Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health

What on earth does leg hair have to do with parenthood?!

December 19, 2022 Christine Cunningham Season 2 Episode 24
Perinatal Wellbeing - The Podcast about Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health
What on earth does leg hair have to do with parenthood?!
Show Notes Transcript

Content Warning: We like to swear, if you’re listening with kids or don’t like swearing, please be aware!

Hello and welcome to Perinatal Wellbeing episode #24. My guest today is Naomi from Queer Nest Club. Naomi uses she and they pronouns, and is Founder and head Doula of Queer Nest, where she coaches and supports Queer and gender-non-conforming folks and entrepreneurs through one of their biggest life transitions— becoming a parent! Through support, advance preparation, self-advocacy, and abundance, she helps you become the parent of your dreams. On today’s episode Naomi and I talk about body hair and how the shame around body hair and body image can impact our parenting. It’s a conversation that we haven’t heard yet so dive in and let’s talk about it!  

Highlights:

4:45 Naomi’s story with body hair

8:50 Birth as the turning point for Naomi, the last time they shaved their legs

11:00 The idea of hygiene and body hair removal 

12:26 How body hair impacts how we feel about our parenting

14:02 Modelling body acceptance for our kids

22:20 Parenting in a patriarchal society

25:10 Calling people out on their shit

27:03 How people comment on our kids

31:00 Postpartum Sexuality and body hair

35:46 Where Naomi is at with her body hair journey now

44:15 Wearing clothes that feel comfortable

46:20 People’s opinions don’t matter

Resources: 

Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween by Melissa Atkins Wardy

https://www.amazon.ca/Redefining-Girly-Stereotyping-Sexualizing-Girlhood/dp/1613745524/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=redefining+girly+book&qid=1671237131&sprefix=redifining+gi%2Caps%2C92&sr=8-1    

You can find Naomi on Instagram at @myqueernest primarily, and @queernestclub
Company Website: https://queernest.co , Queer Nest Club website: https://queernestclub.com

You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca

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Content Warning: We like to swear, if you’re listening with kids or don’t like swearing, please be aware!

Hello and welcome to Perinatal Wellbeing episode #24. My guest today is Naomi from Queer Nest Club. Naomi uses she and they pronouns, and is Founder and head Doula of Queer Nest, where she coaches and supports Queer and gender-non-conforming folks and entrepreneurs through one of their biggest life transitions— becoming a parent! Through support, advance preparation, self-advocacy, and abundance, she helps you become the parent of your dreams. On today’s episode Naomi and I talk about body hair and how the shame around body hair and body image can impact our parenting. It’s a conversation that we haven’t heard yet so dive in and let’s talk about it!  

Highlights:

4:45 Naomi’s story with body hair

8:50 Birth as the turning point for Naomi, the last time they shaved their legs

11:00 The idea of hygiene and body hair removal 

12:26 How body hair impacts how we feel about our parenting

14:02 Modelling body acceptance for our kids

22:20 Parenting in a patriarchal society

25:10 Calling people out on their shit

27:03 How people comment on our kids

31:00 Postpartum Sexuality and body hair

35:46 Where Naomi is at with her body hair journey now

44:15 Wearing clothes that feel comfortable

46:20 People’s opinions don’t matter

Resources: 

Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween by Melissa Atkins Wardy

https://www.amazon.ca/Redefining-Girly-Stereotyping-Sexualizing-Girlhood/dp/1613745524/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=redefining+girly+book&qid=1671237131&sprefix=redifining+gi%2Caps%2C92&sr=8-1    

You can find Naomi on Instagram at @myqueernest primarily, and @queernestclub
Company Website: https://queernest.co , Queer Nest Club website: https://queernestclub.com

You can find us at www.perinatalwellbeing.ca on Instagram @perinatalwellbeing_ontario or by email info@perinatalwellbeing.ca