126: Wake up from your deep sleep with Lisa Lackey, Insideout Conversations
Episode 126. “I think that a lot of Black people are waking up to our beauty and our majesty and looking at... we are not who we have been reported to be.” ~Lisa Lackey The sun is setting a bit later these days (hurray!), so I thought I’d take Creative Impostor listeners back to an episode I recorded around the time of the winter solstice, those darkest days of the year. Hear me out. I promise this conversation remains relevant to our time, regardless of what the calendar says, and our ongoing exploration of not your typical self-care regimes. Lisa Lackey, M.A., LCPC, CSAT, CMAT, lays out her fundamental approach to some of life’s most vexing challenges: depression and the generational traumas that often compound it. Racism, too, and the cultural norms embedded within our public and private approaches to mental well-being. Besides being one of my podcast clients, Lisa is an insightful, some might say even a prescient person. OK, I am saying that because our chat back in December touches on issues that many of us are experiencing today. Yes, it’s easy to forecast the spirit-crushing lethargy to come at the onset of a midwestern winter. Yes, it’s just as simple to predict nationwide sadness over the first anniversary of the pandemic, with its unfathomable death count and slow vaccination rollout. Coupled with the country’s ongoing racial reckoning, however, it’s been starkly apparent to me how many people in my personal and professional circles have all - very recently - reported feeling something more profound than a passing case of the winter blues. For a collective depression this deep, the self-care must be revolutionary. This episode hits the trifecta by exploring the bold, messy, and real issues that are keeping us apart while simultaneously drawing us closer together. Two brilliant series from Lisa Black Women, Racism, and Trauma and Black Woman Burnout are available now on Insideout Conversations. The episode I specifically referenced (and sobbed while editing) was 36: Black women, racism, trauma, and our beautiful bodies. Full show notes, resources, opportunities, other podcasts & books mentioned... You can find them here: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/126 Special Music - "Glass Bass by Frankum & Frankumjay on Freesound.org. Licensed under the Creative Commons. *** JOIN THE COMMUNITY The Creative Impostor Collective on Mighty Networks is free to join. AND... Are you a creative professional who podcasts? Join Podcast Envy: Craft & Culture. Join us for the Podcast Brunch Club mixer 3/13. Connect with Lisa Website Podcast Instagram Connect with Andrea Email or Voice firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Page @thecreativeimpostor Instagram: @thecreativeimpostor LinkedIn: @andreaklunder (I only accept connections from people I actually know, so include a message to say you’re a Creative Impostor listener.) Show some love for The Creative Impostor! I would LOVE if you could leave me a short & sweet review: http://www.ratethispodcast.com/creative. Send me a screenshot and I might even read it on a future episode. Get your books from somewhere OTHER than Amazon. Bookshop.org is a B-Corp - a corporation dedicated to the public good — online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. When you order from Bookshop, through my link, 10% of your purchase goes to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among independent bookstores and 10% comes to The Creative Impostor studios through their affiliate program. Grow your own online community using Mighty Networks! It's where we host The Creative Impostor Collective and when you create your own group with the Business or Community plan, we receive a thank you bonus from them for referring you.