In this weeks podcast I chat to the empowering, strong, incredibly inspiring Alyx Steele who talks to me about topics which we don't usually discuss as a woman. Such as periods and how our periods should be celebrated as times are changing as more influencers are openly discussing subjects which used to be labelled as 'crass' or 'taboo' as we try to avoid these topics in front of others, but why do we? Dance is predominantly a female sport and we should never be ashamed of what our bodies naturally do each month, we should be more open about what happens during our period each month and make it a topic for our students to discuss openly and freely as we all go through this together and it can be really challenging for some of us. We want to prepare the youth of today of what exactly happens as it can be really daunting and quite upsetting for some young women.We talk about acceptance by accepting who you, you are your authentic true self. Discussing sexuality and Alyx’s experience as a gay woman and her experience with homophobia and how upsetting this was years ago and how times are truly changing for the better.Alyx talks about her health and wellness business which she has developed online with her wife, mental health confusion as a child and how social media is an incredible platform to see that we all suffer from time to time or throughout our lives with our mental health.We discuss the importance of Investing in your mind, how you can deal with all the no’s in this industry, all the body issues we also have as a woman and how we can love our bodies, ourselves and embrace that we are unique.If we surround ourselves by positive people and doing what we truly want and love to do with impact your outlook and how little tiny changes can be extremely powerful.And finally we talk about a subject which I am extremely passionate about.... veganism and it’s benefits as to keep your mind happy, your pockets happy and how eating plant based or at least cutting down can save our planet!Enjoy!