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Snippet of Full Service with Tank Smith: 75. There's Power in Stories with Parker Westwood

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Parker Westwood discusses what she's passionate about and how she started her podcast "A Sex Worker's Guide to the Galaxy."
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Parker Westwood discusses what she's passionate about and how she started her podcast "A Sex Worker's Guide to the Galaxy." She also tells Tank Smith about becoming an artist and missing her ceramics studio during the pandemic.
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So when you sent the questions, I read this one and was like, Oh, my God, how much time do we have? Um, I am passionate about so many things, and I think I think the simple answer is that I'm passionate about people. Um, I'm passionate about community. It makes this work just a a joy for me. It's what drew me to organizing, but I really I think the part about I think people are so incredible. And I think part of what I love about the work that I get to do is that I get to see people have their shame lifted for a moment. There's so much stigma around kinks and sex and money and all these things. And even in the social justice world, there's like all this external shame and a lot of the work that I do. I've I've come to realize is revolves around this like moments I get to see people face their shame and move through it. That's so that's so powerful because it's like there's not many places like that that that that happens. So where you get to, like, witness somebody just like be so vulnerable and like Yeah, like take away that shame and it's like That's That's just that's adult moment that not many people get to see, like in real time. No, I mean, it's there's no guarantee it happens. And and I think it requires a lot of vulnerability on my part, um, on on everybody's part and everyone has to be willing to go there. But when it happens, there is nothing more magical. Yeah, I feel like, Yeah, that's what you say. You're passionate about people because it's like everybody you know has a story and it's just like, Hey, all you gotta do is tell it And then, like, people were changed by just like talking. I feel like absolutely, absolutely. I think that's I mean, one of the reasons I was really excited to come on this podcast and one of the reasons I started my own was because there's power in stories. I 100% believe that that we, when we own our stories and tell our own stories and face the parts that we might find unsavory. We, we we like, own ourselves and become stronger and more confident as people and I feel like it just connects you to I feel like it connects you to everybody else as well, Because you're telling the story. You have this experience and there's other people that maybe they've never heard of. Somebody that's had an experience that they've had, and then you vocalizing and makes them feel like a little less alone or just, like, not weird or like, Just like oh, connected to somebody else through this, like, shared experience, you know? Yeah. Yeah. And there's nothing more encouraging than seeing someone who shares. Maybe even just a piece of your story owning it and being confident and talking about it. It's just it's incredibly empowering. Definitely. You, uh, you're an artist, right? Yeah. I've recently claimed that title I claimed the title of podcaster and yeah, what? What kind of art do you, Uh What kind of art do you do? I do. I do a lot of different kinds of art. I mean, I would consider the podcasting thing to be art. I I like to sing. I like to dance, but I I've also done a lot of two dimensional stuff. Um and I miss ceramics. I can't go to my studio because of Covid. It was a It was a group studio. Um, a collective sort of endeavor. And I missed. I missed that work. I really enjoyed ceramics. Yeah, I was going to say, What's your guess?
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