May 20, 2021

U2U.S3.E1 - Combat Diva's

Welcome to Season 3 of From Uniforms to Unicorns. It was a natural decision to start this season off with the Divas and the Unico…

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May 20, 2021

Intro to Season 3

We are excited about Season 3. We are talking about Mental Health. We decided to have a little fun. We invited our children to co…

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April 8, 2021


Sharon and Lauren take a few minutes (okay 45mins) to talk about how incredible this season was, thank our guests, and be gratefu…

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April 1, 2021

U2U.S2S11 - Janet Craigen

We had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Janet. Sharon and Janet worked together briefly at Bowden Institution. Jane…

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March 25, 2021

U2U.S2.E10 - Susan Hayre

We got the chance to interview Susan Hayre for this episode. We had no idea how much we would laugh. Susan has been in Correction…

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March 18, 2021

U2U.S2E9 - Amanda Holm

In this episode we had the pleasure of interviewing Amanda Holm - who was a mentor to both of us at EIFW. Amanda started as an EM…

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March 11, 2021

U2U.S2.E8 - Colleen Layton

Colleen Layton made a drastic career change from Massage Therapist to Corrections Officer. She shone at the job from the moment s…

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March 5, 2021

U2U.S2.E7 - Betty Ng

There is no one quite like our Betty-budski! She is a Ninja and an incredible builder of forts - you will have to listen to under…

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Feb. 25, 2021

U2u.S2.E6 - Shawna Boisson

We both feel lucky to have spent our entire Corrections careers with this doll. Shawna is a little spit fire, a dedicated athlete…

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Feb. 18, 2021

U2U.S2.E5 - Angie Costea

We had talked about bring Angie on the podcast a couple of times before we actually reached out to her to ask if she would be wil…

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Feb. 11, 2021

U2U.S2.E4- Laurie Staniforth (Nogier)

Our cheeks and stomachs hurts when we were done recording this episode. Laurie is an amazing story teller, extremely funny, and a…

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Feb. 4, 2021

U2U.S2.E3- Jill Joseph

This episode can be described best with a Brene Brown quote " what makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful". Jill opens up about…

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Jan. 28, 2021

U2U.S2.E2 - Brendan Cheung

Season 2 is all about gratitude and we could not have been more grateful that this guy agreed to be on the podcast. We both worke…

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Jan. 21, 2021

U2U.S2.E1 - Jaimee Greene

We are so excited to be back for another season. Season 2 is all about gratitude. Sharon and Lauren are interviewing Corrections …

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Dec. 28, 2020

U2u.S1.E10 - Finale

For the finale we chat about the idea behind the name - from Uniforms to Unicorns. This conversation is all about COVID, mental h…

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Dec. 21, 2020

U2U.S1.E9 - What is a typical day as a Prison Guard at a Women's Pris…

Get ready to laugh. Seriously - this one is good. A typical day in the life of a female corrections officer at a federally senten…

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Dec. 14, 2020

U2U.S1.E8 - Why did you leave? What are we doing now?

Lauren and Sharon have a candid conversation about transitioning out of prison to being business owners. They talk about how thei…

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Dec. 7, 2020

U2u.S1.S7- What we wish we knew?

Lauren and Sharon discuss what they wish they knew before they became Corrections Officers. They could talk for hours about this.…

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Nov. 30, 2020

U2U.S1E6.FE- Blame Game

One of the things that we have learned through this journey is that when you blame for the crap in your life - you also have to …

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Nov. 23, 2020

U2U.S1E5.FE - Mom's and Officers

Sharon & Lauren both became mother's while they worked as Corrections Officers. Shift work, child care and lifestyle are just a f…

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Nov. 15, 2020

U2U.S1E4.FE - Women's Prisons Part 2

Women's Prisons Part 2 - focuses on the years that Sharon and Lauren were employed at the prison 2002-2014 - they saw the introdu…

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Nov. 9, 2020

U2U.S1E3.FE - Women's Prisons Part 1

Lauren & Sharon talk about the evolution of Women's Prisons in Canada. There is a bunch of history around why women's prisons exi…

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Nov. 2, 2020

U2U.S1E2.FE - Interview with Lauren

Now, let's get to know Lauren. In this episode Sharon interviews Lauren. It's super cool to sit back and re-hash out a life in an…

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Oct. 23, 2020

U2U.S1E1.FE - Interview with Sharon

Let's get to know Sharon Fernandes. In this episode Lauren interviews Sharon. Everyone has a story - so sit back and enjoy learni…

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