events, the necessary agitation that isolation has caused, and our emotional and bodily responses to it all. This is a candid conversation around our bodies, shame, our mental health and why it’s ok to be “unstable”. We also discuss how and why Sarah owes 2.1 million dollars to a racoon named Tom… what a ride!    As always, follow along with Sarah on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.      Produced by Dear Media.
April 27, 2020
In this podcast episode, we debunk some myths about sexual desire, illuminate the impact that chronic stress can play in women’s low desire, and discuss Dr. Brotto’s research which found that mindfulness can help manage chronic stress and improve desire. Dr. Lori Brotto aims to place emphasis on pleasure-focused (rather than dysfunction-based) language for women with low sexual desire. Dr. Lori Brotto,PhD, is a clinical psychologist, sex researcher, and Canada Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health. She is a member of various sexuality organizations and an associate editor for Archives of Sexual Behavior. Brotto writes a monthly column called Health Advisor for the Globe and Mail and has been featured in the New York Times, the Walrus, Chatelaine, Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast, and many other outlets. She lives in Vancouver, BC. Dr. Lori’s Book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire is available here.     For a total of $80 off your first 3 weeks of HelloFresh including free shipping, go to HelloFresh.ca/papaya80 and enter code papaya80.   Get YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE on select crates at kiwico.com/PAPAYA.   Produced by Dear Media. 
April 20, 2020
Known as “The Poetry Bandit”, Jon Lupin takes us through his journey to sobriety and how he surprisingly became a poet in the process. Now 5 years sober, Jon shares his incredible story through alcoholism, divorce and authoring THREE poetry books.  With a growing and popular social media, this newly single dad of 3 makes it easy to talk about one of the more uncomfortable things to talk about: being social, and being sober.  Jon’s 3 books Encyclopedia of a Broken Heart, You Only Love Me When I’m Suffering & My Sober Little Moon are all available on Amazon, and you can find Jon @The_PoetryBandit for daily snippets of his work and inspiration.   Get 25% off when you go to liquidiv.com and use code PAPAYA at checkout.   Produced by Dear Media. 
April 13, 2020
My friend Raia “Coach” Carey is a 3x certified Life Coach and  motivational speaker who is passionate about helping people tap into their hidden confidence. The topic of confidence is near and dear to her heart, because when Raia was younger she was bullied and then became the bully. Afterwards, Raia changed her mentality and ultimately was a catalyst in eliminating bullying in her high school. Coach Carey’s ‘The Confidence Talk’ has allowed her to provide corporate wellness workshops/talks to some of the top companies in the world including but not limited to; RBC Royal Bank, LinkedIn, Tribal Scale, Soho House, and League. Coach Carey believes part of her success comes from her willingness to be vulnerable, by sharing her triumphs & tribulations. Including overcoming bullying & racism, as well as her journey of losing over 300lbs, and how she was able to achieve and maintain her own confidence.   Follow Raia on Instagram @Coach.Carey!     Produced by Dear Media. 
April 6, 2020
After we were both featured in the same article that went viral, I knew I needed to sit down and get some expert conversations flowing about dieting, recovery and how we can be better supporters in that arena. Kyla Fox has established herself as a visionary and innovator, when it comes to re-framing the way Canadians think about and treat eating disorders. As someone who struggled herself with an eating disorder, Fox identified care gaps and fundamental flaws in the treatment and recovery approach. Kyla is a Master’s level clinician with degrees from both the University of Toronto in the Master’s of Social Work program as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women’s Studies. Kyla is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers and is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She is also a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders and the National Eating Disorders Association. With such deep and varied experience in the field, Kyla is regularly called on by Canada’s top media outlets as a special commentator on a broad list of topics, including: eating disorders, self-esteem, women’s health, body image, pregnancy and body confidence and more. Kyla and The Kyla Fox Centre were also recently highlighted on Gwyneth Paltrow’s highly acclaimed lifestyle website Goop.  For more information please visit www.kylafoxcentre.com or follow her on IG @KylaFoxRecovery   Produced by Dear Media. 
March 30, 2020
OG blogger, Roxanne West of the Bonjour Bliss Blog is known for her incredible home designs, impeccable fashion sense, adorable family and their travel together. What many didn’t know was that Roxanne was recently faced with one of the biggest decisions of her life; the decision to explant her breast implants. In this non-judgmental approach to her personal story, Roxanne takes us through how she came to this decision, and how she’s doing just WEEKS post op, and her first time traveling (and shopping) without her implants as she adjusts to a new form. We hope this conversation is light and informative around something we’re just newly discovering and discussing today.  Follow Roxanne on IG @RoxanneAWest and check out her blog: www.bonjourblissblog.com     Get your first month free on select crates at kiwico.com/papaya.   Visit ​www.gomacro.com​ and use code ​'papaya'​ for 30% off + free shipping.   Produced by Dear Media.
March 23, 2020
If you visit Huda Alvi’s Instagram page you’ll see the words “Brown Girl Breaking Stigmas One Caption At A Time”, and this conversation with her is no different. Huda takes us through her own journey through marriage, divorce, the impact of it all on her family and then remarriage with a blended family. Huda is a wealth of life experience, and perspective that not many of us are often aware of when it comes to racial and cultural differences on topics as simple as dating, and as devastating as divorce. These conversations aren’t always comfortable to have, but Huda navigates them oh-so-well. She’s smart, honest, and approachable.    Follow Huda on IG @HudaAlvi, as well as the company she co-founded @The.Girls.Trip   Get 25% off when you go to LIQUIDIV.com and use code PAPAYA at checkout.   For a total of $70 off your first 3 weeks of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.ca/papaya70 and enter code 'papaya70'   Produced by Dear Media. 
March 16, 2020
Known for their hilarious viral videos “Mom Truths” along with a top podcast, a hit book, and ya know, a worldwide tour, these two best friends have got it all together, by having nothing together at all. Honesty and humour at the core of what they do, they’ve been able to break down barriers between motherhood, womanhood, relationships and all that jazz with a real honest look at it all, in a way that leaves you laughing time after time. In this episode we go on a wild ride with Cat & Nat as they explain their beginnings, how they met, how this all came to be, and how this duo is taking on the world.    Follow on IG/FB @CatandNat, and check out their book “Mom Truths”, as well as their Podcast “Mom Truths: The Podcast”   Produced by Dear Media. 
March 9, 2020
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, and it felt important to bring this topic to the podcast. With the diagnosis of endo taking often up to a decade, and too often it’s symptoms being called “normal” this was an opportunity for us to learn from another’s story so we are encouraged to become advocates for ourselves and our health. That’s where Leslie comes in. She’s young, cool as hell, and the mom to the world’s most famous pug, Doug. Her life is absolutely insane, from red carpets, a toy line, super bowl commercials and then to suffering in pain with this crippling disorder. Leslie shares her experience with endometriosis and how online community helped her along the way, and why she hopes to continue to spread awareness, including through music and her own online platform.   Follow Leslie @LeslieMosier on Instagram, along with @DougThePug and her husband (and support human) @RobChianelli    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X9BA28oKH4&feature=youtu.be   Mentioned in the podcast: Nanny’s Nook Endometriosis Education Public Group on Facebook.
March 2, 2020
As one of the original internet home bloggers, Elsie Larson is well known for her style, her classic pink front door, her two adorable daughters, and a Pinterest-worthy EVERYTHING. The blog she shares with her sister, Emma, called “A Beautiful Mess”, is a place of joy and inspiration that’s proven longevity on the internet in a day in age where everything feels so fleeting. What’s unique about Elsie (and Emma) is how they’ve taken the experiences of being creators and made it easier for other creators. How exactly? Apps. Four of them exactly (and I use them!). But, that’s not all. In this conversation, Elsie also opens up about International adoption, the story of her two daughters, with some really real chats about the process for her. As a long-time fan of Elsie’s, this chat was a really amazing peek into her life, her heart, and her passions!    You can find Elsie on @ElsieLarson, her blog abeautifulmess.com and her apps FILMM, A  Color Story, A Design Kit and Template App.    Visit ​www.gomacro.com​ and use code ​papaya​ for 30% off + free shipping.   Get 25% off when you go to liquidiv.com and use code PAPAYA at checkout.   Produced by Dear Media.  
February 24, 2020
Sitting in a rainbow room in Nashville, Sarah sits down with her dear old blogger friend from Take The Cannoli, Natalie Ensor. Natalie is known for her unique and colourful home designs, her DIY abilities, being probably the trendiest vintage-dressed family you’ll see on the gram, and yet, there was a 17 year secret that came to light in the most inconvenient, yet important of times - new motherhood. Natalie takes us back to when she was 11 years old, how her “secret” was formed, and how she healed and the hope that carries for so many.   Produced by Dear Media. 
February 17, 2020
Roles are reversed this week as Sarah interviews Kaitlyn! Back in 2018, Sarah’s first ever podcast interview was on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s hit podcast “Off The Vine” which pushed so for the Papaya Podcast to even come to be! This full-circle interview with Kaitlyn, we sit down in her home in Nashville, surrounded by friends and discuss her time as The Bachelorette, rescuing her amazing dogs from another country, what really to gets to her, and fun some life chats. Kaitlyn is an inspiration for anyone with or without a platform who wants to be inspired on how you can support other women without feeling threatened yourself. Dive into this episode with this truly a one of a kind human.    You can find Kaitlyn on Instagram @KaitlynBristowe, as well as HER podcast @OffTheVinePodcast, her scrunchie line @Dewedit and her new wines @SpadeAndSparrows     Shop Biossance at Sephora.com !    Check out ​www.gomacro.com​ and use promo code: ​papaya​ for 30% off plus free shipping for a limited time!   Produced by Dear Media. 
February 10, 2020
Elena and Sarah chat about meeting up in Nashville, how their friendship began, mental health in a public platform and why she chooses to show up day after day. Elena Davies is most known for her time as a radio host and Big Brother house guest where all eyes are on you 24/7, and the world is ready to make their opinions known. Between her body, her relationship with a fellow house guest, and even how she shows emotion all up for discussion, it’s been a journey! This episode will be one to make you laugh, and leave you feeling like maybe we really don’t know how to say Saskatchewan.    You can find Elena on Instagram @ElenaDavies, as well as HER podcast @Miscelenaeouspodcast     Shop Biossance at Sephora.com     Use the code PAPAYA at checkout to receive 20% off HiSmile today!   Produced by Dear Media.
February 3, 2020
Sarah has had a whirlwind life. Her story starts back in kindergarten and takes you through a wild journey of self hate, divorce and a crumbling identity to a renewed story of self love, self awareness, and the power of those little things called “positive affirmations”. While success to the world may be measured in money and power, for Sarah and her journey - success is actually so much more. Not only was Sarah crowned Miss Plus Canada in 2015, she continues to plus size model while also being a body positive personal trainer and owner of Fitness By Sarah Taylor, a body positive group gym. She also is regularly seen in TV and magazine as a fitness expert!    Check out Biossance at Sephora.com or in store!   Use the code PAPAYA at checkout to receive 20% off HiSmile today!   Produced by Dear Media. 
January 27, 2020
A top nominated guest for The Papaya Podcast, Amanda Muse is ready to sit down and share! Amanda was a new young mother living abroad with her pilot husband when she realized, she could get really involved in the community experience online. So she picked up a camera, and it began. Years have passed, and she continues to carry around a camera, living and breathing the walks of life while sharing it in a way that feels so unlike the rest: raw, gritty and real...before all of that was “cool”. In this podcast, we talk about her 15 year age-gap marriage, the importance of community building, women & their worth, and that one accidental phone call Amanda & Sarah had, that changed Sarah’s life. Tune in for this “girlfriends who love to chat” conversation around this wild life we lead.    You can find Amanda on Instagram @AmandaMuse, as well as Youtube @AmandaMuse and tune into HER podcast “The Sandwich” With Amanda Muse.   Produced by Dear Media. 
January 20, 2020
This week we sit down with beauty experts Jill Dunn & Carlene Higgins and chat all things… well, beauty! Long-time magazine beauty editors Jill & Carlene have witnessed so many changes to the beauty industry, so they broke out of their traditional media channels with a podcast about breakthrough products, people and moments in beauty.  Their expertise lends to an interesting and indulgent conversation around beauty products, the industry, founders and entrepreneurs that are breaking ground, and exactly WHAT is on their top shelves.    Make sure you tune into their podcast, and follow them @BreakingBeautyPodcast!   Products mentioned in this episode:   Carlene’s Top Shelf: Cle De Peau Hydro Softening Lotion Cle De Peau Protecting Fortifying Emulsion Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Day Cream SPF 23 Beauty Blender Maybelline Urban Dream Cover  Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Finish Foundation Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Cheek Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette   Jill’s Top Shelf: Skinceutical C E Ferulic Serum The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% It Cosmetics! Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50 Dior DiorShow Mascara L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Pixi Glow Tonic Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream Neutrogena Hydro Boost    Produced by Dear Media. 
January 13, 2020
In the beginning of 2019, my IG page @TheBirdsPapaya had about 150,000 followers. Amazing, to say the least after 6 years on the platform. But in 2019 my way of creating changed, and the page grew rapidly...an additional 600,000 followers to be exact. I stand by the belief that everyone should have an opportunity to grow, so in an effort to disclose some of the biggest learnings and what I believe may have nudged things in the right direction without any gross or fake online behaviour, this podcast episode was born. If you’re not looking to grow a social media page, this may be just a great insight into the world of social media, the cogs of how it works, and the human behaviour in which connects it all. Hope this is an episode that may just change the way you think and create!!   Head to www.thesaltwatercollective.com now and use code: PAPAYA15 to receive 15% off your purchase of any swimsuit.   Produced by Dear Media.
January 6, 2020
Content Warning: Topics in this podcast include abortion, rape, assault, revenge porn and violence. While there are no details disclosed, it’s important to know that going into listening. Angela Chiasson is a feminist lawyer and fearless litigator who is known for her progressive legal work. Angela has dedicated that work to the advancement of women and LGBTQ people. With societal hot topics, we chat about the importance of dividing personal beliefs from legal rights, why money for victims is important, and some interesting facts around online safety and our rights (uhhh…like what about those nude photos we send?). Keep your mind open for this one, listening and learning is going to stretch it! You can follow Angela and her #dearsirs Tweets on Twitter @angelaawya   Produced by Dear Media. 
December 23, 2019
When Fallon was just 9 years old, the unthinkable happened to her family. An unthinkable that lead to an unfolding of trauma that didn’t seem to end. Fallon, however, used her survival as a means to activate her story, and the story of so many others, including sitting on the board for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. This mother of 3 is is turning tragedy into an opportunity to speak and advocate.  You can follow Fallon @FallonFarinacci
December 16, 2019
After a lifetime of bullying, Megan found acceptance in a fat-positive community that changed the way she started to view herself and her body. After growing confidence through modelling and new narratives, Megan has been a part of the body positive movement before it ever hit the mainstream. Find out what she thinks about it all, what she has to tell us all about what it’s like to exist in a bigger body in today’s society, and why we truly can all be a part of the conversation.  You can follow Megan @_bopo_mama_   Head to www.thesaltwatercollective.com now and use code: PAPAYA15 to receive 15% off your purchase of any swimsuit!   Produced by Dear Media.  
December 9, 2019
Former Real Housewife Roxy Earle, aka @LuxuriousRoxy joins us to talk about her movement #MySizeRox, why she’s pushing back on the fashion industry by helping brands be more inclusive, and what her hopes are for women everywhere. This explosive and empowering episode will have you saying “hell yeah!” over and over again. Roxy will bulldoze your way into your hearts and newsfeed with her positive yet bold honesty about life, bodies, and the power we hold.    Follow Roxy on Instagram @LuxuriousRoxy   Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic order by going to foursigmatic.com/papaya or enter code PAPAYA at checkout​!   Enter promo code Papaya50 to get up to 50% off all holiday cards and photo calendars, plus great deals on photo gifts at Vistaprint.com! *expires January 5th.   Produced by Dear Media. 
December 2, 2019
This week we sit down with Reality TV star and all-around amazing woman, Whitney Port. She’s come a long way since her days on The Hills and now speaks candidly into motherhood, being vulnerable on the internet, the realities of reality TV and what it’s like to step back into it again with The Hills reboot. This surprising and engaging conversation will take you into a whole new side of Whitney, one that will leave you wanting more, which you can get with her podcast “With Whit” and on IG @WhitneyEvePort.   Get up to 50% off all holiday cards and photo calendars, plus great deals on photo gifts at Vistaprint.com . Just enter promo code Papaya50 at checkout!    Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic order at foursigmatic.com/PAPAYA !
November 25, 2019
In just the second year of university, Devon Brooks became one of the youngest female successful entrepreneurs when she founded BLO in Vancouver, Canada. But, that’s not her whole story. You see, Devon is also a two-time attack survivor, thriving now in the life after. In this in-depth conversation, we creep into the world and mind of Devon Brooks, entrepreneur, speaker, wife, mother. Discussing what it means to be a trauma survivor, the choices we make and the reason she’s yet again becoming an entrepreneur for something entirely different, and entirely needed in today’s society. You can follow Devon and her latest ventures at @devsdevelopment. Trigger warning: sexual assault & violence is mentioned.
November 18, 2019
A young wife and mother, wakes to find her husband dying beside her. In this shocking story of grief and love, Marnie boldly breaks new ground with her life, no matter the circumstances she faces over and over again. We have much to learn about the life after, and the shocking things that we can find ourselves grateful for. Unpredictable life, and the beauty of it all. Find Marnie and social media partner Jamie, at @Helmet.Free.Life!    Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic order- just go to foursigmatic.com/PAPAYA or enter code PAPAYA at checkout​ !   Produced by Dear Media. 
November 11, 2019
Highschool sweethearts Filipa (@FilipaJackson) and Sameer (@playingwithapparelmen) had the picture perfect life. Travel and fashion bloggers, who climbed to insta-fame looked like they had it all. But behind all the perfect-picture life, was a reality that few knew about or could even begin to grasp. Journey through this conversation with Filipa as she tells her remarkable 3 year experience with infertility. This story will make you smile and cry all at once with an ending that is not to be missed.  Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic order. Just go to foursigmatic.com/PAPAYA or enter code PAPAYA at checkout​ ! Produced by Dear Media.    
November 4, 2019
Kristi Lee, an Aussie-Canadian, mother and crime podcast junkie decided to start her own one day as a creative outlet for herself outside of being a wife and mom. Canadian True Crime podcast was born and now has 200,000 downloads per episode, making it one of the top-performing crime podcasts there is! From motherhood, postpartum depression, anxiety and the one story that has always stuck with her, we're talking life, crime and human nature and our fascination with it all.    Produced by Dear Media.   
October 28, 2019
We’ve heard about managing our anxiety or learning to cope with anxiety, but what about owning it? International Best Selling Book “Own Your Anxiety” author Julian Brass sits down and has a power hour with us, in a conversation that started over an email a year ago. This will leave you feeling inspired and thinking about our mental health in an entirely new light. Get ready to feel chills.      Get 15% off your order at foursigmatic.com/papaya   Produced by Dear Media.       
October 21, 2019
This week we nerd out on VAGINAS!! Kim Vopni aka @VaginaCoach is a pelvic floor educator who's lending her knowledge to help us "Think Inside The Box!". From Kegels to peeing yourself, pain during sex and so much more. It's all going down. Way down, there.    Produced by Dear Media. 
October 14, 2019
This week we sit down with @Mindfully.Tara of @zero.waste.collective, for an inspiring and approachable conversation around pollution, waste and how we can make daily efforts in our own homes and communities to make a difference for our planet.    Produced by Dear Media.     
October 7, 2019
One day after a night of celebrating a friend's birthday, Markie’s life was forever changed. Escaping human trafficking was a long, winding road, filled with deceit and shocking twists and turns. Yet her message of forgiveness and a life after this pain is something we can all walk away learning from. @markie.ethier now shares her story with grace and grit, using it for change, even taking to the infamous TEDx stage. This will be a story you won’t soon forget. Follow Markie on Instagram @markie.ethier Produced by Dear Media. 
September 30, 2019
Today, were sitting down with Self Love Coach, Paul Fishman. Paul has a story that will remind us all of the power of self-love and the road to it. Paul has taken his life experiences and channeled it in a way that will transform the way you think and approach life. With a voice as smooth as butter, Paul gets into the hotel bed with us as we chat about life, body changes, and what diet really means. This is not one to be missed.  Connect with Paul on Instagram @paulfishman and online at paulfishman.love For more information visit: www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram @thebirdspapaya and follow the podcast @thepapayapodcast   Produced by Dear Media. 
September 23, 2019
This week we are in Apple Park with the twins of @beckermanblog as they share their stories about individuality, breaking fashion molds, as well as their incredible story of an unbelievable career, alongside sisterhood and friendship. Their story will inspire you to choose your own path, finally wear what you want, and to not look at “failure” the same way again.  The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together. For more information visit: www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram: @thebirdspapaya Follow the podcast on Instagram:  @thepapayapodcast   Produced by Dear Media.
September 16, 2019
Trigger Warning: child abuse, addictionOn today’s episode, we’re sitting down with Alexis Haines, the host of the Recovering from Reality Podcast, a show inspired by her public journey from reality TV sensation and heroin addiction to sobriety, motherhood, and wellness. We’re opening up, and diving deep into dealing with trauma, moving beyond our shame, and how to truly find healing. Learn from Alexis’s massive transformation and find hope even in the darkest moments in your life. Find Alexis Haines Online: https://www.instagram.com/itsalexishaines/https://www.recoveringfromreality.com The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together. For more information visit: www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram: @thebirdspapayaFollow the podcast on Instagram: @thepapayapodcast
September 9, 2019
On today’s episode, we’re chatting with Julie Cole of Mabel’s Labels, a company by moms, for moms, creating durable and fun labels for families. We talk everything mom life and business with Julie, learning from her story of advocating for kids facing adversity, how a new diagnosis unexpectedly pushed her towards entrepreneurship, and of course, how she balances it all raising six kids and running a business. Settle in and join today’s conversation for some motherhood and business inspiration!Find Mabel’s Labels Online: https://mabelslabels.ca https://www.instagram.com/mabelslabels The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together. For more information visit: www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram: @thebirdspapaya Follow the podcast on Instagram: @thepapayapodcast
September 2, 2019
On today’s episode, we’re sitting down (or, really, snuggling up to) Chelsea Charlotte, of @choosingchelsea. Chelsea is a mom, a registered nurse, and a self-love and body confidence advocate online. We chat about how to find yourself and focus on your own self development, even as a young mom. Chelsea’s experience and journey through self consciousness and into self confidence will inspire you as we learn about how she got to where she is today.Find Chelsea Online: https://www.instagram.com/choosingchelsea/ https://www.iamchoosingchelsea.com The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together.For more information visit: www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram: @thebirdspapayaFollow the podcast on Instagram: @thepapayapodcast
August 26, 2019
We’re chatting with Arielle Estoria, poet, author, speaker and total empath. Tune in and get ready because we’re covering everything from how to deal with comparison to how to crush it on your first date. Plus, why we shouldn’t be scared of fighting or “passionate discussions” in relationships, and how to find your way in a career when you have lots of different passions.Find Arielle Online:https://www.instagram.com/arielleestoria/https://www.arielleestoria.com/The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together.For more information visit: www.thebirdspapaya.comFind Sarah on Instagram: @thebirdspapayaFollow the podcast on Instagram: @thepapayapodcast
August 19, 2019
Today we’re sitting down with Jessica Mann, makeup artist and content creator behind @TheBlondeMann on Instagram. We’re keeping it light, and then diving deep talking about everything from being voted the best selfie taker in high school to the importance of women raising each other up and growing together, rather than isolating ourselves in a competitive mentality. Tune in as we discover the positive side of social media, learn about how to deal with family members who don’t support your dreams and discuss the true power of makeup to make us feel confident and to express ourselves creatively. Find Jessica Online: https://www.instagram.com/theblondemann/ The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together. For more information visit: www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram:@thebirdspapaya Follow the podcast on Instagram:@thepapayapodcast
August 12, 2019
Today we’re getting personal with a Q&A! Sarah is answering your questions about everything from mental self awareness, losing weight and still being an advocate for self acceptance, grieving the loss of a past self, what she eats, and more! Tune in for some real talk and authentic vulnerability! - The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together. For more information visit: www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram: @thebirdspapaya Follow the podcast on Instagram: @thepapayapodcast
August 5, 2019
Let’s get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Today we’re going to learn some important truths about how we exist in the world and how we can take a step back and learn from others. Jenna Jay is generously educating about white privilege, sharing about her own culture, and when it’s the right time to be curious and ask questions of people in marginalized groups, and when it’s the right time to use good old Google. This episode is all about having important conversations and becoming more aware of our places in the world. Tune in!Find Jenna Online: https://www.instagram.com/justaskjenny/ https://www.jennyjay.net/ The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together.For more information visit: www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram: @thebirdspapaya Follow the podcast on Instagram: @thepapayapodcast
July 29, 2019
Today we’re sitting down with Leisse Wilcox, professional human and brand therapist who shares the journey that transformed her into the person that she is today. Get ready to dive into true vulnerability, because we’re covering everything from learning to love yourself after massive change, growing confidence and designing a life for yourself, and leaning into a crisis to improve your life. Leisse is teaching us how to turn something ugly into something beautiful with what she calls Emotional Alchemy, every step of the way. Find Leisse Online: https://www.instagram.com/leissewilcox/ https://leissewilcox.ca/ The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together. For more information visit: www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram: @thebirdspapaya Follow the podcast on Instagram:@thepapayapodcast
July 22, 2019
Tune in to today’s episode for a heartfelt conversation with Anna and Lindy, the founders of Love Powered Co, a company that creates affirmation cards that promote self love and confidence in women, teens, and kids. In addition to hearing their incredible story, we’re chatting all about finding confidence in motherhood (if that’s even possible?), growing a brand new company from the ground up, and how to learn an attitude of community instead of competition with other women. Ready to feel inspired? Hit that play button!Find Love Powered Co Online: https://www.instagram.com/lovepoweredco/ https://lovepoweredco.com/ The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together. For more information visit: www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram: @thebirdspapaya Follow the podcast on Instagram: @thepapayapodcast
July 15, 2019
Shaughnessy is a restorative tattoo artist based in British Columbia, Canada who is passionate about making people feel confident by restoring their natural features with tattooing. Today we’re chatting with Shaughnessy about how she got her start with eyebrow microblading and how that eventually led into her tattooing areolas onto breast cancer survivors as well as other people who have lost their nipples. Plus, tune into a bonus segment on today’s episode all about the best parts of visiting Vancouver!Find Shaughnessy online:https://www.instagram.com/shaughnessy/https://www.instagram.com/studiosashiko/https://studiosashiko.com/The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together.For more information visit: www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram: @thebirdspapaya Follow the podcast on Instagram: @thepapayapodcast
July 8, 2019
Today we’re getting approachable with Samantha and Alyssa! Take a deep dive into the truth behind the beauty industry and the world of influencers, revealed by some of the most authentic girls in the game. Samantha Ravndahl is a talented makeup artist, Instagram creator, YouTuber and podcast host alongside her best friend Alyssa Anderson. In this episode, we’re chatting about the reality of brand deals and the impact of advertising online, how to work towards self acceptance and starting to love ourselves, building relationships and living life with friends, and everything in between.Find Samantha Online: https://www.instagram.com/ssssamanthaa/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0qI3HpiBua75glb4RV5mWA Find Alyssa Online:https://www.instagram.com/alyssanicanderson/ Listen to the Approachable Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/approachable/id1460719638 The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together. For more information visit:www.thebirdspapaya.comFind Sarah on Instagram:@thebirdspapaya Follow the podcast on Instagram:@thepapayapodcast
July 1, 2019
Today we’re getting deep with Ashley from Mind Online Therapy. We’re tackling everything from postpartum mental health, sexuality in relationships or as a single mom, and so much more. Tune in and chill out, and prepare for this heartfelt therapy session with Sarah and Ashley.Find Mind Online Therapy Online: https://www.mindonline.ca/ https://www.instagram.com/mindonlinetherapy/ The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together. For more information visit: www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram: @thebirdspapaya Follow the podcast on Instagram: @thepapayapodcast
June 24, 2019
Kenzie Brenna is an actress, speaker, and writer from Canada sharing the most vulnerable parts of herself to show other women they are not alone. From mental health to body confidence, Kenzie is not afraid to tackle it all with grace. Tune into this week’s episode for some serious real talk about how we can learn to love ourselves from the inside out. Find Kenzie Online:@kenziebrenna The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together. For more information visit:www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram:@thebirdspapaya Follow the podcast on Instagram:@thepapayapodcast
June 24, 2019
Today we are chatting with Briana, the founder of Bikini Body Mommy, mother of five from Southern California, and all around body-confident babe. Briana’s empowering home workouts have had a huge impact on countless women’s personal wellness journeys, and today we get to hear the story behind it all, from the Bikini Body Mommy herself!Find Briana Online:@bikinibodymommybikinibodymommy.comThe Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together.For more information visit:www.thebirdspapaya.comFind Sarah on Instagram:@thebirdspapayaFollow the podcast on Instagram:@thepapayapodcast
June 24, 2019
What do you get when you put together a light hearted, feminine brand with a hilarious podcast, and a whole lot of coffee and plants? You get today’s guest, Bailey Stanworth. Founder of @playdigital, @shopstateofgrace, and the co-host of @whatdayisitpodcast, Bailey is a creative powerhouse who is sharing her inspiring story and amazing sense of humour with us today. Joining us later in the show is Bailey’s life-saving intern Jacci, who hosts the What Day is It? podcast alongside her. Sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s episode covering everything from becoming your own boss to lightning round Friends trivia!Find Bailey Online:@baileyjst @playdigital @whatdayisitpodcast Find Jacci Online: @jaccirai The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together.For more information visit:www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram:@thebirdspapaya Follow the podcast on Instagram:@thepapayapodcast
June 21, 2019
Welcome to the brand new Papaya Podcast, hosted by Sarah Nicole. Creator of @thebirdspapaya, Sarah is stepping out and sharing her brand new podcast. Speaking through vulnerability with confidence, Sarah is sharing her journey in the digital space, all leading up to starting her own show, with today’s episode.The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together. For more information visit:www.thebirdspapaya.com Find Sarah on Instagram: @thebirdspapaya Follow the podcast on Instagram:@thepapayapodcast
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