A Female VP

In this Shrinks After Hours episode, we chat about how we feel about having a woman in high office. Whether this would happen in our lifetime was questionable at many points, yet… here we are with a woman Vice President of the U.S. 

Blinders

The one in which we talk After Hours about how our whiteness and our privilege makes us blind to much that goes on around us – what we are learning about it, and what we are doing about it. 

Turns out that despite the old cliche, what we don’t know (or can’t see) really can hurt us (and others). 

Angry White Men

This month we talk After Hours about our feelings, ideas and perceptions regarding angry white men. What makes them feel entitled to control others, where do they come from, and why do they hate?

Education Whitewash

Just us Shrinks having an After Hours discussion about the lack of actual American History in our prior education – trying to come to terms with our whitewashed understanding of so many things, on so many levels.   

Loneliness

We haven’t been in person together in almost 6 months now and the title of this Shrinks After Hours episode perhaps, in part, reflects that fact. Loneliness is experienced very differently by different people and in this particular episode we were reflecting upon that with Allison Gibbs, LCSW, of Therapy Concierge, LLC.

Viral Inequities

An After Hours session with Allison Gibbs, LCSW (Therapy Concierge, LLC) focusing on the Coronavirus health disparities highlighted in the news. We first debunk a very offensive and baseless idea that this is because of some biological predisposition to the novel coronavirus among Black people, and talked more sanely about why these inequities truly exist and why we’re seeing them right now. Not the most lighthearted of our After Hours conversations, but it’s always a positive experience to open up in heartfelt dialog with Allison.

Taking Care

The After Hours session in which we chat with Allison Gibbs of Therapy Concierge, LLC about taking care of self during the days of COVID-19. It’s both the same and different from typical self-care. 

We recorded this episode together when we were still adjusting to being in COVID quarantine. We previously recorded a self-care episode but decided to do another one, since trying to adjust to self-care in isolation seemed to add a new dimension to previous levels of self-care.  

So much has happened since then! Self-care is crucial right now. And if you have the emotional, physical, or financial resources to take care of others, then do that too!

The Male Gaze

Shrinks After Hours talking about the way men have pushed to define the standards of beauty that women try to live up to. Why?!

Ugh, that male gaze – looking to make women sexual objects for hetero-male pleasure.