May 4, 2022

May the 4th Be With You- Star Wars and Trauma and Hope

May the 4th Be With You- Star Wars and Trauma and Hope

SPOILER ALERT for the movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Today Shayna and Kathy are joined by Rachel to discuss why Jyn Erso, the protagonist of Rogue One, resonates so much with her. We discuss trauma and apathy and hope and activism. You can hear more of Rachel on Followers of the Force Podcast.


The Enemy is Apathy-

Understanding Apathy, or Lack of Emotion-

What is Emotional Numbness-

Active Hope-

Artwork by Matthew Gwaltney-

Editing by Ryan Merrill

Intro Music is "Call to Adventure" Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License


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Rachel Lacina


Rachel (she/her) is an activist, theatre maker, and podcaster. She fights for all social justice issues, but her main focus is women’s rights and queer rights. In her free time, she works on Cosplays. Rachel is a cohost on the Followers of the Force podcast and has guested on many other shows, including Radio Rebellion, Sithty Minutes, and A Larger View of the Force. She also was a host of the Yours In Murder podcast.
Rachel lives in Illinois with her two rescue dogs.