The Path to Authenticity
The Path to Authenticity
107. Heather Stewart Returns


How the Hell Do We Fix This?

Episode 107 of The Path to Authenticity features another conversation with feminist philosopher Heather Stewart. Our last episode dropped on January 5. After the events the following day, we decided to do another, specifically to discuss this turbulent and historic time in American history. We recorded it a day after the inauguration of Joe Biden. You can hear my first conversation with Heather in episode 103. During this episode, we briefly discussed the book Native, by Kaitlin B. Curtice. Thank you for listening. Enjoy and be nice.  -tg

Heather is a doctoral student at the University of Western Ontario. She focuses primarily on bioethics, feminist philosophy, social and political philosophy, and queer theory. Learn more about her at 20 Questions for Heather Stewart. Heather earned an MA in Philosophy at the University of Colorado, and BA degrees in Biology and Philosophy from the University of Louisville. She is currently involved in a research project that aims to improve clinical experiences for trans and gender non-conforming patients in medical settings, as well as a project that studies microaggressions within the context of clinical medicine. She is also interested in the way philosophy can contribute to larger social justice projects and to improving the lived experiences of vulnerable populations.

The Path to Authenticity is proud to support the iSpeak Media Foundation. To commemorate episode 100 of the podcast, artist and former guest Heather Sundquist Hall created an original work that is available for purchase in two different sizes. A portion of the proceeds will go to iSpeak Media, to help bring media literacy education to the communities that need it most. Visit to learn more.

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The Path to Authenticity is a podcast for people looking for more from life. It focuses on emotional wellness and starts from the premise that our true power comes from our individuality. We talk to various types of writers and artists as well as therapists, coaches, teachers, entrepreneurs, and professionals of all kinds. Our guests possess one common trait. They’re people who know who they are.  We talk about what makes them who they are, how they became who they are, and how we might become truer expressions of who we are.

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