- how queers can be anti-color coordination (apparently it is possible),
- how to make a living as a writer, and
- what makes queer cis-women realize the depths of transmisogyny in their communities.
You may have known Julia Serano was the author of Whipping Girl, but did you know she's also a slam poet, musician, and co-producer of the upcoming event Girl Talk, a dialogue between cis women and trans women? In this second half of our extended interview, we discuss Julia's past as a slam poet and member of the indie-pop band Bitsize. Stay tuned till the end for a sneak preview of her forthcoming book, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. Highlights include:
Yosimar Reyes and Julio Salgado are the self-proclaimed "Kelly and Beyonce" of the Bay Area undocuqueer art scene. In this interview, Yosimar opens up about almost getting deported on the way to perform for Carlos Santana, what was going on behind the scenes in this "Undocumented and Awkward" video, and what he said on Tumblr that got him into trouble. Other highlights include:
Love Corazón is an incredibly wise (and accomplished) 19-year-old who has just published her first book, Trauma Queen, about surviving childhood sexual abuse. In this interview, she shares some of her wisdom on how survivors can support each other, when "harm reduction" isn't enough, and the tyranny of self-care. Highlights include:
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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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