*We Like It Raw curates the complexities of the human experience so you don’t have to! Because honestly, who has time anymore to sit around and wonder….”Why did this happen to me?”….well, WE DO! Sit back, relax and let us get RAWED so you don’t have too!*
# **Episode Summary:**
Our goal while recording this episode was to provide our listeners the chance to learn more about who we are as individuals and a podcast!
## What’s inside “THE MEAT”?
*Welcome to THE MEAT!* Today we catch up with Kate, Tom and Nadia to see just how RAW their own lives are currently, and if they have any advice or plan on how to take steps forward...
## **Show Notes:**
*Our goal while recording this episode was to provide our listeners the chance to learn more about who we are as individuals and a podcast!*
Siblings, Kate and Tom, along side Nadia lay the foundations for this episodes, *RAW truth* **#ruth**. You can always compare creative content, but you will always be the only you.
We are confused, unsure and have absolutely no clue as to where any one of us will end up as we head into the last quarter of 2020. Uncertainty can be scary, actually…terrifying!
COVID-19 has essentially shuttered each one of our respective artistic industries. Finding ways to fill that financial and spiritual void has shown us just how much we should not take for granted in regards to our craft. While we may not understand *WHY* the universe forces us to go through these tumultuous transitional periods of our lives, we can *TRY* to find the beauty in the unknown, knowledge amongst the unknowable, and future while failing forward.
*16:15* Identifying, processing and communicating our own varied levels of trauma we carry from childhood, to this current moment in our lives, can be a powerful engine to understanding and allowing peace within our mental and spiritual conscious. As Nadia shares with us, verbally identifying the raw truth *[#ruth]* within our suffering brings us closer to the peace that we so desperately seek.
Power and our path wear many faces. For years, Tom believed that our individual journeys had been pre-determined for us. Nadia challenges this idea with the insurmountable evidence that is COVID-19.
*22:50* The universe has given us an opportunity in disguise by providing us with the time and mental capacity to give attention to areas of our lives that may have otherwise, continued to take up space in the backseat of our minds. We recognize the formidable loss every human is experiencing during this pandemic. However, the time is NOW that we must design innovative and robust solutions to this crisis of not only creativity, but humanity.
*28:30* “Your expectations of who I am is your responsibility” The way we perceive situational and experiential scenarios as adults is much different than that of the mind a child…..hopefully. The ability to instantly recognize and identify with negative information as adults is what some researchers refer to as, [“Negativity Bias”](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3652533/).
A [study](https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1940161214524832) published in 2014 by Marc Trussler, an academic of Vanderbilt University and Stuart Soroka of the Dept. of Political science at McGill University in Quebec, Share their informed reasoning as to why news stations give the highest quantity of air time to the broadcasts that contain news that is perceived by us to be bad. Simply because bad news accentuates this negativity bias and sells better than good/positive news.
### **Links Mentioned:**
* [SHE-RA and The Princesses of Power](https://www.netflix.com/watch/80179862?trackId=14277283&tctx=-97%2C-97%2C%2C%2C%2C)
* [Negativity Bias](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3652533/)
* [Consumer Demand for Cynical and Negative News Frames](https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1940161214524832)
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