6 episodios

We are Magic is a podcast about trauma, healing and transformation. We are Magic serves to be a collective archive of survivor wisdom and collect stories from the true experts in the field of trauma: the survivors.

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We are Magic is a podcast about trauma, healing and transformation. We are Magic serves to be a collective archive of survivor wisdom and collect stories from the true experts in the field of trauma: the survivors.

    S1E5 Katherine: "Healing doesn't happen in a straight line."

    S1E5 Katherine: "Healing doesn't happen in a straight line."

    Katherine talks about the non-linear path of healing after her own experiences of being abducted at just 12 years old. Katherine’s story touches on the often not discussed aftermath of trauma and how we learn to thrive again.

    Content Warnings: Child abduction, physical assault and rape of a child, complex discussion about the aftermath of being the victim of crime (going to trial, exploring PTSD)

    • 1h 17 min
    S1E4 Whitney: "That is Not Love!"

    S1E4 Whitney: "That is Not Love!"

    Whitney bravely explores her experiences with intimate partner violence and how it can affect the body, mind and spirit as well as distort our ideas of how we give love, exist in relationships and even talk ourselves out of safety.

    Content Warnings: depictions of physical, verbal, emotional and sexual abuse, threats and intimidation, being held at gunpoint, manipulation, slander, mentions of eating disorder.

    • 1h 33 min
    S1E3 Neha Bhat: "Who Escapes This Cycle?"

    S1E3 Neha Bhat: "Who Escapes This Cycle?"

    Neha explores her journey to becoming an art therapist, artist, and educator who explores the vast intersections of the healing process-with her most recent work titled “I can’t be Both” examining “the duality of being a survivor and perpetrator of sexual violence in one body.” Neha’s deeply important perspective tackles many subjects within the trauma field, specifically the rigid binaries inherent in our conceptions and solutions in the “system” of healing. This episode is rich with both story and information!

    Content Warnings: Mentions of a child being sexually harassed, intimate partner violence, unconsensual sex, trauma with no accountability.

    • 1h 15 min
    S1E2 Fee Fromkin: "Let's Just Call That One Freak."

    S1E2 Fee Fromkin: "Let's Just Call That One Freak."

    Episode 2: Fee Fromkin | “Let’s Just Call That One Freak”

    Fee explores her journey of learning to embrace her inner creature when at age 14, she was deeply depressed, suicidal and eventually involuntarily hospitalized in front of all of her classmates at her middle school.  Her story touches on the stigmas and realities of mental health, never letting go of who you are, and learning to use the body as a canvas for her art.

    Content Warnings: Depression, Self-harming, Suicide Attempt, Involuntary Hospitalization, Bullying, Minimizing of mental health issues by family, Homelessness.

    • 1h 25 min
    S1E1 Jasmine McKay: “I just realized I was pretending to be somebody.”

    S1E1 Jasmine McKay: “I just realized I was pretending to be somebody.”

    Jasmine Mckay dives deep into exploring how her identity has been shaped by growing up as an African American woman in a fundamental Christian family, and her complex relationship with her mother, and deciding she wanted to know who she really was outside the context of the story that was written for her.

    Content warnings: Religion, Feelings of suppressed identity due to religion, child abuse, neglect, complex relationships with our parents, substance abuse, miscarriage, mentions of homophobia and racism.

    • 53 min
    S1E0 We are Magic Introduction!

    S1E0 We are Magic Introduction!

    In the first ever episode of We Are Magic, we briefly discuss what this podcast will cover, the ever-changing nature of this project, how this podcast came to be and the power of storytelling. Thank you so much for listening!

    • 11 min

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