Conversations intersecting faith, mental health, artistry, and social justice

Mercury Retrograde is real, so the sound is a little wonky this week….BUT despite technical difficulties, we are still here to give you part 3 our sex series! This week we talk about orgasms with a very special guest, Nomalanga (stay tuned for her featured episode July 30th). 


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Shameless Plugs: 

  • Houston, Texas: Sisters Doing More invites you to their 2nd annual “I deserve it Summit” on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Hotel Ylem. 11am-4pm CST. Tickets are available at
  • Houston, Texas: Hopefully Holiday, LLC presents Picnic at the Park on Sunday July 28th in Hermann Park. 6pm
  • Toya Smith: Single Christian Girl in the City is a 10 day devotional that you can find at
  • Joshua Smith has created a blog all about his personal journey dealing with depression. The Lion’s Den can be found and followed on wordpress at
  • MzRedCarpet: My mama has launched her product line beginning with lashes and her signature red lip and beautiful but unfortunate the entire site sold out!!! However, there will be a restock so stay tuned to get your lashes and lipstick.

We continue our Sex Series, as we dive a little deeper into purity culture, virginity (and myths surrounding that), and sexual ethics that center celibacy and abstinence. 


Shameless Plugs:

  • Shout out to our new recurring co-host, Whitney! Be sure to follow her on Instagram @whxtnxcole and check out her photography @whxtpxcs. 
  • Check out Dej Monae’s new album, Grownish on your streaming services. Instagram & Twitter @dejmonae. 


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This week we have our friend and new recurring guest co-host, Whitney, returning to the podcast to help kick off our new series for this month centered around SEX! 


Shameless Plugs:

Check out Kevin Garcia’s “Good Christian Sex” series and their Q Christian Conference Workshop: “Let’s Talk About Sex(ual) Ethics on YouTube! You can find Kevin on Instagram @thekevingarcia and Twitter @thekevingarcia_ and website 


Sex Positive Families, LLC- coaching and resources for sex positive families. Follow them on Instagram @sexpositive_families and check out their website 


Mystic Flow Class (taught by Abra): Monday, July 8th at Nashville School of the Arts at 7pm. $5 at the door. Follow Abra on Instagram @abramylesdance and Twitter @abesthedancer for more details and continued announcements. 


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Trauma Porn or Art?

Is it possible that sometimes the art we create and express can go too far? Where do we draw the line of when the art we are presenting is traumatizing or re-traumatizing the audience/spectator or even the performer/participant?

Shameless Plugs:

Intimacy Directors International

Follow Found Movement Group on Instagram @fmgdance for updates on open community classes in Nashville! Abra will be teaching Mystic Flow on Monday, July 8th at 7pm.

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It's a bonus episode! We continue to celebrate Pride by featuring highlights from candid interviews with Abra and friends. Conversations include reflections and exploring nuance within gender, sexuality, coming out, dancing, and chosen family. Thank you Maura (they/them), Claire (she/her), Marah (she/her), and Whitney (she/her) for your willingness to be open and share your stories.

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This week, we wrap up our Signs & Wonders series, as we talk about dreams and visions. We also continue to celebrate Pride and Juneteenth by shouting out some events and folks that are in the business of liberation and healing!


Shameless Plugs:

We Remember Nashville: Week of Remembrance | June 18th-23rd | For details on events visit their website here:

Ecumenical Pride Worship Service | Wed, June 19th at 6:30pm | St. Ann’s Episcopal Church | more details here:

Nashville Pride Festival | June 22nd-23rd | Download the app and get more details here:

Come take Abra’s Mystic Flow class! Sun, June 22nd at 10-11:30am | Nashville School of the Arts Artist Lab | $5 minimum donation | open to all levels and movement experience

Family Reunion Pride Picnic | June 23rd at 12-4pm | Anderson Park (Normal, IL) | More details here:


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It’s Pride Month, so this episode is dedicated to spreading the gay agenda! Whitney Gaston joins us again to spread some queer joy and insight. We also dive into the history of Pride, its significance in the liberation of LGBTQ+ people, tips for celebrating (or not celebrating), and lots of shameless plugs centered around our favorite queer creators, artists, activists, and leaders.


Our Favorite LGBTQ+ people/resources:

Shameless Plug:

  • Pride Spirituality Night- June 11th @ 7pm Congregation Micah (2001 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN) | a night of song, story, remembrance, and celebration
  • Somatics and Social Healing- hosted by Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Erin Law | June 12th at 615getfit @ 6:30pm |
  • Radical Pride Picnic | Sat June 15th 12-3pm | Richland Park Shelter (Charlotte Pike) | Hosted by No Pride in Police Coalition & Middle TN Democratic Socialists of America | hot dogs and vegan options provided, but everyone is encouraged to bring food| crafts Pride fest, etc.
  • Ecumenical Pride Worship Service- June 19th @ 6:30pm | St. Ann’s Episcopal Church (419 Woodland Street Nashville, TN)
  • Nashville Pride Festival- June 22nd-23rd | Public Square | $5 per day  
  • Found Movement Group Community Class: Mystic Flow (taught by Abra) June 23rd 10-11:30am | Nashville School of the Arts Artist Lab (1250 Foster Avenue Nashville, TN)


Meagan Good doesn’t like going to church because some of us can’t mind our business. This sparks us to reflect on toxic church culture and how it causes people to cross the line between “correcting in love” vs violating boundaries. Our inclination to judge should never triumph over our calling to love.

Shameless Plug:

  • Check out Imaginarium bi-monthly gatherings in Nashville, TN. Follow them on social media and check out their website: |  Live streams of previous gatherings can be found on their Facebook page:
  • Check out Alicia’s new class, Feeling Myself: Confident & Fit on Thursdays 7-8pm | 6 week session starting June 6th | Twin Cities School of Dance- Bloomington, IL | Sign up and get more information here:


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Show Description:


This episode we are highlighting some of our favorite “atypical” artists such as painters, poets, designers, and even ASMR! We also have Joseph Clark join us for a special business spotlight. We promise he will be back on the show really soon! Until then, check out his new business, Momentum by visiting his website and following him on Instagram & Twitter @companyofjoseph.


Featured Artists:

  • Dayo Johnson-
  • A’Driane Nieves- @addyeb_art (Instagram) |
  • Shawn Michael Warren- @warrenart |
  • MzRedCarpet the MUA- @mzredcarpet1 |
  • Desiree Dallagiacomo- @desireedallagiacomo |
  • Kai Davis- @KaiDavisPoet |
  • Sarah Kay- @Kaysarahsera |
  • Dr. Alysia Harris- @PoppyintheWheat |
  • Trigger the Tingles (Layla) - youtube
  • @ASMR.sennia (instagram) | Sennia (youtube)
  • Batala’s ASMR (youtube)
  • ASMR Darling (youtube)
  • Lukas van der Fecht (Pendulum People)- @L.V.D.F |
  • Dorise Irene- @doriseirenejewelry (instagram) |
  • Tenetia Rachel- @tenetiarachel (instagram) |
  • Aleisha Reado- Redeaux Clothing Co. @redeauxclothingc


Shameless Plugs:

  • Redeaux Clothing Co. presents HIII-Lights Fashion Show | Hosted by Law Cannon | 4048 W Armitage, Chicago, IL | Saturday June 29th | Drinks, performers, vendors, designers, giveaways | Doors open at 6:30pm | Get tickets at
  • Contact Found Movement Group for Summer Workshops!
  • Congratulations, Chaz Pirtle for getting your recent dance film recognized on Beyonce’s Instagram story!! Check out his video here  and share it all over. You can follow him on Instagram @sirchazyan. We are manifesting great things for you in the near future!

On this week’s episode we talk about how the effects of one’s mental health can affect relationships. Whether it is a significant other, a sibling, or even a coworker we recognize our past situations that were affected when we were not our best.

Shameless Plugs:

Follow Maryam Hasnaa on Instagram and Twitter @maryamhasnaa and check out her work at her website:

Follow Found Movement Group on Instagram @fmgdance to get the latest on upcoming announcements! We also have a Facebook page and website

To support abortion/reproductive rights and accessibility, check out the following organizations:

    • ARC Southeast- Access Reproductive Care (Atlanta, GA)  @ARC_Southeast
    • Feminist Center (Atlanta, GA)  @FWHC
    • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (Washington, DC) @NAPAWF
    • NAPAWF Metro Atlanta Chapter (Atlanta, GA) @napawf_atl
    • SisterLove, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) @SisterLoveInc
    • SisterSong- National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective (Atlanta, GA) @SisterSong_WOC
    • SPARK (Atlanta, GA) @SPARKRJNOW
    • URGE- Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity @URGE_org
    • Women Engaged @WomenEngaged
    • ACLU Alabama @ACLUAlabama
    • ACLU Georgia @ACLUofGA
    • Planned Parenthood @PPFA
    • Yellowhammer Fund
    • Women Have Options (Ohio)  @WHOohio

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