The Invisible Cabaret Podcast

Invisible But Still Audible, Baby!

With Lockdown having made producing shows such a challenge, we’ve turned our attentions towards a new but related venture; we’ve started a podcast! The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity, and how they intertwine. Hosted by Invisible Cabaret co-creators, Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose, we explore how the performing arts can intersect with mental health issues, how we can explore questions of mental health in a meaningful way through art, and how our mental health can benefit from stretching our creativity. Plus a lot of giggles along the way!

We post on the second and fourth Friday of every month, meaning you can expect a new episode every other Friday.

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'Someone You Love Is a S-x Worker' | Stripping Away Stigma with VICTORIA ROSE The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts

Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose had a fascinating time chatting to burlesque performer, Hoxton Cabaret producer & founding member of Cybertease (a pioneering online strip club), Victoria Rose! She shares some of her experiences of how mental health, creativity and s-x work all intertwine (sorry about the censorship, blame the Internet 🙇‍♀️). We're so grateful Victoria took the time to educate us on what it's like working in the s-x industry in general, and particularly her perspective on being a SWer with Borderline Personality Disorder. Find Victoria Rose online on Instagram, Twitter & OF. CW: this episode is not graphic, but we are talking about SW throughout, so we do touch on themes around s-x and the dangers involved. There's also some coarse language from the start. *** 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: The Jerry Springer Show  Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) / Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) – for more on this, have a listen to our chats with Lucy Dickson and our very own Mouncealot! Hoxton Cabaret Cybertease: also on Twitter Secretary (2002) Some advice on working from home with ADHD Nordic Model & Bristol Strip Clubs – if you'd like to get involved in the activism surrounding this issue, Bristol Sex Workers Collective have some great resources. If you're the sort of person who wants to hear both sides, here's what radical feminists in favour of the Nordic Model say. Rochelle's Instant pot What is a Doula? Cybertease Patreon SW union Some useful links for the mental health issues mentioned can be found on our website. *** 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. 'Someone You Love Is a S-x Worker' | Stripping Away Stigma with VICTORIA ROSE
  2. 'My Absolute Aim in Life is to Share Joy' | World Burlesque Day with SAPPHIRA
  3. 'I’m a Big Fan of Suppressing Stuff' | Smashing Stereotypes and Breaking Chains with LILLY SNATCHDRAGON
  4. Sinqueerly Lucy | BPD, Boundaries & Bertie the Cat with LUCY DICKSON
  5. ‘Always Looking Up’ | Choreographing Life After Lockdown with DEMI NOIRE

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“If Dolly Parton were a podcast, this would be it”

Thoughtful conversations with really interesting creative people and always full of heart and fun. Like a really good hug from a super sexy intellectual in rhinestones – basically if Dolly Parton were a podcast, this would be it.

EavaP (via iTunes)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Amazing”

This podcast humorously and insightfully delves into issues of mental health and creativity. It is so original and personal – massive congrats!

Guy (via iTunes)

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Victoria Rose (Hoxton Cabaret, Cybertease) on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast (S2:E7)

Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose had a fascinating time chatting to burlesque performer, Hoxton Cabaret producer & founding member of Cybertease (a pioneering online strip club), Victoria Rose! She joins us to talk about being a SWer with Borderline Personality Disorder, and how creativity and mental health intertwine in her life.

Sapphira on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast (S2:E6)

Sapphira is a performer, musician and entrepreneur who also runs the Ibiza Burlesque Festival and always has several arts- and mental-health-themed projects on the go. We chat about bringing burlesque and clubbing together, her love of piano, and how finding her personal expression through burlesque helped her heal from an oppressive background.

Lilly Snatchdragon on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast (S2:E5)

It was such an honour to go deep with the ridiculously talented icon that is Lilly SnatchDragon. Lilly is a multi-award-winning Neo Drag Queen Burlesque Performer, co-founder of The LADS Show and the all-Asian cabaret collective, The Bitten Peach. Things get raw and real.

Want to guest?

We are open to chatting to creatives of all types and persuasions, so if you would like to share your mental health journey and artistic work on our podcast, please email us!

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