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Feelin Weird

Personal conversations with a different guest every 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 (mental health [OCD, Bipolar, ADHD, BPD, Depression, Anxiety] PTSD, illness, gender, sexuality, etc) in order to make listeners feel LESS WEIRD and less alone.  
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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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Sep 1, 2016

Artist/musician Kay Gallivan tells the story of her brother's suicide and the pain it caused her and the family.  Kay and Kye also discuss depression, grief, family, loss, trauma, CBT, the physicality of mental illness, the importance of reaching out and talking, self-worth, emotions, feminism, masculinity (and the stigma attached to talking about feelings), mindfulness, meditation, existential depression and so much more.  

This is a touching story, my friends, and this topic is SUPER important for us humyns to discuss and question.  Maybe you've never experienced depression or suicidal ideations, but I can guarantee someone you know has--NO MORE STIGMA!

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Aug 24, 2016

Levi Chase (our first out-of-towner) and Kye had a strange relationship until recently (and they talk about it together).  Levi also talks about a very tumultuous time in their life.  They tell the story of being in a toxic relationship and the hard realisation that they were emotionally abusive and the depression, shame, and substance abuse that were involved and which followed the breakup.  Kye and Levi also talk about masculinity (and bros), loneliness, rehab, misogyny, taking things personally, feminism (and how we can perpetuate patriarchy when we think we're promoting respect), coping mechanisms, weed, alcohol, insecurity, hating ourselves, escaping into our phones, self-love, transferring addictions, capitalism, ayahuasca (psychedelic plant substances), meditation, self-reflection, working in the mental-health field, rejection, AA & NA & MA, being addicted to people, taking responsibility for your actions, playing in punk bands (and making music in general), AND SO MUCH MORE!  

This is a very personal and interesting conversation and I know you'll love it.

 

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Aug 15, 2016

Mary Rubin, a true angel, talks about her modelling career: the horror and beauty that comes along with that.  Mary and Kye also discuss body shame, eating disorders, judgements based on outward appearance (appearing 'perfect'), social media and self-loathing, body positivity, mental illness (anxiety & depression), the endless pursuit of happiness (hungry ghosts), body shaming, privilege, having a terrible memory, being funny, lashing out when someone is hurt, psychiatrists, doctors, being your own health-advocate, seeking help, medication, scoliosis, appearing able bodied, people's perceptions of you, AND SO MUCH MORE.  

Mary is a WONDERFUL guest and it's guaranteed that you will love her.

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Aug 2, 2016

Dion Smith-Dokkie talks about their idea of home--sometimes we're not really sure if there is one DISTINCT place and sometimes it may be a journey.  They also talked about childhood, two-spirit, pronouns, "coming out" at age 13, feeling torn between places and people, mental illness (ocd, anxiety, depression), medication, feeling manic, doctors (who sometimes don't listen), suicidal urges, self-discovery, what it feels like to be referred to by a different name and pronoun than you identify with, growing up on and off reserve, First Nations' rights (and the struggle for recognition of traditional rights and spaces), isolation, the importance of speaking and learning traditional languages, and SO MUCH MORE.  

Dion is a member of West Moberly First Nations (Dion's mother is Dane-zaa, Cree, Saulteaux and Scottish; their father's ancestor's come from the British aisles) located in Northeastern BC.  

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Jul 18, 2016

Comedian/musician, Evan Mumford, talks to Kye about living with O.C.D., anxiety and depression.  They also talk about Punk (and other music), comedy, growing up in small towns, being a maritimer and having a blue-collar work ethic enforced in you since day one, halifax, being too poor to afford counselling or medication, mental illness stigma, compulsive behaviour, high-school, panic attacks, depersonalization, existential depression, and SO MUCH MORE! 

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Jun 20, 2016

Crystal Dorval (AKA White Poppy) talks to Kye about self-worth, what "success" means, creating art, purpose in life, meditation, family, mindfulness, being a sensitive person, black-and-white thinking, CBT, distorted thinking, anxiety, existential depression, coping mechanisms, self-image, breaking habits and thought patterns, female beauty (body hair), feminism, buddhism, what makes someone 'happy' or content, the endless pursuit of purpose and meaning, being "famous", and SPORTS!!!  

Crystal's music can be found here: whitepoppy.bandcamp.com

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Jun 7, 2016

Kye's MOM talks about what it's like living with depressed people.  This is an emotional one--get your tissues out!  The two discuss Kye's father's mental breakdown, Kye's various breakdowns, how to love a person when you don't understand the illness (depression), how to cope when you feel alone, trips to the psych ward, strange family dynamics, cancer, terrible family holidays, being a mother and a wife, loving people more than life itself and MANY more things.  

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May 22, 2016

Stephanie West was diagnosed with ADHD in her twenties, but lived undiagnosed for most of her life.  She explains what the disorder is, how it feels, how meds work, and how debilitating it is (especially when people don't take you seriously).  Steph and Kye also discuss anxiety, panic attacks, therapy, parents on social media, Spice World, school, constantly forgetting everything you know and need to do, The Mighty Ducks (trilogy), depression, being nice (to yourself and others), having a strong support system, reaching for the stars, and so much more. 

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May 16, 2016

Part TWO!  Mikey and I discuss depression, obsessive tendencies, low self-esteem, feeling like you'll never be depressed again, Jenny Lawson, Frances Ha, Hot Rod, sensory over-stimulation, reading books, Carl Sagan, being isolated, therapy, setting boundaries, suicide (TRIGGER WARNING), fear, body shame, posting nudes, veganism and SO MUCH more. 

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