Psychedelic Parenting Podcast #16

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Mother, Scholar, Teacher, Revolutionary: Neşe Devenot

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Today, Jonathan talks with his friend, Dr. Neşe Devenot, PhD., Neşe is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Puget Sound, where she teach classes on psychedelics and literature. She is also working on a book, Chemical Poetics: The Literary History of Psychedelic Science. Neşe was also a 2015-16 Research Fellow at the New York Public Library’s Timothy Leary Papers and a Research Fellow with the New York University Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study, where she participated in a qualitative study of patient experiences.

psychedemia_logoNeşe received her PhD in 2015 from the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing her studies on psychedelic philosophy, the literary history of chemical self-experimentation (“trip reports”), and radical poetics.  She is the founder of the Psychedemia interdisciplinary psychedelics conference (which has a radical and profound influence on Jonathan and inspired the creation of this very website), and was a founding member of the MAPS Graduate Student Association.

In this conversation, Jonathan and Neşe discuss her radical healing from crippling childhood social anxiety through the intervention of LSD, her struggle with postpartum depression, and her advocacy for human breast milk sharing. They also talk about the founding of Psychedemia, her work on the Leary Papers, and their shared conviction in the urgent need for more women and voices of color in the psychedelic conversation.  Neşe also talks about her recent news that she is one of the recipients of the 2016 Cosmic Sister Spirit Plant and Women of the Psychedelic Renaissance Grants.

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3 thoughts on “Psychedelic Parenting Podcast #16”

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