Podcast – Season One

The podcast where we piece together what makes a world without violence.


The 10th Piece: Creating Change

It’s our last guest of the season! We talk to lawyer and activist Naomi Sayers about how to create change with a specific lens on utilizing the law, personal stories and the media. You can expect some pretty great takeaways from this conversation. Naomi Sayers is a lawyer with extensive experience in advising a range of entities and governments on privacy issues, Indigenous rights and governance issues. Naomi is recognized nationally and internationally for her advocacy work around sex workers rights and for changing the narrative around indigenous women and girls in the media.

The 9th Piece: Raising the Bar for Pregnancy & Perinatal Care

We are joined today by the amazing Elana Johnson. Elana is a fierce advocate for midwives and her work in having midwifery recognized, funded and fairly compensated is nothing short of inspiring. We talk with Elana about how the field of midwifery has changed over the trajectory of her career and discuss why perinatal care is important.

The 8th Piece: A Conversation with Ericka Hart

Ericka Hart, M.Ed., D/s, pronouns: she/they, is a black queer femme activist, writer, highly acclaimed speaker and award-winning sexuality educator. In this can’t be missed episode, we chat fatphobia and body neutrality, anger and racism, kink at pride and police at pride. We absolutely love this conversation with Erika and we hope you do too!

The 7th Piece: Spaces for and by Women

Aren’t we in a world that is past the need for women’s only spaces? No. Public spaces are still very much dominated by men, and women often feel unsafe by the constant threat of harassment and objectification. Today we will hear from two very different organizations that see the incredible inclusive power of creating spaces for women and non-binary folks

The 6th Piece:  Masculinity and Gender-Based Violence

When it comes to toxic masculinity, we all lose. In this episode, Everyday Girl Dad creator, Mike Reynolds and former professional football player, Chuck Winters talk with Annalise about vulnerability, self-awareness and challenging learned masculinity.

The 5th Piece: Coping with Sexual Violence

*Content warning: this podcast contains references to sexual assault.*    May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This episode focuses on the healing journey from the perspective of a survivor of sexual assault and the Anova sexual assault counsellor who helped her cope with her experience.

The 4th Piece: Sex Positivity and Feeling Good about Feeling Good

In this episode we talk to Clinical Sexologist and registered Psychotherapist, Carlen Costa about feeling good about feeling good! We chat openly about sex, the value of sex positivity, the healing powers of an orgasm, and so much more.

The 3rd Piece: Moving for Me…Reclaiming Fitness and Finding Home in Our Bodies

Dr. Sam Brennan is Dean of the College of Arts at the University of Guelph and co-founder of the blog Fit is a Feminist Issue. For women, fitness and the fitness industry has so often been about guilt and getting thinner, rather than celebrating how strong our bodies are. In this episode, we talk feminism and explore how fitness can and should be for everyone, no matter their age, size, gender, or ability.

The 2nd Piece: Kids are the Boss of their Own Body…Sorta

In this episode, we chat with Anova’s Public Education Coordinator, Allison Preyde. We all know that understanding consent is an important life skill, but teaching it to young children can be difficult. Allison gives us some concrete skills and guidance.  Interested in learning more? A Caregiver’s Guide to Teaching the ABCs of Consent provides caregivers with the tools necessary to teach, model, and support kids as they come to know themselves and live in harmony with others from infancy through childhood. Visit to get the guide!

The 1st Piece: What is Gender-Based Violence and How Can We Put An End To It?

In this episode, we are laying the foundation with Dr. Nadine Wathen, Western University professor and Canada Research Chair in Mobilizing Knowledge on Gender-Based Violence. Annalise and Nadine identify what gender-based violence (GBV) is and talk about how confronting GBV means supporting those who have experienced it and doing prevention work.


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