Shawn Shafner is the founder of The POOP Project, which uses art and education to heal the cultural shame that makes potty talk taboo. In this short video, Shawn talks about how our shame is disconnecting us from our bodies and harming our environment, and what we can do to change things.
An excerpt from the documentary project, FLUSH.
For more, visit Go Flush Yourself
This is a very important project!
Among other things our gut health and the quality of our waste is of utmost important to our physical and mental well-being, but as Shawn Shafner points out the implications of the taboo on speaking about poop goes much farther than that.
I’ve been researching the gut and ultimately how to achieve profoundly healthy poop for many years now. See: Nutrition and gut health – Mental health and diet
Frankly, the more I learn the more I realize I’ve barely scratched the surface. I am in a new phase of researching the gut microbiome and how to continue more deeply healing. It’s clear to me now that the three years on maintenance antibiotics (for mild teenage acne!!!) set me up for the grave iatrogenesis the psychiatric drugs wrought on my body. So many things in our culture and environment destroy our microbiome.