In brief: Y’all. This episode. I open with a nod to the best shade ever thrown on the internet, then we get right to my interviews with David Perry and Raquel Willis. If you don’t already know them and their work, prepare to become fans of both. They are outstanding intersectional writers and activists who tackle the issues faced by some of the most marginalized people in our culture. You’re guaranteed to learn something and have parts of your worldview challenged while laughing and crying along the way. Both have a speaking style that allows for folks who are new to terminology and stigma to stay engaged while being unapologetic advocates. Enjoy!
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Links to on-air references:
The best shade of all time courtesy of Merriam Webster: ”genderqueer”.
The webinar I mention: “Disability and Journalism – Telling Better Stories”
David’s writing at The Establishment: “Disabled Americans Get Political” & “How ‘Inspiration Porn’ Reporting Objectifies People With Disabilities?”
“North Carolina Overturns LGBT-Discrimination Bans” via The Atlantic
“Kellogg’s Non-Profit Cancels $1.5 Million North Carolina Children’s Conference Over HB2” via The New Civil Rights Movement
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All original music by “sparkling, glittery 60’s piano diva” Normandie Wilson
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