“Beyond the Veil” Episode 17: “Wear Your Lightning Bolt Scars with Pride”

Something incredibly magical happens when our favorite fictional worlds bring us safety, comfort, and joy. This week, we spoke with Ashley Aselin about how the Harry Potter books helped her cope with bullying and PTSD and how she was able to bring wisdom from her own mental health experiences into her career. You can listen to this episode down below or on our podcast page.

TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual assault, disordered eating, and self-harm discussion throughout the episode



On Episode 17, we discuss…

→ Having a refuge from bullying at school in the Potter books, movies, and online forums

→ The mental health aftermath of sexual assault

→ The love and safety of the Harry Potter fandom

→ Making new mental health discoveries as an adult

→ Getting through the difficult time of the year with the help of Harry Potter

→ Bringing wisdom and understanding into a job in the foster care system

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.