Women’s Health & Wellness: Edition 17

WLRN’s Edition 17 podcast focuses on women’s health and wellness practices as they have developed under, and outside of, patriarchal influences. We spoke to two women who have devoted their lives to advocating for the use of natural medicines and herbs, specifically in terms of women’s health.

Linda Conroy is a practicing herbalist who has dedicated her life to the green world, providing herbal education, workshops and apprenticeships throughout the country, as well as individual consultations and handcrafted herbal products. Linda holds a MSS (Master of Social Service) and MLSP (Master of Law and Social Policy), and a certificate in permaculture design. She has participated in Wilderness First Responder training and doula training. She is the founder of Wild Eats, Moonwise Herbs and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, which you can check out at www.midwestowomensherbal.com and www.moonwiseherbs.com.

Jeanna Hoch is a founder of CannaMama Clinic, an international resource for people interested in cannabis education especially as it pertains to motherhood. In addition to her advocacy work in the cannabis legalization movement, she is a lifestyle coach who teaches female empowerment, all aspects of a natural belief system, nutrition and fitness. Jeanna’s live Facebook video about her experience with the Colorado Doula Project, an organization that kicked her out of an abortion doula training for disagreeing with their gender-neutral language around pregnancy. Ms. Hoch’s video has received more than 4 thousand views on YouTube to date.

The viewpoints expressed in today’s podcast are done so in an effort to bring women an expanded perspective on women’s health and wellness. They are not meant to replace the guidance of whomever you place your trust in for heathcare.

This edition’s includes Katy Perry’s song “Firework” and Des’ree’s “You Gotta Be”. Our featured picture is of Linda Conroy searching for plant medicine in the woods.

This month’s podcast, as always, was sound mixed by our resident sound goddess engineer, Jenna Di Quarto.

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