The Tamil Creator (Ep.5): Podcast/Radio Host Kausalya Vimal (Showkace) Is Normalizing Conversations Around Mental Health
Kausalya Vimal aka Kacy joins Ara to discuss mental health, manifestation, and why Aunty Kamala’s opinion doesn’t matter, before diving into another round of “Would You Choose/Rather.”
Ara Ehamparam
Business Owner
Toronto, Canada
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For the first time ever, this episode of #TheTamilCreator also includes a bit of bonus audio, so make sure you stick around until the end.


EP5 Timestamps

00:15 - Introducing Kausalya Vimal (aka Kacy)

02:11 - Kacy’s mental health podcast 

03:35 - Launching the podcast shortly after her sister’s cancer diagnosis and a work  incident

06:38 - The false glamour of social media and how people have received her podcast

08:30 - Why conversations around mental health are only becoming normalized now

11:55 - Hosting a radio show with the aspiration of bridging generations together, how it's different from her podcast

16:07 - Belief in manifestation, and end goal of having a TV show on national television

17:50 - How Kacy’s full-time job as a mental health counsellor and hosting a podcast/radio show feed into each other 

19:00 - How growing up around youth violence and “groups” drew her towards a career in mental health

22:31 - Kacy’s love for dance, how she wants to tie it into her brand going forward

25:14 - The perception of a career in the creative arts, specifically in the Tamil community

27:45 - Kacy’s PSA to follow your dream and work hard

28:36 - Representation matters (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Lilly Singh)

31:10 - Finding inspiration from motivational speaker Trent Shelton, other Tamil podcasts, and Social Change Activist Amanda Seales

35:43 - Numbers driving people’s decision to perceive something/someone as important

37:44 - Waking up early and affirmations have changed Kacy’s life

41:08 - Wanting to be remembered for taking the time to listen to others

41:57 - Kacy’s admiration for her mom and Will Smith

45:31 - Ara recalls a story of rebellion from his childhood

47:02 - Kacey delivers another PSA encouraging other creators to ignore the numbers and instead create out of passion

49:20 - The negative effect social media is having on kids

51:01 - Would You Rather

60:38 - Wrap up

63:25 - Bonus audio





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