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A Fluorescent Feeling is a new podcast about pain and our bodies – how we talk about them and live inside them. Produced by Georgia Mill, Michelle Macklem and Beth Atkinson-Quinton.

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A Fluorescent Feeling is a new podcast about pain and our bodies – how we talk about them and live inside them. Produced by Georgia Mill, Michelle Macklem and Beth Atkinson-Quinton.

    How pain is felt: identity, intimacy and self-expression

    How pain is felt: identity, intimacy and self-expression

    Content warning: This episode contains medically and sexually explicit content and may not be appropriate for young audiences. Listen with care.

    How important is it for us to be ourselves in clinical settings? And how closely is pain linked to our sexuality? In this final episode, we talk to Sean who has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia about navigating the medical system at a young age; hear from disabled writer Sonya Huber about the connection between chronic pain and intimacy; and listen to an audio work about pain and sexuality from artist Nunzie Madden.

    Please note: this podcast touches on some heavy themes, if you or someone you know require assistance, contact one of the following 24/7 crisis support services: Lifeline (13 11 14), beyondblue (1300 22 4636), Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800), eheadspace (1800 650 890), or QLIFE (1800 184 527). If you would like to read more about pain science visit Tame The Beast and Pain Australia.

    Producers: Georgia Mill, Michelle Macklem and Beth Atkinson-Quinton
    Intro Theme: Michelle Macklem
    Guests in this episode: Sean Galway, Sonya Huber and Nunzie Madden

    For episode transcripts and more information visit our website and stay in across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @broadwavepods.

    A Fluorescent Feeling is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

    • 32 min
    How pain is received: gaslighting and ‘not a good girl’

    How pain is received: gaslighting and ‘not a good girl’

    In this episode, we’re focussing on gaslighting and patronising behaviour as well as the importance of representation when it comes to chronic pain. You’ll hear from London-based filmmaker and video journalist Jameisha Prescod who is the creator and founder of ‘You Look Okay to Me’ – an online space for chronic illness; and listen to an edited excerpt of I’m Not a Good Girl, a performance by Melbourne-based artist Sam Petersen.

    Please note: this podcast touches on some heavy themes, if you or someone you know require assistance, contact one of the following 24/7 crisis support services: Lifeline (13 11 14), beyondblue (1300 22 4636), Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800), eheadspace (1800 650 890), or QLIFE (1800 184 527). If you would like to read more about pain science visit Tame The Beast and Pain Australia.

    Producers: Georgia Mill, Michelle Macklem and Beth Atkinson-Quinton
    Intro Theme: Michelle Macklem
    Guests in this episode: Jameisha Prescod and Sam Petersen

    For episode transcripts and more information visit our website and stay in across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @broadwavepods.

    A Fluorescent Feeling is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

    • 23 min
    How pain is communicated: questionnaires, scales and experiments

    How pain is communicated: questionnaires, scales and experiments

    How can you ever accurately share the experience of pain? This episode looks at how we measure and record pain, featuring a reading from American author Eula Biss about the 0-10 pain scale used in medical settings and an interview with Korean-Australian artist Eugenie Lee about the stigma of pelvic pain and her latest work, Breakout, My Pelvic Sorcery, in which participants can experience the real sensations of pelvic pain via a “pain inducing machine”.

    Please note: this podcast touches on some heavy themes, if you or someone you know require assistance, contact one of the following 24/7 crisis support services: Lifeline (13 11 14), beyondblue (1300 22 4636), Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800), eheadspace (1800 650 890), or QLIFE (1800 184 527). If you would like to read more about pain science visit Tame The Beast and Pain Australia.

    Producers: Georgia Mill, Michelle Macklem and Beth Atkinson-Quinton
    Intro Theme: Michelle Macklem
    Guests in this episode: Eula Biss and Eugenie Lee

    For episode transcripts and more information visit our website and stay in across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @broadwavepods.

    A Fluorescent Feeling is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

    • 24 min
    Trailer: Pain is a landscape

    Trailer: Pain is a landscape

    A Fluorescent Feeling is a new podcast about pain and our bodies – how we talk about them and live inside them.

    Over three million Australians live with chronic pain. Being in pain can be lonely, boring, scary and frustrating. But what if it could also be beautiful, colourful and textural? What if we could share it with others?

    Hosted by writer and artist Georgia Mill, this audio mini-series introduces you to people with lived experiences of pain, illness and disability. Featuring artists, writers, designers and video journalists, A Fluorescent Feeling looks at creative responses to pain and how pain intersects with all aspects of identity.

    The series encourages listeners to look at pain differently: asking questions about how we might record pain in new ways, how pain intersects with power and how pain and intimacy are related.

    This three-part series will be released weekly from Tuesday August 24, 2021.

    Producers: Georgia Mill, Michelle Macklem and Beth Atkinson-Quinton
    Guests in this episode: Jameisha Prescod and Eugenie Lee
    Intro Theme: Michelle Macklem

    For episode transcripts and more information visit our website and stay in touch across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @broadwavepods.

    A Fluorescent Feeling is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

    • 3 min

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