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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.

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EPISODE DETAILS:

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

RELATED LINKS:

The Original 4th Trimester Bodies Project Photo – Ashlee

Nathan’s Photo

Lauren Griffin’s Photo

Moonlight

Get the 4th Trimester Bodies Project Book!

 

CONNECT WITH ASHLEE:

Ashlee’s Website

4th Trimester Bodies Project Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

PODCAST CREDITS:

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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