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Ep 64: Best of 2020 + 2021 News!

Tiffany Alblinger

Hey there, lady, you're tuned into Wine and Gyn, a lively woman's health podcast hosted by two licensed midwives, Kelly Pappas and Tiffany Alblinger. We're dragging every sister mom and best friend on our mission to make chatting about the female body, and everything that comes along with it, a normal and new thing, thing. Grab a glass of wine with us while we flex our vagina expertise and dish on women's health topics each episode. Remember, you too, can be a vagina expert, because you have one. Welcome back to another episode of the wine and guide podcast. I'm your host, Tiffany.


Kelly Pappas

And I'm Kelly.


Tiffany Alblinger

And we have been gone. So long, a hot minute, too long Gyners. I don't know about anybody else. And I feel like we've been saying this for I don't know, 11 and a half months of 2020.


Kelly Pappas

We just needed a second. We needed a hot second, just to like, gather our thoughts and lives and all the same things that you all needed to do to


Tiffany Alblinger

Yes, I think one of the hardest parts of what we do here, of navigating what we do here this year, has been the huge emphasis that we put on in-person gatherings.


Kelly Pappas

That was like what this all was based on. And it it was a massive pivot for not only just Wine & Gyn in general, but even just like our community driven hearts over here having to make changes.


Tiffany Alblinger

Yeah, uncomfortable changes, and changes that like I think we were hoping we didn't have to make


Kelly Pappas

Yeah, we definitely pushed off as hard as we could for a bit there.


Tiffany Alblinger

Yeah. So we have been away planning and pivoting and really thinking about how do we get the message of Wine and Gyn and the message of talking about female health topics, creating conversations, making space for women to say like, Oh, that's normal, or Hey, me, too. How do we do that? In this day and age?


Kelly Pappas

Yeah. And actually, it's one of those. I'm sure lots of people have had like blessing in disguise experiences this year. But this has really been one of them for us, because it really has helped us step back to be super intentional about how we want to manage all of these pieces. And also thinking about how can we serve you guys the best that we can?


Tiffany Alblinger

Yeah, our hearts are there in place of continuing to serve women. No matter what is going on in your world, or your reality or your lack of reality- You are still a person in a body, having to experience all the things that you did you know, the beginning of this year?


Kelly Pappas

Yeah. 2020 did not change the fact that you're still having your period.


Tiffany Alblinger

You're still having sex- Yeah. You're still wondering where your urethra is.


Kelly Pappas

Don't lie you know who you are.


Tiffany Alblinger

There's so much that is just the continual thread, I guess. Yes, for sure. And all this but there's also a big piece of something that we want to change around here.


Kelly Pappas

Which is like bittersweet too.


Tiffany Alblinger

And I think that it will pain us more, than the person, they listening will be like, "Okay, good. Okay, great."


Kelly Pappas

check that box. Oh, we're not going away. Let me preface all of these things with that. But we do have some updates about how we're envisioning wine and guy in moving forward and providing all of our diners like more value and like offering more to you guys while also simplifying our own lives.


Tiffany Alblinger

Yes.


Kelly Pappas

Yeah, necessary. We do.


Tiffany Alblinger

We have to streamline the things a little bit, professionally. Mm hmm. But we also want to simultaneously be showing up more in ways that matter.


Kelly Pappas

I mean, we show up in all the ways that matter, but potentially there's episodes that you've been like, Thanks for talking about that!


Tiffany Alblinger

We wanted to get a little bit more intentional. And we really wanted to focus on value of people's experiences and expertise that we can bring to those over just a simple conversation. And yes, there'll be plenty of simple conversation happening because we're simple folks.


Kelly Pappas

So simple.


Tiffany Alblinger

But let's describe some of the changes that we want to make, to the podcast specifically.


Kelly Pappas

Yes. So we're, we're using this pivoting moment, right? We're realizing how we want to share information and share stories and connect you all with other women in the midst of this weird time and all of that. So we are hoping to provide a bit more like stories that we can share from other ladies just like you, could it be you?


Tiffany Alblinger

Could it? Are you the story,


Kelly Pappas

Contact us now. But yeah, we wanted to share it, we want to use this space to share more real life stories. We wanted to use this space to share more kind of practical guidance, we talk a lot about a lot of issues. And a bit more lots of questions that you guys have for us is or how-tos. And we want to be able to share that with you guys. In a structured way.


Tiffany Alblinger

Yeah, we want to bring a little bit more structure to the podcast. And we want to pair it with additional resources and material that women can be consuming simultaneously, so that you can listen to parts of the podcast that we share. And that if you want more that there is a direct place to go to like really dive in to that specific issue, and how you can bring some of those resources into like your actual real life to get more results and more. Yeah, more support.


Kelly Pappas

That's so great.


Kelly Pappas

Yes, so one of the ways that we're doing that, and one of the reasons that we needed a hot minute, is that we're actually planning some courses for you guys to, which is something that we're like very excited to offer you in the new year.


Tiffany Alblinger

We are in the middle of planning classes that you can actually take the click of a button online at your own pace that provides all of the information, all of the juicy guidance, all of the midwifery led support. Juicy,


Kelly Pappas

so much juicy guidance guys.


Tiffany Alblinger

We are gonna try to get you as juicy as possible. On the internet of course. Oh, wow. Yes. So that's what we have planned for you guys is a little bit of podcast, a little bit more resources, a few more stories from actual women, how they're navigating their own health topics. And then all of the feedback that you guys have given us throughout these couple of years. About how you would like to be supported in spaces beyond just listening.


Kelly Pappas

I'm so excited about where our little podcast is. What it's growing up to be.


Tiffany Alblinger

So in the new year, there will be a new name to podcast.


Kelly Pappas

I mean, I'm like so excited. But Wine & Gyn has been like a very sweet space. It really has. It's gonna continue to be a sweet space, just the name of it was one of like, the most exciting things about planning it were like, Oh, that's so funny. I'm like, so brilliant.


Tiffany Alblinger

If you have a great podcast name. It doesn't matter what you talk about.


Kelly

That's what they say.


Tiffany Alblinger

But it was time to just grow up a little bit like Kelly said, to put a little bit more thought and intention into what we share here. So yes, you'll be looking out for new name. So there's a lot of things that are changing, but there's so many things that absolutely will not be changing-


Kelly Pappas

whatsoever. We'll make inappropriate jokes,


Tiffany Alblinger

always.


Kelly Pappas