Episode 1 – Self-Esteem

Sharp Pointy Objects – Episode 1

This is the inaugural episode of Sharp Pointy Objects.

In this episode, I’m joined by three of the most kick ass women in my life – Diva, PJ, and Cesqua – to talk about body image, self-esteem, dieting, and bullying. In this episode, some brutally honest opinions, experiences, and perceptions are revealed as we spend an afternoon talking about one of the toughest internal wars women fight with themselves every single day. Four vastly different experiences come together to lay it out there and, in the end, say what we would tell every single teenage and 20-something year old girl out there about life, the universe, and whatnot…YOU, yes YOU, are awesome.

Clockwise from left: Diva, PJ, Jane, Cesqua

The episode was recorded January 21, 2012 (the day after my 40th birthday), in Acr0nym’s kitchen just north of Denver. There was wine involved.

Alternately, the four of us at "Gay Trivia Night". I think we came in 3rd.

Some episode notes and links:

Diva’s blog can be found at Divatology.com*
PJ’s blog can be found at Ramblings of a Social Instigator
Mararet Cho’s blog entry can be found at Being Mad on Twitter
The alleged self-esteem campaign can be found at Campaign For Real Beauty (*cough sputter cough* dickheads *cough*) Please feel free to write them all sorts of vitriol, with love, from me.
Margot Magowan’s AMAZING letter to her 23-year-old self can be found at Reel Girl.

Of note: Acr0nym has been banned from using his butane lighter during all future episodes. I have been banned from ice in my wine glass from here on out.

We’re new at this so, while we would LOVE LOVE LOVE your feedback, please be gentle.

New features are already in the works and will be added to additional episodes.

A special shout out to Spux at sudux.com for the logo and to Paulie Lipman at paulielipman.com for the original podcast music.

* Divatology.com is currently password protected to, well, protect the Divatologist. We expect the password protection to cease and desist mid-March. EDITED TO ADD: As Diva points out in the comments, please click through to her blog, send her an e-mail and mention the podcast to receive the password.

PS If you are a reader of Jane In Her Infinite Wisdom, you’ll know just last week, I suffered a life-altering accident – one that changed my face for a long time to come. The irony is not lost on me. Editing the final cut of this particular episode really hit home as I waited for 27 stitches inserted to mend an 8.5 cm cut to come out of my cheek has been fascinating and affirming to me.

Sharp pointy objects, indeed.

 

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8 thoughts on “Episode 1 – Self-Esteem

  1. WHOO-HOO! Can’t wait to give a listen (waiting for the Maestro to leave for a meeting so I can make it loud).

    Also, my blahg password is pretty easy to get, especially if you click through, send me an e-mail, and mention this very podcast. *smile*

  2. Amazing. Wonderful. Fantastic. Awe inspiring. Superb. Brilliant. Lovely. Those are just a few of the words I would use to describe what I just heard. You all are frakking awesome! Seriously. awesome.

  3. Cesqua wins for Best Quote – “Nobody’s interested in a girl that doesn’t look like she would survive one episode of *really*good* sex…”

    • I don’t know how you could pick just one. There were so many good ones, I made Acr0nym create several sound byte files to amuse me and to use as ring tones on my cell phone.

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