Heavy Flow Podcast Episode 35 - Vienna Farlow, the Cuntsultant

We’re replaying the Best of Heavy Flow while we’re on hiatus over the holidays! Subscribe to Heavy Flow on your favourite podcast player and sign-up for my weekly newsletter to get new episodes when we’re back in the new year. 

Today on the show I’m talking to Vienna Farlow, a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner intern, aka The Cuntsultant. We talk about healing the wound of internalized misogyny, getting in tune with our bodies as an act of resistance and the tools in Vienna’s DIY gynaecology kitbag including fertility awareness, cervical self-exams and menstrual extraction.

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What we discussed:

  • Vienna’s lifelong interest in women’s health led her to become The Cuntsultant
  • Healing the wound of internalized misogyny
  • Being our body’s own best expert as an act of resistance
  • Using Fertility Awareness Methods (FAM) for body literacy
  • Getting to know your vulva and cervix with self-exams
  • Our respective relationships with speculums and it’s sordid history
  • Paying respects to the enslaved black women Lucy, Betsey and Anarcha, the mothers of modern gynaecology
  • Menstrual extraction

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Resources mentioned in this episode: 

Sister Zeus
Taking Charge of Your Fertility
Periods Gone Public
Justisse Healthworks for Women
Heavy Flow Episode 22 with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
Beautiful Cervix Project
Remembering Anarcha, Lucy and Betsey: The Mothers of Modern Gynecology
Yona Care
Carol Downer
A New View of a Woman’s Body
How to Stay Out of the Gynecologist’s Office
Samantha Zipporah on Heavy Flow and Hail to the V
Molly Dutton-Kenny on the Fertility Friday Podcast

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Music Credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
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