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Susan Cottrell, FreedHearts

Changing the human conversation of love and inclusion. Susan Cottrell is the Mom of two LGBTQ children; the founder of FreedHearts; an international speaker with a viral TEDx talk; a pastor and theologian; an acclaimed author; and a fierce advocate and ally. In her unique tender, relatable style, Susan is a prominent voice of unconditional love and lavish inclusion. Powerful, authentic, and relevant in today’s society, Susan has a lot to say. The Advocate calls her their “Favorite Affirming Matriarch.” OutSmart magazine calls her "The Mother of all MamaBears!" Reverend Ashley Harness from Auburn Seminary says, “Susan has this fierce, loving, don’t mess with me, Mom vibe.” If you have been excluded, or if someone close to you has been excluded because of who they are or who they love - or maybe you have been the one doing the excluding - the FreedHearts podcast is for you. Join Susan, along with her husband Rob, on the journey. You are not alone. Welcome home!

Recent Episodes

Broken Family: The Cost to Our LGBTQ+ KidsMay 12, 2021 Episode artwork Broken Family: The Cost to Us As ParentsMay 05, 2021 Episode artwork Our Keys to a Happy Relationship: 33 Years & CountingApril 28, 2021 Episode artwork Let’s Talk Sex! Patriarchy, Misogyny & the ChurchApril 21, 2021 Episode artwork How To Know if Your Church is Spiritually AbusiveApril 14, 2021 Episode artwork What Does it Really Mean to Deconstruct My Faith?April 07, 2021 Episode artwork The Enemy Within: Internalized QueerphobiaMarch 31, 2021 Episode artwork Freedom from Fight or FlightMarch 24, 2021 Episode artwork Top 5 Questions from Parents of LGBTQ ChildrenMarch 17, 2021 Episode artwork In a Deconstructing Faith, What About the Bible?March 10, 2021 Episode artwork Christian Myth Busters: My 7 Biggest ShockersMarch 03, 2021 Episode artwork Responding to the Teaching of Contempt in Our Own LivesFebruary 24, 2021 Episode artwork A Love Letter to the Past and Future You!February 17, 2021 Episode artwork Don't Waste Time Explaining Yourself!February 10, 2021 Episode artwork Susan's Story: Heart-Breaking Loss to Heart-Freeing LoveFebruary 03, 2021 Episode artwork Jesus and the Church: What's the Difference??January 27, 2021 Episode artwork Life Without Breasts: A Discussion of FemininityJanuary 13, 2021 Episode artwork A Christmas for the Rest of UsDecember 23, 2020 Episode artwork False Teachings that Steal Our LoveDecember 16, 2020 Episode artwork Answering Your Questions!December 09, 2020 Episode artwork What happens when your faith starts to change?December 02, 2020 Episode artwork Holidays or Helladays? When you can’t, or don’t want to go home.November 25, 2020 Episode artwork Infuriating Family Fanatics! Love in the midst of hurt. November 18, 2020 Episode artwork A Love Letter... to Ourselves!November 11, 2020 Episode artwork Stressed? Afraid? Angry? Powerful & profoundly simple ways to help.October 29, 2020 Episode artwork