Heavy Flow Podcast Episode 32 - MRKH Syndrome + What Makes a Woman? with Tasha Jade

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Today I’m talking to Tasha Jade, founder of Daily Magic, about her experience with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a condition that causes the vagina and uterus to be underdeveloped or absent. We discuss Tasha’s MRKH experience, gender identity and wax on “what makes a woman?” 

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What we discussed:

  • What is Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome
  • How MRKH shows up in Tasha’s body and how she was diagnosed
  • Heteronormative treatment options for those with MRKH
  • How being diagnosed with MRKH made Tasha question gender and sexuality
  • The tension between Tasha’s Catholic upbringing and treatment; and how her diagnosis shaped her spiritual journey
  • Gender-identity and what makes a woman?

Connect with Tasha:

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Resources mentioned in this episode:

Register for the Breast Feeding Cafe – June 5th
Register for the Magic of Menstruation Workshop – June 20th
Heavy Flow Episode 17 with Bianca Sprague

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Music Credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
Graphic Design: Rachel Laird