Oct 23, 2020
69: Love Yourself: Answer
40 min

Kay (she/her) is a BTS Army who is panromantic and asexual. Kay talks about discovering her asexuality, her experience in a sexually coercive relationship, and how BTS has been a positive influence on her life. 


Kay's fanfiction story: https://archiveofourown.org/works/20104624/chapters/47624020


Warnings: sexual abuse and coercion


Special Thanks: 

Editor/Producer: Sofi LaLonde

Visual Artist: Tanner Groehler;

Music: A OK by ÜberKicK is licensed under a Creative Commons License

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Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
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Have you ever felt like you just don’t “fit in” at non-artist gatherings? What do you do with that feeling? Do you shrink back and retreat to the safety of your peers and insulate? Or do you press into the discomfort and forge your path? Everyone’s story is going to be different and that’s the beauty of our corner of society, we embrace the mosaic of diversity - but what would it look like if we were to integrate our creative outlook with other areas? That’s where my guest and talented artist, John Sabraw comes in! Hailing from Lakenheath, England, John is an activist and environmentalist - his paintings, drawings, and collaborative installations are produced in an eco-conscious manner, and he continually works toward a fully sustainable practice. In our conversation, John opens up about his time working with Kerry James Marshall and how he got involved with Gamblin and producing their reclaimed earth colors. Trust me, you’ll find John’s perspective refreshing and engaging - I know I did! Throwing it all away You know those days where you feel like tossing everything in your studio in the garbage? Imagine doing that and then getting an invitation to Washington DC to meet members of Congress because your art was selected as the winner of a competition. Sounds crazy, right? It actually happened to John Sabraw! As he struggled in high school and tried to decipher the way he wanted his life to go, John reached a breaking point where he just had to walk away. He took all his artwork that he had completed in his high school art class and tossed it in the dumpster and then took off for a week. When he returned, what he saw changed the course of his career - his teacher had entered him into a contest and he had won! John’s journey wasn’t all smooth sailing from there - he faced setbacks and challenges but this initial success helped see the talent he had honed. Speaking your truth How does your truth, your authenticity show up in your artwork? Do you try to embrace it or do you try to go in a different direction? As the United States was gearing up for the Iraq war in 2003, John felt like he needed to speak out and share his conviction that war was not the answer with his art. The result was a fierce backlash that made John rethink his approach and if he wanted to make a stand that would continue to incur this type of reaction from people. John didn’t back down, he just decided to change his approach - this launched him on the path to his work with sustainability and activism. Exploring sustainability Imagine visiting a community ravished by the scourge of industrial waste and environmental destruction and finding in that mess and contamination a way to create sustainable paint colors. No, this isn’t a pipe dream, this actually happed with John’s efforts to collaborate with scientists on many projects. One of his current collaborations involves creating paint and paintings from iron oxide extracted in the process of remediating polluted streams. I hope you are as inspired by John’s story as I have been - make sure to check out images of John’s artwork located at the end of this post! Outline of This Episode * [2:50] I introduce my guest, John Sabraw. * [4:00] How did John get started as an artist? * [18:30] John describes his artwork. * [25:00] Speaking authentically and truthfully. * [27:30] Exploring sustainability. * [33:00] How artists can help with creative problem-solving. * [45:00] Why we need more artists who speak up and break out of their silos. * [52:00] You don’t have to be an expert to contribute to the conversation. * [55:00] Closing thoughts. Other artists mentioned on this episode * Savvy Painter Anti-Racist Episode * Jacob Lawrence * Kerry James Marshall Resources Mentioned on this episode * www.johnsabraw.com * TED talk: www.ted.com/talks/john_sabraw_how_i_make_paint_from_poison * Gamblin Reclaimed Colors: https://gamblincolors.com/reclaimed-earth-colors/
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Witch, Please
Witch, Please
Not Sorry Productions
Book 2, Ep.1 | Feminist Theory
Greetings Witches! We're so excited to be moving on to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with you! Break out your feminist reading glasses, because we're approaching this text with the tried and true (but also ever evolving) principles of feminist theory. We're returning to the origins of Witch Please and pulling from feminism's foundational texts to guide us through this second Harry Potter installment (which, by the way, contains several issues—including: parental neglect and abuse, starvation, gendered violence, violence against animals, violation of bodily autonomy, and death—so please take care of yourselves). Also, a note about feminism, women, and girls: In this episode, we'll be talking about the experiences of characters this text presents as women and girls. But when we talk about women and girls we want to make very clear that we at Witch Please have an expansive definition of what that means and are working, in our own vocabulary to find ways of talking about feminist issues without automatically centering cis women. Trans women are women. People of marginalized genders across a variety of experiences may resonate with characters presented in this text as women and girls, and we support those readings. We've received some very generous feedback from listeners as to how we can use more inclusive and affirming language around gender, and we always welcome these critiques!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55 min
Bloom and Grow Radio
Bloom and Grow Radio
Maria Failla- Plant Lady and Host of Bloom and Grow Radio
How to Use Plants to Create Restorative Environments, #108
I recently took Intro to Horticultural Therapy at NYBG and Anne Meore, my teacher, joins me today to discuss the biggest lessons learned in class, review some studies we learned about on the science behind the plant/people connection and to discuss the concept and use of restorative spaces. As I “bloom and grow” as a plant parent and a business I am becoming more curious about the science behind the plant/person connection. The more I learn and read about plants as restorative instruments for human body and spirit, I’m realizing plants not only make people happy, but can help us heal faster and restore our brains to their natural state. We have never needed these tools MORE, especially after this year which has kept us all inside and glued to screens. Everyone can create a restorative environment in their own home, so Anne walks us through the components of a restorative space and then we brainstorm some awesome ways to create a restorative space even in our limited indoor environments. I wanted to thank NYBG for letting me take Intro to Hort Therapy with Anne, our guest today. If you are NY based, NYBG is open and magical during the winter. Discover the peaceful winter beauty across NYBG’s 250 acre landscape, from the winding trails of their old-growth forest to their arboretum collections of historic trees and ornamental conifers and get cozy in their conservatory with every tropical plant you could imagine. It’s a really spirit lifter and restorative space for me, especially in the winter. Plus, the Holiday Train Show returns this year for Members only and is on view through January 31. In this episode we learn: * Why Anne became a Horticultural Therapist * How 2020 has caused Maria and Anne to re-evaluate their priorities and plants have been instrumental * Using plants to cope with the trauma of Covid * Directed vs Involuntary attention * Directed attention and mental fatigue * What is mental fatigue and how does it negatively impact us * 4 Key Components of a restorative space: Being Away, Fascination, Extent and Compatibility, and what they mean * How simple views of nature can help: Views from a Window and Views to Nature: Effects on Attention * Attention Restoration Theory * How to create a restorative environment indoors Mentioned in our conversation: Books Biophilia The Nature Fix Forest Bathing Studies The Restorative Benefits of Nature: Toward an Integrative Framework, Kaplan Restorative Effects of Natural Environment Experiences: Hartig, Man, Evans A Walk in the Woods, Anna Lena Phillips View from a Window, Ulrich Healthy nature healthy people: 'contact with nature' as an upstream health promotion intervention for populations, Maller, Townsend, Pryor, Brown, Leger Views to Nature: Effects on Attention, Tennessen and Cimprich 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design Thank you to our episode sponsor: Modern Sprout: Modern Sprout is connecting people and plants with their fabulous lines of grow lights, hydroponic planters and all sorts of plant accessories that empower people to cultivate their own indoor oasis, whether you live in a studio apartment or a sprawling farmhouse, with simple, stylish and sustainable green-thumb solutions for every home. For 15% off your order, visit modernsprout.com and use code 15bloom at checkout! quotes: 12:35 - rhythm covid can't change Follow Anne and NYBG Anne's company: Planthropy NYBG Main Website NYBG Course Website NYBG Horticultural Therapy Program Follow Maria and Bloom and Grow Radio: Take the Bloom and Grow Plant Parent Personality Quiz (Get the perfect plants, projects and educational resources for YOUR Lifestyle) Support Bloom and Grow Radio by becoming a Plant Friend on Patreon! Instagram and Facebook: @BloomandGrowRadio Tiktok: @bloomandgrowradio Subscribe to the Bloom and Grow Youtube Show! /Bloomandgrowradio Website: www.bloomandgrowradio.com Join the (free) Garden Club: www.bloomandgrowradio.com/garden-club
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