Toxic Positivity and Dancing Through Life on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast (S1:E6)

In Episode 6 of the mental health podcast, regular hosts Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose joined by dancer and cabaret sister Belle Bluestocking to talk about mental health and creativity, and what the two mean to her. Belle opens up about dancing through her emotions, her beloved Sylvia Plath, and why ‘toxic positivity’ can be damaging to our mental health.

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I had to get over my fear of asking for help, because I needed help with everything. Asking for help is hard for men I know, there’s an expectation that they can handle it all. But it’s hard as a woman because we always feel that we have to prove that we don’t need help from anybody, that we’re not delicate flowers that need protecting. It was so hard being ‘weak’.