This week on Let’s Talk – The Arts, Rachael brings you a special guest interview with life coach, educator, human rights activist and photographer Leslie Crudup Villagarcia. This episode is a chance to check in and step back: to re-think what it means to be well, happy, or content in this political moment.

Rachael and Leslie dig into some big and hard questions: how do you navigate creative burn-out and over-work under colonial capitalism? Is it gaslighting to imagine that Blackfullas could experience healing in a context of persistent colonial oppression? And perhaps most importantly: what can we do to keep each other creatively fulfilled, safe, secure, and emotionally nourished in a world that is so violent? Get yourself a cuppa and get ready to dig deep: this is a conversation for everyone struggling in this moment.