You‘re Not Crazy, You‘re Being Gaslighted

‘Gaslighting’ is a term widely used–and unfortunately, also highly visible– in our society today. It is a form of psychological abuse wherein the abuser causes the victim to question his/her sanity, memories, or perception of reality. But where did the term originate? Listen in as Candy and Ashley not only share how the 1938 play “Gas Light” (also known as “Angel Street”) by Patrick Hamilton gave rise to the popular term, but also warning signs to look for if you suspect you’re being gaslighted, and possible steps you might take to gather proof. 

Show Notes for Episode 4!


“Rapid Round: Justin Theroux Talks ‘Psychology’ of ‘Girl on the Train’ Character,” Hollywood Reporter, by Hilary Lewis, October 8, 2016

Dixie Chicks song “Gaslighter”

“Is Someone Gaslighting You” How to Recognize This Deceptive Behavior– And What to Do About It,” Psychology Today, by April Eldemire, July, 20, 2020

Wikipedia– Gas Light

“When VIncent Price Found His Sinister Side on Broadway,” The Curator, June 6, 2017

“What is Gaslighting?” Medical News Today, by Jennifer Huizen, July 14, 2020

Published by ashley raymer-brown

Ashley is an award-winning Independent Filmmaker from Northern Kentucky. Her first film, “No Lost Cause” is currently internationally distributed and was recently featured on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network). Her memoir recalling her experience creating a film on a micro budget, “The Why Not Philosophy or How We Learned to Let Go, Trust God and Defeat the Raptors,” was released February 2015 and is available on Her second feature film, “The Hepburn Girls” was released on and in the summer of 2016. Ashley is also a long-time lover of all things theatre and in the spring of 2014, she helped found and became the Vice-President of the theatre company, “The Theatre Downstream.” Their first large scale summer musical, “Beauty and the Beast” was awarded Best Musical (Local), Best Actor in a Musical (Local), Best Actress in a Musical (Local), and Best Set Design by the BroadwayWorld Louisville awards in 2016, and their 2017 production of "Annie" sold over 2,100 tickets, a company record-breaking number! No matter what the project, Ashley is happiest when she is able to bring talented people and their art together for the consumption and appreciation of the public. While her taste remains vintage, she is grateful for the technology of the modern world and the opportunity to share her thoughts, aspirations, and misadventures. Her lofty dreams are to create things that people remember and to one day own an alpaca. Above all, she loves God, her family, her friends, her cats, and brownies. External websites: “No Lost Cause”- The Theatre Downstream- “The Why Not Philosophy”-

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