Leia Friedman

Kitty Sipple and the Gatekeeping of Madness

This episode includes a conversation with Kitty Sipple about psychedelic accessibility, the gatekeeping of madness, their experiences of healing with the help of psychedelics, and DID (dissociative identity disorder). Kitty is a disabled, white, queer, non-binary femme. They are in their final semester at The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, earning a Multidisciplinary Bachelors of …

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Healing Sexual Trauma with Psychedelics: Laura Mae Northrup of Inside Eyes

Laura Mae Northrup is the creator and host of the podcast Inside Eyes, a series that explores the use of entheogens and psychedelics to heal sexual trauma. She is a practicing psychotherapist and educator. Her work focuses on defining sexual violence through a spiritual and politicized lens and supporting the spiritual integrity of our collective …

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Ariel Vegosen and QUEERDOME

Ariel Vegosen is a professional Gender Inclusivity Trainer, Workshop Facilitator, Writer, Educator, Mentor, Performance Artist, and Consultant. In this episode we talk about Queerdome, a collaborative, queer-centered, psychedelic harm-reduction space that will be rolling out at Burning Man 2019! We also discuss gender as a racialized experience, gender in judaism, the history and implications of …

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Dee Adams, MSPH of AyaGSD

Dee Adams is a psychedelic medicine writer, advocate, and creator. She is a transgender woman (she/her pronouns) and advocates for safe and affirming spaces for gender and sexually diverse people to experience and integrate psychedelic medicine spaces. Her website www.ayagsd.com is dedicated to affirming ayahuasca retreats, research, and education for gender and sexually diverse people. Dee holds a Masters of Science in Public Health, is a global HIV advisor, and has worked in 20 countries. She currently splits her time between Oklahoma and South Africa.

Reflections after watching Oakland, CA decriminalize nature

My reflections on this historic milestone and what questions follow. Oakland, CA decriminalized nature Wednesday! Congratulations to everyone at Decriminalize Nature who contributed to the work of destigmatizing psilocybin containing mushrooms, iboga, ayahuasca and mescaline containing cacti. It was an honor to be present for such a historic event. Bravo! I was really touched to witness the …

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Bett Williams

In this hilarious, wise and heart-filled episode, Bett and Leia share some back and forth on the current climate of psychedelia. Bett graciously reads us two amazing excerpts from her upcoming book, The Wild Kindness, and we reflect on the moments that draw us to ask ourselves, “what do I stand for?”

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