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On this candid and comedic podcast, three proud geek girls explore the complex relationship between fandom and mental health while also highlighting the importance of diversity and representation in media. Join Danielle Reichman of Little Petal, Jenny Cheng of Fanmail, and Arkeida Wilson of The Chic Geek on their journeys to wellness while discussing all your geek culture faves!... "And remember: be kind and take no shit."
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Arkeida and Jenny are joined by Robyn Warren from Geek Girl Strong (GGS) to discuss the superhero origins of GGS, how to take care of your physical health while staying at home, and how mental health, fitness, and fandom intersect. Follow Robyn: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @geekgirlstrong Website: geekgirlstrong.com Podcast: healthygeekacademy.mischiefmedia.com Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/fandomandwellness Follow our personal Instagram accounts: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @fanmailbox Danielle: @littlepetal Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
Arkeida is joined by Elena Squatrito and Betty Rhoades to discuss LGBTQ representation, character development, and family dynamics in Schitt's Creek. Follow Elena: Instagram: @thecolorfulgeek Twitter: @thecolorfulgeek Facebook: @thecolorfulgeek Website: www.thecolorfulgeek.com Follow Betty: Instagram: @skincredible_adventures Twitter: @bettyjoan Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @fanmailbox Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
Danielle and Jenny are joined by writer Constance Gibbs to discuss the role of empathy in the Good Place, the complexity of morality, and anxiety as portrayed by Chidi. Follow Constance: Twitter: @constar24 Instagram: @constar24 Website: www.constarwrites.com Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @fanmailbox Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
Danielle is joined by Erin Lefler and Angélique Roché to discuss the Force Against Cyberbullying campaign, personal stories of experiencing and rising against bullying in online fandom spaces, and their favorite positive fandom encounters. PLEASE NOTE: Due to some unavoidable background noise, we recommend listening at a lower volume and/or on speaker for a better audio experience. Erin and Angélique were such insightful and wonderful guests, so please excuse our technical difficulties as you listen to the episode. Follow Erin: Instagram: @butternut_gouache Twitter: @Butternutgouach Tumblr: @butternut-gouache #ForceAgainstCyberbullying Follow Angélique: Instagram: @angeliquerocheofficial Twitter: @AngeliqueRoche Website: www.angeliqueroche.com Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @fanmailbox Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
Arkeida discusses the unique and welcoming community of Geek Girl Brunch (GGB) with GGB co-founder Jamila Rowser and GGB NYC Officer Aylin Aquino, as well as favorite fictional female friendships and how to keep in touch with friends while practicing social distancing. GGB: www.geekgirlbrunch.com Follow Jamila: Instagram: @jamilarowser Twitter: @jamilarowser Website: www.jamilarowser.com Follow Aylin: Instagram: @theamazingkin Twitter: @slowpacedwalker Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @fanmailbox Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
Arkeida, Danielle, and Jenny discuss Birds of Prey! They talk about the refreshing portrayal of female antiheroes and friendships, the interpretation of Harley Quinn as borderline, the impact of childhood traumatic grief on Huntress, Dinah's mistrust of the criminal justice system from intergenerational trauma, and how the foster care system works. Trigger Warning: Mentions of violence and discrimination against minorities between 49:00 to 58:00 Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @fanmailbox Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
For Valentine's Day, Arkeida, Danielle, and Jenny discuss the importance of communications and boundaries in a healthy romantic relationship, couples therapy, and examples from Parks and Recreation, The Addams Family, Up, and Firefly. Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @fanmailbox Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
Arkeida, Danielle, and Jenny talk signs of an unhealthy relationship, the cycle of abuse, and examples from Disney, Twilight, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and DC comics. Trigger Warning: Mentions of abusive relationships and rape throughout the episode. Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @fanmailbox Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
Arkeida, Danielle, and Jenny discuss Rey's resilience and lineage, Kylo's emotional turmoil and journey toward redemption, and missed opportunities with Finn and Rose. The Psychology of Rey The Psychology of Kylo Ren Ahmed Best: That Moment I Opened Up About Suicide Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @fanmailbox Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
Arkeida, Danielle, and Jenny reveal their favorite episodes of Fandom and Wellness, reflect on their achievements in 2019, and discuss their goals for 2020. Answer the end-of-year review questions with us! 20 Enjoyable End-of-Year Review Questions from Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-practice/201812/20-enjoyable-end-year-review-questions Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @fanmailbox Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
FAW #25: Frozen

FAW #25: Frozen

2019-12-2301:04:38

Arkeida, Danielle, and Jenny discuss Elsa and Anna's character arcs, the powerful lyrics of "The Next Right Thing", and the portrayal of the Northuldra in Frozen 2. Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @fanmailbox Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
Jenny talks to authors Ashley Poston and C.B. Lee about their journeys to becoming authors, how fanfiction and fandom saved their lives, and how bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression affect their writing processes.   Follow Ashley: Instagram: @_ashposton Twitter: @ashposton Website: www.ashposton.com Follow Carrie: Instagram: @cblee_cblee Twitter: @cblee_cblee Website: www.cb-lee.com Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @theboxofshadows Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: www,patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
FAW #23: Moana

FAW #23: Moana

2019-11-2448:56

Arkeida, Danielle, and Jenny discuss the repercussions of Moana's dad's fear and overprotective nature, how Maui's actions reveal a lack of education around consent, and how Te Fiti's "monstrous" transformation into Te Ka parallels the experience of trauma survivors. Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @theboxofshadows Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
FAW #22: Good Omens

FAW #22: Good Omens

2019-11-1049:53

Arkeida, Danielle, and Jenny discuss Aziraphale and Crowley's acts of love, how Aziraphale is coded as autistic, and the merits of saving humanity. Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @theboxofshadows Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
Arkeida, Danielle, and Jenny revisit the Halloween/Christmas classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas. They discuss Jack Skellington’s depression, Sally and Dr. Finklestein's abusive relationship, and Oogie Boogie's problematic characterization and motifs. Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @theboxofshadows Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
Danielle and Jenny talk to Cáel Keegan, author of Lana and Lilly Wachowski: Sensing Transgender, about how the trans experience resonates through the Matrix trilogy through its exploration of Neo's rejection of reality, Morpheus' therapist-like role, the studio's removal of Switch's transness, the symbolism of the mirror, and much more. Cáel Keegan is an Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies at Grand Valley State University. You can find him at caelkeegan.com and on twitter at @caelkeegan. Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @theboxofshadows Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Music by: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
Danielle and Jenny talk to Taylor Deatherage about how she uses her social work background as a geeky business owner and how they perform healthy escapism through media, fanfiction, and conventions. Trigger Warning: Discussion of suicidal ideation between 49:05-56-08.   Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @theboxofshadows Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
Arkeida, Danielle, and Jenny discuss the positive and negative effects of cartoons on children's mental and social development, reminisce about the childhood cartoons that shaped them, and celebrate the modern cartoons that teach empathy and inclusiveness. Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @theboxofshadows Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma  
Arkeida talks to cosplayers Geisha Vi and Rachel Parker about performing self-care during cosplay builds, advice for new cosplayers, and dealing with non-consensual photography/touching and other stressful situations at conventions.  Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @classyrebeldesign Jenny: @theboxofshadows Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
Arkeida, Danielle, and Jenny discuss how Will, Joyce, and Eleven experience post-traumatic stress disorder in Stranger Things. They also talk about the evolution of Eleven and Max's relationship, Hopper's questionable parenting and policing skills, and the history of MKUltra. Follow us on social media! Facebook: @fandomandwellness Instagram: @fandomandwellness Twitter: @fandomwellness Follow our personal accounts on Instagram: Arkeida: @thechicgeeknyc Jenny: @theboxofshadows Danielle: @littlepetal Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/fandomandwellness Intro & Outro Music: Crimson Fly by Huma-Huma
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