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Gurrl, you ain’t crazy: life with schizophrenia

Imagine discovering at the age of 12 that the people you’d always believed to be your parents were actually Foster Parents. Add to that the trauma of being placed in a family so culturely different from what you were used to and consequently feeling rejected. In this episode Bee Baumann shares her story of the impact all of that had on her mental health, eventually culminating in a schizophrenic episode. Bee is a Communication Trainer and Motivational Humorist and a stand-up comedian with three years of experience traveling throughout Europe to perform before the pandemic. Her book, “Gurrl, You Ain’t Crazy” talks about her journey to uplift and help others by using humor. Her journey from a foster home, to the inner city of Indiana, now to Germany fighting anxiety and schizophrenia has taught her that mental flexibility is essential. About the host Rachel Maunder Rachel Maunder is a Story Coach, helping people find and craft their personal stories for greater engagement through speaking. Her secret sauce includes a blend of an ability to spot the key parts of a story and to highlight those in a relatable way, a lifelong curiosity around what makes people different and a gentle way of drawing people’s stories out of them. An advocate and ally of acceptance and inclusion of those who seem different to us, in whatever way, and you start to see Rachel’s motivation behind creating The Other Stories Podcast. Rachel coaches individuals and runs bespoke workshops for organisations. She also offers an online home-study programme using her own StoryCRAFT process. You can find her contact details or book a complimentary exploratory call here: https://www.rachelmaunder.com/links DISCLAIMER Any views, thoughts and opinions shared and expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please carry out your own due diligence.

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