Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

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This episode features a talk from clinical neuropsychologist Dr Ash Nayate on why ignoring concern for other animals harms people’s mental health. Thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species for this recording – you can listen to Katie and others on Freedom of Species discussing their veganism and the vegan movement at the Spring Vegan Festival at the Meat Market.

Dr Ash’s talk was recorded at the Melbourne March for the End of Speciesism. You can listen to audio of this entire event here and you can also watch videos of the individual speakers: Belinda Morris, Pam Ahern and Lizzie.

We also discuss direct action during the Melbourne Cup for refugees and animals, plus a blockade of Border Force. Keep up with WACA on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on actions like this.

We also discuss World Vegan Day Melbourne, Rally for Regal Monarch (a horse who was killed during The Melbourne Cup horse race), intersectionality and animal advocacy (drawing on Maneesha Deckha’s article ‘Disturbing Images: Peta and the Feminist Ethics of Animal Advocacy’ – see page 49 specifically), Nick’s short-lived fishing career and Katie confronting some dickheads.

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Clips:

Song from the Melbourne March to End Speciesism, Talk from clinical neuropsychologist Dr Ash Nayate: video of the talk, Arj BarkerMelbourne Cup’, AbolicionWilhem’s Horse’.

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The episode features Bede Carmody’s talk ‘Sustainable Activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist’. You can hear part one of this talk, covering what activist burnout is and why it is an important issue to address, on episode 177. The parts of the talk we play on this episode are on signs of activist burnout and tips for avoiding activist burnout. Bede works full-time for Amnesty International AND also runs A Poultry Place animal sanctuary!

Here are some additional sources on activist burnout that Bede recommends: flyer on sustainable activism and avoiding burnout by Activist Trauma Support, a 5 Minute Mindful Breathing Exercise (you can also hear Katie discussing mindfulness on episode 92), plantothrive.net.au (which features an article by Bede), lifelongactivist.com, compassionfatigue.org and rockwoodleadership.org.

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The episode also features some listener feedback on our article on the Animal Justice Party, the Advertising Standards Authority finds that humane milk is a myth and further discussion on the topic of wild animal suffering, which we covered on episode 172. If you’re interested in hearing more on this topic, we recommend Alex Vince’s talk ‘Challenging the Pest Epithet’, from the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania conference. Bede’s talk is also from this conference – you can find links to listen to all of the talks from this conference in the show notes for our 152nd episode. We’ve also recently both attended and spoken at the 2017 ICAS conference – we’ll do a recap of that conference next episode and you can also hear the talks we’ve uploaded from this conference here.

TV show recommendation: You’re the Worst.

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Clips:

The Smith Street Band ft Laura Stevenson & Tim Rogers ‘Run into the World’, Bede Carmody’s talk ‘Sustainable Activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist’, AkalaTime to Relax’.

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Nick is joined by Ruth, a psychologist, activist and host of the Creating Space Project podcast. We discuss some listener feedback on staying healthy in a sick society, avoiding being a “shooting star” as an activist, Ruth’s environmental activism with Save Ashfield Park – against the West Connex highway development, activism as a privilege and mental health as a political issue. You can hear Katie’s interview on the Creating Space Project, covering her personal experiences with abortion, divisive issues, justice and compassion.

The episode also features part of Bede Carmody’s talk ‘Sustainable Activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist’. Bede works full-time for Amnesty International AND also runs A Poultry Place animal sanctuary! This part of the talk focuses on defining activist burnout and why it is important, a broad definition of activism, links between activism and mental health issues, the book Aftershock – Confronting Trauma in a Violent World: A Guide for Activists and Their Allies by pattrice jones and we really encourage listeners to check in with how they’re going by completing the activist burnout questionnaire Bede mentioned during his talk. We played the rest of this talk on our following episode #178.

Bede Carmody at his animal sanctuary A Poultry Place.

This talk is from the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania conference. You can find links to listen to all of the talks from this conference in the show notes for our 152nd episode. Also a reminder about the 2017 ICAS Oceania conference – the schedule is now up online! You can also hear Nick discussing this conference and ICAS generally on the show Freedom of Species on 3CR radio (9 July episode).

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Clips:

The Smith Street BandShine’, The Dead Milkmen ‘Meaningless Upbeat Happy Song’, Discussion with Ruth from the Creating Space Project podcast, Bede Carmody’s talk ‘Sustainable Activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist’, Ruth from the Creating Space Project with B Munday ‘Collateral Damage’.

 

Jack, whose art and music is featured on this episode, at the punk show we saw in Leeds. Follow Jack on Twitter @infogrrrrl

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This episode covers our trip to Leeds, which included visiting an art show, doing an interview with advocates for homeless people, going to a punk show and seeing the LGBT History Month exhibit at Leeds City Museum. You can see some of our photos from Leeds and the rest of our UK trip here.

Katie at Leeds City Museum.

Jack discusses their art piece (below – content warning for mental health issues), zines, mental development, artistic practice and what is art? Check out Jack’s podcast on relationships: How We Connect!

Jack’s art piece *content warning for mental health issues.

Jack’s art piece continued *content warning for mental health issues. Sorry for the blurry pic!

There’s an interview with Haydn Pat from Leeds Homeless Partnership and Leeds Tent City on how to address homelessness in Leeds and beyond. This interview was featured on a Facebook video by Christopher Ellis, which has over 14K views!

Naomi discusses her art piece (below) and challenging whether classic feminist texts are actually feminist.

Naomi’s art piece.

We also discuss identity politics and implicit bias – for more on this, take the Harvard Test and watch this show on SBS.

We mention Nandos cashing in on the queer market. For more on animal exploiting fast food corporations making money off the queer movement, check out Jess Ison’s talk: “Do Gay People Even Eat Fast Food?” Queering animal liberation (animalizing queer?) which we played on episode 140.

We spotted this in Leeds.

We finish the episode by discussing Jack’s involvement with Leeds Survivor Support Group, “ideal victims” and male victims of sexual assault. There is a video on this topic but we will add a content warning for discussion of sexual assault and very frequent use of “the r word”: link for video.

Jack has set up this important group.

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Clips:

Cat ApostropheSmall Things’, Jack on their art work, Interview with Haydn Pat from Leeds Homeless Partnership, Naomi discusses her art piece, CamboysNo Timewasters’.

The bands we saw in Leeds – check all of them out on Bandcamp!

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This episode features a talk from Smash IPP, recorded at Kebele Community Co-Op in Bristol. IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) sentences ‘were introduced in 2005 and abolished in 2012, but not retrospectively, meaning that there are almost 4,000 people still locked up indefinitely in England and Wales’. The talk covers IPPs, ableism, mental health and prison abolition.

For more on prisons, prison abolition and anti-prison activism, the speakers recommend people check out: iwoc.iww.org.uk; prisonabolition.org; cape-campaign.org and criticalresistance.org. You can also hear us discuss prisons (amongst other issues) on episode 159; mental health on episode 92 and ableism on episode 131.

Nick at Kebele Community Co-Op, about to enjoy a nice vegan meal. https://network23.org/kebele2/

We also discuss some action for homeless people that we saw in Bristol, a BBC video on this spreading around the UK and Adam Ruins Housing – Adam Ruins Everything on the “housing first” approach to addressing homelessness. If you’re in Australia, you can watch this episode on SBS on Demand for the next couple of weeks.

It was cool to see this in Bristol – you can see more photos from our UK trip here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/progpodcast/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1654962444519419

We finish with some vegan/vegan-friendly restaurant recommendations for Bristol: Fi Real, VX – Bristol, Pepe Nero Italian – The Full Moon. See Katie’s photos and reviews on Happy Cow for more.

Yes she does! Check out VX in London and Bristol for all of your vegan junk food needs! http://www.vx-london.com/

Clips:

Petrol Girls ‘Rewild’ and ‘False Peace’.

Music recommendations thanks to @bristolarc!

We were amused by this at VX in London! http://www.vx-london.com/

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On this episode we have some back-up from scholarly sources, as well as from Adam Cardilini, who is a scientist, animal advocate and co-host of Vegansci podcast. He discusses some listener feedback on episode 156, covering topics such as new animal-free alternatives, capitalism, effective animal activism, the methodology of the former vegetarian and vegan study by Faunalytics, veganism and B12, using a Fox News level of objectivity and finding the magical vegan dumpling.

We also have a brief discussion about the Invasion Day rally in Melbourne. You can listen to our audio recordings of all of the talks from that event here.

In the second half of the episode we ask Adam some further questions about his talk ‘Diversity in animal activism: Preparing for impact opportunities for the next 10 years’, which we played on episode 156. These questions are on issues such as lab-grown meat, GMOs, technology and the vegan movement. You can listen to the Q and A after Adam’s talk here.

Katie and Nick finish up the episode with a discussion on mental health medication, animal testing and veganism. For more on this topic, check out Katie’s ICAS talk (which we played on episode 131) and for more on mental health medication generally, listen in to our 92nd episode.

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Clips:

Adam Ruins Everything ‘Adam Ruins Forensic Science’ – short version, full version, Rise AgainstThe First Drop’, Camp CopeStove Lighter’.

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This episode features Katie’s talk ‘Getting Trigger Happy With Trigger Warnings. Mental Health, (dis)ability And Activism’. The full version of this talk is embedded below and you can also listen to the full version and the Q and A following the talk here. You can access the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here and it is also embedded below. This talk was given at the most recent Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania conference – see the notes for our 108th episode for links to all of the talks from that conference.

This talk is relevant on an on-going basis but we were particularly inspired to put it out on an episode in light of recent comments by Stephen Fry, which criticised trigger warnings, as well as accusing victims of abuse of ‘self-pity’. He has since apologised for (some of) the comments.

Also covered throughout the episode is: content warnings, trigger warnings and free speech, as well as research that (apparently) shows that trigger warnings are counter-productivewe disagree!

Katie couldn’t fit activist burnout into her talk – but check out our 29th episode (featuring the Melbourne Street Medic Collective) and Plan to Thrive for some resources on this topic.

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Clips:

Mary LambertSecrets’, Katie’s talk ‘Getting Trigger Happy With Trigger Warnings. Mental Health, (dis)ability And Activism’ – part 1, Frank TurnerGet Better’, Katie’s talk ‘Getting Trigger Happy With Trigger Warnings. Mental Health, (dis)ability And Activism’ – part 2, Have HeartNo Roses, No Skies’ – (lyrics*CW: self-harm).

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Katie’s talk, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.