A Mic of One’s Own – Feminism & Mental Health

For this English edition of A Mic of One’s Own, Kunstinstituut Melly and The Writer’s Guide (to the Galaxy) join forces once again! This time we’ll be inspired by Inga Zimprich’s installation about the radical feminist therapy movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

The writers and performers of A Mic of One’s Own share their thoughts about mental health and self care. Can we use feminism to empower ourselves mentally? And how can we use therapy to smash the patriarchy? Mail us at info@thewritersguide.nl if you want to come and listen, we’ll put you on the list for the Zoom-link.


Eelkje Christine Bosch
Nikki Verhoeven
McKenna Faulkner
Loulou Elisabettie
Francesca Von Cigno
Viana Afoumou
Simone Zwitserloot
Denise van Dillen
Elina Alekseeva
Imme Visser
Host: Yaël van der Wouden

In the late 1960s, Radical Therapy developed in the US as a movement of therapists and activists. Its aim was to democratize and de-professionalize their therapeutic tools as means for social empowerment and political change. In 1975, the feminists Gail Pheterson and Lillian Moed facilitated trainings for groups of Dutch feminists. From these initial trainings, the Feministische Oefengroepen Radikale Therapie emerged. They formed a movement of feminist Radical Therapy that soon engaged numerous people in the Netherlands. For the exhibition 84 STEPS at Kunstinstituut Melly, Inga Zimprich creates a display which interweaves historic footage from these movements, including interviews with its early protagonists as well as contemporary practitioners.

Datum: vrijdag 7 May 2021
Tijd: 20.00 uur (inloop: 19.30 uur)
Adres: Zoom
Toegang: pay what you want