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There are No Rules

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A podcast interested in how individual women navigate the internal and external pressures (or ‘rules’) we inherit being brought up female in the culture and time we live, and make their own way.

Latest Episodes

Jennifer: Yoga, Values, Complexity

EIn the final episode of Season 1, I interview a well respected, absolute powerhouse of a woman, Jennifer Crescenzo, who is originally from the United States, now living in Melbourne and who has been teaching yoga for around 15 years. Our conversation, as ever on this podcast, is fairly wide ranging - the broad themes include Jennifer's experiences being conscious of tricky, unanswered questions, sitting in complexity and also trying to live her values - whether that be in or out of the specific context of yoga.

51 MINSEP 7
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Jennifer: Yoga, Values, Complexity

Mary-Jane: Effecting change, Gender pay gap, Fostering inner life

In this episode I speak with Associate Justice Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou of the Supreme Court of Victoria, a friend and mentor for more than a decade. Mary-Jane speaks with me about how she has, over her life, approached issues of gender inequality in professional contexts. Using her extremely sensible, rational and logical approach, grounded in her legal training and expertise, she speaks about topics such as workplace inequality in the private sector in the 1990s and the ongoing issue of the gender pay gap in Australia. She finishes by sharing how she sustains a rich inner life whilst working to foster structural and cultural change. Resources referred to in this episode include: • John P. Kotter 'Leading Change' • Women's Gender Equality Agency • Maria Popova's book 'Figuring' • Mary Oliver's poetry collection 'Blue Horses' • 'No, the gender pay gap is not a myth, and here's why it matters', and 'Australia's top 10 jobs with the biggest gender pay gap revealed', by Jessica Irvine for Fairfax publications

30 MINMAY 30
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Mary-Jane: Effecting change, Gender pay gap, Fostering inner life

Annette and Zoe: Motherhood

EIn today's episode I speak with Annette and Zoe, two new but sure to be lifelong friends from my mothers group. Annette is a producer in the arts and mother to Freddie, and Zoe is a criminal barrister, comedian and mother to Reina. Both are legends. We speak about how our expectations of motherhood contrast with its realities in unexpected ways, how we conceive of ourselves during this period of profound life change, navigating career and ambition in motherhood, our evolving feminism and our hopes when raising boys. The book I read from in the introduction is Rachel Cusk's 'A Life's Work'.

42 MINMAY 7
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Annette and Zoe: Motherhood

Lauren: Workplace gender norms; Empowerment; Strength and Fitness training; The Body

EIn this episode I chat with Lauren about her experiences being told to be less direct and assertive in her professional life; where gender expectations intersect with ethnicity and culture; discovering boxing and finding empowerment and strength both internally and in her physical body; and the complexities and challenges of women participating more in a traditionally 'male' sport.

26 MINAPR 24
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Lauren: Workplace gender norms; Empowerment; Strength and Fitness training; The Body

Jacqueline: Perfectionism, gender stereotypes and teaching boys

EMy guest in this episode is Jacqueline, a secondary school teacher at an all boys school. We speak about her experiences with gender stereotypes in her workplace and home life, her hopes for shifting the culture for boys, her experiences with perfectionism and her work to prioritise living a life on her own terms, rather than people pleasing.

28 MINAPR 16
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Jacqueline: Perfectionism, gender stereotypes and teaching boys

Angela: Sex, Porn and Feminism

EAngela and I talk about the impact of porn on stereotypical female attractiveness and female heterosexual experiences of sex; the importance of talking with women but also men about what we want; and what is and isn't a feminist act. The book I mention is Jessa Crispin's 'Why I'm Not A Feminist': A Feminism Manifesto https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/books/why-i-am-not-feminist

26 MINAPR 9
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Angela: Sex, Porn and Feminism

Emily: Body Image, Weight and shape, People pleasing, A life on one's own terms

EI share my reflections on social and cultural pressure for women to shrink their bodies, including the rules I am personally trying to break to live a life on my own terms rather than motivated by trying to please others. I draw out the themes from my recent reading of 'Work like a Woman' by Mary Portas, 'The Mother of All Jobs' by Christine Armstrong, and 'How to Fail' by Elizabeth Day. I also read a piece called 'The Rules for Being a Woman' by writer Erin O'Loughlin. Please be in touch with any feedback at therearenorulespodcast@gmail.com

23 MINAPR 4
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Emily: Body Image, Weight and shape, People pleasing, A life on one's own terms

Emma: Work, Ambition, Burnout, Mental Health and Creativity

EIn this episode I chat with Emma about drive, ambition, burnout, being creative and freelancing. Emma is open about her mental health challenges. After the interview, I reflect on my own experiences of trying to bring my 'whole self' to work as well as how we can combat burnout by being more self aware but also choosing working environments wisely where possible. The book I mention is 'Work like a Woman' by Mary Portas https://www.penguin.com.au/books/work-like-a-woman-9781784163624

33 MINMAR 26
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Emma: Work, Ambition, Burnout, Mental Health and Creativity

Intro and welcome

EWelcome to the first episode of 'There are No Rules', a podcast about how individual women navigate the internal and external pressures or 'rules' we inherit being brought up female in the culture and time we live, and make their own way. In this episode I introduce myself and explain the title of the show, as well as 3 ways I am currently trying to 'break the rules'.

14 MINMAR 19
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Intro and welcome
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Latest Episodes

Jennifer: Yoga, Values, Complexity

EIn the final episode of Season 1, I interview a well respected, absolute powerhouse of a woman, Jennifer Crescenzo, who is originally from the United States, now living in Melbourne and who has been teaching yoga for around 15 years. Our conversation, as ever on this podcast, is fairly wide ranging - the broad themes include Jennifer's experiences being conscious of tricky, unanswered questions, sitting in complexity and also trying to live her values - whether that be in or out of the specific context of yoga.

51 MINSEP 7
Comments
Jennifer: Yoga, Values, Complexity

Mary-Jane: Effecting change, Gender pay gap, Fostering inner life

In this episode I speak with Associate Justice Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou of the Supreme Court of Victoria, a friend and mentor for more than a decade. Mary-Jane speaks with me about how she has, over her life, approached issues of gender inequality in professional contexts. Using her extremely sensible, rational and logical approach, grounded in her legal training and expertise, she speaks about topics such as workplace inequality in the private sector in the 1990s and the ongoing issue of the gender pay gap in Australia. She finishes by sharing how she sustains a rich inner life whilst working to foster structural and cultural change. Resources referred to in this episode include: • John P. Kotter 'Leading Change' • Women's Gender Equality Agency • Maria Popova's book 'Figuring' • Mary Oliver's poetry collection 'Blue Horses' • 'No, the gender pay gap is not a myth, and here's why it matters', and 'Australia's top 10 jobs with the biggest gender pay gap revealed', by Jessica Irvine for Fairfax publications

30 MINMAY 30
Comments
Mary-Jane: Effecting change, Gender pay gap, Fostering inner life

Annette and Zoe: Motherhood

EIn today's episode I speak with Annette and Zoe, two new but sure to be lifelong friends from my mothers group. Annette is a producer in the arts and mother to Freddie, and Zoe is a criminal barrister, comedian and mother to Reina. Both are legends. We speak about how our expectations of motherhood contrast with its realities in unexpected ways, how we conceive of ourselves during this period of profound life change, navigating career and ambition in motherhood, our evolving feminism and our hopes when raising boys. The book I read from in the introduction is Rachel Cusk's 'A Life's Work'.

42 MINMAY 7
Comments
Annette and Zoe: Motherhood

Lauren: Workplace gender norms; Empowerment; Strength and Fitness training; The Body

EIn this episode I chat with Lauren about her experiences being told to be less direct and assertive in her professional life; where gender expectations intersect with ethnicity and culture; discovering boxing and finding empowerment and strength both internally and in her physical body; and the complexities and challenges of women participating more in a traditionally 'male' sport.

26 MINAPR 24
Comments
Lauren: Workplace gender norms; Empowerment; Strength and Fitness training; The Body

Jacqueline: Perfectionism, gender stereotypes and teaching boys

EMy guest in this episode is Jacqueline, a secondary school teacher at an all boys school. We speak about her experiences with gender stereotypes in her workplace and home life, her hopes for shifting the culture for boys, her experiences with perfectionism and her work to prioritise living a life on her own terms, rather than people pleasing.

28 MINAPR 16
Comments
Jacqueline: Perfectionism, gender stereotypes and teaching boys

Angela: Sex, Porn and Feminism

EAngela and I talk about the impact of porn on stereotypical female attractiveness and female heterosexual experiences of sex; the importance of talking with women but also men about what we want; and what is and isn't a feminist act. The book I mention is Jessa Crispin's 'Why I'm Not A Feminist': A Feminism Manifesto https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/books/why-i-am-not-feminist

26 MINAPR 9
Comments
Angela: Sex, Porn and Feminism

Emily: Body Image, Weight and shape, People pleasing, A life on one's own terms

EI share my reflections on social and cultural pressure for women to shrink their bodies, including the rules I am personally trying to break to live a life on my own terms rather than motivated by trying to please others. I draw out the themes from my recent reading of 'Work like a Woman' by Mary Portas, 'The Mother of All Jobs' by Christine Armstrong, and 'How to Fail' by Elizabeth Day. I also read a piece called 'The Rules for Being a Woman' by writer Erin O'Loughlin. Please be in touch with any feedback at therearenorulespodcast@gmail.com

23 MINAPR 4
Comments
Emily: Body Image, Weight and shape, People pleasing, A life on one's own terms

Emma: Work, Ambition, Burnout, Mental Health and Creativity

EIn this episode I chat with Emma about drive, ambition, burnout, being creative and freelancing. Emma is open about her mental health challenges. After the interview, I reflect on my own experiences of trying to bring my 'whole self' to work as well as how we can combat burnout by being more self aware but also choosing working environments wisely where possible. The book I mention is 'Work like a Woman' by Mary Portas https://www.penguin.com.au/books/work-like-a-woman-9781784163624

33 MINMAR 26
Comments
Emma: Work, Ambition, Burnout, Mental Health and Creativity

Intro and welcome

EWelcome to the first episode of 'There are No Rules', a podcast about how individual women navigate the internal and external pressures or 'rules' we inherit being brought up female in the culture and time we live, and make their own way. In this episode I introduce myself and explain the title of the show, as well as 3 ways I am currently trying to 'break the rules'.

14 MINMAR 19
Comments
Intro and welcome
the END