Art Heals All Wounds

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. Topics 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 petsitter Guest Info:●Candace's Music Website●Candace's Healing Practice Website●Candace's YouTube Special 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
5/11/2022

Art Heals All Wounds: Michael O. Snyder, Photographer and Filmmaker

Season 2, Ep. 14
Today, I’m joined by photographer, filmmaker, and educator Michael O. Snyder. His work focuses on the intersectionality of environmental and cultural change. Our conversation is centered around his project called The Coming Coast. In this photography project, Michael explores the impact of rising seas and how it will affect the Chesapeake Bay in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The area is important both strategically and infrastructurally, and it is predicted to be one of the places most highly impacted by rising sea levels. We also talk about some of his other work, including a film called Into the Dark, how he brings visibility and awareness to abstract concepts, and his approach for reaching diverse audiences.TranscriptTopics Covered:●The impact on the ecology, infrastructure, and cultures of the communities affected by coastline change●What the term ‘value-action gap’ means●The direction and vision for The Coming Coast project, and how that changed when the pandemic hit●The underlying role that climate change plays in migration●Transforming the documentary material into other art forms to reach a wider audienceGuest Info:●Michael's Website●Michael's InstagramResources: ●Raincoast Conservation Foundation●Third ActSpecial Offer: ●Check out https://newsly.me and use the promo code ARTHEALS for a free one-month premium subscription.Promoted Podcast●Goodniks podcast Follow Me:●My Instagram ●My LinkedIn●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
4/27/2022

Laura Joyce Davis, Creator and Host of the Podcast Shelter in Place

Season 2, Ep. 12
Today, I’m joined byLaura Joyce Davis, the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Shelter in Place. What started as a creative outlet to cope with the stay-at-home order of March 2020 has now turned into almost 200 episodes of narrative nonfiction storytelling about reimagining life through creativity and community. Laura and her husband have since expanded into the podcast education space with the launch of Kasama Collective, an intensive podcast training program for female and non-binary audio storytellers, as well as a self-paced online course. We discuss navigating motherhood and creative ambitions, confronting the role of perfectionism in her life, and what inspires her to continue showing up authentically online. TranscriptionTopics Covered:●How Laura started and scaled Shelter in Place and Kasama Collective●Balance your needs as a creative person with your parental duties●Why perfectionism isn’t always a bad thing●Creating community and fulfilling the desire for connection via podcasting●Being recognized at the International Women's Podcast AwardsGuest Info:●Shelter in Place Website●Kasama Collective Podcast Training ●Kasama Labs Online CourseFeatured Podcast:●Wild Precious LifeJoin author, educator, and learner, Annmarie Kelly as she laughs, cries, and kvetches with the writers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and wanderers who inspire all of us to reach beyond our divisions and discover what it means to be wild, precious, and brave.Special Offer:●Check out https://newsly.me and use the promo code ARTHEALS for a free one-month premium subscription.Follow Me:●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
4/20/2022

Art Heals All Wounds: Alexi Lacey, Filmmaker Behind Fiji Memory, Colonial Time

Season 2, Ep. 11
Today, I’m joined by independent director and producer Alexi Lacey. She has over 20 years of experience in filmmaking, and her most recent project, Fiji Memory Colonial Time, has been on her mind since she was a teenager. The film explores the complexity of identity when it's been formed by privilege due to the exploitation of other people and the intended destruction of their culture. For Alexi, this was an opportunity to profile her mother's courage, share the bitter truths in their family's history, and the legacy of colonialism in Fiji. We discuss what motivated Alexi to pursue this story, how colonialism impacts our identities, and what she hopes viewers take away from this film. We also touch on the work that she does with issues around the housing crisis, displacement, and gentrification happening in San Francisco.TranscriptionTopics Covered:●Why Alexi chose to tell her mother’s story in this way●How she contextualized the larger legacy of colonialism in Fiji●Coming to terms with her own identity and how she fits into her family’s history●How the vision for the film changed over the 13 years of production●Why she’s so passionate about fighting for housing rights in San FranciscoGuest Info:FijiMemory, Colonial Time websiteFiji Memory, Colonial Time TwitterFiji Memory Colonial Time FacebookAnti-Eviction Mapping Project WebsiteWaqa Vuidreketi on InstagramFeatured Podcast:·Wild Precious LifeSpecial Offer: ●Check out https://newsly.me and use the promo code ARTHEALS for a free one-month premium subscription.Follow Me:●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
4/13/2022

Art Heals All Wounds: Rachel Dusa, Cinematographer and Camera Operator

Season 2, Ep. 10
Episode Summary: Today, I’m joined by cinematographer, camera operator, and first assistant camera Rachel Dusa. Rachel and I discuss navigating a male-dominated field, how she formed her professional network in Los Angeles, and the unfortunate realities of working on set for streaming service content. She shares why it’s unsafe for many craftspeople on set, and the loopholes that some companies are cashing in on to pay smaller wages. We touch on what the viewing public can do to support the people who are behind-the-scenes and potential solutions for the exploitative working environment.TranscriptionTopics Covered:●Where her confidence and tenacity come from●How she launched her career in LA●Forming best business practices and finding jobs that are the right fit●The massive increase in demand for content一and fast●Concerns about the expectations and working conditions on streaming service productions●Why some unions support ‘French hours’ and others don’t●What’s next for Rachel●How content consumers can support change within the film industryGuest Info:●Rachel's InstagramFollow 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 NewsletterPromoted Podcast:Wild Precious LifeJoin author, educator, and learner, Annmarie Kelly as she laughs, cries, and kvetches with the writers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and wanderers who inspire all of us to reach beyond our divisions and discover what it means to be wild, precious, and brave.Special Offer: Check out https://newsly.me and use the promo code ARTHEALS for a free one-month premium subscription.
3/30/2022

Art Heals All Wounds: Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder, Part of the Team Behind Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

Season 2, Ep. 8
Today, I am joined by Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder, husband and wife creative team. Jim is the co-director with Nicole Newnham of the film Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution and Sara is a producer of the film along with Jim and Nicole. We discuss their film, which shares the beauty, insight, and humor of one group of disabled young people at Camp Jened. Jim and Sara share why this project was particularly special for them and highlight the disability advocacy work that they’re doing through the film and other organizations. Join us as we dive into the story behind Crip Camp, the challenges and highlights of the documentary, and what Jim and Sara are up to now.TranscriptionTopics Covered:●The inspiration behind Crip Camp ●Jim’s experience as a camper at Camp Jened●The magic of the People’s Video Theater archival footage●Powerful moments and motifs from the documentary●How Jim and Sara met●Jim and Sara’s working and romantic relationship●Jim’s advocacy work in Hollywood and beyond●What Sara and Jim are currently working onGuest Info:●Crip Camp Website●Jim's Twitter●FWD-Doc Website●Jim's IMDb●Sara's IMDb●Nicole's IMDbFollow 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