Ep #11: Mental Health and Self Care in Drag with Lillith Grey Part I

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.

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I learned SO MUCH in these two episodes and I’m so excited to share them with you!

 

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TOPICS DISCUSSED

  • 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

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RESOURCES, PEEPS, AND THINGS MENTIONED

Anxiety is an Asshole course

Texas Queerlesque Festival

Tuesday Tease 

Expressive Arts Therapy

TheGraciousMind.com for info about mental health education and  resources, and a link to a therapist referral list (all of whom are queer-affirming)

Find out more about your Host & MC Brandi Amara Skyy

Drag University – THE online school of drag 

#wearedrag YouTube channel

 

MORE FROM LILLITH GREY

Personal Social Media: 

Facebook

Twitter

Salty Lady Burlesque

 

MORE FROM BRANDI AMARA SKYY

Brandiamaraskyy.com

Brandi’s Instagram

How to Be A Drag Queen: A guide and werkbook for female drag queens – NEW LATTE PRICE!

Drag University

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Devin Dame & Gage Gatlyn – Gatlyn Dame Group

Thank you Dana!!!!!

 

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!

AND THANK YOU TO THE TDSP TEAM: JESSICA J’ADORE & NA’TALIA D BLACK!!!! 

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