It saddens me that in 2020 I can even record a podcast like this, but after a lot of thought, conversations and consideration, I wanted to use whatever platform I had to share the discussion that needs to be had around racism, not just in the USA in response to George Floyd being murdered by a Police Officer, but the ongoing trauma shared globally.
Being trauma informed means that I have to be super aware of my privilege and be very aware of how conversations like these are handled.
Fortunately for me, a very good friend of mine Theo Hoffman agreed to come and have a public conversation with me. A conversation where he shares his experiences with us, how he encounters racism every single day of his life in one way or another, how he personally has been mistreated by the police here in the UK, and how on Sunday he saw it first hand again at the Black Lives Matter protest in London.
In the podcast I mention a video that highlights white privilege…if you don’t believe in it, watch this video and think again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K5fbQ1-zps
I also urge you to go and follow Theo and let him know what you learned from this conversation. I know he’ll appreciate it. https://www.instagram.com/theodorehoffmanuk/
This Podcast was originally recorded for YouTube which you can watch using this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR6kAwt5g-s
The concept for “Let’s Talk Mental Health” is quite straight forward. To chat with my guest in a neutral comfortable environment where we can be open and honest about mental health issues and talk about our own experiences.
Men need to talk more about Mental Health and this series is looking to address that by showcasing what others have been through and highlighting that vulnerability is a strength.