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Writing Alchemy Episode 17 Summary

In the fourth segment of The Wishing Dildo Series, the adventure continues as we find out more about the mysterious and regal Jewel. Then the six companions take a secret detour to the Kingdom of Waterfalls. This story is followed by a discussion about trauma in which I talk about myth, reality, resilience, healing, and community with artist, activist, disabled survivor iconoclast billie rain. This discussion goes deep places, but it also has a lot of laughter too.

The Wishing Dildo Part 1: It is said that the Wishing Dildo can grant any wish relating to sexuality or fertility, as long as that wish is consensual. Prince Hart sure hopes that is true as he and his friend, trickster Tala, embark on a quest for it. As they travel, they soon discover that sometimes the greatest adventure is the people you meet along the way.

Story: The Wishing Dildo Part 1: Six Companions
Guest: Artist, activist, disabled survivor iconoclast billie rain

This image is meant to capture the feeling of an exciting adventure. A road traverses a rocky, mountainous landscape that is dramatically lit by the setting sun.

This image is meant to capture the feeling of an exciting adventure. A road traverses a rocky, mountainous landscape that is dramatically lit by the setting sun.

Show Notes:

Today’s story
The Wishing Dildo Part 1: Six Companions: http://writingalchemy.net/fairy-tales/tala-prince-hart-and-the-wishing-dildo/

Fay’s Links
You can become my patron on my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/WritingAlchemy
The RSS feed of this podcast is: http://writingalchemy.net/feed/podcast
“How Media Shapes Our View of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” by Sarah Newman: https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2016/06/10/how-media-shapes-our-view-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder/
Article that includes discussion of trauma as including events that challenge people’s core belief systems: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/turning-straw-gold/201510/five-common-misconceptions-about-trauma
This article contains some information on how the Grimms Brothers edited their stories: https://www.neh.gov/humanities/2015/marchapril/feature/how-the-grimm-brothers-saved-the-fairy-tale
Dogs can read human emotions from the documentary “The Secret Life of the Dog”: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pssgh
Dogs pay attention to humans and follow human gestures from the documentary “How smart are Animals NOVA w/ Neil DeGrasse Tyson”: http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/films/reviews/view/21003

billie’s Links
Find billie’s poetry and activism at: http://www.billierain.com/
Dual Power Productions: http://dualpowerproductions.com/
Riot grrrl movement: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riot_grrrl
Mary R. Harvey: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2261130.Sources_and_Expressions_of_Resiliency_in_Trauma_Survivors
Christina Aguilera “Fighter” lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/christinaaguilera/fighter.html

Music Credits
Intro: Kickin’ in the Turbo (Alasdair Cooper) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Transition to reading: Another Version of You (Chris Zabriskie) / CC BY 4.0
Jewel’s theme: Relaxing Piano Music (Kevin MacLeod) / CC BY 3.0
Horses: Silencyo_FOREST_DAY_4_Horses_Walk_3X_MSd.aif by silencyo | License: Creative Commons 0
Jewel and Tomas romance theme: There is Romance (Kevin MacLeod) / CC BY 3.0
Worried music: Wounded (Kevin MacLeod) / CC BY 3.0
Rejoicing music: Hahnentanz by Michael Praetorious and played by Jon Sayles: http://www.jsayles.com/familypages/earlymusic.htm
Podcast announcements: The Place Where I’ll Return To (Alasdair Cooper) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Outro: Everybody’s Got Problems That Aren’t Mine (Chris Zabriskie) / CC BY 4.0

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