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Feelin Weird

Personal conversations with a different guest each episode about taboo and stigmatized subjects: mental health (anxiety, depression, adhd, ocd), trauma, abuse, gender, sexual orientation, addiction, etc. Hosted by Kye Plant.
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Kye Plant has 1 hour conversations with a different person every episode about taboo and stigmatized subjects* in order to make listeners feel LESS WEIRD and less alone.  

*Subjects include: mental health (OCD, Bipolar, ADHD, BPD, Depression, Anxiety) PTSD, illness, gender, sexuality, etc...


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Sep 23, 2018

Tilly Baker is one of the most magical, wonderful people on this planet!  It just so happens that angels like her sometimes are haunted by mental health issues.  So, yeah, she's been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, but she's getting by!  Not only that, she's thriving!  But it's been one hell of a journey.  ALSO, she has the greatest style on earth and her instagram (with 18k followers) will transform your tears into ecstasy!  Do yourself a favour and go look at it, I promise you will feel happier.

We talk ALL things BPD.  This is one hell of an episode; you'll love it AND fall in love with her.

Tilly's instagram: @tillybaker

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Become a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!  Click this link:

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Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

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feelinweird@gmail.com

Sep 17, 2018

Tanille Geib, multi-disciplinary artist/educator, talks with me about the power of vulnerability!

We also talk about aging, 
rejecting beauty standards, 
rejection & desire, 
healing the self, 
complex PTSD (CPTSD), 
burnout, 
self-care, 
trauma and SO much more!

Contact Tanille:
http://www.tanillegeib.ca/
Instagram: @tanillegeib

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Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Become a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!  Click this link:

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Sep 9, 2018

Kimberley Quinlan specializes in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB's) and she talks to me about THE STRUGGLE.  How did the daughter of a hard-working farmer in Australia end up as a family & marriage therapist in Los Angeles?  Listen to this episode!

She explains how Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Habit Reversal Training (HRT) are the only medically proven techniques for dealing with intrusive thoughts and BFRBs.

Kimberley's resources:
http://kimberleyquinlan-lmft.com/
Instagram: @CBTschool
BFRB.ORG

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Become a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!  Click this link:

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Aug 28, 2018

Shayne Dyment has spent 22 of his 47 years in prison.  In the last few years, he has been diagnosed with BPD and ADHD which has allowed him to access support for his illnesses.  BASICALLY, Shayne is a glowing example of how untreated trauma and mental illness can manifest in EXTREME pain and suffering.  Oh, also, he's currently serving a life sentence for murder...  But, don't let that trip you up, because Shayne is one of the most sensitive, well spoken people I've ever talked to.  JUST LOOK at the episode photo--that's the smile of a kind soul. 

In the last few years, he's discovered theatre and poetry and piano and has found them to be TREMENDOUS outlets for his internal pain and his feelings.  

This is a MUST listen.  I know I say every episode is my favourite, but this one hits me right in the feelings.  

TRIGGER WARNING: talk of sexual assault, violence, murder, and suicide.

We also talk about: 
being abandoned by parents who struggled with addiction; 
sexual abuses he faced and hid from himself and the world due to shame; 
fear of rejection + abandonment; 
being HIGHLY sensitive; 
overcoming fear; 
solitary confinement; 
intuition & empathy; 
extreme feelings of loneliness; 
understanding your triggers; 
the power of validation and support groups; 
and SO much more.

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Become a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!  Click this link:

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Aug 12, 2018

This is honestly one of my favourite episodes ever. If you've ever experienced trauma (every humyn on this planet), you will get something out of this conversation, I promise. Plus, Corinna (@riseupgoodwitch) is a witch! She's a politically radical intuit who is actively healing herself and others. She's also been diagnosed with bipolar and sees the inter-connectivity between science and magic.

We also discuss: 
sexual assaults (TW), 

plant medicines, 
social work, 
meds, 
a family assassination!!!
trauma (+inherited trauma), 
toxic masculinity, 
addiction, 
sobriety
AND so much more!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Listen to the full episode by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!  Click this link:

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Jul 27, 2018

Kolina talks about how her anxiety and depression coincide with OCD (TW: talk of suicide attempt).  In 7th grade her anxiety became VERY difficult and by age 13 she had her first counselor, but it would be years before her OCD was diagnosed.  

We also discuss: 
the hierarchy of mental illness and suffering, 
checking, 
therapy, 
medication, 
normalizing your experience, 
being vocal about your "problems", 
relapse,
medication stigma, 
mindfulness, 
AND so much more!

 

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Listen to the full episode by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!  Click this link:

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Jul 9, 2018

Bradford (ep. 33) returns!!!  It's been one year since we talked and one year of sobriety for him.  Soon after our last talk, he moved to LA (after 13 years in Seattle) and has been rebuilding his life ever since.  He gave up his three greatest loves: his ex, alcohol and crystal meth, but now he has an overwhelming support system and the cosmos is telling him it likes him better sober.  But what's it like to be sober, single, gay and almost 39 years-old in a city like Los Angeles???  Often it seems like sobriety will solve all of our problems, but that's often not the case; the struggle is real.

We also talk about:
his drag career + why he's not performing currently; 
AA (12 step programs); 
making amends; 
fear of rejection; 
feeling invisible; 
shame; 
other people's success; 
putting up a tough exterior to avoid hurt; 
and SO much more!

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Listen to the full episode by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!  Click this link:

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Jul 3, 2018

My ex-partner of 6 years and I haven't talked much since we broke up 5 years ago.  In this BONUS episode, we re-connect and talk about all the heavy stuff.  Plus, I get some closure??? 

For most of my life, I wasn't open about my struggles and I didn't talk about my feelings--this person had to experience emotionally void Kye.  I also identified as a cis-het male at this time...  WEIRD!  And, not surprisingly, I was unaware that I was depressed (despite being suicidal and unable to leave the house many days) and was diagnosed a year after our breakup (with G.A.D., major depression and B.P.D.

WHY AM I STILL HUNG UP ON THINGS AND WHY DO I FIND IT HARD TO BE FRIENDS AND WHY CAN'T I DATE ANYONE NOW??  Find out in this episode ;)

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Listen to the full episode by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!  Click this link:

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

 

Jun 29, 2018

Alice Sickface (Mental Health Worker; Body Positivity Influencer) spent one year with crippling depression (and some confusing health concerns).  Later she was diagnosed with an Underactive Thyroid (after her first doctor shrugged it off MANY times) which was the culprit.  She works in the mental health field yet still struggled with the stigmatization of her own mental health and the necessity for pharmaceuticals to treat her General Anxiety Disorder.  

We also talk about: 
IBS, 
panic attacks, 
mono (glandular fever), 
her greatest fear coming true (and her surviving), 
mental health related tv shows, 
dyspraxia, 
radical acceptance, 
CBT, 
"success", 
Against Me!, 
and SO much more!

Follow Alice on instagram: @alicesickface

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Please support Feelin Weird by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Jun 25, 2018

Lola (Med Student; Brazil) was psychologically and sexually abused by a trusted family member for ten years when she was young.  In her teenage years, her first romantic relationship was emotionally abusive.  To top it off, in her early 20's, she was raped (TW) by a stranger.  She lived in constant fear for over ten years until one day she decided she NEEDED to speak up about it (or else she might explode).  Lola was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder in her 20's.  She's now in medical school, soon to be a doctor, and has found healing in speaking about her experience with abuse.  This is her story.

Lola also talks about: 
support groups, 
medication, 
bulimia, 
cutting (TW), 
suicidal ideation (TW), 
victim blaming, 
internet support communities (instagram), 
getting the wrong diagnosis, 
and SO much more!

*Take head to the keywords in this description so you understand what may be a trigger for you!  This is a difficult topic for most people but it is of the UTMOST importance that we listen to survivors of sexual and emotional abuse!*

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Please support Feelin Weird by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

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