Self Care Sundays

37 EpisodesProduced by Aditi JunejaWebsite

Self Care Sundays is a podcast that centers around communities of color and their access to sustainable, non-commercialized self-care. This podcast brings together guests across various professions, races, religions, and sexual orientations to talk about how their self-care practices impact their da… read more

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Ep. 217: Audio Engineer Cato Zane

August 12th, 2018


On our last episode of Season 2, we’re joined by a very special guest: our very own audio engineer, Cato Zane! As Cato has had the pleasure of listening to all our episodes, she’s the perfect candidate to help us …

Ep. 216, Part 2 on Gun Violence: Mike Martin of RAWTools

August 5th, 2018


On Part II of our two-part episode on gun violence, we’re talking to Mike Martin, the founder and executive director of RAWTools.

RAWTools is an …

Ep. 216, Part 1 on Gun Violence: Maj Toure of Black Guns Matter

August 5th, 2018


On Part I of our two-part episode on gun violence, we’re speaking to Maj Toure, Chicago youth educator and founder of Black Guns Matter.

Maj believes …

Ep. 215: STEM Educator Canissa Grant

July 29th, 2018


On this episode, we’re talking to Canissa Grant, a science educator based in Avon, Connecticut.

With experience as both a private and public school …

Ep. 214: Founder of Reboot America and Director of Community at Lesbians Who Tech Angie Coleman

July 22nd, 2018


Angie Coleman joins us on the show to tell us how to put the self back in self-care!

The tech aficionado is the founder of Reboot America and the …

Ep. 213: Progressive Political Analyst Jehmu Greene

July 15th, 2018


On this episode, we’re talking with Jehmu Greene, a Democratic strategist, Fox News contributor, Board Chair of Vote Run Lead, and former candidate …

Ep. 212: Artist, Activist, and Youth Mentor Maxwell Emcays

July 8th, 2018


On this episode, we’re talking to Chicago-based artist and activist, Maxwell Emcays. Maxwell got his start with t-shirt design and eventually made a name for himself with Never Forget Chi, a project that aims to …

Ep. 211: Editorial Director at Girlboss Jerico Mandybur

July 1st, 2018


Jerico Mandybur is a culture writer and editorial director at GirlBoss. She’s also the host of Self Service, a weekly podcast on a mission to empower …

Ep. 210: Founder of Rooted Bodywork Massage Services Carla Gaskins-Nathan

June 24th, 2018


Carla Gaskins-Nathan (she/they) is a licensed massage therapist and owner of Rooted Bodywork based in New York. As a queer person of color, Carla’s …

Ep. 209: Bitch Media Editor-In-Chief Evette Dionne

June 17th, 2018


On this episode, we’re talking to the editor-in-chief of Bitch Media, Evette Dionne. Evette offers some insight on a topic even we struggle with: …

Ep. 208: Comedian and Community Religious Leader Jay Malsky

June 10th, 2018


How does one navigate Catholicism as a gay congregant? Can drag be a form of self care?

Both of these questions and more will be answered in this …

Ep. 207: lauren Ornelas of the Food Empowerment Project

June 3rd, 2018


Can veganism be a form of self care? Is a cruelty-free lifestyle a right or a privilege?

On this episode, we’ll unpack these issues with lauren Ornelas, Founder and Executive Director of “Food Empowerment Project,” an …

Ep. 206: Miss Rizos Founder Carolina Contreras

May 27th, 2018


Welcome Carolina Contreras, joining us from the Dominican Republic! Carolina, also known as “Miss Rizos,” or “Miss Curls,” is an Afro-Latina beauty …

Ep. 205, Part 2: Kaytlin Bailey and Sex Work

May 20th, 2018


Welcome to a special two-part episode about sex work! We’re speaking with former sex worker and comedienne Kaytlin Bailey today.

In Part 1, Kaytlin gave us a "Sex Work 101." We recommend listening to that episode first …

Ep. 205, Part 1: Kaytlin Bailey and Sex Work

May 20th, 2018


Welcome to a special two-part episode about sex work! We’re speaking with former sex worker and comedienne Kaytlin Bailey today.

This is Part 1, a “Sex Work 101” for audience members who may be unfamiliar with sex work. …

Ep. 204: Bushra Amiwala, Candidate for Cook County Board of Commissioners

May 13th, 2018


Welcome Bushra Amiwala for Episode 4! Bushra is a 20-year-old Chicago-based college student who ran for Cook County Board of Commissioners. On her …

Ep. 203: Travel Journalist Nneka Okona

May 6th, 2018


Today we speak with travel journalist Nneka Okona, joining us from Colombia! We begin with a look at the life of a travel blogger. Nneka describes …

Ep. 202: Paralympic Rower Andrew Johnson

April 29th, 2018


We welcome Paralympian Andrew Johnson for our second episode of Season 2! Andrew is a professional rower navigating the sport as a blind athlete. In our conversation, we explore how competition and exercise are forms of …

Ep. 201: Kat Calvin, Founder of SpreadTheVote

April 22nd, 2018


We welcome Kat Calvin, Founder of SpreadTheVote, on our first episode of Season 2! In this episode, Kat shares how life on the road as a non-profit founder informs her self-care practices and conceptions of boundaries. …

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January 30th, 2018


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Ep. 118: Artist Rommy Torrico

September 3rd, 2017


Rommy Torrico is an undocumented trans activist and artist. They shared how her journey into being more intentional with self-care began as they moved away from their blood family. They discuss how growing up, their …

Ep. 117: Carla Gaskins-Nathan of Auburn Seminary

August 27th, 2017


Carla Gaskins-Nathan is a massage therapist and healer in resident at Auburn Seminary. She shares how her journey into self-care began as she got sick after working too much. That burnout led her to explore the limits …

Ep. 116: Kerri Kelly, Founder of CTZNWell

August 20th, 2017


Kerri Kelly, the founder of CtznWell, shares how her journey into self-care was a radical shift in her life, but still imperfect because of her perfectionist tendencies. She shares how she defines the wellness industry …

Ep. 115: Lawyer Jeena Cho

August 13th, 2017


Jeena Cho shares burning out as a lawyer, being diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, and being chosen by lawyers to help them learn how to do self-care better. She shares how she realized that anxiety in the body is …

Ep. 114: April Reign of #OscarsSoWhite

August 6th, 2017


April Reign discusses navigating how inclusive to be with #OscarsSoWhite in a way that allows her to preserve herself and feels fair. She also shared how she creates digital boundaries and relies on her community online …

Ep. 113: Alice Wong, Creator of the Disability Visibility Project

July 30th, 2017


Alice Wong, co-creator of #CriptheVote and creator of the Disability Visibility Project, shares her journey into self-care. She shares how her …

Ep. 112: Author and Speaker Akosua D. Edwards

July 23rd, 2017


What happens if you achieve all of your goals and are still unsatisfied? What do you do with the feeling of not being enough? Akosua D. Edwards shares her journey into self-love through positivity and gratitude. Also, …

Ep. 111: Rohan Gilkes, Co-Founder of Innclusive

July 16th, 2017


Rohan Gilkes, the co-founder of Innclusive, became interested in entrepreneurship as a way to make his work more enjoyable as a form of self-care. We discuss the sweet spot of privilege required in order to pursue this …

Ep. 110: Activist Anna Dardick

July 9th, 2017


Anna Dardick is an activist and a creative. She discusses how she learned to set boundaries while working as an activist in college after a racist …

Ep. 109: Deepti Sharma, Founder of Food to Eat

July 2nd, 2017


This week Deepti Sharma, founder of Food to Eat, joins us to talk about her journey into self-care. We start by talking about how she took up running …

Ep. 108: Tem Blessed and His #LoveArmyChallenge

June 25th, 2017


Tem Blessed joins Self Care Sundays to discuss his journey into self-care which began after he experienced police violence. He talks about how he …

Ep. 106: Renu Juneja

June 11th, 2017


Our host, Aditi Juneja, interviews her mom Dr. Renu Juneja about her journey of self-care. She shares how she first thought about self-care after her mother passed away in 1996 out of necessity. She also shares how her …

Ep. 105: Digital Strategist Beth Becker

June 4th, 2017


Beth Becker, a progressive digital media strategist, shares her perspective on self-care when your job requires you to track social media. Also, Beth Becker shares the challenges of being a progressive and a …

Ep. 104: Playwright Sarah Shourd

May 28th, 2017


In this conversation with Sarah Shourd, a noted activist, journalist, and playwright, we discuss how self-care can be indulgent and privileged, but …

Ep. 103: Activist Blair Imani

May 14th, 2017


In episode 3, we have a conversation with Black Muslim activist Blair Imani. The conversation goes through her journey in learning to be intentional about self-care and what practices work best for her. We also discuss …

Ep. 102: Lizzie Finesse, Part 2

May 7th, 2017


This is the second part of the conversation with Lizzie Finesse focused on drawing boundaries and building supportive communities. Next week I will start interviewing guests!

The transcription for this episode can be …

Episode 101: Aditi Juneja and Lizzie Finnese

April 30th, 2017


This first episode is a conversation between Aditi Juneja and Lizzie Finnese on the basics of self-care, why it's important including our self-care journeys, and what it means to thrive.

The transcription for this …

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