Welcome to the first episode of Rebelliously Tiny, a podcast where each week a special guest helps artist Ambivalently Yours respond to one of the thousands of personal questions she’s received on social media.
Here’s this week’s question: “I'm at the point in my life where I have to absolutely grow up. Yet I don't know where I want to go or what I want to do. And the thought of the future terrifies me because I'm expected to be all sorted already but how am I supposed to when I don't even know what I want myself? I just feel like I can’t breathe- the pressure is overwhelming and I wish I knew what to do with my life as it moves on forward. I wanna be happy with my long term decisions, I just don't want to make them right now.”
This week we introduce Co-Producer Hannah McCasland, who worked behind the scenes with Ambivalently Yours to help put this podcast together. While researching questions to use on the show, one of them in particular resonated with Hannah and how she was feeling at the time, as a student about to graduate from college and step out into an uncertain future. In this episode, we talk about the pressures of decision-making, talking to your family about your plans, and how different privileges and identities can play into these issues. We also discuss Ambivalently Yours’ artistic career and try to figure out how to reconcile our passions with our practical circumstances.
A podcast by Ambivalently Yours
Co-produced by Hannah McCasland
Recorded at (with their technical and financial support) Oboro Arist-Run Center in Montreal
Technical support: Stéphane Claude
Music: Greg Barkley