Welcome to episode 1 of the Oasis podcast, ‘Perspectives: uncovering Domestic Abuse’. In this series of interviews, we get under the umbrella term ‘domestic abuse’. We speak to survivors, trauma experts and members of our community as we seek to reveal the broad range of increasingly diverse issues that are encompassed by this ‘one-size-fits-all’ term, dissecting and debating the issue, from all perspectives.
In this episode, Oasis CEO Deb speaks with Theatre-Maker and survivor Katie McGarry for Mental Health Awareness Week. They discuss the creation of the Broken Record piece for the POW Thanet festival that Katie created with Annie Sutton, working with survivors connected to Oasis. They look at the idea of the skipping brain when you have experienced trauma, the ongoing impact DA can have on mental health, the power of vulnerability, and how finding your voice can help to change the record and hear new music.