Dec 6, 2021
S2 E3: Public Health & Harm Reduction with Nadia Schuessler
Mary and Wyatt are freaking out because they're so excited to welcome the inimitable Nadia Schuessler to the pod. Nadia is a social worker, public health advocate and community organizer. She cares deeply about harm reduction, integrated healthcare, trauma centered healing practices and community arts. She has worked in a variety of fields, including mental health/addiction services, food manufacturing, a variety of seasonal tourist attractions, and most notably, the music industry with her all time favorite boss Mary.
Mary and Wyatt chat with Nadia about her wide variety of experiences: community theater, driving ice cream trucks, managing logistics, doing social work, and driving a Winnebago with Mary while on tour. She talks about how a family tragedy motivated her to pursue a career in social work and public health. Also on the agenda: The Whisper Game, the ingenious design of the human butthole, and poems by Warsan Shire, Laura Kolbe, and Rumi.