Episode 10: Cuttin' Up About Therapy and Being an Artist

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The Creative Cut Up Cuttin' Up About Therapy and Being An Artist


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In Ep 10, it got real with Felicia, Dria, and Georgette having a vulnerable discussion around navigating their personal sh*t in therapy and how our mental wellbeing is connected to our art-making. They’re clear that sitting with the uncomfortable emotions helps with the work they create, but that the self-work ain’t easy. The ladies cut about their entry points into therapeutic practices and how therapy helped give them a deeper perspective.

A breakdown of our chat:

(00:04:53) Felicia’s entry point into therapy

(00:09:31) How life and therapy opened Georgette up as an artist

(00:13:44) The ability to sit in our emotions and feelings to transfer it to the page

(00:14:10) Dria’s experience seeing the importance and connection between therapy and art

(00:14:23) Writing from your scars and not your wounds

(00:15:53) How Felicia channeled the relationship with her father in her work

(00:18:44) How therapy helps to give us different perspectives and context

(00:21:13) How self-work made us sensitive and appreciative of other artists’ work

(00:22:36) Self work making us hypersensitive to other people’s sh**

(00:23:53) Needing to refine tools that were formed during a time of trauma

(00:25:58) The amount of vulnerability in the writer’s room

(00:26:43) Being able to work through shame and traumatic experiences

(00:28:10) Artists being put on a pedestal and disrespected at the same time

(00:29:15) New tools we’re using to increase groundedness and be more embodied

(00:33:14) Knowing when there’s a break in the healing work

(00:34:19) Our How We Create segment where Felicia, Dria, and Georgette share things inspiring them this week

HOW WE CREATE Recommendations

Felicia: Percival Everett + his visual artistry (also author of Erasure, the novel in which the film American Fiction was based)

Dria: DJ sets

Georgette: Synthesis drag performance show in Brooklyn


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