THIS IS THE FINAL EPISODE OF THE SERIAL PODCAST.
In the final episode of ‘Crack this ShXt Open!’ Shay speaks as Sebastian, her male-presenting side. She sets the stage as her childhood church where Sebastian is given the floor and is speaking from the pulpit. Like the men before him, he speaks his truth.
Sebastian's monologue captures the soul and reveals the full story. Cast: Shay Potter (as Sebastian)
- Nature is a flow between polarity and nuance.
- Disruption breeds destruction.
- Conformity under the guise of love is not love at all.
- The pursuit of validation always ends in contempt.
- Self-acceptance comes from within.
0:10 — “What was I like before the world took hold of me? Before I stopped being a person in the world and became a person of it?”
5:14 — “I am on a personal journey, the one we all find ourselves on at critical points sometimes in our lives. Often, the journey is lonely, quiet, intimidating, only you and your thoughts, alone and purposeful. This is my path towards truth.”
8:57 — “The trinity has perfected this deed to create a perfectly scripted world safe for them. For me, for others, it’s the least safe place to be.”
12:40 — “These intentions are initially hidden under the guise of love and care. Resistance is met with punishment, a cost better than being ostracized, to be left out alone on your own, ousted out of the group. This group that you’ve given everything to be a part of.”
14:08 — “Was my blind trust worth it? Is it possible that my truth weighs just as much as their pound of truth? Is it possible that there is more than one way to be right? I was indoctrinated to lead a life I could not honestly uphold nor sustain.”
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Crack This ShXt Open
is narrated and produced by Shay Potter. Editing on this episode from Chelsea Sutton and Shay Potter. Sound design and mix by Nathan Maghan.
Music in this episode is Hymn For Reason by Patrick Smith, Solace by Keith Anthony Holden. Our theme song is by Blue Dot Session.
Finally, the art and photography created for this project by Grace Perkins, Brandon Baker, and Aida Elisa. Grace and Aida created the illustrative art and Brandon made the photographs and videos.
Silent contributors -- Angela Renee Bennett, friends, and mentors.
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