Women's Health Magazine

I had the honour and pleasure to be interviewed by Carly Breit of Women's Health Magazine for the following piece: 

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a20899781/how-i-told-my-mom-about-my-abortions/

In it, I talk about how I told my parents about my abortions and how this conversation is on-going with my mother in particular. 

Carly is the author of a new series of stories in the magazine called Condition Confessions. All stories about having difficult conversations with your loved ones. 

 

Therapists Without Boundaries

Therapists Without Boundaries is a new podcast hosted by Sarah and Aditi, two Counselors who bring people into their audio space to talk about a breadth of topics that impact our lives. "No topics are off limits!"

I am honoured to have been their third guest and hold the space to talk about: pregnancy, mental health, and abortion. 

Have a listen to us having a chat and giggle about "people choosing to have babies and people choosing to not have babies" SoundCloud here

"Julia stops by the podcast this week, and we have a refreshing conversation about stigmas in society. Julia shares her experience of having an abortion, and going through the process with the help of Sarah. She tells us about her online platform for women to narrate their experiences, in order to promote destigmatization, healing, and self acceptance."

She Said Podcast

"She Said" is "not your average feminist podcast" hosted by Isabel, a wise, humble, and curious interviewer who invites female-identified individuals to speak on their area of interest, spanning from "healing crystals to period trackers to reproductive justice". The podcast aims to "give a voice to individuals and topics not often discussed in mainstream society." 

Unsurprisingly, I was honoured that "She Said" would reach out to speak about SIHaA, its inception, and its mission. 

To listen to the episode, you can visit itunes, soundcloud, or find "She Said" in your podcast app (I found it on PocketCast), and look for episode 25.

 

Psych N Sex

Psych N Sex is an innovative platform that aims to make social science digestible to the masses. Recognizing that our psychology and sexual health are inextricably linked - as well as how they influenced by our social world, society, and culture - this online mag seeks "to start conversations in a safe, inclusive space and bridge the substantial educational gaps in the world of sexuality & psychology." 

I was honoured when Psych N Sex reached out for an interview. I partook delightedly, and the result can be found here

I recommend you go check out their extensive glossary of articles running the gambit from familiarizing ourselves with people's preferred gender pronouns (e.g. he/him/his, xe/xem/xyrs, etc.) to understanding celibacy. Every article is imbued with self-love and self-care advocacy and guidance. I love them, and you should to!

Discorder Magazine

Discorder Magazine is "that salty magazine from CiTR101.9FM”. Published since 1983, Discorder is the University of British Columbia's music and culture magazine, product of CiTR radio, and free to all living in Vancouver. 

CiTR began as a student club in 1937 and later garnered non-profit status and an FM dial in 1982. Broadcasting 100+ locally-focused radio programs in 7 different languages, y'all should peep CiTR101.9FM and it's programming here.

The Founder of "so, I had an abortion..." sat down with Discorder Mag for an interview about the importance of telling our abortion stories and the inception of the project. Published in the mag's May 2017 issue, the piece can be found on page 19.