What does the word “burnout” mean to you? It seems that we are all suffering some level of burnout and trauma from the pandemic the past two years, regardless of our situations. For each of us, burnout means something unique. For some, it’s work-related. Others may be related to parenting. It could even be from dating, auditioning, or sometimes, just having to get up and face another day in an extremely tenuous era.
In this episode, Suzanne chats with Vinnie Elizabeth about her interpretation and relationship with the word burnout. VE is neurodivergent and listening to her story and how she relates to the world on a daily basis is nothing short of fascinating. MOREOVER, she was our VERY FIRST GUEST on the first episode “COMMUNITY”!
You should all listen if you haven’t.
We hope you admire her and appreciate her generosity in sharing the “mic” with us!
About the Guest:
Vinnie Elizabeth is an Autistic PDA'er with ADHD who went undiagnosed and masked for 38 of the 39 years of her life. She is a writer and producer with several projects in the works. And also, she is resting.
Autistic Visionary, Speaker, and Creative Storyteller
AEA Performing Artist in NYC
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Currently listening to Breath by James Nestor:
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly..."
-Theodore Roosevelt, 1910
About the Show:
There’s a Word For That! is a weekly podcast that centers around a different word or expression each episode. Host Suzanne Dressler believes in pushing the envelope to explore why and how we use words and the ways this impacts our lives. With a diverse assortment of intelligent, creative, and exciting guests, TAWFT! will force you to analyze and consider words in an entirely original and eye-opening way. Even better? NOTHING is off-limits.
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