Kelly Joins WDWGFH as Guest Co-Host From July to December 2022
Where Do We Go From Here? untangles sex, self and community for a new generation of Christians, leaving behind purity culture and saving what matters.
Kelly was thrilled to be asked to join as a guest cohost of the podcast through the remainder of 2022, alongside Devi Abraham, one of the founding cohosts of the show, while Jessica Van Der Wyngaard takes time out for maternity leave.
Kelly appears first on the show in episode 106, “Is Consent Enough?“ and her final episode was episode 116, "A Woman's Body Points to God". Within the ten episodes Kelly guest cohosted were the below highlights of her time there, though each episode we recorded and got to interact with the listeners about was great!
- Episode 108: The Big One About Abortion: Kelly and Devi researched and prepped for weeks for this almost 2-hour episode that is packed full of listener input (we asked listeners to anonymously send in how they feel about abortion in general and about it if it were them or someone they love), facts and statistics, personal testimony (of Kelly's time working at a Crisis Pregnancy Center), and just holding a lot of tension and true things together at once. It's an episode Kelly is very proud to have been part of. https://wheredowegopod.com/108
- Episode 109: Therapy After Purity Culture - Part 1: Kelly's personal therapist, Jamie Williams, LPC-S, joined the show to talk about how therapy can help us heal from harmful, dysfunctional, or unhealthy patterns in our relationships (romantic or otherwise). Link to this episode: https://wheredowegopod.com/109/
- Episode 114: Let's Talk About Sex! And Masturbation! And Toys! - Erica Smith, sex educator, joined us to spend the first half hour discussing sex ed for adults post-purity-culture who didn't get it (enough, or accurately, or compassionately, etc.) and the last half hour about female anatomy, pleasure, and masturbation. Whatever kind of filth or smut you're expecting going in, I promise you'll be surprised by Erica's expertise, empathy, generosity of spirit, and ability to educate without any hint of condescension. Such fun! https://wheredowegopod.com/114
- Episode 116: A Woman's Body Points to God - This was my final episode, and because this author, Christy Bauman, and her book, Theology of the Womb, were so powerful and so energizing for me, Devi let me do this interview by myself, and we just debriefed it together afterward. The sentimental value of being my last episode, the feeling humbled and honored that Devi trusted me with the direction of the episode like that, and how passionate I am about the subject matter we discussed, it was just an instant classic. https://wheredowegopod.com/116