Dear Gorgeous Podcast
Episode 12: Valerie Bichard Talks Ancestral Relations & Guidance

Episode 12: Valerie Bichard Talks Ancestral Relations & Guidance

July 14, 2019

The Fijian journalist and filmmaker by trade migrated to Australia as a child after the abolishment of the “White Australian Policy” in the ’60s. This policy aimed to forbid people of non-European ethnic origins – Pacific Islanders and Asians – from immigrating to Australia.⠀

As a child, Valerie explains how she endured racism and unanswered questions about her identity. Hear about the work she’s done with remote Aboriginal communities and how she’s realized that her ancestral relations have guided and continue to guide her through life’s ever-changing landscape. 

Episode 11: G & A Sesh “Dealing With The Negatives”

Episode 11: G & A Sesh “Dealing With The Negatives”

July 7, 2019

Gilayna and Akina talk about dealing with negative tendencies and energies including their own.  

Episode 10: We Write “Happy Endings”, That Is Our Battle Cry With Brigitte Bautista

Episode 10: We Write “Happy Endings”, That Is Our Battle Cry With Brigitte Bautista

June 30, 2019

In celebration of PRIDE MONTH our next Gorgeous guest is LGBTQ author from the Philippines, Brigitte Bautista!

Brigitte is the author of “Don’t Tell My Mother,” “You, Me, U.S.” and one of the featured authors in the anthology, “Start Here”. In this episode, Brigitte shares her experience writing "Don't Tell My Mother," and how an LGBTQ author such as herself has published romance FF novels in a prominently religious community. As a powerhouse of words, Brigitte shares the freedom she has as a writer to create happy endings.

Episode 9: G & A Sesh “Our Beliefs Be Limitin’ Us”

Episode 9: G & A Sesh “Our Beliefs Be Limitin’ Us”

June 23, 2019

Limiting beliefs tend to hold us back in our lives and its about time to say sayonara to them! We get it, it’s easier said than done.⠀

Gilayna & Akina talk about their existing limiting beliefs and some of their origin stories. We’re all a work in progress, and the first step is acknowledging what those beliefs are; the second step is knowing you can always change them.⠀

Episode 8: Don’t Exhaust Yourself Being Something You’re Not With Catherine Payne

Episode 8: Don’t Exhaust Yourself Being Something You’re Not With Catherine Payne

June 16, 2019

In this episode, Catherine Payne, A woman who has reached Everest heights in the academic world, expresses the equally important need to have emotional and social intelligence.  She also discusses how she has overcome her own insecurities as a mixed-race writer, why she chooses to write children's books, and shares publishing tips for aspiring authors.  

Episode 7: G & A Sesh “Travel Stories & Unknown Places”

Episode 7: G & A Sesh “Travel Stories & Unknown Places”

June 9, 2019

In this week's G&A Sesh, Gilayna and Akina swap travel stories and tales of the unknown. Learn about how Gilayna used Google Translate to order laxatives in Vietnam and what made Akina ball into a corner and cry in Rome.  

Episode 6: Not Allowing Life To Stop At Your Fears With Shanice Poe

Episode 6: Not Allowing Life To Stop At Your Fears With Shanice Poe

June 2, 2019

We sat down with the on-air host, Shanice Poe, as she talked about how singing "Zombie" by The Cranberries in front of a bar full of strangers kicked off her radio career and how her recently discovered Non-Epileptic Seizure Disorder has pushed her to redefine her independence.  Through her funny anecdotes and extremely evident grit, she proves that even the strongest people experience fear and emotional instability.  

Episode 5: G & A Sesh “Living Abundantly And Whatever The Heck That Means”

Episode 5: G & A Sesh “Living Abundantly And Whatever The Heck That Means”

May 26, 2019

What does it mean to feel abundant? It's more than just money - it's also about time, energy and mindset.  Gilayna and Akina discuss their own definitions of abundance, explore the Law of Attraction and share tips that can offer clarity in defining abundance for oneself.   

 

 

 

Episode 4: Feeling “Lost” & Embracing It With Synthia Ung

Episode 4: Feeling “Lost” & Embracing It With Synthia Ung

May 19, 2019

Our next gorgeous guest is Synthia Ung! Synthia gets real about her experience moving to Vietnam for a year, what it means to own your vulnerability, and shares Kat's "Dear Gorgeous" letter with us. 

Episode 3: G & A Sesh “We Got It From Our Mamas”

Episode 3: G & A Sesh “We Got It From Our Mamas”

May 12, 2019

Inspired by Mother's Day, Gilayna and Akina chat about putting themselves in their mother's shoes, "mothering themselves" and fig newtons.