Venus Rising

Kara Dansky: How the “Transgender” Agenda Harms Women & Girls

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Today on Venus Rising, we welcome attorney, public speaker, writer, and consultant, Kara Dansky. Kara has an extensive background in criminal justice law and policy and is unabashedly committed to protecting the rights, privacy, and safety of women and girls on the basis of sex in law and throughout society. Kara currently serves on the […]

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Celebrating the Past Year as We Look Forward to the Next

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It’s been said that winter isn’t a season, but rather a celebration. We’ll admit, we aren’t really big fans of the cold and dreary weather that accompanies winter, but we love the celebration that winter beholds. Maybe Aristotle thought the same when he said, “to appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to […]

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Venus Rising with Jennifer Block: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution

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Welcome back to Venus Rising, now available on Spotify, iTunes, and Podomatic.! Today we have award winning independent journalist and author Jennifer Block on the show. We will be talking with Jennifer about her work including her newest book,  Everything Below The Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution (St. Martin’s Press). You might have read her work in The BMJ, […]

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October News from the CBC!

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Dear friends, “I want people to know how traumatic that [surrogacy] was. Whenever I talk about it puts me back in that place and I feel all of the things I was feeling when I had to go through that.” We hope these words sound familiar and that you have had an opportunity to listen […]

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Surrogacy Wreaked Havoc On My Health

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Hello and welcome back to Venus Rising Season THREE, now available on Spotify, iTunes, and Podomatic. We have so many wonderful guests lined up for this season. Before introducing someone new, we decided to kick-off season three with someone you met last season, Alyssia Wood. Kallie spoke with Alyssia about her experience as a surrogate mother, but only […]

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Navigating My Daughter’s Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria

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Welcome back to this season’s final episode of Venus Rising now available on Spotify, iTunes, and Podomatic. Today Kallie has a candid and informative talk with Brynne, one of the brave mothers featured in our newly released documentary “Trans Mission: What’s the Rush to Reassign Gender?” At age 13, Brynne’s daughter began suffering from “Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria” […]

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Here’s What I Learned During My Four Surrogate Pregnancies

Welcome back to Venus Rising, now available on Spotify, iTunes, and Podomatic. Today I have the pleasure of sitting down with four-time surrogate mother, Alyssia Wood.  Having wonderful pregnancy experiences with each of her four children, Alyssia felt that surrogacy was an obvious way for her to help others start or build their own families. She is […]

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I Sold My Eggs and Paid With My Health

Welcome back to Venus Rising! One of the main commodities in the ever-growing infertility industry is human eggs. Young women all over the world are targeted by ads to “donate” their eggs. Who are these women and what are the risks to their health?  In this episode I have the opportunity to talk with Kylee […]

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I Sold My Eggs to Save My Mom from Eviction

In the early 2000s, Liz Scheier’s mom was facing eviction, so Liz, like many young women, turned to egg donation to raise funds to escape financial crisis. Over the next several years, Liz underwent a total of three rounds of egg retrieval.  In the years since, Liz has spent a significant amount of time analyzing […]

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Life Beyond Failed Fertility

You will not want to miss this week’s episode of Venus Rising, as Kallie sits down with award winning author and writer Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos for a frank discussion on a painful topic: infertility.  Pamela’s book  Silent Sorority, became the first account of reconciling infertility that was not written by a mother. With raw honesty Pamela drew from her […]

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Connecting the Dots Between Surrogacy, Porn, Prostitution, and Female Erasure

This week on Venus Rising, Kallie sits down with Isabella Malbin, founder of Whose Body Is It?   Isabella is a self-described radical birth keeper, hypnotist, and radical feminist. In 2020, she was kicked out of a fertility awareness teacher training program for using the words “woman” and “mother,” which were deemed “trans-exclusionary.” Since then, she’s […]

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CBC February News

Can you believe it’s already time to make preparations for our annual Paul Ramsey Award dinner and fundraiser? We hope you are as excited as we are. Last year at this time we were sending the unfortunate news that we were cancelling our 20th Anniversary Paul Ramsey Award Dinner due to the Covid-19 pandemic. First, […]

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I Donated My Eggs and Got Stage 4 Cancer

Maggie was a young, bright-eyed college student when she was first recruited as an egg donor. She eagerly signed up to donate her eggs with plans of helping families while earning some money for her future. Instead, she got stage 4 invasive ductal carcinoma, a diagnosis she is certain she acquired as a result of […]

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My Journey With Infertility

Today Jennifer brings her dear friend, Karen Hoffman, on Venus Rising to talk about her very personal journey with infertility. Karen has an international background, having lived and worked on three continents. She was born and raised in South Africa, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree University of Pretoria. Subsequently, Karen moved to London, where […]

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“Stop Telling Couples All Roads Lead to IVF”

Are you struggling with infertility or gynecological issues such as PCOS or endometriosis? Do you feel like typical infertility treatments are failing women and couples? Are you interested in freezing your eggs? Are you in the medical field or just interested in women’s reproductive health? If so, today’s episode is especially for you! Today we […]

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What It’s Like to be a Surrogate

Welcome back to Season 2 of Venus Rising! This season is full of special guests and personal stories you won’t want to miss, so subscribe today! Today, Jennifer talks with Alicia Gruber. Alicia, a mom of two and military wife, has experience as a surrogate mother and also runs multiple surrogacy support groups. As you know, Venus […]

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