Podcast: Frontline report of Refugee Crisis in Greece with Kelly Milligan

We are witnessing a global refugee crisis unfold before our eyes and when we look to our own country, racism and fascism are on the rise.   Kelly Milligan of Sisters in Health,  spoke to us just before she left for Greece last year (listen to that podcast here) and has returned to the states to tell the tale from a front line account of the refugee rescue operation on the shores of Greece. This show aired live on WPRK 91.5fm on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Listen to the podcast here:

About OUR GUEST

 

milliganKelly Milligan is a Midwife and Naturopath & the Executive Director of Sisters in Health. In the process of attaining her ND with a specialty in women’s and community health, Kelly specializes in low resource women’s health care and disaster relief. Providing care on the front lines is her passion.

In addition to continuous education in Biology, Psychology, Global Women’s Health, Alternative Medicine and Disaster Relief, Kelly has also lived and worked around the world learning about women from their own communities and is currently writing a book about her adventures traveling the world, the world of women around the globe, and providing health care for women and families and chronicles her life in the field on her blog.

In 2014, while responding to the devastation that was left from Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, Sisters In Health came to her as she sat in the birth tent with her sisters from around the globe & from there her non-profit organization, Sisters In Health, was born to serve all sisters of the globe on the premise that we all deserve to live our lives healthy, well and empowered. The Sisters in Health mission is to bring humanized health care, peace, and love to the women that have given up everything in order to survive.

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Podcast: Social Justice with Susanna Barkataki and Kelly Milligan

Todays headlines are hard hitting & devastating: we are watching a global refugee crisis unfold before our eyes and when we look to our own country, racism and misogyny are at the forefront  with #blacklivesmatter and the recent attacks on Planned Parenthood.   What is the appropriate response at times like these, both as a community and as individuals? Susanna Barkataki & Kelly Milligan, both experts at the intersection of healing & justice spoke about these tough issues & what people can do, right now, to stand on the side of love & justice.

Listen in (the conversation starts around 7:20 minute mark):

About OUR GUESTS

susannabarkatakiSusanna Barkataki, M.Ed. E-RYT, is passionate about bridging self-care and community-care. She is a writer, speaker and educator working at the intersection of self-care, yoga, Ayurveda, socially-engaged entrepreneurship, and healing justice. A descendant of Ayurvedic healers and teachers, she integrates powerful tools for everyday wellness. She applies ancient teachings with an educator’s practicality and organizer’s healing justice twist.

She has a Masters degree in Education and is a Master Yoga teacher trainer with over 5,000 hours of certified training in diverse modalities in Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Energy Work and Ayurveda. She has taught over 2,500 students, been an educator for 15 years teaching social justice history K-12, and lead retreats, workshops and trainings for adults.

She is viral Wellness and Yoga Blogger, regular columnist for Huffington Post Healthy Living, and has been featured in Elephant Journal and Everyday Feminism magazine. She’s honored to be a member of the core community of mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh as well as serve on the board of the Yoga Service Council making yoga and mindfulness equally accessible to all.

Susanna is overjoyed to run current programs with groups and students in person and online on topics ranging from Healing Justice + Trauma-informed Yoga Teacher Trainings to Visionary Business Net-Workshops and Online Coaching Program. More on her offerings at www.SusannaBarkataki.com.

milliganKelly Milligan is a Midwife and Naturopath & the Executive Director of Sisters in Health. In the process of attaining her ND with a specialty in women’s and community health, Kelly specializes in low resource women’s health care and disaster relief. Providing care on the front lines is her passion.

In addition to continuous education in Biology, Psychology, Global Women’s Health, Alternative Medicine and Disaster Relief, Kelly has also lived and worked around the world learning about women from their own communities and is currently writing a book about her adventures traveling the world, the world of women around the globe, and providing health care for women and families and chronicles her life in the field on her blog.

In 2014, while responding to the devastation that was left from Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, Sisters In Health came to her as she sat in the birth tent with her sisters from around the globe & from there her non-profit organization, Sisters In Health, was born to serve all sisters of the globe on the premise that we all deserve to live our lives healthy, well and empowered.
Kelly is about to embark on another adventure to set up a women’s health tent clinic in Greece to provide care for the refugee women. Sisters in health mission is to bring humanized health care, peace, and love to the women that have given up everything in order to survive.

​Sisters In Health will be having a fundraiser to benefit the refugee women on December 12, 2015 5-9 at 2535 Lotafun Ave, Winter Park, Florida. For more information, click here.

Tune in on December 2nd at 4pm EST to WPRK 91.5 FM in Winter Park, FL or listen live online here.

Podcast: Giuditta Tornetta, Author of Conversations with the Womb

This show aired live on WPRK 91.5FM on Wednesday, September 9th at 4pm EST and features a track off of The Buck Stops Here debut album.

In 1984, Giuditta Tornetta experienced a painless childbirth, delivering her daughter at home, with the support of a midwife, meditation, and hypnosis tools. This riveting experience inspired her to dedicate her life to helping women obtain a painless and natural childbirth. Giuditta is a certified birth and post-partum doula, lactation educator, clinical hypnotherapist, author and founder of JoyInBirthing.com.

In 2008 she published Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth and a guest on Front Porch Radio after our hosts own successful painless homebirth.

Her most recent book, Conversations with the Wombhas been hailed as “a wildly esoteric page-turner” by CNN Hero & bestselling author Robin Lim. While Giuditta is best known as a writer, workshop leader and producer, she is also a passionate voice for women. She founded the nonprofit organization JoyInBirthingFoundation that specifically focuses on women, as they possess the power and the desire to help not only their families, but their communities as well.

Next Up: Giuditta Tornetta, Author of Conversations with the Womb

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Show airs live on WPRK 91.5FM on Wednesday, September 9th at 4pm EST.

In 1984, Giuditta Tornetta experienced a painless childbirth, delivering her daughter at home, with the support of a midwife, meditation, and hypnosis tools. This riveting experience inspired her to dedicate her life to helping women obtain a painless and natural childbirth. Giuditta is a certified birth and post-partum doula, lactation educator, clinical hypnotherapist, author and founder of JoyInBirthing.com.

In 2008 she published Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth and a guest on Front Porch Radio after our hosts own successful painless homebirth.

Her most recent book, Conversations with the Wombhas been hailed as “a wildly esoteric page-turner” by CNN Hero & bestselling author Robin Lim. While Giuditta is best known as a writer, workshop leader and producer, she is also a passionate voice for women. She founded the nonprofit organization JoyInBirthingFoundation that specifically focuses on women, as they possess the power and the desire to help not only their families, but their communities as well.

On “Sweetening the Pill” with Laura Wershler

With just a few days left for the Kickstarter campaign by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein to raise the funds needed to make their next documentary, Julie spoke with Laura Wershler about many of the topics to be brought into main stream attention about hormonal birth control.

Topic of Conversation: Synthetic Birth Control

“Inspired by the provocative 2013 book Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control by Holly Grigg-Spall, Sweetening the Pill, the documentary, aims to fairly critique hormonal birth control and raise awareness of non-hormonal alternatives. Lake and Epstein hope to do for birth control what their acclaimed documentary The Business of Being Born did for birth, get us thinking beyond a one-size-fits-all approach. Currently for contraception, that one-size approach is all about synthetic hormones packaged as—what are now being called—modern contraceptive methods.” Read the full article here.

Our Guest: Laura Wershler

Laura Wershler, B.Sc., is a veteran pro-choice sexual and reproductive health advocate and women’s health critic who has worked for or volunteered with Planned-Parenthood-affiliated organizations in Canada since 1986. Ms Wershler wrote the foreword to the book, Sweetening the Pill. Laura graduated with a Certificate in Journalism from Mount Royal University in 2011. She has contributed columns on women’s health to Troymedia.com and blogs regularly for re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. Follow her on Twitter @laurawershler

Resources for Further Reading

Body Literacy, “Sweetening the Pill” Book, Cycle Tracking App