THE EMBODIMENT PROJECT
A podcast exploring the multiple dimensions of people of color and all the ways we embody our gifts in the world.
SEASON 1, EPISODE 1
In this introductory episode Danellia introduces herself briefly and talks about why she has created this podcast and what it will be about.
SEASON 1, EPISODE 2
Our Origin Stories w/ Corrine Arechiga
This episode is dedicated to Ronnie Aragon Jr. and Lucille Lopez.
Our theme this month is REBIRTH. In this episode Danellia chats with her mother Corrine as they explore their origin stories, upbringing, ways that they have gone through their own rebirths, and how their childhood impact their own parenting journeys. This episode is #intergenerationalhealing in action! Medicine for the soul!
Listen through to the end of the episode for a sneak peak of our unreleased song Mother written by Danellia and her daughter Corrie and performed by The Corner House.
SEASON 1, EPISODE 3
The Ceremony of Birth w/ Karissa Raya
Have you ever wondered what happens when a doula is doula'd by another doula?
It's pure magic!
In this episode Danellia sips on some mezcal with her comadre, co-creator, and doula Karissa Raya from @olivelavida. Karissa and Danellia discuss their relationship, Danellia's surrogacy birth, and the ceremony of it all. From playing the delay game with hospital staff to spiritual connections in past lives and transcending time and space while pushing, Danellia and Karissa get into details of the birth that reflect the depths of the birth experience and how doulas can help protect the sacredness of birth even in a hospital birth situation.
Read Danellia's Surrogacy Birth Story referenced in this episode
Connect with Karissa!
Online at www.olivelavida.com
On IG @olivelavida and @karissamraya
SEASON 1, EPISODE 4
Rebirth w/ Danellia + Corrie
Have you been reborn in this lifetime?
In this episode, Danellia talks about the theme of the month, REBIRTH and what it means to her. She shares how she has experienced rebirth at different times in her life which led her into her work helping people of color return home to themselves through vocal empowerment, birth education, and intergenerational healing. Danellia also welcomes her daughter Corrie onto the podcast to share more about their relationship.
Learn more about Danellia's Signature Voice Journaling Practice here.
Let us know how you're enjoying the podcast by rating and leaving a review in iTunes or apple Podcasts and don't forget to follow Danellia on IG at @themultidimensionalmami and the podcast @theembodimentproject.podcast.
SEASON 1, EPISODE 5
Sexuality with Your Sex Positive Asian Auntie, Jayda Shuavarnnasri
*Trigger Warning*: This episode contains mentions of childhood sexual abuse, sexual trauma, and suicide.
What was your first conversation about sex like? Was it with your parents? Do you wish you had a sex positive Auntie you could've spoken to instead?
In this first episode from our monthly theme on SEXUALITY, we get to hear from Jayda Shuavarnnasri aka your Sex Positive Asian Auntie. Jayda is a Sexual Wellness Educator who helps folks liberate themselves from the unhealthy narratives that we've internalized about sex and relationships.
Listen in on our conversation about how Jayda helps people of color unravel the threads of curiosity, encourages them to explore those toxic narratives, and help them be open to new narratives.
Connect with Jayda!
Online at www.jaydakissed.com
On IG at @jaydakissed
"I'm Feeling Good" performed by Nina Simone
"Let's Talk About Sex" performed by Salt-N-Peppa
"Vibin' Out" by FKJ & ((( O )))
SEASON 1, EPISODE 6
Cultivating a Sex Positive Cultura w/ Cindy Luquin
What does a sex positive cultura look like to you?
Listen in on my conversation with Cindy Luquin. She is a Certified Sex Educator, Scholar Activist, Reiki Practitioner and Speaker. As a first generation Salvadoran-Guatemalan, daughter of immigrants, she has survived domestic violence, and battled depression. She marries the concepts of reproductive rights and social justice with her work in reproductive education and reproductive justice. In this episode Cindy shares about how she's cultivating a sex positive cultura that normalizes consent, that understands the racist and oppressive history of modern day gynecology, and that prioritizes the sexual health and wellbeing of every person, but especially BIPOC who are often left out of those conversations.
Connect with Cindy!
Online at www.howlatthewomb.com
On Instagram @howlatthewomb
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa
It Takes Two to Tango by DJ DENZ The Rooster
Perreo by Lu-Ni
SEASON 1, EPISODE 7
Ethical Non-Monogamy w/ Jhoselyn Thomas @lavidadivine
WARNING: This episode may leave you questioning everything you know (or think you know) about monogamy and polyamory.
Romantic relationships are hard! Can you imagine having more than one at the same time? If you're polyamorous, you can!
In this episode Danellia speaks with her friend and mentor Jhoselyn Thomas of La Vida Divine about her journey with polyamory otherwise know as ethical non-monogamy which is when someone chooses to be in an open, romantic relationship with more than one person at the same time. Danellia and Jhoselyn explore the common misconceptions about ethical non-monogamy and debunk a lot of the myths they've heard about it.
Jhoselyn is a Licensed Registered Nurse with over 16 years of experience, a Secret Sexuality guide, Sexual Health Advocate, and Certified Tantra Practitioner. She is a Shaman in training with the indigenous Shuar culture of her native land of Ecuador, a plant medicine retreat facilitator, and intuitive healer. She has worked with clients of all ages, genders, and background sin both Spanish and English. She finds joy in sharing her medical and holistic knowledge about health, healing, and leading an emotionally balanced life.
Connect with Jhoselyn!
Online at www.lavidadivine.com
On Instagram @lavidadivine
Or join her Facebook group: La Vida Divine
Sex at Dawn by Cacilda Jethá and Christopher Ryan
Farra by Lu-Ni
Qiero Ser by Lu-Ni
SEASON 1, EPISODE 8
Sex Workers are Survivors w/ Angel aka La Muxer Diosa
Have you ever been to a strip club?
If so, you have benefitted from the work of sex workers.
In this episode Danellia sits with Angel aka La Muxer Diosa. Angel, also known as La Muxer Diosa is an aerialist, yoga guide, hard femme, poet, Queer, neurodivergent Latinx artist. She is devoted student of the plants, professional tease, content creator, crochet artist and porn actress.
Danellia asks Angel how we can support sex workers in an ethical way. From strip clubs to cam rooms how can we be ethical consumers of sex work and still prioritize our own pleasure? How is sex work changing the conversation around what sex can look like versus what we see in mainstream porn? Where does consent come into play within sex work? Racial fetishization, censorship, exploitive systems? These are just a few questions that were answered in this compelling episode.
Connect with La Muxer Diosa!
Online at https://solo.to/lamuxerdiosa
777 (Instrumental Version) by Nbhd Nick
Homeless Soul (Instrumental Version) by Fleurs Doces
Resources courtesy of La Muxer Diosa:
People to follow on Twitter
The Sex Coach, MFT- @Raquel_Savage
Amber Amour- @heauxlistique
Evie Snax- @slutsnax
Goddess Yuna- @thegoddessyuna
Sparkle Kitty- @shinyrubberdoll
Gizelle Marie- @msgizellemarie
Jacquie Ray -@ahighcreatives
Jiz Lee- @Jizlee
BIPOC- @BIPOC Collective
Dr. Nichole- @thepolecologist
Annie Sprinkle- @AnnieSprinkle
Daisy Ducati -@daisyducati
Nikki Darling- @Nikki_DarlingXO
Aja Pop- @Ajapornfilms
Alex De Las Mareas- @pleasurebrujita
Websites to check out
Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU by Cory Silverberg
What Makes a Baby by Cory Siverberg
The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus: How to Go Down on a Woman and Give Her Exquisite Pleasure (Ultimate Guides Series)
Women's Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure
Female Ejaculation and the G-Spot by Deborah Sundahl
The Sex & Pleasure Book: Good Vibrations Guide to Great Sex for Everyone by Joyraj Mollick
SEASON 1, EPISODE 9
California Grieving w/ Paulina Isabel Almarosa, LCSW of @latinxgrief
It's January 2021!
As much as we want to celebrate a new year, many of us are still grieving 2020 and beyond.
This month’s theme is grief and loss.
In this episode, Danellia speaks with Paulina Isabel Almarosa, LCSW of @latinxgrief. Paulina is a bilingual, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California. She was born in Morelos, Mexico and immigrated to the U.S at a young age. Paulina lived a significant period of her life in the U.S. undocumented. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Welfare from UCLA and has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. Paulina is the founder of Latinx Grief, a space dedicated to grief awareness & education via storytelling, music & art. Paulina is an avid writer, a mother and creative. Danellia and Paulina break down a few details about grief including what grief is, how different people experience different types of grief, how we can be there for people experiencing grief, and so much more.
Connect with Paulina!
On IG @latinxgrief
It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand by Megan Devine
Send your questions, requests, and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
Music: Closure (What I Want) by Snake City
The World Is A Smaller Place Now by Craft Case
SEASON 1, EPISODE 10
Parents Aren't Supposed to Bury Their Kids with Corrine Arechiga
*Trigger Warning: This episode contains a detailed recollection of a death experience. Listen at your own capacity. Take care of your heart. My mom, Corrine is back with another episode on this month's theme, grief and loss. As someone who was exposed to death at an early age, Mom shares her experience finding her son (my older brother) Ronnie, dead on her birthday nearly 6 years ago. She retraces the days leading up to her first born son's sudden death and the impact that loss has had on her life. She also shares her experience as a bereaved parent who has found support and comfort in community with others who are also bereaved parents and family members through an organization called The Compassionate Friends. Mom shares her experience as a newly bereaved parent and how her grief has fueled her inspiration to hold space for other bereaved parents throughout the years. Listen and let us know what you takeaway from this emotional episode. Register here for Danellia's FREE Self-Love Webinar on January 24th, 2021 at 11 AM PST.
Resources: The Compassionate Friends
Music: Homeless Soul by Fleurs Douces