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Rupi Kaur, Josh Groban, Big Sean, David Chang, more featured in new q series on mental health and the arts

Sound of Mind is a week-long series about how artists deal with, and draw from, mental health challenges.

Katy Perry says she wrote many of her biggest hits 'in the worst place' of her life

Katy Perry’s songs have served as the soundtrack for happy moments for her fans, so it may come as a surprise that many of her hits, such as Firework and Roar, were born from what she calls 'dark times.'

'A very powerful carrot': celebrity chef David Chang on how his workaholism fueled a mental health crisis

The culinary star seemed to have it all — but he was battling bipolar disorder and suicidal thoughts.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020: David Chang, Katy Perry and more

Today on q: celebrity chef David Chang, singer-songwriter Katy Perry, hip-hop scholar and professor Dr. Mark Anthony Neal.

Rupi Kaur on Home Body, depression and the viral photo that changed her life

Rupi Kaur joined q host Tom Power to talk about how internet culture and sudden fame impacted her mental health, and how writing Home Body — a book that she calls a love letter to the self — helped her find her voice again.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020: Rupi Kaur, Meichi Ng and more

Today on q: poet Rupi Kaur, artist Meichi Ng, singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, rapper Big Sean.
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Shawn Mendes on success, anxiety and his love for Ronaldo

The Canadian megastar rose to fame in his teens, but his just-released album is all grown up.

'Broken on the inside': How rapper Big Sean battled depression and came out on top

The hip-hop artist seemed to have it all — success, riches, fame — but the reality was a different story.

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020: Vivek Shraya, Josh Groban and more

Today on q: musician, writer and visual artist Vivek Shraya, singer-songwriter and rapper Lizzo, singer-songwriter Josh Groban, actor and comedian Ricky Gervais.

'It's almost an inoculation to real life': Ricky Gervais on After Life, grief and comedy

The actor and comedian joined q's Tom Power to discuss his hit Netflix comedy-drama After Life, the show’s complex portrayal of grief, and why he tends to dive "head first into taboo subjects."

Lizzo on Cuz I Love You and how her music helps fans 'feel better'

Lizzo opens up about the musical forces that have shaped her sound, becoming louder and braver in her career, and the heightened scrutiny that follows success.

Monday, Nov. 30, 2020: Forrest Eaglespeaker, Rachel Bloom and more

Today on q: musician Forrest Eaglespeaker, actress Rose McGowan, actress, author and singer-songwriter Rachel Bloom, actress and author Margaret Trudeau.

To escape childhood trauma, Rose McGowan travelled to an imaginary planet. Now it's an isolation album

The actress and #MeToo trailblazer hopes Planet 9 will help people meditate and heal through the COVID-19 crisis.

'I can always find the humourous': Margaret Trudeau shares her struggle with mental illness in one-woman show

In Margaret Trudeau's new one-woman comedy show, Certain Woman of an Age, the Canadian icon uses humour to tell her story like never before.

Friday, Nov. 27, 2020: Billy Corgan, Divine Brown and more

Today on q: musician Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, q This music panel with Tabassum Siddiqui and Maura Johnston, pianist and composer Chilly Gonzales, singer and theatre performer Divine Brown.

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020: Kim Cattrall, Lido Pimienta and more

Today on q: actress Kim Cattrall, musician Lido Pimienta, multidisciplinary artist Curtis Talwst Santiago.

Artist Curtis Talwst Santiago on creating tiny 3D worlds inside of vintage jewelry boxes

Curtis Talwst Santiago is a multidisciplinary artist who creates tiny dioramas inside vintage jewelry boxes. He joined q's Tom Power to talk about his art and why he loves the miniature form.

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020: Tayla Parx, Alan Doyle and more

Today on q: singer-songwriter Tayla Parx, singer-songwriter Alan Doyle, filmmaker John Wilson.

How Sound of Metal director Darius Marder explores deafness through sound design

Darius Marder joined q host Tom Power to discuss his new film, Sound of Metal, about a drummer whose life is upended when he loses his hearing.

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020: Rumaan Alam, Christi Belcourt and more

Today on q: author Rumaan Alam, artist Christi Belcourt, director Edoardo Ponti.

In Christi Belcourt's studio, art is a tool for activism

Renowned visual artist Christi Belcourt talked to q's Tom Power about her first-ever career retrospective, Uprising: The Power of Mother Earth, at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

Monday, Nov. 23, 2020: Shaggy, Michaela Coel and more

Today on q: reggae artist Shaggy, q screen panel with Ishani Nath and John Semley, actress Michaela Coel.

Michaela Coel survived a drugging and sexual assault, then turned it into a hit TV series

I May Destroy You, which contains many elements from director and star Michaela Coel's life, centres around Arabella, a millennial Twitter star and novelist. When she is drugged and sexually assaulted, she is forced to rebuild every aspect of her life.

Friday, Nov. 20, 2020: Anne Murray, Darius Marder and more

Today on q: singer Anne Murray, writer and director Darius Marder, singer-songwriter Jewel.

How Jewel overcame homelessness and sexism to release one of the bestselling albums ever

The chart-topping singer presents a q oral history of her debut album, Pieces of You, to mark its 25th anniversary.

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