Mindfully Creative Podcast
About This Show
Mindfully Creative podcast will explore how art is being used for personal and community healing as well as some tips on how creatives can break through barriers to make their “art” whatever that might look like. Powered by SJB Creative Ventures.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 12: Bringing Awareness of Mental Health and Disability through Creativity
Living with mental health issues and physical disabilities can be a challenge in a world that does not often show compassion or understanding for one or other (or both). Jenny C, is using her own creativity through the use of Zines to do just that.
Jenny C is a librarian in Washington, DC who writes about her experience growing up with rheumatoid arthritis in the zine series Tributaries. She also compiles the zine Collide, featuring stories on the intersection of physical and mental illness. When she's feeling chatty, she hosts the podcast Participation, where she talks with friends about their creative work and the beauty of vulnerability.
During this podcast we discussed how she started using writing to convey her health challenges and how she included mental health in the mix. We discuss how this format of creative expression provides a rich potential for communicating the day to day challenges of these and similar issues to help bring education, awareness and understanding to the public. She also shares how you can get started writing a zine to communicate and explore your own self-expression creatively
Jenny C can be found on twitter @jcnotstacy and her zines can be found at tributaries.storenvy.com
Episodes of This Show
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