Meet the Director And Cast Members of 'The Sex Myth- A Devised Play'

August 3, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

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In 2015, Rachel Hills, the author of The Sex Myth was a guest on Psych Up Live. Her book has been translated into a devised play opening August 2017 in NY. Central to Rachel Hills’ book was her realization that she was measuring herself by the cultural expectation that we must be sexy, sexually active and skilled in bed to be an adequate human being. With research across 10 countries, she finds this is a myth. The world is not hooking up and she is neither alone nor a loser. In fact, many are trapped by culturally imposed definitions of sexuality. “ The Sex Myth-a Devised Play” expands this with the collective stories of a cast who dare to step beyond the myths. Listen in to a behind-the-scenes interview with director, Hanne Larsen and three cast members-Jennie Runk, an American model, Non Kuramoto, an Asian actor, comedian, feminist and Jari Jones, a black trans multi-faceted artist. Each shares the personal experience of this co-created performance on their definitions of self.

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Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips has been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, group therapist and professor for over 35 years. She is the co-author of three books and over 40 articles and chapters. Most recently, she co-authored "Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress." She has written and presented on a wide range of topics including couples, marriage, divorce, trauma, teens, bullying, pets, military, managing stress, infidelity, sexual violence, bereavement and building resilience. Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Suffolk County Psychological Association Psychologist of the Year Award, The Rutgers University GSAPP Lifelong Distinguished Achievement Award, and The American Group Psychotherapy Association Social Responsibility Award. She has given testimony before Congress for the needs of military families. Suzanne is a weekly blogger for Psych Central with over 340 original blogs. She has also blogged for This Emotional Life on PBS, has appeared on television programs such as Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been a radio guest on many shows including Military Mom Talk Radio,Tom Matt’s Boomer Rock and NPR. From 2013- 2015, Suzanne hosted Psych Up on CoSozo radio and on WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan. Starting in 2015, her show, "Psych Up Live," airs globally on VoiceAmerica and has had 140 episodes, available as podcasts on VoiceAmerica, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher,etc.

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