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*ATTENTION* This episode delves into some difficult subjects including self-harm, trauma, and racism. If these are sensitive subjects for you, please keep that in mind before you listen.
Amy Manion is a Boston-born, Chinese American, singer/songwriter and spoken word artist. Her journey is one that truly embodies resilience. As a suicide attempt survivor, Amy uses performance art to share her authentic voice and raw struggles with mental health, racism, and trauma. In this episode, we feature two powerful pieces of her spoken word: “Found” and “Ode to Creation”. Amy channels her creative expression to be an advocate for change toward greater justice and healing. Words have their own energy, so enjoy this opportunity to listen and embrace the power of the spoken word and its ability to heal and inspire humanity.
Amy Manion’s Pages
Check out “You Call Me Corona," a spoken word piece for the MA Coalition For Suicide Prevention - https://masspreventssuicide.org/)
- Project Harmonious - https://www.facebook.com/harmoniousproject/
- Tunefoolery Music - https://www.tunefoolery.org/
More About Amy Manion
As an Asian American woman and suicide attempt survivor, Amy has struggled with feelings of worthlessness stemming from disempowerment. Interconnected with that is trauma related to sexuality, religion, and racism. Community and creativity provide her strength in knowing that there is nothing wrong with her. Sensitivity to the injustices all around her that her people and others generationally have experienced until this day, the desire for justice, and knowing that God will make all things new is what keeps her in the fight. She believes that by sharing our stories, we all heal.
The information on this page is not intended or implied to be a substitute for individualized mental health care, professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content in this podcast is for general information purposes only.
** If you or a loved one are struggling with mental health, check out the resources available through the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (mass.gov) or the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (namimass.org).