The Politics of Visibility & ’Normalcy’ w/@Lollardfish & @RaquelWillis_ — #KatieSpeakShow Ep34 04/30/2016

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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Enhanced audio: The Politics of Visibility & ’Normalcy’ w/@Lollardfish & @RaquelWillis_ — #KatieSpeakShow Ep34 04/30/2016

Links to on-air references:

My take…

The best shade of all time courtesy of Merriam Webster: ”genderqueer”.

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


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?”

National Autism Month

”HRC [Human Rights Campaign] Defends Endorsing a Republican for Senate” via The Atlantic

“North Carolina Overturns LGBT-Discrimination Bans” via The Atlantic

“Protesters arrested during North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ demonstrations” via

“Kellogg’s Non-Profit Cancels $1.5 Million North Carolina Children’s Conference Over HB2” via The New Civil Rights Movement

Follow my guests…

David Perry: website & Twitter

Raquel Willis: website & Twitter

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