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Art Heals All Wounds

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Latest Episode6/29/2022

Art Heals All Wounds: Tahmina Watson, Immigration Lawyer and Visual Artist

Season 2, Ep. 21
Please Fill Out the Listener Survey! Today, I’m joined by Seattle-based immigration lawyer, Tahmina Watson. Tahmina describes herself as “a birding immigration lawyer who sketches” and often turns to nature photography as a way to cope with the intense nature of her work. She’s the founder of Watson Immigration Law and The Washington Immigrant Defense Network, an organization that funds and supports legal services for detained low-income immigrants. We discuss Tahmina’s life in the legal sphere, how she incorporates art into her self-care practice, and the ripple effect that bird photography and sketching has had on her life.Topics Covered:●What a day in the life of an immigration lawyer looks like●How Tahmina discovered her interest and passion for birding●Nature photography and sketching as a form of meditation●Mindset blocks that come up for Tahmina around painting●How Tahmina’s art practice positively impacts her careerGuest Info:●Tahmina's Website●Tahmina's Instagram●Tahmina's LinkedIn●Tahmina's Art Website ●Watson Immigration Law Website●Tahmina Talks Immigration PodcastSpecial Offers: ●Check out https://newsly.me and use the promo code ARTHEALS for a free one-month premium subscription.choice.crd.coFollow Me:●My LinkedIn●My Twitter●Art Heals All Wounds Website●Art Heals All Wounds Instagram●Art Heals All Wounds Twitter●Art Heals All Wounds Facebook●Art Heals All Wounds Newsletter
6/29/2022

Art Heals All Wounds: Tahmina Watson, Immigration Lawyer and Visual Artist

Season 2, Ep. 21
Please Fill Out the Listener Survey! Today, I’m joined by Seattle-based immigration lawyer, Tahmina Watson. Tahmina describes herself as “a birding immigration lawyer who sketches” and often turns to nature photography as a way to cope with the intense nature of her work. She’s the founder of Watson Immigration Law and The Washington Immigrant Defense Network, an organization that funds and supports legal services for detained low-income immigrants. We discuss Tahmina’s life in the legal sphere, how she incorporates art into her self-care practice, and the ripple effect that bird photography and sketching has had on her life.Topics Covered:●What a day in the life of an immigration lawyer looks like●How Tahmina discovered her interest and passion for birding●Nature photography and sketching as a form of meditation●Mindset blocks that come up for Tahmina around painting●How Tahmina’s art practice positively impacts her careerGuest Info:●Tahmina's Website●Tahmina's Instagram●Tahmina's LinkedIn●Tahmina's Art Website ●Watson Immigration Law Website●Tahmina Talks Immigration PodcastSpecial Offers: ●Check out https://newsly.me and use the promo code ARTHEALS for a free one-month premium subscription.choice.crd.coFollow Me:●My LinkedIn●My Twitter●Art Heals All Wounds Website●Art Heals All Wounds Instagram●Art Heals All Wounds Twitter●Art Heals All Wounds Facebook●Art Heals All Wounds Newsletter
6/15/2022

Art Heals All Wounds: Victor Mavedzenge, Visual Artist

Season 2, Ep. 19
Please Fill Out the Listener Survey!Episode Summary: Today, I’m joined by visual and performance artist, educator, and community leader Victor Mavedzenge. Victor describes his feelings of not belonging and some of the ways that that feeling shaped him as a person and an artist. His journey from his home country of Zimbabwe, to London, to Berkeley, CA have led him to embrace an international identity. A natural community builder, Victor shares the story of how the 2nd Friday Art Talk panel discussion started and what it’s grown to today. We also touch on his role as Project Manager at Downtown Streets Team, an organization that works with the unhoused population in Northern and Central California. TranscriptTopics Covered:●How Victor turns to painting as a way to reset during times of transition●Victor’s experience in London as a person from a former British colony●The danger of having a limited identity●Victor’s vision for the 2nd Friday Art Talk event●What draws Victor to the role of community builderResources: ●Learn more about the 2nd Friday Art Talk hosted by VictorGuest Info:●Victor's Website●Victor's InstagramSpecial Offers: ●Check out https://newsly.me and use the promo code ARTHEALS for a free one-month premium subscription.Follow Me:●My Instagram ●My LinkedIn●My Twitter●Art Heals All Wounds Website●Art Heals All Wounds Instagram●Art Heals All Wounds Twitter●Art Heals All Wounds Facebook●Art Heals All Wounds Newsletter
6/1/2022

Art Heals All Wounds: Spencer Wilkinson, Director of the Film Alice Street

Season 2, Ep. 17
Today, I’m joined by Oakland-based documentary filmmaker Spencer Wilkinson to discuss his second feature film called Alice Street. It’s one of the most moving, heartbreaking, and motivational films I saw this past year, especially as a person who has lived in the area for 30 years. The film explores the importance of getting the community's input for a piece of public art, how to create coalitions, gaining the political momentum with those coalitions, and also the heartbreak of letting go of a beautiful creation.TranscriptTopics Covered:The backstory of how Spencer came about making this filmLarge scale shifts happening in the cultural fabric of downtown Oakland that Spencer witnessed while filmingA brief history of The Oakland Hotel and Malonga Casquelourd Center for the ArtsHow the community negotiated with developers around the $20 million Community Benefit AgreementSpencer’s vision for the future of this film and his plans to nationally expand the social impact tourGuest Info:Spencer's InstagramAlice Street Film WebsiteAlice Street Film Instagramalicestreetfilm@gmail.comvideoproject.org/alice-streetPancho Pescador's InstagramDesi Mundo's InstagramCommunity Rejuvenation ProjectSpecial Offers:Check out https://newsly.me and use the promo code ARTHEALS for a free one-month premium subscription.Follow Me:My InstagramMy LinkedInMy TwitterArt Heals All Wounds WebsiteArt Heals All Wounds InstagramArt Heals All Wounds TwitterArt Heals All Wounds FacebookArt Heals All Wounds Newsletter
5/25/2022

Art Heals All Wounds: Fay Darmawi, Executive Director of the SF Urban Film Fest

Season 2, Ep. 16
Today, I’m joined by Fay Darmawi, the Founder and Executive Director of the SF Urban Film Fest. The organization highlights art that addresses different aspects of urban planning and other systems that aren't serving the communities that rely on them. Fay and I discuss the history of cultural districts, specifically in San Francisco, and how the mission behind them has expanded beyond preserving the arts and culture of neighborhoods. Fay also shares where she sees opportunities for change and what she hopes for the future of this city that we both love so much.TranscriptTopics Covered:●What inspired Fay to launch the SF Urban Film Fest●What culture districts are and why they’re vital to preserving the identity of cities like San Franscico●How affordable housing issues overlap with the need for cultural districts in San Francisco●The wake up call that many culture district organizers experienced during the pandemic●Examples of how we all subconsciously make urban planning decisions dailyGuest Info:●SF Urban Film Fest Website●Donate to the SF Urban Film Fest●SF Urban Film Fest Twitter●SF Urban Film Fest InstagramSpecial Offers: ●Check out https://newsly.me and use the promo code ARTHEALS for a free one-month premium subscription.Follow Me:●My Instagram ●My LinkedIn●My Twitter●Art Heals All Wounds Website●Art Heals All Wounds Instagram●Art Heals All Wounds Twitter●Art Heals All Wounds Facebook●Art Heals All Wounds Newsletter
5/18/2022

Art Heals All Wounds: Candace Roberts, Singer-Songwriter

Season 2, Ep. 15
Today, I’m joined by artist-healer Candace Roberts. She’s a ​​singer, songwriter, and performer, as well as a Certified Hypnotherapist and Journey Accredited Practitioner. Candace is known throughout the Bay Area for her campy, political cabaret shows, but like so many of us who came of age in San Francisco, Candace has been priced out of the city due to the tech boom. We discuss our complicated grief over the Bay Area and the two tracks that Candace wrote in response to the inequity happening in our communities. Candace also shares the stories behind “Take Back Your Beaver” and “Say I Do”ーboth an ode to self-love and confidence. transcriptTopics Covered:●Candace’s calling to songwriting and stage performance from a young age●The battle for more affordable housing in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and the surrounding communities●What it’s like for Candace to visit San Francisco now that she’s relocated to Austin●The inspiration behind some of Candace’s songs and accompanying music videos●The most important lesson that she learned during her years as a nomadic petsitterGuest Info:●Candace's Music Website●Candace's Healing Practice Website●Candace's YouTubeSpecial Offers: ●Check out https://newsly.me and use the promo code ARTHEALS for a free one-month premium subscription.Promoted Podcast●Subscribe and listen to the Goodniks podcast.Follow Me:●My Instagram ●My LinkedIn●My Twitter●Art Heals All Wounds Website●Art Heals All Wounds Instagram●Art Heals All Wounds Twitter●Art Heals All Wounds Facebook●Art Heals All Wounds Newsletter