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Episode 20: How to be Childless and Confident with Jody O’Brien

I am my own worst enemy and a terrible cheerleader. That’s why I want you to meet Jody O’Brien. Jody is calls herself the “Chief Cheerleader” and she is cheering us all on. After being diagnosed with early menopause in her late 30s, and the only way she would carry a baby would be with …

Season 2 Episode 16: They Wanna be Free, Gay and Happy (and Childfree)

Welcome to Season 2 of the unRipe podcast. In season 2, I’m changing up the format a bit, and I’ll be bringing you rich, diverse stories from both women and men, same sex couples, married, single, defacto, psychologists and natural therapists, alternative practitioners, authors, bloggers, travellers, politicians, musicians and the full gamut of childless and …

Episode 15: 1 in 9 Women – So Why Don’t We Have a Cure Yet?

Recently, Lena Dunham wrote a follow up article for Harpers Magazine about the two years since her hysterectomy after an endometriosis diagnosis. Mina and I discuss about the importance of talking about endo and normalising the conversation. We learn that period pain may be common, but it’s not normal. We also speak to Naturopath and …

Episode 14 – Four Childless Women Walk Into a Bar…

  Four Childless Women Walk Into a Bar… Actually, we’re at my house, which can sometimes look like a bar. And all four of us are childless. Ranging from 34 to 51, we’re all at different stages of our childless journeys. and we all come from very different backgrounds culturally. Obviously you know my Italian …

Episode 8 – Periods. What are they good for, anyway?

What is the point of having a period when you can’t or don’t intend to have children? In this episode, Jo and her guest host go deep and get super personal all about periods. They speak to members of the community to find out what periods mean to them.  From 67-year-old guest Heather on who …