ME? I'm Kye Plant. Holy shit, I've struggled so hard in life. I was diagnosed with BPD, General Anxiety Disorder, Major Depression. I've spent time in psych wards; I've tried to kill myself multiple times. I've struggled with addiction and disordered eating (binge/purge). I felt so fucking confused about what my sexuality or gender identity is. Yeah, it's been a lot.
I started Feelin Weird as a lily-pad of safety, relief and comfort from a world that can feel VERY scary (for myself and for others). Feelin Weird is a podcast with the intention of de-stigmatizing all aspects of life; directly talking about the taboo shit our parents, and/or other adults, have directly or indirectly told us NOT to talk about. I speak with one person each episode about THEIR experience: what it FEELS like to be them. We talk about things they may or may not have ever really said out loud. In hearing it, it creates connection and healing--a sense that "I'm not alone; I'm not as weird as I thought I was AND I'm uniquely weird because I'm ME (and nobody else has had my exact experiences)."
Really, Feelin Weird is a celebration of YOU. It's a celebration of WEIRD. It's a celebration of DIVERSITY. It's a celebration of CONNECTION.
From the bottom of my rainbow heart to yours, I hope you can feel some love in the world today. Keep bein weird ya goddamned weirdo! OKILOVEYOUBYE
-Kye Plant (August 12, 2020)