The Mozart Effect

Interview with author of My Friend Fox, Heidi Everett: medical and social models of disability and the Arts.

September 20, 2021 Esther Pavel-Wood and Heidi Everett Season 1 Episode 20
The Mozart Effect
Interview with author of My Friend Fox, Heidi Everett: medical and social models of disability and the Arts.
Show Notes

Heidi Everett is an artist, creative workshop facilitator, mental health recovery advocate, social impact facilitator, and projects and events innovator in Melbourne, Australia. My Friend Fox is her first book.

'My version of events that happened to me involves things that the mental health system will never understand because to understand, it needs to take its pointy shoes off and walk softly through the grass. Through this book I want people to see that those of us in psych wards and on the streets have deep and ancient trenches etched into our lifelines. We need to stop looking suspiciously at people’s damaged hands and read the story they hold preciously in their palms’.
 
In My Friend Fox Everett has reclaimed the story that was always hers to tell; retracing her life up to, during and after her time in Australia’s medical system. Lyrical and poignant, Everett’s words, accompanied by her exquisite line drawings, allow the fullness of her experiences to be seen highlighting the ways in which Everett is more than the diagnoses that comprise a facet of who she is.

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