In this episode we're getting up close and personal with the Gynae Geek, Dr. Anita Mitra. I'm asking those 'down there' health care questions that we usually feel a bit too weird and awkward asking when it comes to our lady parts. In this episode we're talking labia (never symmetrical), pubes (cushioning), HPV (we all have it) and discharge (totally normal). Ohhh yeah. But don't be freaked out, Anita is way cool and somehow makes the whole business fun and interesting, and there's a great story involving a disco ball. P.S. did you know your vagina was self-cleaning? I know, so cool, right??
And we're back! In a week where mental health is dominating the national conversation and I sat two rows behind Prince William at a screening of the new BBC1 doc I'm involved with (Mind Over Marathon) about removing the stigma of mental health, I figured we'd check in with Chartered Psychologist, Bake Off Babe, and all round supercool genius Kimberley Wilson. We talk about her work with EDs, how mental health isn't 'all in your head', and she gives her top evidence based self-care tips for looking after your mental wellbeing.
This week I'm talking to Rosie Spinks, a freelance journalist and creator of the Mouthy Women project. We talk about a whole bunch of things in this episode, the LA wellness scene (where Rosie grew up) versus London, the fear of bread and the nocebo effect, we talk about the culture of over exercise, and of course we talk about Mouthy Women and our shared obsession with fat acceptance activist and goddess Lindy West. Loved this conversation - let us know what you think @laurathomasphd @dontsaltmygame @RoJoSpinks