LGBTQ BPD Advocate, Lucy Dickson, on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast (S2:E4)

‘sinqueerly me’: bpd, boundaries & bertie the cat

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.

Find Lucy online: @lucysayssmile on Instagram and Twitter. Her production company, Queerly Productions, is @QueerlyProd on Twitter. You can watch the show, Sinqueerly Me, on YouTube!

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.
Headshot of LGBTQ BPD advocate, Lucy, a white woman with blonde hair
Photo by Shona Louise

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Sinqueerly Lucy | BPD, Boundaries & Bertie the Cat with LUCY DICKSON The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts

Performer/producer & Crazy Ex-Girlfriend superfan, Lucy Dickson, joins us to chat about her experiences as a queer artist and activist with BPD/ 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. Find Lucy online: @lucysayssmile. Her production company, Queerly Productions, is @QueerlyProd on Twitter. You can watch the show, Sinqueerly Me, on YouTube! 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. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: 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 Hangxiety Victoria Wood – Pam & The Ballad of Barry and Freda — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message

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Selfie of LBTQ BPD advocate Lucy Dickson, whose mouth is open in excitement. Her blonde hair is pinned back off her face by a rainbow pompom headband. She is wearing big, round sunglasses and gold earrings, and we can see silver glitter on her cheeks: she is ready for Pride!
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.
Quote image from Lucy Dickson, a queer BPD advocate, from the podcast episode
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

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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.

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

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