It’s all about boudoir, overcoming shame and feeling empowered to own our unconventional paths in this nostalgic edit featuring the very first editor of the Unapologetic Stories podcast. This week, Anna talks to Hayley Loewen about what she’s been up to since she left the podcast, returned to nursing, sold her business and dug deep to find a passion she really feels called to.
Other topics discussed on this edit:
> Body shame and society’s expectations of women
> Eating disorders
> Rejecting “all-in” culture
> Working in a crisis centre
> Mental health
> Career change
> The power of boudoir photography
> Being uncaged
> People pleasing
About the Guest:
Hayley Loewen’s personal portfolio includes an intense range of sexually negative experiences that have inspired her work with women through photography.
Her years of being the focus of slut shaming overexposed her sexuality and created a distorted image of how she should look and behave.
Triggered by society’s continued exploitation of sexual negativity, Hayley’s traumatic sexual experiences have empowered her to help other women feel comfortable with their own sexual identity.
While capturing boudoir images, she helps women find their inner goddess, reclaim their feminine power, and work towards healing the multigenerational trauma that continues to shame women’s sexuality.
Anna was born with a deep fascination for letters - a fascination that deepened when she discovered those letters could turn into words, those words into sentences and those sentences into stories. Not surprisingly, Anna graduated from The University of Victoria, with a Degree in both English and Gender Studies, fuelling her eventual mission to put the power of words back into the hands of women.
Despite multiple other certifications along the way, including one with world-renowned author and personal transformation pioneer, Deepak Chopra, it was ultimately her personal battle with post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety that became the catalyst for the work she does now, as she helps pave the way for others to live with vulnerability and courage whether they are online, offline or on stage.
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