A podcast that invites

us to break down shame,


Featured Episodes


Jor Gonsalves

Shame of Gay Identity


Xiomara Contreras

Growing Up Low-Income


Barb Zablotney

Shame of Physical Disability

The Host

As an Indian-American raised Catholic and in Texas, I spent most of my life ashamed of being gay. After a life changing trip to my family's homeland in India, I realized my shame was never actually mine; it was society's shame projected on to me. Unshaming is my way of exploring how we can liberate ourselves from shame through wider representation in the media.

At my core, I'm a storyteller. I dream of one day taking the message of Unshaming to mainstream audiences. I’m not an expert on shame but more so a student. So while you’re listening, learning, and unshaming, I will be too.

Jor Gonsalves