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Kara’s 1st Year of Transition - Part 2 (Listener Q&A)

Kara’s 1st Year of Transition - Part 2 (Listener Q&A)

March 3, 2021

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:

  1. Any new hobbies since coming out? (1:15)
  2. Any role models/icons who inspired you with your transition? (5:15)
  3. Is there something you wish you knew before transitioning? (9:15)
  4. Did anyone cut you out of their life? (11:50)
  5. Has the way you’ve thought about things changed? (15:30)
  6. How do you speak about your past/how do you refer to yourself? (19:05)
  7. How can people support me? (23:35)
  8. What aspects of yourself are the most masculine? (27:33)
  9. Is there any part of your past self that you miss? (28:48)
Kara’s 1st Year of Transition - Part 1

Kara’s 1st Year of Transition - Part 1

February 17, 2021

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!

 

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Is Therapy for Me?

Is Therapy for Me?

January 20, 2021

Let’s get vulnerable. Kara and Becky have both been, and are both going to therapy—not with each other, of course, but on their own. In this episode, you’ll hear about why they sought a therapist, how they found their current therapists, and even what they discuss with their therapists. At the end of the day, our mental health is just as important as our physical health.

Nous discutons Emily à Paris

Nous discutons Emily à Paris

December 30, 2020

Don’t let the intro fool you; this episode is in English! But it’s all about Netflix’s Emily in Paris. Kara and Becky discuss what they loved about this show, along with their hopes for season 2.

 

Correction: About 6 minutes in, Kara mistakenly refers to Emily’s actor as “Lily James” when, in fact, she is portrayed by Lily Collins. Oops!

Social Dilemmas - Part 2

Social Dilemmas - Part 2

December 16, 2020

In the second part of this episode about social media and the documentary The Social Dilemma, Kara and Becky discuss their own approaches to social media use. They also muse on whether or not we can fix or change social media to make it better.

Social Dilemmas - Part 1

Social Dilemmas - Part 1

November 11, 2020

Kara and Becky bring you a two-part episode about social media. Inspired by recently watching The Social Dilemma on Netflix, they discuss how social media networks influence us. We talk about the algorithm, the dopamine, and the screen time—lots of stuff you already know, and maybe stuff you didn’t.

Here’s the article about the coronavirus hoaxes spread on Facebook Becky mentions in the episode.

Living, Building, Transitioning - Adulting Part 2

Living, Building, Transitioning - Adulting Part 2

October 21, 2020

Kara and Becky revisit the topic of adulting, which they first discussed back in episode 9. In the year and a half that has elapsed, Kara broke her elbow and realized she’s trans, and Becky has had some new roommates. Both have embarked on projects to improve their living spaces too.

Check out Becky’s blog post about part of her sprucing up of her terrasse!

We Can’t Make This Up

We Can’t Make This Up

October 7, 2020

Makeup. A lot of us wear it! Becky has worn it for years, but with the pandemic upon us, she is wearing it less often. Kara, on the other hand, had almost never worn makeup until last February. Listen to a cis woman and a trans woman discuss their respective personal journeys with makeup.

Note: Kara would like you to know that she has improved significantly at eyeliner since recording this episode.

We Just Like to Recommend Things - Part 2

We Just Like to Recommend Things - Part 2

September 9, 2020

That’s right, Kara and Becky are back at it again with another recommendations episode! Hear Becky drop some psychology knowledge as she explains why 2 personality tests are her favourites right now. Then get yourself some culture through the TV shows, books, and music we’re loving. Finally, both Kara and Becky independently decided to recommend self-care tips!

 

Things recommended in this episode:

  • 16 Personalities Test
  • The Four Tendencies Quiz by Gretchen Rubin
  • TV shows: Good Girls, Younger, Love on the Spectrum
  • Books: Of Human Bondage, Unacceptable, and The Story Graph website.
  • Music: “WAP” by Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion, “Levitating” by Dua Lipa feat. Madonna and Missy Elliott, Taylor Swift’s folklore
  • Self-care: cook good meals and take time to exist without a to-do list

Kara has new book reviews website! https://kara.reviews/

Keeping It 1000! (Livestream Recording)

Keeping It 1000! (Livestream Recording)

August 26, 2020

We hit 1000 downloads back in July, and we did an Instagram Live to celebrate. This is that Live … only it’s not live any more, of course. Kara edited it. The audio quality is rougher than usual. Listen to Kara and Becky talk about a variety of subjects, from the origins of this podcast to their neighbours to a Holly Bourne book and more!

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