Ep 8: Comedy, Trauma, Anger, Acceptance and The Price Is Right, with Danielle Perez

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(Replay) We talk to comedian, actress, show producer, and model Danielle Perez who at the age of 20 lost her legs below her knees in a train car accident. We talk to her about what it was like to experience something so traumatic, the decisions she had to make, what was going on in her head and when she first started to find humor. We dive into dealing with anger, grief, and acceptance and the insensitive questions strangers ask. Danielle shares the time she won a prize on the price is right! A treadmill and a walk in Sauna… It’s a legendary and hilarious story. Danielle talks about the dehumanizing messages she’s received from “devotees” on dating and social websites.

Andy, Danielle, and Joleen share their unique “calling 911” stories. And we learn why Andy can’t wear glasses and the day her lens dislocated. We also learn why Joleen doesn’t like to press buttons. We share listener comments on the unsolicited advice they hate to hear. Lastly, we talk about how sharing your story can have a powerful impact and why diversity in comedy is so important.

Memorable moments:

“Two questions, can I be taller, and can I wear heels?”

“You’re saying my life doesn’t have value because I don’t have feet? F*** you.”

 

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The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

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Ep 27: Graphic Memoir on Depression and Anxiety – Out Of The Woods, by Brent Williams

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(Replay – We will be back next week with recordings from our special LIVE episode!) Brent Williams joins us in studio all the way from New Zealand to talk about his beautiful, groundbreaking and inspiring graphic memoir: Out Of The Woods. Brent shares his journey with depression and anxiety as well as the struggles and lessons learned from sharing his story and writing this book. The book itself contains strategies and techniques to deal with anxiety and depression as well as capturing depression in a way that readers can relate to and understand. We talk finding the right therapist, the power of nature, elements of recovery, family, strength, friendship and so much more.

In one sentence Out of The Woods Is: “A graphic memoir to help people understand and overcome depression and anxiety.”

For more information check out the Out Of The Woods website: https://www.outofthewoods.co.nz/

We highly recommend purchasing this book. You can order Out Of The Woods on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Journey-Through-Depression/dp/047339006X

We wrap up by discussing this article: 104-Year Old Japanese Doctor Recommends These 14 Healthy Pieces of Advice: http://checkthesethings.com/104-year-old-japanese-doctor-recommends-14-healthy-pieces-advice/

 

THE CHECK IN: Andy and Joleen talk medications, side effects and traveling.

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“I was the one that always had the answers, I was the strong one. So I was amazed when I couldn’t cope.”

“I just needed a therapist to hold me and let me cry for 3 months.”

“Adolescense is a cocktail for disaster.”

“It’s amazing what can happen when you’re able to be honest about your emotions.”

“Unfortunately there’s not a quick or immediate way to get out of depression.”

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Out Of The Woods website: https://www.outofthewoods.co.nz/

Order Out Of The Woods on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Journey-Through-Depression/dp/047339006X

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 28: OCD, Anxiety, Tattoos, and Glitter, with Jason Webb

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(Replay) Standup comedian, writer, and producer Jason Webb joins us for a particularly fun episode. Get ready to pick up a southern accent, by the end of the podcast! Jason shares about the time he painted everything in his house white and his interesting relationship with his toys and his family. We talk about what it’s like to have older parents and what it’s like to spend a lot of time in funerals and hospitals as a child and the effect it might have on our relationship with death. Jason also talks about the interesting ways he uses anxiety as a motivator. We read several listener iTunes reviews of the podcast to wrap things up! Thank you all for the reviews, they mean so much to us and warm our hearts. Keep them coming! <3

BIG NEWS: The LIVE podcast taping of the Deal With It podcast is August 31st at The Ruby LA! Featuring comedian Maggie Maye! Get your tickets here: https://therubyla.com/events/deal-with-it/

Watch Jason lip-syncing and stepping out of his comfort zone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQlGjbjRHsk

Watch Joleen’s Damn I’m A Ma’am Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7vzlMTHCn4

ARTICLES FROM THE EPISODE:

Scientists call for a global ban on glitter: https://nypost.com/2017/11/29/environmental-scientists-call-glitter-a-global-hazard/

Unconscious patient’s ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattoo creates ethical dilemma for ER staff: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/patient-engagement/unconscious-patient-s-do-not-resuscitate-tattoo-creates-ethical-dilemma-for-er-staff.html

THE CHECK-IN: We welcome back Alex Stein to the podcast and get caught up on his therapy experience. Andy tells the story of seeing a stuffed animal unicorn abandoned on the highway and talks about anxieties surrounding driving. Joleen catches us up on her 30 day journey to “release pounds.”

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“That unicorn caused a ton of traffic.”

“If you guys want to bake me a gluten-free protein cake go ahead.”

“If I’m busy I don’t really think about anything, so I always try to stay busy.”

“So I threw the stop sign into the woods and my dad said to my sister, ‘Why’s that boy so stupid?'”

“I smoke until fear visits.”

“I find it helpful TO panic.”

 

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Follow Jason on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uhhhJasonWebb

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Out Of The Woods website: https://www.outofthewoods.co.nz/

Order Out Of The Woods on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Journey-Through-Depression/dp/047339006X

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 55: Discussing Depression, Intermittent Fasting, Comedy, Inspiration, With Casey Moran

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Casey Moran is back and we are so glad to have him on the podcast again! In this episode, we talk a lot about depression and Casey’s current battle with his mental health. He talks about how he is just coming out of the longest bout of depression he has ever had and we talk about what that was like and how he is staying proactive with his health. He shares tools he uses to get him through his darkest days and talks about the power suicidal thoughts can have and how being open, vulnerable and honest is one of his greatest strengths. Casey also talks about his experiences with intermittent fasting and offers another perspective. We dive into the world of stand up comedy and gush about our admiration for Casey, and he says some delightful and sweet things about Andy and Joleen as well. It’s a mini love fest with great conversation. And if you love this episode you will absolutely love Casey’s podcast, Discussing Depression, so be sure to check it out!

Like Casey’s Discussing Depression podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discussing-Depression-173016789890587/

BIG NEWS: The LIVE podcast taping of the Deal With It podcast is August 31st at The Ruby LA! Featuring comedian Maggie Maye! Get your tickets here: https://therubyla.com/events/deal-with-it/

THE CHECK-IN: Andy shares her awful experience with fasting and Joleen talks about being an emotional eater and drops some sweet insights into how eating healthy needs to become a way of life, even though it is rarely easy.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Should I tell those kids to stop setting off fireworks in the parking lot? I’m over 30, fuck it.”

“The hardest part about depression is not knowing how long it’s going to last.”

“Here’s your homework. Reach out to someone you went to high school with and tell them something positive you remember about them.”

“Put some respect on my name!” – Thai Rivera – Joleen Lunzer

“I know what you’re thinking, Joleen’s an emotional eater, she’s going to internalize this shit and eat a donut. I am NOT!”

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Follow Casey Moran on Twitter: @CaseyMoran1

Follow Casey Moran on Instagram: @CaseyMoran11

Casey’s Discussing Depression podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discussing-Depression-173016789890587/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 54: Caregiving, Crohn’s, MRI’s, Grief, with Felicia Michaels

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We are joined today by the absolutely wonderful and talented comedian, writer, and Director, Felicia Michaels, to talk about a condition that has plagued her family. We talk about her mother’s diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease in the 1970’s and how this greatly impacted her life from a young age. Felicia also shares her own personal journey with Crohn’s disease and the bizarre and terrifying pain that resulted in a surprising diagnosis. We get raw and real and we also laugh and smile and Felicia inspires us with her strength and tenacity. We also talk about our country’s healthcare and social welfare programs that were a great asset to Felicia’s life, especially in the midst of daunting and overwhelming responsibility as she found herself taking care of her mother as a child. We talk about the progress made in treating and understanding Crohn’s Disease and acknowledge that there is still a long way to go. We leave with some final words of wisdom and urge you to check out Felicia’s podcast with Jessica Wellington, The Liars Club. And keep an eye out for her films: My Hole Story, and Pervs. (links below)

THE CHECK-IN: Andy got an MRI of her heart and talks about the results and her love of hospital gowns. Joleen talks about the healing process and grief journey following the sudden death of her cousin.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Just ask me, I’ll tell you what’s wrong with me.”

“The worst thing is when you give a bunch of advice to a new comic and then you go on stage and eat it. So now I don’t give advice before my set.”

“Make friends with people who are funnier than you.”

“I would like to be the voice of positivity today.”

“I’d like to advocate for all the children who are taking care of a parent in this country.”

“Oh my god! My mom pees 30 times a day!”

“My kids caught me… licking the bread.”

“I have so much empathy for what people go through.”

“Take a screen capture of your tweet and put it on Instagram!”

“M&M’s, rainbows, and butterflies. M&M’s, rainbows, and butterflies.”

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Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Checkout Felicia Michaels’ award-winningg documentary, Pervs, and watch the trailer on her website: https://www.feliciamichaels.net/

Listen to Felicia Michaels’ podcast, The Liars Club: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-liars-club-w-jessica-wellington-and-felicia-michaels/id1399754888?mt=2

Follow Felicia Michaels on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/feliciamichaels/

Follow Felicia Michaels on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FeliciaMichaels

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

Follow the Marfan Foundation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheMarfanFoundation/posts/

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 53: Super Mini Recap of the 34th Annual Marfan Conference!

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We are so excited to share this recap of the 34th annual Marfan Conference in Stanford. Andy talks about the amazing activities, medical appointments, workshops, seminars and more! And she shares how beneficial the conference is on so many levels. She talks about her performance with Katie Lasky Lovebomb and Joleen and Alex ask questions and we discuss the importance of community. Joleen reads a listener iTunes review! And we share some sound clips from the performance and from a video with Andy’s mom.

To watch the live stream with Andy, Katie Lasky, Dominga Noe and Austin Carlile go here: https://www.facebook.com/katie.lasky.92/videos/10160681213145080/?hc_ref=ARTZg_oRs4YoBJSrMzp9FXs4zcDJ6dyKFhGSWFNkZVEjcHg02-A5muvri8K2FeSZpB0

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“How does your filter process stuff? Oh I don’t have one!”

“We can’t cry. We don’t have enough time!”

“I’m picturing this is like Comic Con for Marfan stuff!”

“Did you get your degree from Wikipedia?”

“Honey, this is soap!”

“Everyone who has ever gone to the Marfan Conference wishes they would have gone sooner.”

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Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

Follow the Marfan Foundation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheMarfanFoundation/posts/

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 9: Marfan Syndrome, Eyes, Hearts and Indigenous Rights, with Laura Hernandez

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(Replay) Laura shares her experiences with vision loss, including seeing shadows, undergoing surgeries, and retinal detachment. We hear her vision bucket list and we talk aortic heart surgery, echocardiograms and being told at a very young age that you’re not going to live past the age of 14. We also discuss depression, finding the medications that will work for you, and being on suicide watch. Laura shares her unique experience being both a therapist and a patient and how it helps with diagnosis and empathy. We chat about techniques for forming good habits and coping.

Laura is also very involved with fighting for indigenous rights and she talks about how her heart was calling her to the North Dakota Access Pipeline. She shares her experiences about what was really going on at and during the protests.

We leave you with some of the surprising and patronizing things people do and say to blind people and the comedic material Laura has developed as a result.

Be sure to join our facebook page and facebook group. You can join the private group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1540038079631032/

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Kombucha is basically puddle tea.”

“I had thick glasses, back when it was uncool to have thick glasses.”

“A lot of my material began in doctor’s offices.”

“I love Forest Gump because of the leg braces! I just wish the whole movie was that!”

“They assume you’re a victim and act like they’re a superhero.”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Laura Hernandez (Ojos del Alma) Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003143345994

Laura Hernandez Twitter page: @badassblind

American Indian Movement Southern California (AIMSOCAL) Community Page –

Indigenous Defense Resistance Unity Movement (IDRUM)

Nestle – teleSur video

Protest against Nestle Press Release

The Story of Stuff Project – Petition Against Nestle

“Black Snake Killaz” a documentary by Unicorn Riot of the fight for the protection of water. #NODAPL #StandingRock #MniWiconi #WaterIsLife #DefundDAPL
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/21/dakota-access-pipeline-ing-sells-stake-loan-standing-rock

Evictions of Camps at Standing Rock

Productivity app mentioned: Streaks

Self-Help book mentioned by Andy: “You Are A Badass” by Jen Sincero.

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 19: Fame, Family, Mental Health, with Jay Washington

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(Replay) Jay Washington is a rising star in the comedy and acting world. He is beloved in the industry as a happy, funny, outgoing performer. On the surface, everything looks perfect, but we find out that things aren’t always what they seem. Jay shares the pressures he faces as a black man to appear strong for his friends, family, and kids. He talks about some of the darkest moments in his life and how he has battled with severe depression and anxiety, stemming from the death of his mother at a young age. He shares how seeing a therapist and getting a diagnosis has been helping to change his life.

Also in this episode, Joleen shares some updates on her search for a depression and anxiety medication that works for her brain chemistry and some of the misconceptions around medications. Andy shares her fears about memory loss.

If you are having thoughts of suicide and need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to reach out and find help. For resources and contact information you can visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Memorable Moments:

“Do they have a Buzzfeed quiz, Are You Depressed?”

“How about in a perfect world, Tom Cruise doesn’t get to have an opinion about my life.”

“Who is this dude? I’m a regular black dude who just hangs around.”

“Everything I do, I do it for my kids.”

“Professionally I’m phenomenal. Personally, I’m a wreck.”

“I fought back tears like 4 times this episode!”

 

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Jay Washington’s IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5013848/

Follow Jay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrjaywashington/

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Jay’s Website: www.jaywashington.com

Listen to Jay’s Trusty Sidekick Podcast: http://www.trustysidekick.libsyn.com/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 18: Breast Cancer, Fertility, Chemotherapy, Friendship, with Sofiya Alexandra

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(Replay) Comedian and writer Sofiya Alexandra joins us to talk about her battle with breast cancer. Sofiya shares that there are so many misconceptions around breast cancer and chemotherapy, and so much that people just don’t know. We talk about the difficult diagnosis process, the BRCA genetic test, mammograms, ultrasounds, MRI’s and the importance of your family history. We talk about how birth control pills were feeding the tumor and the possible connection because of the tumors receptors and we talk about being an atypical patient. In the second part of this episode, we talk about the devastating complications chemotherapy can have on fertility and what Sofiya’s options were. Sofiya details the painful and difficult chemotherapy process and we talk about the effect cancer can have on relationships.

Do you have a friend or family member going through cancer and chemotherapy? Sofiya shares things that were very helpful for her recovery and tips and advice that might help others support their loved ones. Everybody is different, but this is what helped Sofiya.

Also in the episode. Andy updates us on lifestyle choices and how they have affected her health recently and Joleen shares her past and current experiences with studdering, including pronouncing her husband’s name incorrectly the first 6 months they dated.

October is breast cancer awareness month and we thank you for listening and sharing. We have a link below of the top breast cancer charities on Charity Navigator.

Memorable Moments:

“I have cysts too! This is going to be really fun.”

“You have really dense breasts. Oh my God, thank you so much!”

“The bigger your boobs are, the harder you fall.”

“I wish someone would have told me how alone I was going to feel.”

“I would have loved to have been prepared for the loss of friendships and relationships.”

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Sofiya’s website: http://www.sofiyaalexandra.com/

Follow Sofiya on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesofiya/

Follow Sofiya on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSofiya

The Surprise Comedy Show: https://www.facebook.com/SURPRISECOMEDY

Charity Navigator breast cancer charities with 4 stars: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?keyword_list=breast+cancer&bay=search.results&ratingstatus=rated&overallrtg=4

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 32: Sinus Issues, Anxiety, Community, Procrastination, Standup Comedy and More!

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Joleen, Andy and Alex are joined this week again by Pat Susmilch to have open and silly no judgment conversations about the weird, silly and sometimes gross health things we experience. We also talk how our health conditions are affecting our dreams. We talk about how much we value the community of this podcast and our goals as podcasters and comedians. Andy talks about how she’s hired a life coach, a past guest and BFF, Katie Lovebomb Lasky and we are looking forward to have her back on to learn more about how life coaches can help change our lives. We learn a little bit about Joleen’s past as a dancer and aspiring singer and we get deep and introspective and Joleen shares some motivation from Jim Carrey’s father and Alex talks about the joy of accomplishing goals and being able to share the videos we make with our families back home. It’s a willy nilly fun episode and we thank you for listening and joining us as we laugh, rant and vent.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“It’s turtle time!”

“Our families think you move to LA and then you like become Nicole Kidman.”

“On paper, I’m a real adult.”

“Who wants to be my friend? And people are like, nobody!”

“Procrastination makes me think: I could be a standup comedian, or… I could be a board game developer!”

“Thank you Alex, the dad of the podcast!”

“Life starts at 8am.”

“At this point, I would love a Conan set just so I could get up at shitty bar shows.”

“I think the old Joleen is awake, you just got to let her drive!”

“You’re a catch. I’m a baseball!”

“I’d rather show my husband staged boobs. Let’s all stage our boobs!”

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