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Mental Health is a Drag | Teachers' Lounge Podcast

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On a new Teachers’ Lounge, Moana Lotte! She’s a champion drag queen," educator and host of the podcast "Mental Health is a Drag. Moana also happens to be the drag persona of counselor & professor Dr. Joel Filmore -- who we talked to on the last episode.

We talked to Moana about why she started “Mental Health is a Drag” -- to talk about mental health topics through the lens of drag and comedy. We also chat about why she decided to come out of retirement several years ago and what educating people through drag performance means to her.

If you’ve never listened before, our show is based on an idea -- we’ve all had teachers in our lives who shaped who we are. And we want to hear about the teachers who inspired you. Every educator we have on this podcast, whether teacher, coach, counselor or professor, is nominated by our listeners.

So, tell us about the person who comes to your mind. Shoot us an email and nominate an educator at teacherslounge@niu.edu and they could be on the podcast! And subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to speed on everything to do with the show.

Also, Teachers’ Lounge is now on the radio! The podcast won’t change one bit, but you can now catch the show as an hour-long radio program every month on WNIJ. We’ll have multiple guests, stories, and new segments to hear. The first edition of the Teachers’ Lounge radio show aired on Friday, October 29 at 11 a.m. on 89-5 FM and right here WNIJ.org. Tune in the last Friday of the month at the same time for future episodes.

SHOW NOTES

Educator in this episode:

Moana Lotte

Music: Our show's theme music is from the northern Illinois-based band "Kindoves" and their songs "Popn," "Origins" and "Quiche." You can find more of their music on their Soundcloud page. You can also listen to the episode of WNIJ's own Sessions from Studio A where they were featured.

Teachers! People who know teachers! People with stories about teachers! Send us an email and be part of the show! Also, send us your topic recommendations: teacherslounge@niu.edu