“Beyond the Veil” Episode 16: “Yer a Wizard, Corrie: The Search for Identity in Potter”

Hermione is the smart one, Ginny is the only daughter, Harry is the Chosen One, but who are these characters without the labels put on them by others? This week, we spoke with Corrie Ferguson about how the Potter books helped her grow closer to her own identity. You can listen to this episode down below or on our podcast page.

TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide discussion in Whisper segment



On Episode 16, we discuss…

→ Being introduced to the books by a beloved brother

→ Finding yourself in Harry’s ability to love and Hermione’s fears of failure

→ How living with a chronic disability can affect mental health and your sense of identity

→ Feeling like your own version of “the Chosen One”

→ Struggles and successes with escaping the labels you’ve been put under

→ Who are you today?

→ This week’s Whisper: J.K. Rowling, Luna Lovegood, and the magic of being alive

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.