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Brit Charek

Educator, Arts Organizer and Advocate in Akron, Ohio

Brit Charek

PRESENTED ON FEB 09, 2018
IN AKRON @ VOL 10

Brittany Noble Charek discusses her experience with postpartum anxiety and the need for earnest and transparent conversations around mental health in society. She discusses balancing work, life, and all of her feelings. Brittany also shares about the amazing tribe of women who dealt with similar issues that came out of the woodwork when she begin talking openly, and how that led to a new project, Bechdel Fest, to celebrate and promote representation in film to influence a new generation to be tolerant and kind by celebrating stories of diversity.

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This is What Going Crazy Feels Like

BY BECKY CASTLE MILLER
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

In 2009, while dealing with undiagnosed postpartum depression, Becky Castle Miller experienced an emotional breakdown. She battled Major Depressive Disorder for two years. She wants to invite people into the experience of mental illness to help reduce the stigma surrounding public discussions of mental health. In January, she will be (re)launching an online magazine about women's mental and emotional health. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 4, 2015.

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Mental Rescue Society, Redefining the Conversation Around Mental Health

BY QUINN OHLER
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"It's no surprise that there's a stigma around mental illness. Things are starting to change, but they need to change quicker."

Everyday thousands of people struggle to achieve what they feel is their definition of normal. Quinn Ohler is a member of Mental Rescue, a group of like-minded individuals bringing light to the shadows of mental health, by promoting physical and mental well-being. 

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The Bechdel Test And Women's Presence In Film

BY DAVE VALENTINE
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

D.J., popular culture buff and quiz master Dave Valentine examines The Bechdel Test, which asks if a work of fiction features at least two named women who talk to each other about something other than a man. 

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Mentorship, Part 2

BY JAMES HARDY
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 09, 2018

A while ago, James Hardy presented at PKN Akron focusing on the mentors who had left him far too soon.  When PKN Akron asked James to come present those slides again at a special retrospective, he realized that his original slide deck profiled only male mentors. In doing this, James had only revealed a portion of his story, so for PechaKucha Night Akron Vol. 10, James pays tribute to the women who shaped his life, and shares the importance of female leadership in society.  

 

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Anxiety Quiet Anxiety

BY LEONARD MARTINEZ
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 21, 2017

People who have anxiety usually have a hard time explaining what it is to those that never experience it. One way to describe it is it having many of the same qualities as the loud/quiet/loud dynamic of rock n’ roll songs. Leonard Martinez’s presentation looks at the heady topic of anxiety through the lens of music. All you’ll feel is calm - hopefully.

 

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Miss Grizzly and the Bees - a way of dealing with anxiety

BY KAREN ARNOTT
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 16, 2019

Karen Arnott has been dealing with anxiety since she was a child. In this delightful hand drawn presentation she describes how she copes and successfully manages her life, family, and business, and still has fun. 

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My Upcycled Life

BY KRISTINA BEYTIEN
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Kristina Beytien talks about her history of abuse and how her life has changed.

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Body Image 2019

BY LILLY COOPER
@ VOL 12 ON MAR 11, 2019

Lilly Cooper speaks passionately about women and their body image: the constant pressures that women face to look pretty and have an ideal body shape. She encourages women to resist mass media pressures to conform. 

"What can all of us do to support each other journey on the road to self love? I feel progress is happening and can definitely continue to happen, we just got to stick together and keep shouting that we're beautiful. Is there hope? I think there is! "

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My Brain on ASMR

BY ROSA REZANSOFF
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 10, 2019

In her talk, Rosa Rezansoff describes her experience managing her anxiety and depression with ASMR and why ASMR works so well for some.