On this episode of Badass, Marabai speaks with Dr. Jennifer Mullan about her new book, Decolonizing Therapy: Oppression, Historical Trauma, and Politicizing Your Practice. Decolonizing Therapy puts forth a powerful argument for confronting the harm done by racism, sexism, and ableism in the world of mental health, and humanizing the mental health field. It provides a road map for the long work of beginning to heal a broken system. We hope you enjoy about the book, as well as the insights Dr. Mullan shares on how to embrace and express rage in a healthy way, and how to explore trauma through a dynamic lens.
On this episode of Badass we are talking with Kel McBride about her book, The Death Changing Experience: An Oddballs Guide to Creating a Life and Death Plan, and how her own brush with death set her on her path. For Kel, resilience came in the form of taking what she had learned from a difficult experience, and sharing it with others. We will be talking about death. Fun topic, right? Well, you might be surprised, Kel is known as the Lively Death Lady. I hope you enjoy it. Please like, follow, and share on your socials @badass_tales_of_resilience, and subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Google, or wherever you get your podcasts.
On this episode of Badass we explore what it is to be with others in their pain, while we dance with our own, and the healing that can be born of that alchemy. Heather Maritano, a gifted therapist, educator, and activist, describes her path to thriving in adulthood after a childhood that held some very difficult moments. This is a sweet, intimate interview, with moments of delight and joy, as well as sorrow. I hope you enjoy it. Please like, follow, and share on your socials, and subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Google, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Black and brown women experience significantly higher rates of violence than do white women, and while all violence against women is important to acknowledge and take action on, many black and brown women have had the experience of being dismissed, having their pain go unrecognized, or being blithely told that they are strong, and can handle it. On this episode of Badass, we are sharing with you an essay that lays bare the pain and the consequences of such violence, and we are exploring how this violence has threaded its way through generations, and how we can better respond. This episode also underscores the vital role that access to abortion plays in protecting a person's autonomy in the aftermath of a coercive, or violent, sexual experience. We hope that this episode brings a greater understanding of why we continue to fight for the rights of women.
On this episode of Badass, we discuss the devastating fallout of the opioid epidemic. We are speaking with Lindsey Maxwell. She is sharing with us the story of her husband's fatal overdose, and also who he was in life. A loving husband, a great father. We explore how addiction changes the trajectory of a life full of promise. We hold up Lindsey's courage in the face of these terrible circumstances. She has navigated grief and being a single mom to 4 young children with grace and wisdom. She is a badass.
Badass is back!!! Check out our season preview for info on all the cool, smart people we are featuring this season. Our season 2 line-up includes a world renown neuroscientist, poets and writers who will move you to tears, scholars who will teach you about the badassery of black and brown women throughout history, medical professionals who were in the trenches at the height of the pandemic, and so much more! The really fun part is that I get to break it all down with my bestie, Clare Wildhack-Nolan, an equity educator, mom, and all around great human. I am so excited about season 2. It is intensely amazing!!!