LISTEN. CAN YOU HEAR?
Jasmine Powell is the creator of Silent Revolution.
She is an artist, writer, facilitator, coach and public speaker.
She speaks the unspoken on madness so that we may hear.
Her mission is to shine a light on the darkness of her soul, thus our shared humanity, and thereby warn us of the tyranny that rules, and destroys, our lives.
The antidote to madness may well be facing it, and speaking of it, so it can be recognised, and seen as part of human experience, all horrific, telling, and beautiful in its many guises.
Hello. My name is Jasmine.
I first went mad in Africa in 2004. Since then, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been mad. My madness got so bad it culminated in catatonia; I couldn’t eat, drink, move, or speak. But I see madness as a state of mind, and minds can, and do, change.
To me, my crises are a creative malfunction, and catatonia the logical progression after years of self-silencing. It follows, then, that my healing requires creative expression and speaking up. Hence I am sharing my madness through my art, writing, facilitation, coaching and public speaking.
What brought you here?
Rare is the human who will take my hand and converse with me about madness. If you’re like me, you’re like a wild animal; wary, and slow to trust. We’ll need to be patient with each other.
Lend me your ears and I’ll tell you secrets of the underworld. Then I’ll listen to you. Together, we can speak of monsters and ghouls that haunt us both.
I invite you to be part of the art of conversation on madness. It’s not easy. But, with a healthy dose of terror, a little TLC, and a bit of creative flair, we’ll find our way into the darkness. And back to ourselves.
'A valiant spirit'
"Jasmine Powell is a passionate, creative woman who draws on personal experience in her ardent quest for truth and justice. A valiant spirit with a heart of gold, striving to support and inspire others."
'A Couragous Voice'
"Jasmine Powell draws with reflective integrity and creativity on her own experiences living with mental health issues to offer inspiration, support and encouragement to others."
'Passion for Holistic Health'
"Jasmine Powell has a deep compassion for and understanding of holistic health. She is also passionate about the environment and how it affects us in many ways."