This interview based podcast is on a mission to disarm the stigma surrounding mental health by sharing true stories. Born out of the work of Chicago based non-profit Erasing the Distance, this podcast is a window into the first step of the process the company uses to collect stories that become performance pieces shared on a variety of stages across the country.
In this episode Gabby shares the many different triumphs and struggles that have shaped her unique story. We discuss the trouble of finding a time to talk about mental health with others, the healing power of going for long walks, and navigating a relationship with a new therapist during a pandemic. This is Gabby's story.
Erasing the Distance is a non-profit arts organization founded in 2005 with the mission to disarm the deadly stigma that surrounds mental illness through the simple, but difficult task of sharing personal stories. Stories are initially shared in an interview style setting, then transcribed and shaped into monologues that actors perform for live audiences across the country. Each live performance is followed by a facilitated conversation allowing the audience to open up about their own experiences, ask questions, unpack personal bias, and gain a greater understanding of what it means to live with and manage mental health issues. "One Story At a Time" invites you into the interview portion of the story collection process to give you a full and unfiltered window into the beautiful, messy details that make up a life.