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Art Heals All Wounds
Art Heals All Wounds
Pam Uzzell

Do you think art can change the world? So do I! We’re at a pivotal moment when scientists, medical practitioners, and creatives... more

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Episodes

Art, Community, and Hope: Joe Field's Stories of Healing through Legends Universe

In this episode of "Art Heals All Wounds," I talk about how this turn of the calendar from 2023 to... more

03 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
Connecting Through Music: A Voicemail from Joey Held

On this episode of Art Heals All Wounds, I share a voicemail from Joey Held, who talks about the impact... more

27 Dec 2023 · 4 minutes
Finding Belonging and Discovering the Power of Listening: Gwen Whittle, Postproduction Sound Supervisor

In this episode of Art Heals All Wounds, I interview longtime friend Gwen Whittle, a supervising sound editor and three-time... more

20 Dec 2023 · 30 minutes
Celebrating Neurodiversity, Beauty, and Belonging with Illustrator and Writer Allegra Thelemaque

In this episode, I interview my daughter, Allegra Thelemaque, illustrator and writer, about the idea of feeling like you belong... more

13 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
Transformation, Healing, and Belonging: Dazié Rustin Grego-Sykes and Derrick Miller-Handley on Queer and Black Representation in Art

This week I interview artists Dazié Rustin Grego-Sykes and Derrick Miller-Handley. They discuss the creation and impact of their performance... more

06 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
The Nature of Belonging--A Voicemail From Miguel Angel Vazquez

In this episode, I feature a thought-provoking reflection on belonging in a voicemail from Miguel Angel Vazquez. Discover the different... more

29 Nov 2023 · 3 minutes
Exploring Healing Through Art with Almudena Rocca and Her The Intuitive Drawing Journal:

In this episode of Art Heals All Wounds, I speak with multidisciplinary artist Almudena Rocca about her book 'The Intuitive... more

22 Nov 2023 · 18 minutes
Her Deaf Mother Blossomed and Found Belonging as an Artist--A Voicemail From Paige Friend

In this episode of Art Heals All Wounds, I share a heartfelt voicemail from Paige Friend, host of ‘The Beach... more

15 Nov 2023 · 7 minutes
Adoption, Secrets, and Identity: Christina YR Lim’s Film 'B-Side for Taylor'

In this episode of 'Art Heals All Wounds', I speak with filmmaker Christina YR Lim about 'B-Side for Taylor', a... more

08 Nov 2023 · 31 minutes
Adoption, Family Secrets, and Healing with Carlyn Montes De Oca, Author of "Junkyard Girl"

Animal advocate Carlyn Montes De Oca embarked on a journey of self-discovery when she took a commercial DNA test in... more

01 Nov 2023 · 45 minutes
How Art and Creativity Lead to Well-Being with Dr. Tasha Golden and Arts on Prescription

Dr. Tasha Golden is an international speaker and consultant, a career singer/songwriter, and a public health scientist. In this episode,... more

25 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
Finding Belonging as a Standup Comedian--Rabiah Coon

Standup comedian and podcaster, Rabiah Coon, shares a story of belonging on a voicemail to the show! Listen to how... more

18 Oct 2023 · 6 minutes
Stand-Up and Stereotypes: Sadia Azmat's New Book 'Sex Bomb'

Description: In this episode, I sit down with the talented comedian and author Sadia Azmat. We delve into the world... more

11 Oct 2023 · 43 minutes
Reclaiming Haitian Heritage: Lalin St. Juste's Music Explores Different Experiences of Belonging

Lalin St. Juste has been a staple in the Bay Area music scene for a decade with her genre-bending band... more

04 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
Reclaiming Public Spaces: The Impact of Feminine Street Art with Amilli Onair, Street Artist

Are you comfortable with the parts of you that are feminine? Are you comfortable in a feminine space? Explore the... more

27 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Memory, Climate Change, and Urban Transformation with dream hampton and her film 'Freshwater'

We continue our season focusing on belonging by talking about places and spaces. What kinds of stories do you tell... more

20 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
The Heroism and Beauty of LGBTQIA+ Asylum Seekers, with Umberto N. Nicoletti, The Photographer Behind the Book 'Asylum'

Who do you look up to? Do you have heroes? Fashion photographer Umberto N. Nicoletti has created a new coffee... more

13 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
Share Your Story of Belonging--I'll Go First

Today's episode is all about belonging. In Season 5 we delve into the stories of artists and individuals who have... more

06 Sep 2023 · 11 minutes
Conversations: Crossed Wires with Jae Bloom and James Bilsbrough and guest, Dr. Catherine Flick, Chatting AI Ethics

AI--how are you feeling about it? Excited about its potential? Concerned that it's not quite ready for prime time? I... more

09 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Conversations: Reframeables, Hosted by Rebecca and Natalie Davey: Reframing "The Sex Talk" with Emily Roach

Do you remember getting "The Sex Talk"? The ones I experienced left a lot to be desired! Which is why... more

02 Aug 2023 · 35 minutes
Conversations: Wild Precious Life, Hosted by Annmarie Kelly: Somebody's Daughter, with Ashley C. Ford

Time to share some amazing conversations!I love sharing feed drops of my favorite shows during this break between seasons! These... more

19 Jul 2023 · 55 minutes
100 Things: Setting Intentions

How do we creatively increase empathy? What about increasing compassion for ourselves? Last year I experienced chronic pain for 8... more

05 Jul 2023 · 8 minutes
Susan Magsamen:Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us

Today, I’m joined by Susan Magsamen, Founder and Executive Director of the International Arts + Mind Lab at the Johns... more

28 Jun 2023 · 46 minutes
Support for Political Prisoners with Rigo 23, Painter and Activist

Today, I’m joined by Rigo 23, a painter, muralist, and activist who has undertaken collaborative art projects with some of... more

21 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Decolonizing Art with Choreographer Alleluia Panis

Today, I’m joined by dancer, choreographer, and cultural leader Alleluia Panis. In our conversation, Alleluia expands on the vision behind... more

14 Jun 2023 · 42 minutes
Feed Drop: Allyship is a Verb, Hosted by Chris Angel Murphy: One Woman's Late in Life Lesbian Story, Featuring Kathy Houston

Show notes from Chris Angel Murphy and Allyship is a VerbPut yourself in the other person's shoes. This week, Kathy... more

07 Jun 2023 · 59 minutes
Feed Drop: The Beach Speaks, Hosted by Paige Friend

Show Notes for this Episode from Paige Friend and The Beach SpeaksA  friend of mine from “up North” asked me... more

31 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Anti-Racism: Unpacking White Supremacy Through Body-Based Practices with Kai Hazelwood and Sarah Ashkin

In today’s episode, I’m joined by body-based artists and activists Kai Hazelwood and Sarah Ashkin. Kai and Sarah are co-founders... more

24 May 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Brittany Delany, Dancer and Choreographer: Free the Body: Exploring Personal, Cultural, Social, and Political Liberation Through Interactive Art and Movement

Today, I’m joined by Brittany Delany, a dancer, choreographer, and co-director of the dance and social justice collective GROUND SERIES.... more

17 May 2023 · 47 minutes
Our Collective Capacity to Manifest Change: Skywatchers, Featuring Shavonne Allen, Joel Yates, and Dazié Rustin Grego-Sykes

Today, I’m joined by Shavonne Allen, Joel Yates, and Dazié Rustin Grego-Sykes, three members of Skywatchers, a performance ensemble based... more

10 May 2023 · 56 minutes
Accessibility and Inclusion In the Indian Film Industry with Priyanka Pal and Shweta Ghosh

Today, I’m joined by filmmakers Shweta Ghosh and Priyanka Pal to discuss their work together on We Make Film, a... more

03 May 2023 · 51 minutes
Crying Uncle Bluegrass: Bluegrass Roots, Modern Shoots: The Future of Bluegrass Music

Today, I’m joined by the members of Crying Uncle Bluegrass, a California-based bluegrass band. Fiddle player Miles Quale teamed up... more

26 Apr 2023 · 44 minutes
Queerness, Anti-Racism, Creativity, and Complexity with Jason Wyman of Queerly Complex

Today, I’m joined by Jason Wyman, an artist, creative coach, and co-founder of Queerly Complex, a creative hub and community... more

19 Apr 2023 · 52 minutes
Mathew Gabriel Gonzales, aka Philthy Dronez: Wepa Life: West Coast Cumbia From Eastside San Jose

Today, I’m joined by Mathew Gabriel Gonzales (aka Philthy Dronez), musician and music producer, to explore the roots behind his... more

12 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
Art, Community, and Resilience in East Oakland:: Hoodland Chronicles with Roy Miles, Filmmaker, Puppeteer, and Toymaker

Today, I’m joined by Roy Miles, aka Ghetto Geppetto, a filmmaker, motion graphics artist, puppet maker and puppeteer, toymaker, and... more

05 Apr 2023 · 45 minutes
La Doña, Singer-Songwriter and Multi-Instramentalist: Cultural Evolutionary: The Empowering Sounds of Femmeton

Today, I’m joined by Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea, aka La Doña, to discuss the inspiration and meaning behind her “Femmeton” music. As... more

29 Mar 2023 · 31 minutes
A Birth Mother Tells Her Story of Shame, Loss, and Healing: Vivien Hillgrove and her upcoming documentary 'Vivien's Wild Ride'

Today, I’m joined by legendary film and sound editor Vivien Hillgrove to discuss her upcoming documentary, Vivien’s Wild Ride. After being... more

22 Mar 2023 · 49 minutes
Catherine Filloux, Playwright and Librettist: Remembering is a Revolutionary Act—Honoring the Stories of Survivors

Today, I’m joined by award-winning artist, playwright, and librettist Catherine Filloux to discuss how she explores the intersection of social... more

15 Mar 2023 · 43 minutes
America's Missing and Unidentified Women: Aimee Baker, Writer and Vanessa Cicarelli and Jason Greer, Filmmakers

Today, I’m joined by writer Aimée Baker and filmmakers Vanessa Cicarelli and Jason Greer. Aimée is the author of Doe,... more

08 Mar 2023 · 44 minutes
Ausma Zehanat Khan, Writer: Mysteries and Human Rights

Today, I’m joined by writer Ausma Zehanat Khan to discuss how she explores the scope and horror of nationalism, Islamophobia,... more

01 Mar 2023 · 45 minutes
'Living While Black: Portraits of Everyday Resistance' by Ajuan Mance, Comic Artist and Illustrator

Today, I’m joined by Ajuan Mance, a visual artist and educator who recently published an illustrated encyclopedia titled, Living While... more

22 Feb 2023 · 35 minutes
Queer Comics: with Vivian Kleiman, Documentary Filmmaker, Behind the Scenes of 'No Straight Lines'

Today, I’m joined by Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker Vivian Kleiman. In her latest film, No Straight Lines: The Rise of... more

15 Feb 2023 · 46 minutes
Healing and Joy After Heartbreak with 'The Breakup Monologues' by Rosie Wilby

Today, I’m joined by award-winning comedian, author, and podcaster Rosie Wilby to discuss her latest book, The Breakup Monologues: The... more

08 Feb 2023 · 40 minutes
Jesse Freidin, Fine Arts Photographer, Are You Okay? Portrait Series: Transgender Youth Are Loved!

Today, I’m joined by fine art photographer Jesse Freidin to discuss his latest project, Are You Ok?, a portrait and... more

01 Feb 2023 · 30 minutes
Bonus Episode--Deciphering Love Languages with Reframeable Hosts Natalie and Rebecca Davey

Whether it’s in your garage, basement, storage unit, or the back of a closet, I think most of us are... more

25 Jan 2023 · 42 minutes
Bonus Episode--All the Wiser, Hosted by Kimi Culp!

If you got the chance to interview the host of one of your favorite podcasts, what questions would you ask... more

18 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Bonus Episode--Beyond 6 Seconds, Hosted by Carolyn Kiel!

Many times on this show, I’ve talked with guests who were keeping secrets. Not secrets entrusted to them by others—but... more

11 Jan 2023 · 39 minutes
Season 3 Finale: It's a Wrap!

Here we are, again. We have reached the end of another season of Art Heals All Wounds. I want to... more

14 Dec 2022 · 3 minutes
Iliana Sosa, Filmmaker: Love, Loss, and Legacy in the Film What We Leave Behind

This week, I’m joined by Mexican American filmmaker Iliana Sosa to discuss her first feature documentary, What We Leave Behind.... more

07 Dec 2022 · 35 minutes
How Sports Teams Tell the Story of People and Places with Marcus Thompson of The Athletic

 Marcus Thompson is a long-time Golden State Warriors beat reporter and Bay Area News Group sports columnist and currently writes... more

30 Nov 2022 · 38 minutes
The Power of Everyday Artists and Makers of Things with Lenett Partlow-Myrick and Jenny O'Grady

Today, I’m joined by artists and educators Lenett Partlow-Myrick and Jenny O'Grady to discuss the medium of book art and... more

23 Nov 2022 · 42 minutes
New Visions for Rwandan Filmmakers with Ganza Moise

Today, I’m joined by Ganza Moise, a Rwandan writer and filmmaker, to talk about his art and the Rwandan film... more

16 Nov 2022 · 49 minutes
Healing Through Storytelling After Surviving a Mass Shooting with Ashley Hoff

Today, I’m joined by Ashley Hoff, an executive producer of the new Paramount+ documentary "11 Minutes." The four-part series offers... more

09 Nov 2022 · 44 minutes
The Art of Being Human and Sharing Stories for Healing with Kimi Culp

Today, I’m joined by Kimi Culp, founder and host of All the Wiser, a podcast that explores nonfiction storytelling through... more

02 Nov 2022 · 44 minutes
Beyond the Trauma of Sexual Assault: The Nightingale: A Story of Hope, with Robbi Stevens and Esme Pellegrini

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Today, I’m joined by Robbi Stevens and Esme Pellegrini to talk about the overarching themes of their... more

26 Oct 2022 · 33 minutes
Deane V. Bowers, Artists Giving Back to Frontline Medical Workers

Today, I’m joined by Deane Bowers, a mixed media artist who creates environmental folk art with found objects. She’s the... more

19 Oct 2022 · 34 minutes
Claudia Marulanda, Creating New Narratives with Art

Today, I’m joined by Claudia Marulanda, a New York City-based visual artist and educator. Claudia describes how she hit an... more

12 Oct 2022 · 30 minutes
Allison Landa: Family Secrets, Shame, and Healing Through Memoir

Today, I’m joined by Allison Landa, writer and educator, to discuss the themes in her memoir, Bearded Lady. At the... more

05 Oct 2022 · 29 minutes
Bradley Berman, The Right to Die With Dignity

Today, I’m joined by filmmaker and writer Bradley Berman to discuss his most recent documentary, Jack Has A Plan. The... more

28 Sep 2022 · 38 minutes
William Rhodes, Creating Connections Between Generations and Across Communities

Today, I’m joined by William Rhodes, a mixed-media artist and Program Director of the Intergenerational Arts Program at Bayview Senior... more

21 Sep 2022 · 35 minutes
Alka Raghuram, Forging a Path in Film

Today, I’m joined by Alka Raghuram, an independent filmmaker who makes narrative, documentary, and experimental films, as well as multimedia... more

13 Sep 2022 · 29 minutes
Amikaeyla Gaston, Finding Forgiveness and Love Through Music

Today, I’m joined by Amikaeyla Gaston, a public keynote speaker, performer, educator, and author. She’s the founder and executive director... more

07 Sep 2022 · 37 minutes
Art Heals All Wounds, Season 3 Trailer

Do you want to change the world? So do I! On this podcast, we meet artists whose work is doing... more

18 Aug 2022 · 1 minute
Bonus Episode: Grief Forward from Reframeables

What can you learn from having a conversation? A conversation with someone who knows you really well, someone who may... more

17 Aug 2022 · 26 minutes
Bonus Episode: Material Feels, Fiber Scroll

To celebrate my birthday, I’m sharing one of my favorite podcast episodes! How do you translate the sense of touch into... more

03 Aug 2022 · 8 minutes
Season 2 Finale: The Thank You Episode

 Please Fill Out the Listener Survey!   Episode Summary: As I wrap up season two, I want to take a moment to... more

20 Jul 2022 · 5 minutes
Cecilia Najar, Taking Control of Your Own Narrative

Please Fill Out the Listener Survey!  Episode Summary: Today, I’m joined by Ceci Najar, a writer living in Los Angeles. She’s... more

13 Jul 2022 · 39 minutes
Allegra Uzzell Thelemaque: How an Artist Understands Her Disability Through a Magical Lens

Please Fill Out the Listener Survey!  Today, I’m joined by my eldest daughter, Allegra Thelemaque. Allegra is a visual artist... more

06 Jul 2022 · 30 minutes
Tahmina Watson, How an Immigration Lawyer Found Joy Through Nature Photography

Please Fill Out the Listener Survey!  Today, I’m joined by Seattle-based immigration lawyer, Tahmina Watson. Tahmina describes herself as “a... more

29 Jun 2022 · 32 minutes
Chris Watts, The Creationist, on Guaranteed Income for Artists

Today, I’m joined by Chris Watts, aka The Creationist. Chris is a San Francisco-based visual artist and recipient for The... more

22 Jun 2022 · 26 minutes
Victor Mavedzenge, Belonging

Today, I’m joined by visual and performance artist, educator, and community leader Victor Mavedzenge. Victor describes his feelings of not... more

15 Jun 2022 · 32 minutes
Mildred Howard, Public Art, Collective Memory

Today, I’m joined by mixed-media artist Mildred Howard to discuss how her inspiration for public art is shaped by consideration... more

08 Jun 2022 · 32 minutes
Spencer Wilkinson, How One Mural Empowered a Community

Today, I’m joined by Oakland-based documentary filmmaker Spencer Wilkinson to discuss his second feature film called Alice Street. It’s one... more

01 Jun 2022 · 38 minutes
Fay Darmawi: Arts, Activism, and Urban Planning

Today, I’m joined by Fay Darmawi, the Founder and Executive Director of the SF Urban Film Fest. The organization highlights... more

25 May 2022 · 37 minutes
Candace Roberts: San Francisco Housing Costs Pushed Her Out, But She Found Home Again Through Song

Today, I’m joined by artist-healer Candace Roberts. She’s a ​​singer, songwriter, and performer, as well as a Certified Hypnotherapist and... more

18 May 2022 · 39 minutes
Michael O. Snyder, Climate Change Stories that Engage and Create Change

Today, I’m joined by photographer, filmmaker, and educator Michael O. Snyder. His work focuses on the intersectionality of environmental and... more

11 May 2022 · 43 minutes
Ernesto Diaz-Infante, An Avant Garde Musician Fill His Children's Lives With Music

Today, I’m joined by avant garde and experimental composer and guitarist Ernesto Diaz-Infante. You might remember my conversation with his... more

04 May 2022 · 31 minutes
Laura Joyce Davis, Balancing Motherhood and Work

Today, I’m joined by Laura Joyce Davis, the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Shelter in Place. What started... more

27 Apr 2022 · 41 minutes
Alexi Lacey, Colonialism Through a Family Lens: A Mother Returns to Fiji to Confront Her Family's Colonialist Past

Today, I’m joined by independent director and producer Alexi Lacey. She has over 20 years of experience in filmmaking, and... more

20 Apr 2022 · 47 minutes
Rachel Dusa, Safer Working Conditions for Motion Picture Craftspeople

Today, I’m joined by cinematographer, camera operator, and first assistant camera Rachel Dusa. Rachel and I discuss navigating a male-dominated... more

13 Apr 2022 · 41 minutes
Shantre Pinkney, Raw, Black & Blue: A Story of Trauma and Healing in a Community Experiencing Violence

Today, I’m joined by photographer, filmmaker, and writer, Shantre Pinkney. You might recognize her from Season 1, Bonus Episode 2... more

06 Apr 2022 · 31 minutes
Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder, The Love Story Behind the Making of the Film Crip Camp

Today, I am joined by Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder, husband and wife creative team. Jim is the co-director with... more

30 Mar 2022 · 1 hour,
Preeti Vangani: Healing From Grief with Poetry

Today, I’m joined by writer, poet, and educator Preeti Vangani. Preeti’s work covers themes of family, grief, sexual politics, and... more

23 Mar 2022 · 35 minutes
Catherine Monahon, Using Your Voice

Today I’m joined by Catherine Monahon, host of the podcast Material Feels. We talk about the way that Catherine works... more

16 Mar 2022 · 32 minutes
Vanessa Willow, Giiniw-ikwe, Painter: Reclaiming and Celebrating Your Body After Cancer

*This episode includes brief mentions of childhood sexual abuse Today I’m joined by Giiniw-ikwe, also known as Vanessa Willow, a painter... more

09 Mar 2022 · 32 minutes
Freight & Salvage, Featuring Barbara Higbie and Vicki Randle

I’m joined by musicians Vicki Randle and Barbara Higbie. We discuss how they got their start in music, what they... more

02 Mar 2022 · 42 minutes
Julie Wyman, Celebrating Diverse Bodies in Media with Her "Untitled Dwarfism Project', Part 2

In part two of my conversation with documentary filmmaker and professor Julie Wyman, we discuss the broader questions that her... more

23 Feb 2022 · 29 minutes
Julie Wyman, Celebrating Diverse Bodies in Media with Her "Untitled Dwarfism Project'

Today, I’m joined by documentary filmmaker and a professor of filmmaking at UC Davis, Julie Wyman. Julie’s work aims to... more

16 Feb 2022 · 26 minutes
Sarah Davis, Healing From Grief and Finding Community

Sarah Davis, a learning experience designer, lost her father to cancer in 2016. Her experience of grief left her feeling... more

09 Feb 2022 · 33 minutes
Season 2 Trailer

Welcome to Season 2 of Art Heals All Wounds, the podcast where we meet artists transforming lives with their work.... more

02 Feb 2022 · 3 minutes
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Today, I am joined by Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder, husband and wife creative team. Jim is the co-director with Nicole Newnham... more