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This Monday Mocha is a little closer to home. Literally. When I was in my early to late teens and growing in self awareness and learning about myself, it wasn’t just Queer As Folk that shone some light on the parts of me that I darkened. I used to hide underneath the covers reading LGBT magazines and newspapers. LOTL was one of those publications – headed up by Silke Bader – ranked the eight most powerful lesbian in the world by CLEO. A powerhouse publisher, event planner and equality advocate here in Australia, it’s an honour to have a mocha with yet another person who’s indirectly had some influence in shaping who I was today.

“When friendships are no longer give and take, when it’s heading only in one direction, you realise who you can turn to for support, and who you can give support to.”

Follow Silke: @SilkeBader
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Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Silke Bader, Missy Dempsey & Sam Phelps
Produced by: Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Season Finale: The Wall Street Of Life – Wednesday, March 29
Photos: Joey Middleton


It’s time for the next instalment in the Monday Mocha Series. One of the reasons why I wanted to start this particular series is to help change the attitude and resistance we have towards Monday which is essentially the mentality we go into the week with. By chatting to an inspiring individual, taking time out to have a coffee or a break – it’s a good way to ease into your week.

“Every single person that I’ve ever worked with that I see the light go on and they’re more themselves, that leaves a heart print on me each time.

Here’s our first Aussie who’s actually in Australia. In Episode 12 of The Ginni Show Wednesday podcast, I talked about meeting my first spiritual teacher in a body at a Night Club. Now when I say “in a body,” I’m not saying that other teachers are body-less per say, but I mean that they are in human form. Being raised a Catholic, technically, Jesus was my first spiritual teacher but he wasn’t in a body – I never actually met him in person. This episode we meet my first spiritual teacher – Parvati Sundari. When I met her on the dance floor at The Wharf Hotel in Melbourne, there was an instant connection. It felt like I had known her before. Now, not only is she still a teacher to me, she’s also a wonderful confidant, healer, soul coach and mate. I hope the joy in this interview spreads to your day and your week!

Follow Parvati: @parvatisundari

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Parvati Sundari & Sam Phelps
Produced by: Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Excuse, me? – Wednesday, March 1
Photos: Joey Middleton

#1 A Ginni In A Bottle

She’s like A Ginni in a bottle…except she doesn’t grant wishes. Sorry about that.

Join Ginni as she takes you on a journey of a young Sri Lankan immigrant woman growing up in Australia. Meet her aunties. Her 170 cousins (and still counting) and her love for ninja turtle figurines. This episode explores our adaptation to change, culture, our expectations and urges you to take notice of the inner child within you.
Featured Guests:

Kate Bollard (@katebollard)

Szebastian Onne (@szebastianonne)

Wednesday, October 5.

Produced by: Sam Phelps
Features Voices of: Ginni Saraswati, Chantelle Perera & Sam Phelps
Photos: Joey Middleton

Some of the content of this episode has been inspired from:

  • Inside the Mind of Ginni Saraswati (not a book but her actual mind)
  • Empowering Relationships – Shakti Durga (an actual book)

Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher