Episode 396: Drawing Inspiration from the Pandemic, with Lisa Lim

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Sometimes, the best ideas come from the darkest of times. Biz sits down with comic storyteller Lisa Lim to discuss exploring your creativity, running in circles, and being an Asian mom amid the Coronavirus. Plus, Biz shares a recipe for happiness.

Visit Lisa Lim's website here. Follow her on Instagram @chineseladybug1. Read her comics for MUTHA Magazine here and read "No One Is Paying Attention: A comic about the rise in anti-Asian crimes" here. Purchase Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers here or wherever books are sold.

This interview was recorded a few days before the awful events in Atlanta on March 16th, 2021 in which 8 people were shot and killed. Six of the victims were women of Asian descent.

Lisa recommends these links if you'd like to get involved:

DONATE: Asian Americans for Equality

DONATE: Welcome to Chinatown

REPORT AN INCIDENT: Stand Against Hatred

REPORT AN INCIDENT: Stop AAPI Hate

Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold.

Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Mental Health Resources:

Therapy for Black Girls – Therapyforblackgirls.com

Dr. Jessica Clemmens – Instagram and her website

BLH Foundation – borislhensonfoundation.org

Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call or chat. They are here to help anyone in crisis. Adults, children, LGBTQ, disaster survivors, you name it, they can help.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org and number 1-800-273-8255 and there is a chat option on the website.

Crisis Text Line: Text from anywhere in the USA (also Canada and the UK) to text with a trained counselor. A real human being.

USA text 741741

Canada text 686868

UK text 85258

Website: https://www.crisistextline.org

National Sexual Assault: Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

https://www.rainn.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

https://www.thehotline.org/help/

Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.

They suggest that if you are a victim and cannot seek help, ask a friend or family member to call for you.

Teletherapy Search: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/online-counseling

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