- a date with a gay Latino Republican,
- using art to combat fatphobia and body-hatred,
- and the "privilege" of being undocumented in California.
It's the radicals versus the assimilationists. But wait, are we talking about the queers or the DREAMers? In this case, it's both! Undocuqueer activist illustrator Julio Salgado discusses his political progression from painting a picture perfect portrait of undocumented students to a framework that recognizes even if your record isn't squeaky clean, you don't deserve to be deported. Highlights include:
Chemist. Poet. Fifth-degree black belt. Meet Ryka Aoki, author of the new Lamba Literary Award-nominated book of poetry (and more), Seasonal Velocities. In this interview, we discuss her previous job doing weird science (really, really weird science), publishing her book with a brand-new DIY all-trans press, and her Lamba Literary Award nomination. Highlights include:
Is falling in love inherently a political act? In this special Mother's Day episode of the podcast, I interview my mom about entering an interracial marriage shortly after it became legal, we trade tales of being in non-traditional couples (then vs. now), and she recalls lots of embarrassing stories about me I have completely forgotten. My mom, not unlike myself, is still learning how to be a trans ally. Please don't judge her too harshly. Highlights include:
Julia Serano is perhaps best-known as the author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, the book that popularized the word "cisgender." Her influential text helped shift the conversation about trans inclusion and the marginalization of trans women in particular. In part one of this extended interview, we discuss how her background as a biologist helps her debunk transphobic arguments. Highlights include:
Magnoliah Black hates Tyler Perry. This week I sat down with the burlesque performer, writer, and speaker to discuss media representation of plus-size black women, living next-door to your heroes, and having a Dom that buys you gift certificates to Whole Foods. Listen in to find out how she went from awkward black girl to Rubenesque Burlesque sensation! Highlights include:
We Want the Airwaves: QPOC Artists on the Rise
Nia King's trying to figure out if her dream of making a living as an art activist is beyond reach. In this podcast, she seeks advice from other political queer artists, trans artists, and artists of color who seem to have figured out how to make art and make rent without compromising their values.
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