Samantha Nolan-Smith - Being Truly Visible

Keeping Good Company show

Summary: Samantha Nolan-Smith on how Patriarchal society keeps women small and quiet, mired in self-doubt, and ultimately invisible. Samantha explains why it is so hard to examine a system that is rigged in your favour, and why self-development is the key for women to not only push through their own visibility blocks, but also to look beyond themselves and help others who have less privilege. 05.45 - Why becoming visible to others starts with first being visible to yourself 10:57 - How Patriarchal society stops women's voices being heard, and ways to counter this 13:15 - Why insecurity and self-doubt are systemic problems, not individuals' problems 16:35 - Why not asking for what you want is a serious health risk 19:14 - The two approaches women take when they come up against blocks, and why neither works 26:44 - The bubble of privilege, and why it is so hard to examine a system that works in your favour 34:13 - Why the Dalai Lama said, 'The world will be saved by the Western woman' 43:30 - The power of witch hunts - how seeing other women being torn down keeps women small 58:17 - Recognising your own triggers and emotions as a strategy for removing visibility blocks 01:04:35 - The healing power of saying sorry to the unheard and unseen parts of yourself If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Samantha Nolan-Smith's podcast, Change the Game.