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Tight Lipped

14 EpisodesProduced by Tight Lipped

Tight Lipped is a storytelling podcast that makes public what is often thought of as “private pain.” We ask big questions about female chronic pain. We explore how gender, race, sexual orientation and class impact women and non-binary folks' experiences of healthcare and of their own bodies. Our sho… read more

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8: Power in Numbers

April 20th, 2021


Today, we’re bringing you a story of change. One that gives a glimpse of what’s possible when patients, researchers, and policy makers come together …

7: Why did y'all offer this to me?

February 22nd, 2021


After nearly a decade of ER visits and dismissal from doctors, Samantha Denae was finally diagnosed with endometriosis. But then, she needed to …

6: The Career Woman's Disease

February 8th, 2021


The myth that Black women don't develop endometriosis is almost a century old and yet it still persists to this day. Where did this idea come from? …

Tight Lipped Presents: The Secret Lives of Black Women

October 26th, 2020


Today we're sharing an episode from another podcast we love, The Secret Lives of Black Women - a show about everything from sex and self-care to rage and anxiety. In this episode, Dr. Debra Hardy-Cartwright shares her …

Tight Lipped Presents: Call Your Girlfriend

October 12th, 2020


Today we're sharing an episode from another podcast we love, Call Your Girlfriend. CYG is a podcast for long-distance besties about feminism, …

Tight Lipped Presents: NATAL

September 29th, 2020


Today we're sharing an episode from another podcast we love, NATAL - a docuseries about having a baby while Black. The show highlights the voices of Black parents, birthworkers, medical professionals, researchers, and …

Tight Lipped Presents: Bodies

September 14th, 2020


Today we're sharing an episode from another podcast we love, Bodies. The show is about medical mysteries - and the questions that emerge when trying to understand what's happening inside your own body. This episode …

5: Embodied Knowledge

August 31st, 2020


In the late 1960s, it was difficult to access basic information about women's health. Jane, frustrated by her doctors' paternalistic attitude, …

4: Did I Dream?

May 20th, 2020


What happens when a doctor's dismissal leads you to question your own sanity? This is what patient advocates call "medical gaslighting." Lara Parker knows all about the consequences of not being believed. She lives with …

3: A Broken Optimism

January 20th, 2020


Sex hurts the first time, but then it gets better. Right? This is the message so many of us grew up with. We saw it in movies and heard it from friends. But what if sex isn’t supposed to hurt? How much pain is too much …

2: The Trust Gap

November 26th, 2019


By the time Shelby was 22 years old, she'd seen not one, not two, not three, but twelve different doctors in search of a diagnosis. And this is not …

1: Secrets

May 5th, 2019


For as long as Noa can remember, penetrative sex -- actually any kind of penetration (tampons, pelvic exams, etc.) -- has been so painful it’s …


April 16th, 2019


Tight Lipped is a storytelling podcast that makes public what is often thought of as “private pain.” Pilot episode coming soon!

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