Novel Tropes #2: Violence and Mental Health Issues

Our second entry in Novel Tropes, our mini-series, focuses on the ‘people with mental health issues are violent’ trope. Elise puts on her researcher hat and discuss the stats about this relationship in real life. We also chat with Anna Ross, a PhD candidate whose research focuses on reducing stigma towards severe mental illness throughContinue reading “Novel Tropes #2: Violence and Mental Health Issues”

Interview with Wai Chim

For our February bonus episode, we welcome a very special guest! We chat to author Wai Chim about her book, The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling. Topics include: writing about mental health issues in Asian families, flawed but well-intentioned characters, introvert representation, and self-care. The first half of the episode is spoiler-free (we letContinue reading “Interview with Wai Chim”

S01E02 – The Surprising Power of A Good Dumpling

Just as there is power in a good dumpling, there is power in good representation. We discuss main character Anna’s experience of caring for a family member with mental health issues as a first-generation Asian Australian; the trajectory of recovery; and what a guidance counsellor should not say to a student. Mental health issues covered:Continue reading “S01E02 – The Surprising Power of A Good Dumpling”