Hey Body Protesters!This week we're joined by writer and activist Scarlett Curtis - Co-founder of The Pink Protest and one of the OG driving forces behind the Body Protest Podcast, so it felt very fitting to have her back and chatting with us! Scarlett shares with us her story of chronic pain in her teen years, learning to trust her pain receptors again - and her reconnection to self with the help with some help from i-phone games, cold swimming and yoga. We hope you love this episode as much as we do - Scarlett is a true earth angel and we feel so lucky to get to share her breathtakingly beautiful and honest body journey.Follow Scarlett: https://www.instagram.com/scarcurtis/?hl=enBuy the Pink Book: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/309386/feminists-don-t-wear-pink--and-other-lies-/9780241418369.htmlBuy the Blue Book: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/314/314578/it-s-not-ok-to-feel-blue--and-other-lies-/9780241418383.htmlHoney and Nadia x x x Tell us what you think on Instagram: @honeykinny @nadia.craddock Episode produced and edited by Daisy Grant Productions Music by Eve Garland Cover art by Erin Keen See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1.8 Scarlett Curtis on Moon Magic, Mental Health and being an Empath
Love Purpose Connection with Estelle Bingham
Estelle talks to feminist activist and writer Scarlett Curtis. Together they discuss Scarlett’s experience of living with chronic pain as a teenager, how Sylvanian family animals and crystals have helped her in moments of stress and how feminism and Virginia Woolf gave her life a new purpose in her twenties. Scarlett also describes her more recent spiritual journey and shares her discovery of her own psychic abilities which she traces back through her maternal family line – the Freud family and Sigmund Freud. She tells Estelle of the full moon ceremonies she’s been holding with her family during lockdown and drawing birth charts for her friends. https://www.waterstones.com/book/feminists-dont-wear-pink-and-other-lies/scarlett-curtis/9780241418369 www.scarlettcurtis.com @scarcurtis @estelle.bingham #talkinglpc www.estellebingham.com
As a young teenager Scarlett Curtis @scarcurtis had what should have been a very standard operation for scoliosis… but it left her in crippling pain. For a year, she was in pain every day, used a wheelchair for long periods, and couldn’t stand the feeling of any fabric touching her back. She was depressed, lonely, and withdrawn. Doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong, and for a long time, many people even within the healthcare community made her feel like it was all in her head and she was making the whole thing up. Finally, after months of this, they gave her family the option for an “unnecessary” second surgery. It was during this procedure that they discovered there was a screw which had been pressing into her spine the entire time. As soon as they removed it, the pain went away. ...But the whole experience was traumatizing enough to a 14-15 year old girl that she then had what she describes as a complete breakdown, and didn’t leave the house for three years. As a young adult, Scarlett decided to open up about her experiences with depression and anxiety, and started a lifestyle blog with a major focus on mental health. In addition to her own blog, Scarlett has written for The Guardian, Elle Magazine, The Times, and The Telegraph. In 2017, Scarlett co-founded the feminist activist collective, @pinkprotest, seeking to redefine what activism means for young people, and to make activism accessible and fun. Although the story of her adolescence is infuriating, it ultimately led to her remarkable ability to help others and be a catalyst for change. She helps inspire us to have conversations about mental health and to normalize that subject matter. Scarlett also represents that there is community available for all of us… and that through community, we can be and achieve anything we dream of. Scarlett is on a mission to make the world a better, safer place. Make sure you follow her - and the Pink Protest - on social media to learn about how you can get involved!
Welcome to Amazing Disgrace: The Voicenotes! In this episode, Grace chats with close friend Scarlett Curtis about how their relationship has helped them both to stop feeling shame around their mental health. And of course, they'll analyse your 'shameful' voicenotes.Don't forget to check Grace Campbell’s debut book AMAZING DISGRACE: A BOOK ABOUT “SHAME”, available October 29th (link http://hyperurl.co/u48rr5)
Finding purpose through activism, how mental health affects everyone, and learning to be kinder to yourself with Scarlett Curtis
I'm Over It
On this week’s episode of I’m Over It, I sat down with writer, activist, and journalist Scarlett Curtis. At only 25, Scarlett has published two books: Feminists Don't Wear Pink and Other Lies, and It’s Not Okay to Feel Blue & other lies, wrote a weekly column for The Sunday Times Style (she’s currently a contributing editor), and has co-founded the activist collective, The Pink Protest. P.S. Did we mention she’s also an official UN Women UK advocate? Listen to us talk about finding purpose through activism, how mental health affects everyone, and learning to be kinder to yourself. ~*~ Be sure to follow us at @imoveritpodcast and me at @atlantabean ~*~
005 Scarlett Curtis: Painting my Nails through Chronic Pain
The Beautystack Podcast
This weeks guest is Scarlett Curtis, author of two Sunday Times bestselling books, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and It’s Ok To Feel Blue. She’s also the co-founder of the activist collective, The Pink Protest. Scarlett shares how beauty helps her through her surgery and how she built her career as a writer. Been binging #TheBeautystackPodcast? Share the love by rating and reviewing! Discover & Download Beautystack
Activist and writer Scarlett Curtis joins Jameela to discuss her own painful journey with an invisible illness, the biases within the medical system, shared anger over munchausen accusations, how PTSD and mental health struggles can happen to anyone, and how feminism and activism changed her life.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw in conversation with Scarlett Curtis for International Women's Day.
In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw MBE joins in conversation with activist and writer Scarlett Curtis.Together these remarkable women dive into their thoughts on feminism, ongoing cultural and global issues, and touch on why Gugu is drawn to roles that start conversations more than others. Listen to this remarkable female duo question the process of categorising oneself, expectations for actors to be activists and the importance of starting new dialogue. In November last year, Scarlett was awarded the second annual Changemaker Award for young activists presented by Equality Now, Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE. At the age of 24, she has already published two bestselling books, co-founded the activist collection The Pink Protest as well as being an official UN Women UK Advocate. Gugu started her career in theatre before moving onto the big screen where she now boasts an acommplished record in both TV and cinema from the likes of Black Mirror, Beauty and The Beast and The Morning Show. In 2017 she was appointed MBE for her services to drama. This episode was recorded in London ahead of the release of Gugu's latest empowering film, Misbehaviour, based on Miss Grenada winning the 1970 Miss World competition, a pivotal moment in Women’s History.