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Be Real with Eliza Reynolds: Conversations About Mental Health, Friendship, Body Image & More for Big-Hearted Preteen & Teen Girls

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A podcast for big-hearted preteen and teen girls who are tired of faking it. Hosted by professional big sister Eliza Reynolds with occasional badass guests. Produced by Amelia Hruby. Brand new every Tuesday when we’re in season.

A podcast for big-hearted preteen and teen girls who are tired of faking it. Hosted by professional big sister Eliza Reynolds with occasional badass guests. Produced by Amelia Hruby. Brand new every Tuesday when we’re in season.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast for big-hearted preteen and teen girls who are tired of faking it. Hosted by professional big sister Eliza Reynolds with occasional badass guests. Produced by Amelia Hruby. Brand new every Tuesday when we’re in season.

Language:

English


Episodes

believing you're worthy (for teens) with thais sky

10/12/2021
Hey loves! This special episode is for teens 15+ and I’m talking all things worthiness, shame, big feelings and getting support with the excellent human Thais Sky. Thais is a coach who specializes in what she calls ‘the worthiness wound’ and has a Masters in Clinical Psychology. In this episode you’ll hear us talking about messy feelings, the first step in healing our feelings of inadequacy, transitions towards being an ‘adult’, worthiness feelings, imperfect stories from us humaning this...

Duration:00:50:41

[rebroadcast] astrology, cosmic health, and aligning your life with the moon with jennifer racioppi

10/5/2021
Are you an astro-nerd (my own term, lol)? Do you live for doing your friends horoscopes? Or do you judge astrology as kind of ‘woo’ but secretly want to know more about it…? Like what is it actually? Today I’m diving in with my beloved friend and astrologer, Jennifer Racioppi, author of Cosmic Health and we’re talking: why astrology is super scientific actually, her own journey to astrology which includes a teen cancer diagnosis, how to live more aligned with the moon phases, and so much...

Duration:01:00:48

being a writer, conflict + friendship for preteens with tina wells

9/28/2021
Hey loves! Preteens have you been waiting for your OWN episode…??! Today I got you (and yes, anyone else who wants to be a writer!!). I’m sharing this conversation I had last spring with the amazing Tina Wells who’s a best-selling author, entrepreneur and business strategist. She’s the author of the best-selling series Mackenzie Blue, The Zee Files, and a new series coming to Target this fall. Her writing is for girls ages 7-13 and explores themes of friendship, being real, and dreaming big...

Duration:00:50:30

[rebroadcast] the gifts of dyslexia, ADHD and neurodiversity for teens with nicole connell

9/21/2021
[originally aired 1/19/21] Hey brilliant one! Yeah you ;) Ever notice how our dominant culture has a very narrow and dumb story about what being ‘smart’ means? How certain classes are ‘better’? And neurodiverse folks often have to bear the burden alone of our dumb systems and limited understanding of ‘intelligence’? Today, me and my guest are unpacking that. Nicole Connell is a learning fairy godmother (best term ever) and we’re talking about: why neurodiversity is what the world needs, how...

Duration:01:06:16

may day, beyonce, lilac nailpolish, and the badass academy with lili platt

9/14/2021
This is a new one… for the first time EVER I’m being interviewed on the podcast!! Eeeek! I asked Lili, one of our OG mentors, to come on and ask me a million and one questions for you. I’ve known Lili since she was a preteen and I’ve been her mentor for almost a decade now. She got the mic and got me to talk about everything from music to gendered fashion, from what I don’t talk about as a big sister to what I’m excited about for this year’s Badass Academy! I didn’t know this one would be so...

Duration:00:37:40

Badass Academy Preteen & Teen FAQs

9/7/2021
Part 2 of our Info Sessions is now LIVE on the podcast! AND THAT MEANS THE FAQ! You asked… we answered!! If you’re interested in what this whole “Badass Girls” thing is… and this “mentorship” thing we keep talking about… THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU! Fun fact -- I’m actually dropping 2 episodes today because each is an edited recording of the FAQ portion of our magical Live Academy Info Sessions: one for parents, and one for preteens (ages 10-13) and teens (ages 13-17) -- we combined the FAQ for...

Duration:00:21:41

Badass Academy Parent FAQs

9/7/2021
Part 2 of our Info Sessions is now LIVE on the podcast! AND THAT MEANS THE FAQ! You asked… we answered!! If you’re interested in what this whole “Badass Girls” thing is… and this “mentorship” thing we keep talking about… THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU! Fun fact -- I’m actually dropping 2 episodes today because each is an edited recording of the FAQ portion of our magical Live Academy Info Sessions: one for parents, and one for preteens (ages 10-13) and teens (ages 13-17) -- we combined the FAQ for...

Duration:00:35:49

mini workshop on feeling more confident being your real self

8/31/2021
Hey loves! I get to do my favorite thing with you today… TEACH ABOUT HOW TO BE MORE CONFIDENT BEING YOUR REAL SELF!!! So wanna grab your journal, get cozy with me and get ready to reflect? This is the first mini workshop we’ve ever dropped on the podcast (let us know if you want moreeeee) and it’s totally different from our other podcast episodes. This is an experience where you get to know yourself better… and actually uncover what you specifically are needing to be more confident being...

Duration:01:05:57

trusting your friends + why so many of us are so lonely

8/24/2021
I’m lonely AF so much of the time (anyone else??!) and I think it should be normal to talk about. Most people are lonely sometimes and it’s not a sign you’re lame ;) In the third part of this summer series on trust I’m getting into trusting the people in our lives -- how to do it and how hard it can be. You’ll hear me talking about why you deserve friends that you feel amazing around (and how to find them), why so many of us settle for crumbs, why the majority of people (especially teens)...

Duration:00:34:39

Badass Academy Preteen Info Session (Ages 10-13)

8/17/2021
This weekend I got to do one of my favorite things… hang out with YOU and talk about all things Academy!!! If you’re interested in what this whole “Badass Girls” thing is… and this “mentorship” thing we keep talking about… THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU! Though fun fact -- I’m actually dropping 3 whole episodes today because each is an edited recording of one of our magical Live Academy Info Sessions: one for parents, one for preteens (ages 10-13), and one for teens (ages 13-17). Go listen to the...

Duration:00:36:22

Badass Academy Teen Info Session (Ages 13-17)

8/17/2021
This weekend I got to do one of my favorite things… hang out with YOU and talk about all things Academy!!! If you’re interested in what this whole “Badass Girls” thing is… and this “mentorship” thing we keep talking about… THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU! Though fun fact -- I’m actually dropping 3 whole episodes today because each is an edited recording of one of our magical Live Academy Info Sessions: one for parents, one for preteens (ages 10-13), and one for teens (ages 13-17). Go listen to the...

Duration:00:56:34

Badass Academy Parent Info Session

8/17/2021
This weekend I got to do one of my favorite things… hang out with YOU and talk about all things Academy!!! If you’re interested in what this whole “Badass Girls” thing is… and this “mentorship” thing we keep talking about… THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU! Though fun fact -- I’m actually dropping 3 whole episodes today because each is an edited recording of one of our magical Live Academy Info Sessions: one for parents, one for preteens (ages 10-13), and one for teens (ages 13-17). Go listen to the...

Duration:00:58:58

you could start to trust your body today (or not)

8/10/2021
I was taught that my body was weird, dangerous, and kinda untrustworthy. Now… mostly people didn’t say that to me… it was how they talked, looked, or acted. Periods were hidden and gross… (and my body gets a period), diets were encouraged and cool (cause if you aren’t on one… or so the story goes… your body will eat literally everything in sight!), and people in bodies read as ‘girls’ were supposed to be ‘sexy’ and ‘feminine’ and ‘cute’ and ‘pretty’... oh and also, inherently ‘distracting’....

Duration:00:35:30

why finally trusting yourself is gonna change your life

8/3/2021
I started trusting myself because my friends broke up with me. I figured if they weren’t gonna love me the way I deserved… I had better get really frickin’ good at loving myself. Life is an adventure y’all. If you’re someone who feels like you second guess yourself and always try to get others to make your decisions… or you worry what everyone else thinks… this episode may be for you! Today I’m talking about resilience, why shame isn’t ever useful, how to practice trusting yourself with...

Duration:00:26:08

academy faculty: andrea ranae and chahney hinds on changing the world by being yourself

7/27/2021
I used to think I would have to change who I was to be ‘good’ and ‘better’ and ‘save the world.’ Anyone else get the ‘OMG your generation is going to save the world’ stuff? Maybe you’re still hearing it. I wonder if every single generation ever hears some version of that phrase. Or maybe it’s just since the climate crisis and systemic oppression got a bigger microphone that young people got handed that pressure by older generations (bigger fear?! Bigger hope?! Bigger projection?!)......

Duration:00:57:30

academy faculty: nicole jardim + qiddist on listening to + loving your body

7/20/2021
Body stuff. I’m so obsessed with us talking about bodies together. WHY??? Because most people talk about bodies with judgement and I want us to find it normal to be curious about respecting, loving and adoring our bodies (even if… like no one else in your day-to-day life seems to). One of the best ways I know in to body love is actually listening to our bodies and the two guests I’m talking with today in our mixtape episode are experts in listening to their bodies. Nicole and Qiddist are...

Duration:01:00:05

academy faculty: asha frost + alexx temena on feeling your feelings + asking for help

7/13/2021
All feelings are good feelings, but… (yeah, there’s a ‘but’)... how many of us find that hard to live by? Like we’d just prefer if things felt ‘easy’ and ‘happy’ and ‘calm’ all the time…? If you’re ready for a feelings talk because you’ve been IN IT lately or you’re wanting to get real… today’s mixtape of an episode is for YOU. I’m bringing together some of my fave voices from the pod -- Asha and Alexx -- who also happen to be Faculty in our Badass Academy (it’s like Hogwarts… but for the...

Duration:00:43:35

why being sensitive is badass

7/6/2021
Every now and then someone asks me about why I love the word “badass”…? Like doesn’t it mean like ‘tough’ and maybe like ‘rebel without a cause’ vibes? Isn’t that the opposite of all the ‘sensitive, big-hearted’ stuff we talk about here? NOPE! Because what’s actually more ‘badass’ than being sensitive, taking up space and being your whole, complex, imperfect REAL self? If you’re trying to live the real way alongside me… you know it can be HARD (and so worth it)!! So today I’m talking about...

Duration:00:28:08

a big sister love note for summer body love

6/29/2021
Summer used to be hard for me. Sticky, humid beach weather would roll around (to be clear… I have actually never lived anywhere near a beach, but it was summer bikini beach vibes on magazines in the grocery store checkout line for sure)… and I’d suddenly feel a new spat of self consciousness. This might be common for some of us, but it’s certainly not normal. I think it should be normal for us to respect, care for, and maybe even ADORE our bodies (yes these bodies that feel all the things...

Duration:00:37:06

herbalism, talking to plants + self-gentleness with asia suler

6/22/2021
Hey loves! Asia Suler is a writer, teacher and ecological philosopher who lives in the folds of the Blue Ridge mountains. She is the creator and concoctress of One Willow Apothecaries— an Appalachian-grown company that offers handcrafted herbal medicines and online education. AND she’s so cool!!!!!! In this episode we’re talking about weeds, cool everyday teas that you can take for school stress, the difference between being childish vs. childlike, talking to plants, being an herbalist, and...

Duration:00:55:13