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 she arrived. Colleen is also the wife of a Corrections Officer, so she had an idea of what she …

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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 understand! Betty became interested in Corrections after working as a security guard at a local …

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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, a Emergency Response trainer, the wife of a corrections officer, and the mom of two! Shawna ca...

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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 willing. It was a Facebook Group message between the three of us. The message …

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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 absolutely loves people. Her career in law enforcement has taken her from Corrections to Sheriff'...

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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 her career, her experiences, and her leave from corrections due to trauma. We know that talking...

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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 worked with Brendan at EIFW for the entirety of our careers. Brendan always brought a …

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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 Officers that they worked with Edmonton Institution for Women. First up - "The Brave" Jaimee Gre...

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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 health, and how we have all been affected by the events of 2020. Focus on the positive …

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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 sentenced women's prison. You won't believe some of the things we had to do. From buckets …

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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 their skills from the jail have assisted them with starting, running, and creating successful busine...

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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. There is all this stuff that goes around saying "you knew what you signed up for" - when in …

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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 blame it for good. We talk about how there were so many negatives …

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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 few of the things that become difficult to juggle as a First Responder. We absolutely love this e...

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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 introduction of male officers in female federal institutions, handcuffs, maximum security unit, OC spra...

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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 exist the way that they do. We talk about the events, task forces and reports that contributed to …

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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 hour episode. There is just so much to share. Lauren discusses her career in corrections, …

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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 learning all about Sharon. She's funny, brave and excited to share some of her journey in this episode...

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Oct. 22, 2020

From Uniforms to Unicorns - Trailer

Sharon and Lauren introduce their new podcast!

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