Sep 7, 2016
Ashlee Cooper is a member of the Tsartlip First Nation on
Vancouver Island (BC). She tells the story of how her family,
culture, language, and community has been DEEPLY impacted (almost
destroyed) by colonialism and how she has learned to reconnect with
it and rebuild herself and her culture. Ashlee and Kye also
talk about mental health (depression, bipolar, anxiety); The
Residential School system and it's profound impacts on
inter-generational politics; language revitalization; internalized
racism; stereotypes; stigma; self-harm, abusive relationships
(family and self); alcohol & drug abuse; calling parents out on
sexism & racism; coping with feelings; living in settler
society; suicide attempts; being an introvert but learning to be
more outgoing; fear of change; finding purpose and meaning; hope
for the future (children); and SO MUCH MORE!
Ashlee is a true inspiration and a beautiful person; I promise you will enjoy this episode!
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