“Beyond the Veil” Episode 6: “Hermione Granger and the Importance of Self-Acceptance”

Every day we’re affected by societal pressures that want to push us into certain boxes based on our race, gender, sexuality, and more. When we start to believe these ideas about ourselves, it can have a negative impact on our mental health. In our interview with Sarah Olivares, we discuss her experiences with internalized misogyny, the impact of the Potter series on her perception of her gender, and how to fight off the Dementors of depression. You can listen to this episode down below or on our podcast page.

On Episode 6, we discuss…



→Growing up with kids’ media in the 1990s

→Discovering the author of the famous Harry Potter books was a woman

→Hermione Granger, self-acceptance, and expanding possibilities

→The impact of internalized misogyny on mental health

→Dementors and depression

→How to cast your Patronus

→This week’s Whisper: always looking for the light

If you have a Potter story you want to share, we’d love for you to join us as a guest on the podcast! Please fill out the form on our website. At the end of every show, we also read anonymous submissions from anyone who doesn’t want to have their name shared with their story. You can also submit anonymous stories through our website.

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Madison Ford

I’m a native Texan currently living in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and our feisty dog Ellie. I’m a poet, a reader, and I host and produce MuggleNet’s mental health Harry Potter podcast, Beyond the Veil. I love rock climbing, hiking, and searching for seashells on Oregon beaches.