with lgbtq bpd advocate, lucy dickson
Performer/producer & Crazy Ex-Girlfriend superfan, Lucy Dickson, joins us to chat about all things LGBTQ BPD – i.e. her experiences as a queer artist and activist with Emotional Dysregulation Disorder! We talk about taking back narratives in and through musical theatre, kissing girls, Spoon Theory, ableism, having therapy over Zoom and much more. Stay tuned for a special Pam-themed gratitude segment.
CW: brief mention of suicide (28:30 – 29:15); BPD conversation is from 19 – 33 mins. Also please note there’s a minor spoiler for Crazy Ex Girlfriend at the 22 min mark! Skip that minute if you’re on Season 1.
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Sinqueerly Lucy | BPD, Boundaries & Bertie the Cat with LUCY DICKSON – The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts
THINGS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST with lucy dickson:
- Meg McGrady, Lucy’s co-producer & ‘enby icon’
- Online productions: Pride series with MP theatricals
- Watch Signal (produced by Adam Lenson) online
- Rikki Beadle-Blair (Team Angelica) – @RikkiBB on Twitter & Insta
- Susie McKenna (Associate Director at The Kiln) – @McKennaSusie on Twitter
- Sharon D Clarke (Caroline, or Change)
- Spoon Theory! Original article by Christine Miserandino
- Crazy Ex Girlfriend is available to watch on Netflix & HBO – My Diagnosis song about BPD; also check out this great article about BPD as described by CXGF songs!
- BPD/EDD stigma as described by Harvard Health & by BPD patients themselves
- Cruel Intentions (1999)
- BPD/EDD as modern-day hysteria?: a think-piece
- MBT = mentalisation-based therapy
- DBT = dialectical behavioural therapy
- @makedaisychains‘s Boring Self Care series
- Victoria Wood – Pam & The Ballad of Barry and Freda
If any of the issues raised in this episode are affecting you, please do not be afraid to seek support. Help is available. The NHS website has a great directory to get you started.
If you enjoyed this episode with Lucy Dickson, you might be interested to hear from musical theatre producer/ performer Guy Woolf, or hear about another experience of BPD (with C-PTSD) from Kate ‘Mouncealot’ Mounce…
I know that because of my emotional intensity, there have been times where I have acted in really, really destructive ways. But that doesn’t mean that anybody with this condition should be beyond help or should be treated like that, and I think there’s often a tendency in people who are slightly more high-functioning with something like BPD to almost see themselves as the “good Borderlines.” Like, ‘I am a Borderline, but I’m a good ones. You know, I’m not one of the bad ones who goes around hurting people or doing terrible things.” And I really, I hate that because I know there is a world where if I hadn’t received help, I probably could have found myself in a really dark place where that emotional intensity could have led me to dangerous or damaging behaviours.lucy dickson
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