Episode 374: What Will It Take to Slay the Motherhood Myth with Lyz Lenz

Episode 374

7th October 2020

Biz talks with Lyz Lenz about her new book, Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women. We get all riled up this week and for good reason. It turns out that as women, we are still not being given agency over our own bodies. We talk about cultural myths and how those influence how women’s bodies are viewed, specifically pregnant women and mothers. Plus, Biz could get used to Theresa stopping by! 

Episode notes

Biz talks with Lyz Lenz about her new book, Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women. We get all riled up this week and for good reason. It turns out that as women, we are still not being given agency over our own bodies. We talk about cultural myths and how those influence how women’s bodies are viewed, specifically pregnant women and mothers. Plus, Biz could get used to Theresa stopping by!

Follow Lyz on Twitter @lyzl and on Instagram at lyzlenz. Find out more about her work on her website at lyzlenz.com. Her book Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women is available now.

Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold.

Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Mental Health Resources:

Therapy for Black Girls – Therapyforblackgirls.com

Dr. Jessica Clemmens – Instagram and her website

BLH Foundation – borislhensonfoundation.org

Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call or chat. They are here to help anyone in crisis. Adults, children, LGBTQ, disaster survivors, you name it, they can help.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org and number 1-800-273-8255 and there is a chat option on the website.

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USA text 741741

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UK text 85258

Website: https://www.crisistextline.org

National Sexual Assault: Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

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  • Lyz Lenz

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One Bad Mother is a comedy podcast hosted by Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn about motherhood and how unnatural it sometimes is. We aren’t all magical vessels!

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