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The Happy Vagina

The Happy Vagina with host Mika Simmons is a podcast dedicated to celebrating those who have made a difference in women’s health, equality and relationships. Each week we chat to an inspiring human being as they explore
Latest Episode10/5/2022

JENNIFER GREY: Out Of The Corner

Season 5, Ep. 8
In the Season 5 finalé of The Happy Vagina podcast we are joined by the actress and New York Times best selling author, Jennifer Grey who shares her deepest feelings on being misunderstood as a young starlet and how she fought to remain out of the corner and find a deep sustainable confidence. Just like her memoir, this episode is a coming-of-age story for women of every age, and will empower you to find your truth.Jennifer Grey is best known for her iconic portrayal of Baby in the beloved film classic Dirty Dancing, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, and for her breakout role, as Matthew Broderick's sister in John Hughes's Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Her numerous film, television, and theater credits span decades. More recently, she starred in the acclaimed series Red Oaksand won season eleven of Dancing with the Stars. Grey is currently teaming up with Lionsgate as executive producer and to star in the long-awaited Dirty Dancing sequel. This episode is brought to you by Artah Nutrition. Artah offers targeted supplements and transformative nutrition programmes to help you achieve optimal health. Their incredible products are practitioner strength, sustainably sourced, free from harmful additives and fillers, and use only the best quality ingredients to ensure you achieve results. The range addresses all aspects of our wellbeing, from hormone balance, metabolism and gut health, to immunity, sleep, energy and skin. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to www.artah.co and use the code THEHAPPYV to get a discount and start looking and feeling your best. The Happy Vagina podcast is produced by Pineapple Audio Production and in association with AllBright, the leading career network for women. Got a mission, a five-year plan or an outrageous dream? AllBright will have your back. Visit AllBright to join their free community today or download the AllBright app. ALLBRIGHT - A GLOBAL SISTERHOOD FOR AMBITIOUS WOMEN.
10/5/2022

JENNIFER GREY: Out Of The Corner

Season 5, Ep. 8
In the Season 5 finalé of The Happy Vagina podcast we are joined by the actress and New York Times best selling author, Jennifer Grey who shares her deepest feelings on being misunderstood as a young starlet and how she fought to remain out of the corner and find a deep sustainable confidence. Just like her memoir, this episode is a coming-of-age story for women of every age, and will empower you to find your truth.Jennifer Grey is best known for her iconic portrayal of Baby in the beloved film classic Dirty Dancing, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, and for her breakout role, as Matthew Broderick's sister in John Hughes's Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Her numerous film, television, and theater credits span decades. More recently, she starred in the acclaimed series Red Oaksand won season eleven of Dancing with the Stars. Grey is currently teaming up with Lionsgate as executive producer and to star in the long-awaited Dirty Dancing sequel. This episode is brought to you by Artah Nutrition. Artah offers targeted supplements and transformative nutrition programmes to help you achieve optimal health. Their incredible products are practitioner strength, sustainably sourced, free from harmful additives and fillers, and use only the best quality ingredients to ensure you achieve results. The range addresses all aspects of our wellbeing, from hormone balance, metabolism and gut health, to immunity, sleep, energy and skin. Right now, they're offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to www.artah.co and use the code THEHAPPYV to get a discount and start looking and feeling your best. The Happy Vagina podcast is produced by Pineapple Audio Production and in association with AllBright, the leading career network for women. Got a mission, a five-year plan or an outrageous dream? AllBright will have your back. Visit AllBright to join their free community today or download the AllBright app. ALLBRIGHT - A GLOBAL SISTERHOOD FOR AMBITIOUS WOMEN.
9/20/2022

NELL HUDSON: You Don't Own Me

Season 5, Ep. 6
We are almost at the end of Season 5, and this week I am absolutely honoured to be chatting to the brilliant Nell Hudson. Join us as we do a deep dive into objectification and why comparison of and between women is not just as Roosevelt said - the thief of joy - but the most corrosive thing to our confidence, our solitary and to feminism. Nell Hudson is a truth demanding writer and actress (Victoria, Outlander Texas Chainsaw Massacre) who has just published her first book Just For Today - a bittersweet evocation of the end of innocence, and an exhilarating celebration of having nothing to lose - until suddenly, you do. Nell and I share thoughts into how to overcome slut shaming and leave your life free of comparison.  This episode will deepen your relationship with your self and the women in your lifeThis episode is sponsored by BEIJA LONDON and we cannot recommend them more highly. With lingerie and swimwear brand for all shapes with cup sizes from AA up to 36H. If you’re unsure of your size they also offer a free 20 minute online bra fitting to make sure you get the shape and size to ensure you feel your most content and empowered. Just go to www.beija.london and - once you’ve chosen your bra pull some knickers to match - then use our code "thehappyvagina' at checkout to receive 15% your first order.In association with AllBright, the leading career network for women. Got a mission, a five-year plan or an outrageous dream? AllBright will have your back. Visit AllBright to join their free community today or download the AllBright app. ALLBRIGHT - A GLOBAL SISTERHOOD FOR AMBITIOUS WOMEN.
9/6/2022

SALMA EL WARDANY: Feminism, Faith and Pleasure

Season 5, Ep. 4
This week on The Happy Vagina podcast Mika is joined by the absolutely divine Salma El Wardany who shares her forward thinking ideas on the faith, what the Koran really says about sex and the power of the Burqa. Salma is an author, activist, poet and one of the women behind the period emoji. in her essay A Gender Denied: Islam, Sex and the Struggle to Get Some Salma took on one of the biggest taboo subjects in Islam - sex. Her latest book These Impossible Things is an ode to female friendships. Tune into this episode now to hear Salma lift the veil on the stereo types imposed on Muslim women, and a deep dive into the benefits of talking about sex, pleasure and periods for all humans.  Don't forget to subscribe!This episode is supported by OTO Sleep Drops. Specially curated to help you wind down and relax, OTO sleep drops are blended with the perfect amount of CBD to optimise your natural sleep-wake cycle. CBD is not a sedative but instead a healthy, sustainable and natural way to help the body effectively process stress and anxiety, in turn rebalancing hormone levels and improving sleep patterns, leaving you feeling more calm, focused and productive, especially when taken as part of a daily routine. You can find them at www.otocbd.com and use the code TheHappyVagina20 to get 20% off.The Happy Vagina podcast is produced by Pineapple Audio Production  In association with AllBright, the leading career network for women. Got a mission, a five-year plan or an outrageous dream? AllBright will have your back. Visit AllBright to join their free community today or download the AllBright app. ALLBRIGHT - A GLOBAL SISTERHOOD FOR AMBITIOUS WOMEN.
8/30/2022

CATERINA SCORSONE: Finding Beauty Everywhere

Season 5, Ep. 3
This week, we are joined by Caterina Scorsone - Mom, qualified doula and star of Shondaland's Grey's Anatomy, for an extraordinarily powerful episode that is an absolute must listen. Caterina opens up about how her attempts as a teenager to 'out' a sexual predator in the entertainment industry were ignored and the subsequent gaslighting. We also discus the enlightenment that came to her becoming a Mother to three beautiful daughters, one with Down Syndrome..If you'd like to know more about Down Syndrome and support Caterina's work in this space, please go to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation https://www.globaldownsyndrome.orgCATERINA SCORSONE image credit: Caroline Lee. IG: @howcarolinecarolines .This episode has been kindly supported by abc ivf, the UK’s lowest-cost IVF clinic. Fertility preservation at the right age is a not an easy decision and there are multiple reasons women choose to do so – but for many the price can be a huge hurdle. abc ivf want to make egg freezing an option to as many women as possible – not just those with deep pockets. If you are 37 or under, an all-inclusive egg freezing package costs £3,595 – which includes everything you need including medication and the first year’s storage. If you’ve been thinking about taking control of your fertility, why not book an assessment with abc ivf so you can better understand your fertility health and plan for your future. Just go to www.abcivf.co.uk and book you’re fertility assessment now. Thats www.abcivf.co.uk.The Happy Vagina podcast is produced by Pineapple Audio Production and in association with AllBright, the leading career network for women. Got a mission, a five-year plan or an outrageous dream? AllBright will have your back. Visit AllBright to join their free community today or download the AllBright app. ALLBRIGHT - A GLOBAL SISTERHOOD FOR AMBITIOUS WOMEN.