July 1, 2021


Ariel Bloomer is the vocalist and songwriter of the alt-rock band Icon For Hire, author of “Turn Your Pain Into Art”, and an accomplished speaker and mental health advocate. In this episode, Ariel and Jade talk about the value of authenticity, vulnerability, and the pitfalls of toxic positivity. Ariel talks about her creative process for shaping raw pain into purposeful art, while Jade recounts working with teens on the psych ward and the importance of music in coping.

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Jade is an RN on a mission to bridge the gap between public health and entertainment in a post-pandemic world. She attempts to redefine the concept of the "essential worker" via candid interviews with creatives about navigating medical and mental healthcare in their respective industries. And, as with everything else, she's doing it all with a healthy dose of humor.

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