Podcast Episode 6 – Toxic Positivity and Dancing Through Life with Belle Bluestocking

You can listen to Episode 6 here!

In Episode 6, regular hosts Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose joined by dancer and troupe sister Belle Bluestocking to talk about mental health and creativity, and what the two mean to her (kind of our theme, in case you hadn’t noticed). Belle opens up about dancing through her emotions, her beloved Sylvia Plath, and why ‘toxic positivity’ can be damaging to our mental health. Plus, did you know you can have a panic attack from happy excitement? Neither did we.

Belle Bluestocking is a dancer and cabaret performer. She is mid-dance here with her arms in fourth position, and one leg extended to the side. She is wearing a white, flowing, Grecian-looking mini-dress, and a gold leaf crown. She has collar-length brown hair. Her eyes are closed and she looks focused and serene. Behind her are several audience members watching on.
Belle Bluestocking – taken by Steve Gregson Photography

You can find Belle Bluestocking on Instagram as @issybee22.

Are you an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com for more details about how to be a future guest on the podcast.

Things mentioned in the podcast:

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Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast! Tweet or DM us with what you’re grateful for this week, or – better still – send us a voice message!

With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk
Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod, available under license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

'Scars, Not Wounds' | Sanity, Sensitivity and Sobriety with Theatre Maker, GUY WOOLF The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & Creativity

This edition of our mental health and creativity flavoured podcast, we are joined by a stalwart friend of Invisible Cabaret: the multi-gifted, sickeningly talented Guy Woolf. Guy is an actor-director-composer-singer-advocate; you can see why he tends to go by 'theatre maker', just to save on hyphens. We chat with Guy about feeling his way through a career in the arts, checking and redressing privilege, and how his dog changed his life. Plus, Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose come unstuck whilst trying to make a furniture analogy, so look out for that. Check out Represent Theatre and watch this space! And don't miss the play Guy is directing with the Manchester Jewish Museum: full details on Guy's Twitter. Find out more about Guy via his website; read his bio on the Equity website. He is represented by United Agents. CW: alcohol abuse & addiction behaviours (18:30 – 21:50); brief mention of medical trauma (19:00 – 19:35). Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: help with substance abuse here and here. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret)! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Episode with Bria Bryony Kimmings, British live artist Equity (you can hear more about how Equity helped troupe member Steph "Tootsie" De Whalley during lockdown in her episode) Michelle Ashton, part of Equity Young Members Committee; find her on Twitter @chelle_ashton Represent (Guy is Creative Director) Lutheran bad-ass Nadia Bolz-Weber; see the original Tweet Guy references here Heineken non-alcoholic beer (other 0% beers are available) Dogs & mental health: Guardian article *** 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. 'Scars, Not Wounds' | Sanity, Sensitivity and Sobriety with Theatre Maker, GUY WOOLF
  2. 'Always Auditioning' | Opera, OCD and Overspending with Soprano, BRIA LOVEGROVE
  3. 'There Is No Pass Or Fail in Therapy' | The Power of Communication with Therapist, BRIAN THOMAS (AKA Papa Ferrero)
  4. 'You Can Just Jolly Well Catch Up' | PTSD and Productivity with Illustrator ELYSSA RIDER
  5. 'We're Revolutionaries Out Here' | I am Artist, Hear Me Art with CURLY CHAOS

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