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Born to Be a Badass

Aug 30, 2021

Aisya Carroll is a certified life-coach, author, mentor, advocate for childhood trauma, a consultant and the CEO of Survivor Not By Chance LLC., whose mission is to help people cope with traumatic experiences by teaching them healthy coping mechanisms. Aisya has clients from across the globe with various backgrounds and...

Aug 23, 2021

Kinko Hamilton has a mission to heal the world. While she was taking a break from her holistic healing practice due to pregnancy or the delivery of her second son, she started learning martial arts thinking that she’s learning self-defense. After several serious injuries, she started redefining what self-defense is...

Aug 16, 2021

Parmila Armitage is the Chief Impact Officer and Co-Founder of, an online resource with free online courses on violence prevention and defense. She is a violence prevention and defense teacher, certified trauma-sensitive yoga teacher, and a trauma-sensitive educator. She has created a Train The Trainer...

Aug 13, 2021

Melissa Soalt is a truly badass pioneer in the world of women’s self defense, the creator of Fierce and Female Self Defense, and my partner in this special series of Fierce and Female Fridays.


In this episode, Melissa and I discuss:

  • Reconciling Buddha Nature and Killer Instinct. 
  • Acknowledging the violent potential...

Aug 9, 2021

In this episode, I discuss:

  • The many different meanings of “self-defense” and what it actually is
  • False beliefs on attracting violence, and the feeling of being too weak to protect yourself. Learning how to navigate through fear and other limiting beliefs - the cycle of behavior
  • The truth about violence and how not...