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Now streaming:

#HealMeToo Podcast

 

activist art & experts on healing & culture change

 
 

What will it take to #HealMeToo in our lives and in our culture? Let’s find out.

subscribe now to hear riveting guests like:

  • Tony-winning actress, playwright, producer & activist Tonya Pinkins

  • Executive Producer of The Moth, Sarah Austin Jenness

  • Renowned artist-activist Emma Sulkowicz, whose protest work Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight), carrying a mattress throughout their senior year at Columbia University, sparked a movement against rape on campuses worldwide

The #HealMeToo Podcast brings the first-ever #HealMeToo Festival to you, wherever you are. Inspired by "me too." movement founder Tarana Burke, the Festival presented 30 intersectional performances, panel discussions and participatory workshops this Spring in NYC to empower survivors and help inspire culture change.

Episodes in season one will explore:

  • Healing through activism and the arts

  • The neuroscience of trauma and healing

  • Why it can take years to heal and can be hard to know "how healed" we are

  • Trans and gender nonconforming stories and perspectives on healing

  • Forsaking privilege to center underserved communities, and how working intersectionally can help us all to heal

  • Violence prevention, bystander strategies, and restorative justice practices that can help heal the culture

  • The power of telling--and listening to--real-life personal stories

  • Ways to combat harassment in the theater and other professions

  • And much more

Subscribe now to hear the insights and encouragement of 50+ artists, experts and activists on all the forms of oppression that surround sexual and gender violence. You’ll also get Podcast Extras, with powerful excerpts from the performances, personal stories, poems, songs, and audience Q&As heard at the Festival.

The #HealMeToo Podcast is hosted by Hope Singsen, the artist, creativity researcher and survivor-activist who founded, executive produced, and artistic-directed the #HealMeToo Festival.

Follow @healmetoofest on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation, and sign up for our mailing list below to get an alert when episodes drop.

Let's talk about how we can #HealMeToo.

#HealMeToo Podcast Sponsor: The New York Women’s Foundation

The radical generosity of the New York Women’s Foundation creates an equitable and just future for women and families. They’re uniting a cross-cultural alliance that ignites action and invests in bold, community-led solutions across the city. Become a supporter of the foundation today. Or get involved by volunteering or by attending one of their inspiring and exciting events—just visit nywf.org.


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#HealMeToo Podcast Studio Sponsor: The Father Walter Outreach at the Church of St. Columba

The nonprofit studio facilities inside Chelsea’s Church of St. Columba have been home to film and TV shoots and will now record some Season One episodes of the #HealMeToo Podcast. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the Fr. Walter Outreach and their support for those healing from sexual violence and gender oppression. Learn more about their studios and mission to promote the true, the good, and the beautiful via spirituality, media, and technology at fatherwaltersparish.org.


Upcoming Episodes



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Excerpts from Episode #4

A Special Panel convened by Let Us Work on preventing harassment and assault in the theatre industry

Panel moderators: Rachel Dart & Stephanie Swirsky, co-founders of nonprofit advocacy org, Let Us Work. Panelists: Hope Chavez, Creative Producer & Programs Manager at A.R.T./New York, Yvette Heyliger, playwright, producing artist & activist, and the League of Independent Thater’s Aimee Todoroff, a playwright & Artistic Director, Elephant Run District.

Recorded live at the #HealMeToo Festival on April 3, 2019. See event details


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Excerpts from Episode #5

Tony-Winner Tonya Pinkins & Lindsay Lederman, Clinical Director of The Art Therapy Project, on the neuro-psychology of healing through the arts

Recorded live at the #HealMeToo Festival on April 1, 2019. See event details