Band Wives Episode 21: Courtney Klimson: On Respect, Love + Advocating for Crew with The Roadie Clinic
In a special full episode, Chondra and Misha are joined by Courtney Klimson, founder of The Roadie Clinic, an advocacy network created to help support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of crew members and their families. Courtney shares her deep insight into the unique challenges of roadie life, including the deficits in available resources that she noticed throughout her journey as a touring crew wife and some incredible suggestions and tips to keeping the show on the road in a healthy way.
Also a very late intro to Chondra's (now) foster fail dog Celine, out-dated halloween costume planning, Jimmy Fallon, crying over Elton John's "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" and why cleavage is truly nature's pocket.
THE ROADIE CLINIC RESOURCES
The Roadie Clinic is an advocacy group committed to providing a safe space for roadies and their families to heal while off the road, and to advocate for - and empower them to obtain - a healthy work environment while on the road. Their three-story, multi-faceted facility will offer mental health services, career coaching, education, advocacy, financial guidance, family services, recovery resources and temporary housing when available. Operating as a 501(c)(3), TRC will offer its facility (and currently offers its services) both in person and online, for little to no charge to touring professionals and their families.
To DONATE: Text “ROADIES” to 707070, and a donation link will pop up within a few seconds.
Entertainment Community Fund: Emergency financial assistance, affordable housing, health care and insurance coaching, secondary career development, senior care and more.