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Feelin Weird

Kye Plant has an intimate conversation with a different guest each episode about taboo and stigmatized subjects* Sometimes the guest is Kye's friend, but often times they've never spoken before. The two connect on the human experience and though we all have different lives, you'll find you're able to relate to parts of everyone's story! Often a few laughs, sometimes a few tears, but ALWAYS an honest, raw and heartfelt conversation that is guaranteed to make you feel less alone <3 *topics include: mental health (anxiety, depression, adhd, ocd), trauma, abuse, gender, sexual orientation, addiction, BFRBs, eating disorders etc.
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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.  We laugh, we cry, we feel understood!

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

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May 20, 2018

Raj (artist/activist) grew up with his grandparents who immersed him in Sikh culture but went to a school where he was the only person of colour.  9/11 happened and suddenly he realized how different he was--he tried to change himself to blend in, but depression and anxiety took over.  Racism, indirectly and directly, shaped his childhood, but then he found an artist who turned it all around for him.  Fast-forward many years and suddenly his grandparents were gone--he was left with his grief.  Oxycodone, which started as a fun time, led to him becoming a full-time heroin user in the Downtown East-Side of Vancouver.  This is the story of Raj's heart-breaks and reclamation of self.

We also talk about 
'brownphobia', 
MIA, 
DTES, 
safe sites, 
fentanyl, 
the opiate crisis, 
hydromorphone & dilaudid, 
opiate replacement therapy, 
suboxone, 
opiate withdrawal, 
And MUCH more.

This is part one of a two-part interview with Raj.  Next week I will release the second installment which includes his journeys in India.

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

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