Voldemort Needed a Basket of Snakes (It didn't have to be this way): an interview with Nora Rachel

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This week we spoke with Nora Rachel, a Mitigation Investigator who works to save the lives of those on death row. By mounting a mitigation defense for Voldemort, we discussed the impacts of trauma on childhood development, the importance of intervention, the power of neuroplasticity, and how transformative justice models can interrupt the cycles of abuse and trauma that lead to violence . At its heart, this is an episode about prison abolition, the need for community care systems, and the power of individuals to help heal the world. cw: mentions/discussions of child abuse, sexual assault, incest, animal abuse, the carceral system For more information on transformative justice, check out Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement, edited by Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, available here: https://www.akpress.org/beyond-survival.html To find Nora and her art, head to www.norarachelart.com or find them on instagram @norarachelart The queer kids show Nora mentioned is called All Together Now and you can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_SFqFyFISE https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mollyallis/all-together-now Check out EsGAYpe From Reality, our new podcast about Carry On by Rainbow Rowell! Want even more Gayly Prophet? Join our Patreon! patreon.com/thegaylyprophet Find us on socials! twitter.com/thegaylyprophet instagram.com/thegaylyprophet facebook.com/thegaylyprophet thegaylyprophetpodcast.tumblr.com Find out everything you want to know, and buy our merch at thegaylyprophet.com Show art is by Theo Julien Forrester Music from https://filmmusic.io"Industrial Music Box" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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