Thanks for checking out Episode 8 of the Untamed Podcast with guest Ashlee Dean Wells.
Ashlee Dean Wells is an internationally acclaimed photographer, published author, producer, feminist and storyteller currently calling Chicago home. Mama to Xavier (11) and identical twin daughter’s Nova (4) and Aurora (stillborn due to Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome); she is also an advocate for visibility in differing abilities and shattering the stigmas surrounding peri and postnatal loss. In addition to her commercial and lifestyle photography work, Ashlee is the founder of the 4th Trimester Bodies Project and is always excited to share her message of positivity and self-love.
3:00 Special Announcement – WORK WITH ME! (www.lueats.com)
7:09 Ashlee’s Bio
8:06 Ashlee Introduces Herself + Her Work in the World
9:05 How 4th Trimester Bodies Project Began
16:10 What 4th Trimester Bodies Project is Doing Now
18:15 The Intersectionality of 4th Trimester Bodies
19:48 Nathan’s Photo
22:36 Ashlee’s Desire to Photograph the Trans and Physically Disabled Communities
25:45 Normalizing What is Normal for Post-Partum Bodies
27:25 Damaging Post-Partum Assumptions
31:30 Storytelling and 4th Tri Bodies
34:30 Ashlee’s Favorite Post-Partum Stories
36:30 Loss + Politics in Post-Partum
41:40 Sexualization of the Female Body, Motherhood and the Pushback on 4th Trimester Bodies Project
49:20 Ashlee’s Message for Listeners
50:30 Ashlee Answers the Untamed Closing Questions
55:30 One Word UN Words
56:45 How to Learn More and Stay Connected with Ashlee
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Lu Uhrich is the host and producer of the Untamed Podcast. She is also the founder of LU|EATS,LLC (www.lueats.com) where she works one-on-one with clients as an Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor and Life Coach.
Photography by Sam Interrante
Intro/Outro Music by Shoyei
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