New call-in radio show on Brain Injury Radio Network with BIRRDy Cheryl Green

I’m excited to announce that the Brain Injury Radio Network (BIRN) has signed me on to run a once-monthly call-in streaming radio show!

The Art of Brain Injury Radio Show Banner shows a photo of a woman with brown hair and a purple shirt, smiling at the camera. There is a sketched brain in the shape of a heart and Brain Injury Radio Network logos. Show details are written in multiple bright colors and a bubbly 1970s font.

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Banner details:

Brain Injury Radio: Take your voice back. The silent & voiceless epidemic. The Art of Brain Injury hosted by Cheryl Green. 1st Tuesday of each month. 5:00 pm Pacific Time. www.braininjuryradio.com -855-473-3711

This new streaming radio show will be focused on art. Whether it’s your personal expression, therapy, political statements, or pure fun, what does art bring to your life? What are you working on? What are your dreams? How can you–as the whole, complete person you are–reach for those dreams? What obstacles can we work together to break down? If someone says you’re voiceless, how can you use art to let them know you are not voiceless? You may have been silenced, but you have a voice.

This show is focused on peers. Anyone at all can and should listen. But the focus is on those of us who have been stuck in the role of patient or stuck in the role of dependent on others or stuck left to fend for ourselves. The arts can be an incredible tool to showing people that we are who we are, and we are wonderful. We are not broken and in need of being fixed by an outside expert. (Of course, if you want rehab, you should get it! I did! But it’s to improve some skills, not to fix a broken-down, less-than person.)

Think about how you can–and do–reach into your community and reach out to other communities. Paint, draw, film, photograph, sing, tell a story. Tell us about the art of living with your brain injury. Tell us about the art you make.

My debut show:  www.blogtalkradio.com/braininjuryradio/2014/02/04/the-art-of-brain-injury–with-cheryl-green

We’re 5:00 — 6:45 pm the 1st Tuesday of the month. Follow the link above to listen online and dial 424-243-9540 to talk, ask questions, and share.

How about some art for holiday gifts?

The time of year is fast approaching when many folks give and receive gifts. This year, how about some art created by folks with brain injuries?

Quite a few BIRRDsong members (or BIRRDies as some of us call ourselves) create art. And we sell it!

Here is a very small taste. If you are an artist with a brain injury of any kind, or you know an artist with brain injury, contact us. We would love to add folks to this list.

Send us an email at info@birrdsong.org.

1. Jeffery Black’s visual art can be found at: www.jefferyblack.com. He creates elegant line drawings on a range of topics and subjects.

2. Cheryl Green’s short comedy films can be found at: www.storyminders.com.

3. Joan Miller designs and hand-sews unscented, flax seed eye pillows to soothe tired eyes. You can contact her through her blog, here: www.joanwins.com/blog.

4. Kris Haas is an abstract painter. Her work is for sale either as paintings, prints, or digital downloads here: www.etsy.com/shop/AbstractXpressionism.