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The Heartache To Hope Podcast is where we get real about infertility, IVF, pregnancy loss and everything in between. My journey to having a baby has been and continues to be heartbreaking, complicated and relentless. I understand your pain and I believe you have incredible strength, even on the dark days. Through my interviews with ordinary woman who have become extraordinary through their journeys, as well as hearing from people whose life’s work it is to support those going through these c ...
 
Hosted by Mundanara Bayles who was born and raised in Redfern (Sydney) Australia and currently lives in Queensland. The Black Magic Woman Podcast is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly First Nations people from Australia and around the world sharing their stories about their journey to highlight the diversity amongst First Nations peoples and the resilience of her people. She hopes these stories inspire her listeners and also create a better understanding of what First ...
 
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This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future. When Gnaala Karla Booja man Rodney Rankins talks about home ownership, his eyes light up with pride. He became the 19,000th home loan that Indigenous Business Austral…
 
Brisbane, 2022. Five women, best friends for decades, meet once a month to talk about books, life, love and the jagged bits in between.Dissecting each other’s lives seems the most natural thing in the world and honesty, no matter how brutal, is something they treasure. Best friends tell each other everything, don’t they? But each woman carries a co…
 
This episode is dedicated to the late Uncle Archie Roach. Garma is Australia's premier Indigenous event, a celebration of the cultural, artistic and ceremonial traditions of the Yolngu people. Over four days in remote Arnhem Land, guests are immersed in the rich cultural heritage of Yolngu hosts, experiencing traditional miny'tji (art), ancient sto…
 
This episode is dedicated to the late Uncle Archie Roach. Garma is Australia's premier Indigenous event, a celebration of the cultural, artistic and ceremonial traditions of the Yolngu people. Over four days in remote Arnhem Land, guests are immersed in the rich cultural heritage of Yolngu hosts, experiencing traditional miny'tji (art), ancient sto…
 
Connect is Supply Nation’s annual flagship event for the Indigenous business sector. The event brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, corporate organisations and government departments to foster strategic opportunities and celebrate the success of the sector. All industries have been forced to navigate the challenges asso…
 
This series is presented in partnership with Black Magic Woman, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair and Bumma Bippera Media 98.7 FM. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair will run from 6-10 July in Cairns, go to https://ciaf.com.au for more information on what’s on and for tickets. Darren Blackman is a proud Gureng Gureng\Gangalu man with maternal South Sea herita…
 
This series is presented in partnership with Black Magic Woman, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair and Bumma Bippera Media 98.7 FM. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair will run from 6-10 July in Cairns, go to https://ciaf.com.au for more information on what’s on and for tickets. Benita Williams is an Indigenous model based in Port Douglas, Queensland. A proud K…
 
This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future. James Morgan is the owner and operator of Yibekka Kakadu Tours. He is passionate about protecting sacred sites within Kakadu National Park creating more career opport…
 
So I am jumping on here quickly as I am feeling quite overwhelmed. After waking up Saturday morning to the news that Roe Vs Wade was being overturned in the US, I felt so many emotions – yes as a woman but also because of my own personal experiences. For some reason yesterday afternoon I felt compelled to post something on LinkedIn about my own exp…
 
This series is presented in partnership with Black Magic Woman, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair and Bumma Bippera Media 98.7 FM. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair will run from 6-10 July in Cairns, go to https://ciaf.com.au for more information on what’s on and for tickets. Gerry Turpin is a Mbabaram man from north Qld and a renowned Ethnobotanist. He has …
 
Janina Harding is a proud Meriam (Erub/Mer) woman, who is currently the Artistic Director of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF). She has over thirty years of experience in and across the Indigenous art sector (ranging from leading various cultural and employment programs, who has experience in public broadcasting, boasting exceptional prowess in…
 
In this episode I speak with Cassandra Banks, Principal of CB Legal Coffs Harbour & Senior Vice President of The Law Society of NSW. Cassandra shares her story of infertility, miscarriage and IVF and gives some real insight into the challenges of experiencing all of these when living in a regional area. She also shares some very useful tips for wom…
 
This series is presented in partnership with Black Magic Woman, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair and Bumma Bippera Media 98.7 FM. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair will run from 6-10 July in Cairns, go to https://ciaf.com.au for more information on what’s on and for tickets. Francoise Lane is an artist and textile designer that helps lovers of standout text…
 
Anita Heiss is a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central new south wales, but was born in Gadigal country and has spent much of her life on Dharawal land near La Perouse. She is one of Australia’s most prolific and well-known authors publishing across genres including non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial fiction, and children’s novel…
 
On episode #85 I have the absolute pleasure of yarning with Professor Chelsea Watego. Chelsea is a Munanjahli and South Sea Islander woman with over 20 years of experience working within Indigenous health as a health worker and researcher. Chelsea’s work has drawn attention to the role of race in the production of health inequalities. Chelsea is a …
 
Bradley Gimbert is a proud Aboriginal man with ancestral ties to the Wailwan mob, and through his adoptive father, also to the Barkindji mob. He has grown up in several suburbs of Western Sydney and identifies proudly with his culture. As a child, Brad faced much adversity and quickly became aware of the prejudice our people face, with his father l…
 
March was Endometriosis Awareness Month and because I like to be different, I am releasing this episode in April since it's important to talk about this stuff all the time. In this Ep I speak with the fabulous Sarah Maree Cameron - an endo warrior- and a woman of many talents – she is radio host on MMM Melbourne, a TV host and ground announcer for …
 
On episode 83 of the podcast I yarn with Ray Kerkhove. Dr Ray Kerkhove is a professional historian and ethno-historian (accredited through PHAQ), specializing in 19th Century Aboriginal social history and material culture, mostly for southern Queensland. Ray was born in the Netherlands and migrated to Sydney with his family at the age of 4. They ar…
 
This is part 2 of my chat with Alice Almeida where we delve into what broke her during IVF, the challenges women face with infertility in the workplace and her top tips for those undergoing IVF. I am so pleased to say that just two days after Alice and I spoke she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and all are doing well. So, here’s part 2…. Links…
 
This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future. Welcome to the latest instalment of the IBA Partnership series. On this episode, I yarn with the amazing Liandra Gaykamangu. Liandra is a Yolŋu woman from North-East …
 
In the first of this two-part episode, Alice talks through her journey - the good, the bad, the ugly (and that is what I love about Alice, she is just so open and honest). She has built something pretty special to help other women going through IVF which we delve into also. I am a big believer in meeting your right kind of people at the right time …
 
Episode #81 Part 3 - Professor Megan Davis Professor Megan Davis is a Cobble Cobble woman of the Barrungam nation in southwest Queensland. Megan is the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous. As PVCI, she leads UNSW's Indigenous Strategy and is the Director of Nura Gili: Centre for Indigenous Programs. Megan is a Professor of Law and the Balnaves Chair of …
 
Episode #81 Part 2 - Professor Megan Davis Professor Megan Davis is a Cobble Cobble woman of the Barrungam nation in southwest Queensland. Megan is the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous. As PVCI, she leads UNSW's Indigenous Strategy and is the Director of Nura Gili: Centre for Indigenous Programs. Megan is a Professor of Law and the Balnaves Chair of …
 
Episode #81 - Professor Megan Davis Professor Megan Davis is a Cobble Cobble woman of the Barrungam nation in southwest Queensland. Megan is the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous. As PVCI, she leads UNSW's Indigenous Strategy and is the Director of Nura Gili: Centre for Indigenous Programs. Megan is a Professor of Law and the Balnaves Chair of Constit…
 
This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future. For episode #80 we bring to you the 7th instalment of the @indigenous_business_australia partnership series. I have the pleasure of yarning with Caitlin Hicks from Hi…
 
*My voice isn't the best on this Ep, apologies last minute change of microphone!* In the first episode of 2022 I speak with Sarah Willoughby, a transformation and infertility coach. Sarah shares some great insights and so many incredible tips which she has learnt through her experiences. From miscarriages to over stimulation during IVF (which nearl…
 
On Episode #79 of the podcast I have a deadly yarn with Megan Cope. Megan is a Quandamooka (North Stradbroke Island in South East Queensland) artist. Her site-specific sculptural installations, video work and paintings investigate issues relating to identity, the environment and mapping practices. Megan’s work often resists prescribed notions of Ab…
 
Disclaimer: Excuse my ugly crying voice in some parts! Hi there, it's Anita, your podcast host. thought I would check in with everyone and give a bit of an update on me as well as provide some tips to on how to cope with infertility during the festive season. It's been a little while since pushing out a podcast episode and even though I have spoken…
 
On Episode 76 of the podcast I had the absolute pleasure of yarning with Kendall Macdowell and Hayley Dickinson from Eat For You, a business that makes delicious, raw, organic wholefood snacks with a vision to deliver generational change in health outcomes. Hayley and Kendall believe it’s their job to take us back to basics, before we move forward.…
 
I can’t believe we are at the 10th episode already. Its so crazy to think that a couple of months ago during lockdown in Sydney as I experienced another failed embryo transfer I had the idea to do something to bring a voice to all of this and help other women not feel so alone. To think that there are over 1000 downloads globally makes me realise t…
 
What can I say about my guest for this episode except that I think she is pretty incredible and an inspiration. Emma Menzies who’s based in the UK has been on her journey to have a baby for 10 years. So for her to move from her role as an employment lawyer to a career coach, helping other women manage the impact that all this fertility stuff is hav…
 
In this episode I chat with Nicole Russell a Melbourne based lawyer who after experiencing horrendous endometriosis, 13 rounds of IVF and ultimately surrogacy to have her daughter, is now a surrogacy lawyer herself to help others who are going through the process in Australia. We cover her journey, the surrogacy process, her tips and so much more. …
 
This week is pregnancy and infant loss awareness week and so what better guest than Samantha Payne, who is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pink Elephants Support Network (and why H2H is going pink this episode). Sam is an absolute legend and someone who definitely inspires me. In this episode, Sam openly shares her traumatic experiences which led to her …
 
Loren Finger had an incredible amount of uncertainty over her head from the age of 15 when Doctors told her they were unsure whether she would be able to have children. In this episode Loren talks openly about the challenges she faced from her teenage years as well as her experience in working as a legal counsel in a large organisation whilst under…
 
This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future. On episode 72 of the podcast I yarn to husband and wife duo Adam and Carmel Wooding from Empower Digital, as a part of the partnership series with Indigenous Business…
 
This week, episode 71! I am so very honoured to have met and yarned with Uncle Danny Morseu here at my home, on the Sunshine Coast. Uncle Danny is a Torres Strait Islander man who had a highly decorated national and international basketball career, including competing in two Olympics and one World Championship, and leads many community initiatives.…
 
When we are on the infertility rollercoaster we can often have the blinkers on and think one dimensionally, right? It is all consuming. Well what if there was a way to start thinking about your journey from a different perspective? In my conversation with Melinda Bryant, a lawyer on the Sunshine Coast of QLD, Australia, we discuss the ways in which…
 
What happens when you have always wanted to be a Mum, you’re almost 40 years old and you haven’t found your life partner yet? In this episode I speak with Emma Barlow who found herself in this situation. Never losing hope, and not wanting to miss out on the opportunity to become a Mum, Emma decided to go it alone and embark on the sperm donor and I…
 
This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future. Episode 69 of the podcast is the 5th instalment of the Indigenous Business Australia series and it’s an absolute pleasure to yarn with mother and daughter duo, Lauren…
 
In this episode I speak with Jennifer Robertson based on the Gold Coast in Australia and who has turned her pain into purpose by becoming a fertility coach. She is a pretty inspirational woman, having also just released her book The Injustice of Infertility. No matter where you are in your fertility journey and what challenges you are facing or hav…
 
On Episode 68 of the podcast I yarn with Yuin man Nathan Martin. Nathan’s story simply put is one of a kind – enduring challenges in his life that would deter many in the pursuit of their dreams, his individual determination and values are what make up the very foundation of is company, Yalagan Group. Yalagan – a word from the Yuin nation meaning ‘…
 
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