Spoken Truth to Power / What is the connection between War, Virus and Collective Mental Health?

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CW/TW: This episode contains discussion of sexual assault and violence against women. This episode contains discussion of racial discrimination. 

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In the UK we were reminded to tap into the Wartime spirit and British resolve to help us cope with the disruption and loss that the pandemic brought. In her monologue – "War, Virus and Collective Mental Health" – Daljeet contemplates the metaphors of war and coronavirus that dominated headlines in British newspapers and highlights the complications for her as a British South Asian woman to follow the “keep calm and carry on” advice. Daljeet also explores the impact that the Partition of India (a significant historical event that followed World War II) had on women through her poem "Soil". 

 

Credits:

Creator: Daljeet Jutla @culturestudio1, www.culturestudio.co.uk Host: Daljeet Jutla (@daljeetjutla, [email protected]) Artwork: Amrit Singh, @MrASingh https://www.rebelcreatives.co/

Sound Design and Music by Elliot Bulley, @Elliotbulley and Audio Post-Production by Chaos Creative http://www.chaoscreative.co.uk/ 

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Resources: Samaritans, free and confidential helpline Phone on 116 123 24 hours a day www.samaritans.org. Hopscotch Women's Centre - support services for Asian and other BAME women www.hopscotchawc.org.uk Phone 0207 388 8198. The Black, African and Asian therapy network (BAATN) directory of therapists from ethnic minority backgrounds www.batn.org.uk