In this week’s episode, we go deep into one of the biggest challenges our community faces – our mental health as performers and the trauma we perform and live with as queers – regardless if we are aware of our trauma or not. I knew this topic needed to be handled not only with care but also by a professional who understood the complexities and intersections we as queer people face. The person I immediately thought of was this week’s guest, Lillith Grey. And I was absolutely right.
There was so much goodness and information to digest in our conversation, I decided to split the episode into 2 parts.
The second episode is all about online bullying, dealing with performance anxiety, and Lillith’s top 3 things we ALL as performers should incorporate into our personal self-care routine. Part 2 is dropping Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 6pm CST.
If you’re dying to listen now and don’t want to wait a whole other week, you can unlock part II on online bullying, anxiety, and self-care BEFORE it’s released publicly by becoming a TDSP supporter for as little as a $1 month here. All donations go directly to the production of this podcast including paying other queer craftspeople for their work on the show.
I learned SO MUCH in these two episodes and I’m so excited to share them with you!
LISTEN TO THE SHOW
- How she got started in her clinical work 8:30
- The lines between therapy and performance 9:45
- What we as queers are really performing onstage 13:00
- Integrating the performer with the professional 14:00
- Doing drag for fun vs. finding and/or having a meaning 15:00
- Drag appropriation vs. wanting to do drag for fun 18:19
- Why self-care is important and the concept minority-trauma 21:00
- Why POC specific spaces are important 22:15
- Why white-only spaces aren’t the same as POC specific spaces 25:00
- Biggest struggles she’s seen in the queer performance community 27:50
UNLOCK PART II OF OUR CONVERSATION ON ONLINE BULLYING FOR $1 BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW.
RESOURCES, PEEPS, AND THINGS MENTIONED
TheGraciousMind.com for info about mental health education and resources, and a link to a therapist referral list (all of whom are queer-affirming)
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