Mariquita and Nora discuss how to process anxiety and grief during a time when community may be challenging to access. On the list of don’ts: toxic positivity and invalidating comments disguised as well-wishes. Suggestions include: reaching out to friends, peer groups and helplines; reading beautiful poetry; and finding healthy coping skills that work for and not against growth.
Content warning: Topic discussions include anxiety, infertility, depression, and grief.
First We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson
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This episode was edited by Claudia Neu and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose
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