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"One Story At A Time" invites you to join us for the first part of the life of an Erasing the Distance story, the interview process. Join us for casual conversation in a longer format where individuals share about their mental health experiences. The content from these recordings is then transcribed word for word and shaped down into a 10 minute monologue, which is then performed by professional actors in lives performances across the country. 

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Thursday October 13th, 2022 - 74min

In this episode, Whitney LaMora, a  kind, and talented human, shares her experiences navigating grief/loss, managing anxiety from a young age, and building a career in the arts. With a new found investment in and curiosity about herself and her mental health, she has created a thriving business that is known as a welcoming space for her community.

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 - 56min

Katherine, a lover of plants and animals, and a talented devised theatre practitioner talks about the ways living with Bipolar Disorder has impacted her life. She speaks candidly about navigating intrusive thoughts, faking "being okay" on social media, and the deep need for sleep. All the while, feeling deeply supported in her marriage and lifted by her artistic outlets.

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Friday, June 3rd, 2022 - 55min

In this episode, Melanie shares her story of navigating her way through the loss of her father. Melanie explains the experience of physical and mental manifestations stemming from her grief, and how she was able to find the language to name her emotions. A gifted theatre artist, Melanie is passionate about creating conversation around grief and loss and continues to share her story to reach those around her. 

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Monday, April 18th, 2022 - 64min

In this episode Nayla shares her story of growing up experiencing feelings of not belonging. As she comes into her own managing friendships, her identity, and her mental health, one of her closest and deepest relationships - the one with her father, becomes strained. A talented musician and social worker, Nayla is passionate about supporting and advocating for the queer community and shares her story in hopes to do just that.

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Friday, February 25th, 2022 - 35min

In this episode, Shelita shares her story of growing up in a loving family, strong in their faith, and her journey into developing language around her mental health. As a leader and teacher by nature, she shares with honesty and authenticity about the power of journaling, prayer, and the deep connection between the mind and the body.

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Friday, January 28th, 2022 - 38min

In this episode Max shares his journey toward understanding the importance of mental health after years of prioritizing physical health. We discuss the challenges of opening up to others about thoughts and feelings instead of bottling them up, as well as focusing on feeling satisfied and content instead of worrying about status. This is Max’s story.

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2021- 44min

In this episode Gabby shares the many different triumphs and struggles that have shaped her unique story. We discuss the trouble of finding a time to talk about mental health with others, the healing power of going for long walks, and navigating a relationship with a new therapist during a pandemic. This is Gabby's story.

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Friday, June 4th, 2021- 2min

This interview based podcast is on a mission to disarm the stigma surrounding mental health by sharing true stories. Born out of the work of Chicago based non-profit Erasing the Distance, this podcast is a window into the first step of the process the company uses to collect stories that become performance pieces shared on a variety of stages across the country.

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