What She Said!

Iran is experiencing feminist led protests after the death of a 22 year old Mahsa Amini at the hands of the so-called Morality Police. Women in Canada want to help but it’s hard to know what we can do. Mehry Hadi, a Iranian-Canadian who has been fighting the regime from Canada for 24 years, joins me to share steps we can all take to ensure women’s voices are heard and change happens in Iran.

It’s that time of year again, time to discuss the ta-tas, as Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off so Dr. Paula Gordon is here to share why all women should get to know their breasts, signs to be concerned about, and how to advocate for yourself.

Anne Brodie is straight off of TIFF and exhausted but she still brings the entertainment goods this week with True Story, a comprehensive study of Indigenous history in Canada on The History Channel, Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline in The Good House, and the long awaited release of Hocus Pocus 2 starring Bette Midler, Kathy Njamy and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Making friends as an adult is hard. Jessica Painter knows this first hand after moving to Canada and starting a new life here. The founder of In Her Circle, Jessica helps women find and keep new friendships and shares tips for those searching for a BFF.

Everyone loves a good comeback story, but you’ll really love the story of Emily O’Brien who set out on a mission to transform herself and make her time in jail as meaningful as possible. Using her entrepreneurial pre-sentence background and experience, Emily O’Brien birthed the idea for Comeback Snacks—a popcorn brand that creates unique flavours inspired by the ones Emily developed in prison.

Finally Willie Poll joins me to discuss her children’s book together we drum, our hearts beat as one which aims to brings awareness to the additional barriers Indigenous women and two spirit people face, as well as the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people in Canada.

Show Notes


Mehry Hadi
Email: mehry_hadi@yahoo.com

Paula Gordon
Website: https://densebreastscanada.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/densebreastscanada/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/densebreastscanada/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/densebreastscdn

Anne Brodie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/annebrodie
Website: whatshesaidtalk.com

Jessica Painter 
Website: www.inhercircle.ca
Instagram: www.instagram.com/inhercircle.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/inhercircle.ca

Emily O’Brien
Website: www.comebacksnacks.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/comebacksnacks?lang=en
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emz.obrien/?hl=en
Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@comebacksnacks?lang=en

Willie Poll 
Website: www.williepoll.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willieandpugdolife/
Book: https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/T/Together-We-Drum-Our-Hearts-Beat-as-One

What is What She Said!?

Candace Sampson hosts What She Said! This one hour show aims to inspire and uplift women by giving them a voice in pursuing their professional and personal goals through showcasing successful women, as well as those who support women’s interests, and by creating opportunities for others to do the same.