We all have coworkers we don’t get along with. Some of them are merely nuisances, but others we can’t stand. Kara and Becky break down how they navigate all sorts of conflicts in the workplace. They discuss what they’ve done in the past, and they situate it within their positionality as white women. When it comes to conflict in the workplace, the battle is never over.
Kara and Becky welcome their first guest, Celina Caesar-Chavannes! You might know her from an episode back in April where Becky and Kara discussed Celina’s memoir, Can You Hear Me Now? Or you might already be a Celina fan and follow her on social media!
Kara and Becky have creative differences! But it’s not what you think. Simply put, they are both creative people but often in different ways. They believe everyone is creative, and in this episode, they talk about what creativity is and how it manifests for them.
Did you know Becky is Kara’s fashion guru? It’s true! And if you haven’t already checked out her blog and Insta, you probably should, because she could be your guru too. Listen to these two best friends talk about such an important part of life: how we express ourselves in what we wear. Becky and Kara have developed their sense of style in different ways over their lifetimes. They share their stories, and Becky quizzes Kara on what trends she might get into.
Kara and Becky love compliments!! They love giving them and receiving them. In this episode, they discuss how you can accept compliments, give better compliments, and why we all need more compliments—especially right now. They also discuss the gendered nature of some compliments, and why you should be careful about how you compliment some people—especially women—unless you know them well.
Welcome to another episode of Kara and Becky’s impromptu book club. This time, they talk about another birthday book that Kara gave Becky: Can You Hear Me Now, by Celina Caesar-Chavannes. This is a memoir by a Black Canadian entrepreneur, business owner, and former politician.
Trigger warnings: child abuse, miscarriage, sexual assault
Becky and Kara love talking about their habits with each other. Every once in a while, they share their goals and discuss what’s working and what isn’t. In this episode, join them as they dig a little deeper into how their habits work (or don’t), how they form habits, and Kara’s discovery that maybe she needs to learn more about what will help her form habits more easily!
Books Becky mentions:
Did you know Kara taught Becky everything she knows about cooking? Well, maybe not everything. But they cooked together regularly before Becky moved to Montréal, and now they inspire each other long distance to become better cooks—while remaining lazy cooks at heart. Hear them talk recipes, fave dishes, cooking techniques, and aspirations for their culinary futures.
This is the second part of our episode about Kara’s journey as a transgender woman. Kara answers anonymous, listener-submitted questions, along with questions from Becky.
Questions and times:
- Any new hobbies since coming out? (1:15)
- Any role models/icons who inspired you with your transition? (5:15)
- Is there something you wish you knew before transitioning? (9:15)
- Did anyone cut you out of their life? (11:50)
- Has the way you’ve thought about things changed? (15:30)
- How do you speak about your past/how do you refer to yourself? (19:05)
- How can people support me? (23:35)
- What aspects of yourself are the most masculine? (27:33)
- Is there any part of your past self that you miss? (28:48)
One year ago (February 28, 2020), Kara came out as transgender. In this vulnerable, open conversation, Kara reflects on what this has meant for her, and Kara and Becky together discuss how it has affected their friendship—for the better.
This is part 1 of 2. In part 2, Kara will answer your listener questions about her transition!