WITH SPECIAL GUEST, MOLLY MITCHELL-HEARDT! As the youngest and only girl in a family of three brothers and a dad who taught at MIT, Molly Mitchell-Hardt had to grow up both tough and quick thinking. After growing out of a career as a childhood gymnast, she eventually graduated from USC, dove deep into the word of yoga practice, becoming a yoga teacher and teaching in Venice CA, before going on to get her masters degree in psychology from Pacifica University where she presented her master's thesis entitled "Pregnancy and the Patriarchy" while breastfeeding her newborn son Roch. She works as a psychotherapist in Venice, CA.
DEFINITION of PREGNANCY AND THE PATRIARCHY: Like all things in our current reality, the western medical system was set up by mostly male doctors with no consideration for ancient female wisdom. After midwifery was demonized in the early 1900's, the rise of male controlled pregnancies and birth have been the standard for at least a few generations. Pregnant women today are expected to conform to these norms without question, but due to the rising consciousness on the planet, more and more mamas are opting for more intuitive approaches to birthing and taking control back for themselves.
THANK YOU MOLLY! We always love conversations with you! You are a true rockstar standing up for everything that is righteous in the world, and we can't wait to watch baby Roch grow up as a warrior and example of evolved masculinity! Follow Molly's motherhood and yoga journey on Instagram. and contact her to work with her as a psychotherapist.
CHALLENGE/INVITATION: How has the patriarchy infiltrated your life? How can you wake up and take your power back?
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