#HealMeToo: Activist Art & Experts on Healing & Culture Change
By Hope Singsen
What will it take to #HealMeToo in our lives and in our culture? Let’s find out. The #HealMeToo Podcast brings the first-ever #HealMeToo Festival to you, wherever you are. Inspired by "me too." movement founder Tarana Burke, the #HealMeToo Festival presented 30 intersectional performances, panel discussions and participatory workshops this Spring in NYC to empower survivors and help inspire culture change. You’ll hear riveting guests like: ****Tony-winning actress, playwright, producer & activist Tonya Pinkins. ****Executive Producer of The Moth, Sarah Austin Jenness. ****World-renowned artist-activist Emma Sulkowicz, whose protest work Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight), carrying a mattress throughout their senior year at Columbia University, sparked a movement against rape on campuses everywhere. Subscribe now to hear the insights and encouragement of 50+ artists, experts and activists on all the forms of oppression that surround sexual and gender violence. You’ll also get Podcast Extras, with powerful excerpts from the performances, personal stories, poems, songs, and audience Q&As heard at the Festival. Episodes in Season One will explore: **Healing through activism and the arts. **The neuroscience of trauma and healing. **Why it can take years to heal and can be hard to know "how healed" we are. **Trans and gender nonconforming stories and perspectives on healing. **Forsaking privilege to center underserved communities, and how working intersectionally can help us all to heal. **Violence prevention, bystander strategies, and restorative justice practices that can help heal the culture. **The power of telling--and listening to--real-life personal stories. **Ways to combat harassment in the theater and other professions. **And much, much more. The #HealMeToo Podcast is sponsored by the New York Women's Foundation (nywf.org), whose radical generosity creates an equitable and just future for women and families. The #HealMeToo Podcast is hosted by Hope Singsen, the writer, theater artist, creativity researcher, and survivor-activist who founded, executive produced, and artistic-directed the #HealMeToo Festival. Subscribe now, visit healmetoopodcast.com, and follow @healmetoofest on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to hear more and watch festival videos. Let's find out how we can #HealMeToo.