A Film Frame of Mind with Megan Garbayo-López and Kelbi Maldonado

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

A Film Frame of Mind with Megan Garbayo-López

Presented by C89.5 in partnership with 4Culture, Coping 101’s Artist Mental Health Stories amplify voices from King County’s cultural sector to empower individual artists, uplift the creative community and destigmatize mental health from a teen’s perspective.

C89.5 and 4Culture Present Coping 101: A Film Frame of Mind with Megan Garbayo-López: Two guests join C89.5's student host Gavin to focus the lens on the healing power of authentic mentorship, where you learn as much as you impart. The mentor Megan Garbayo-López is a Queer Latina filmmaker, film educator, and film programmer with SIFF. Growing up neurodivergent in a mixed-race family always feeling ‘in between spaces’, Megan experienced eating disorders, anxiety and depression throughout her youth. After a journey of healing through inpatient treatment, EMDR therapy and trauma work, she’s now a mentor on a mission to be the adult that she needed as a kid.

The mentee Kelbi Maldonado is a super-senior at Scriber Lake High School, who recently interned with the Seattle International Film Festival. As a young Queer person experiencing intense isolation during the pandemic, they’ve since overcome struggles with depression and a co-dependency with marijuana through somatic work, therapy, self care – and mentorship. 

  • Date: December 5, 2023
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