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Beyond Picket Fences


We empower women globally to embrace their journey through the power of storytelling, healing & community. We provide a platform that strives for open-mindedness, authenticity and genuine connection.



…No chaser!

We began Beyond Picket Fences with the women’s journey and storytelling in mind.  



Beyond Picket Fences produces a weekly podcast that embarks on tough conversations affecting the women’s divine unfolding and healing journey.

The Ladies of BPF

Mandi and Naomi are two friends in their mid-forties living in the Denver, CO metro area. They formed Beyond Picket Fences to welcome all women from all areas and backgrounds to come together to share their stories. Welcome to our community!

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Beyond Picket Fences is a weekly podcast, where we believe that through authentic storytelling, community, trust, vulnerability & casual conversations we can impact the lives of women on their journey of self-love & healing.

Episode #57: Politics & Confidence w/ Julie DeLucca-Collins

Episode #57: Politics & Confidence w/ Julie DeLucca-Collins

Julie DeLucca-Collins is the Founder and CEO of Go Confidently Services and the host of the popular Casa DeConfidence Podcast. Julie is also the best-selling author of the Confident You (simple habits to live the life you've imagined). Julie is a dreamer, a traveler,...

Episode #55: The Texas ‘Heartbeat’ Law w/ Paxton Smith

Episode #55: The Texas ‘Heartbeat’ Law w/ Paxton Smith

We are excited to have Paxton Smith as a guest on our podcast this week. Paxton Smith is a student, writer, and musician. She is widely known for her valedictory address which confronted harsh abortion laws in Texas. It has since been heard around the world and has...

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I am so excited to share with you an empowering women’s podcast. Together these two women touch on topics that I’m sure a lot of us can relate to. Between hitting life’s road blocs head-on, to observing current real-life events going on in the world today!

They sore through their own personal experiences in hopes to support those who may need reassurance that you are not alone.

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I love listening to this podcast and getting to hear different women’s stories. It gives you insight into lives that you may not have gotten to know otherwise. I can’t to hear what’s next!


It is a joy to listen to real stories from real women. You can tell there is not a lot of editing done on this podcast. That is appreciated. Embrace everything, including out imperfections.

Keep the honest table top conversations. It’s better than the interview-style podcasts.

Namaste Everyone

Really interesting and can’t wait to hear more topics! 


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