Our Creativity and Mental Health Podcast Is Here! (S1:E1)

The first episode of our MENTAL HEALTH Podcast is now live!

Gif of Angela Lansbury in sequins, gesturing triumphantly to the audience. Appropriate to celebrate the release of our mental health podcast!
Voila!

You can also listen on Soundcloud (there might be a couple of other musical goodies on there too…) or get the video version on YouTube, stick us in a corner somewhere and pretend we’re all hanging out (because that’s pretty much life right now, isn’t it?).

We’re aiming the podcast to focus on mental health and the creative arts. We’re hoping to interview our troupe members and theatre creatives the world over, so if you have any suggestions or you’d like to make any nice introductions with potential guests, come at us!

A note from the future…

Below you’ll find the most recent episodes. Firstly, we begin with an episode just the two of us (Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle) introducing our themes and ambitions. Then we enjoy chats with each member of Invisible Cabaret in turn, passionate creative performers with their own perspectives on mental health. After that, we begin chatting to artists of different disciplines, such as musician Robert Hallow and illustrator Elyssa Rider. That takes us right up to Time To Talk Day in February 2021, where we round off Series 1 and get ready for the joys of Series 2!

‘F*ck the Rules, F*ck the Boxes’: Burlesque, Burnout & Body Positivity with TRIXIE KIXX The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts

Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose are joined by professional dancer & burlesque artiste, Trixie Kixx! Trixie is a powerhouse queer woman with a passion for body confidence centred around how movement makes us feel, not what we look like. She regularly performs with House of Burlesque and teaches lessons in London and online. She's also a Queen Crystaller (read, the gateway drug for Rosie Verbose's stoning obsession, as discussed with Sammy Sparkles!). Join us as we chat about burlesque, practising body positivity/ body neutrality as a dancer, and more. CW: discussion of weight & body image throughout Keep up to date with Trixie on Instagram: @trixiekixx, and follow her work with House of Burlesque & Off The Rails Studios while you're at it! Trixie teaches a class every Tuesday at 8:10pm online and in the studio at Off The Rails (@offtherails.studio), open to all women. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can Tweet us at @inviscabaret, DM us on Instagram or send us a voice message. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Trixie in action: classic burlesque strip, example routine from a class House of Burlesque's lockdown rehearsal process Tempest Rose's Gypsy monologue act Trixie's Bloody Mary act – photos on our social media & website; learn about Mary I here! Waacking (you can learn this with Mademoiselle Ginger  Advice on curating your social media for better mental health Re. curating your social media feed – see our episode with Reed Amber for more on this 'Eleveneriefe' meme  Roch mentions Miss Mustardseed – check out our episode with her here (also about body positivity!) Hypothyroidism Boots Botanics skincare Kew Gardens *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://www.invisiblecabaret.org — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message
  1. ‘F*ck the Rules, F*ck the Boxes’: Burlesque, Burnout & Body Positivity with TRIXIE KIXX
  2. ‘I'm A Walking Paradox’ | Brain Science & Sparkly Bras with SAMMY SPARKLES
  3. ‘Bonus Points If You Go To Therapy’ | Fantasy and Reality with Anti-Shamer, REED AMBER
  4. ‘It’s Healthy to Sweat (and Kinda Sexy!)’ | Fitness & Femininity with LENA MAE LENMAN
  5. 'Reclaiming Things I Never Knew I Lost' | Corsets & Confidence with SINOPA RIN

Let us know what you think on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or by emailing: invisiblecabaret@gmail.com.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’ll be going back to our plans for Day 359 in Quarantine…

Gif of Marilyn Monroe as Sugar Cane in Some Like It Hot, wearing a black low-cut dress and taking a swig from a hip-flask

Big love, Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose xxx

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2 thoughts on “Our Creativity and Mental Health Podcast Is Here! (S1:E1)

  1. Really interesting and exciting stuff your planning in these dark days . I work as a peer mentor for a mental health charity and we have done a Zoom drop in which worked fairly well . Good luck and stay safe looking forward to more pod casts

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