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46 – Uncomfortability & Poetry w. Nasra Adem

Pride Month 2018 concludes, but the pride never stops!

Poet extraordinaire Nasra Adem is here to talk all about their work with poetry, activism, and building up communities.

We go over their time as the Edmonton Youth Poet Laureate, their organizations: Sister to Sister & Black Arts Matter, their TEDx Talk Remember, Re-member, Rebuild, their new book of poetry A God Dance in Human Cloth, and the fallout from the Edmonton Pride Parade protest.

So make sure to follow Nasra on Instagram & Twitter to keep up-to-date with all the stuff coming up and coming out.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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45 – Gay Forest Wizard Poetry w. Shawn Gray

Pride Month continues!

Shawn Gray is back with a self-published book of poems: Feed Me to the Mushrooms: A Gay Forest Wizards Journey Surviving Existential Depression.

After debriefing about Edmonton’s Pride Parade protest, Shawn & I go through his poetry, providing you lovely listeners with a book commentary like no other.

So make sure to email Shawn (shawn.gray@hotmail.ca) to get a hold of your copy today!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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44 – Queer Theatre w. Elise Jason

It’s week two of Pride Month 2018!

This week’s guest is queer artist Elise Jason, who is here to discuss so many things! What’s it like telling stories about “the modern other”; how to avoid queer baiting and rainbow capitalism; and why it’s important to know that Pride started as a riot.

Keep up to date with all the work Elise is doing via their website and look out for their upcoming Neon Pomegranate company!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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43 – Drag w. Jacob Holloway

Happy Pride Month!

Our first guest this month is Jacob Holloway, who joins us to talk all about his experience becoming a drag queen.

We discuss what drag is/can be, how do develop your own drag, and why women are dope & why boys can wear nail polish.

You should follow Jacob’s drag: Puddin’ on Instagram to keep note of when she’ll be out on the town.

Follow this show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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32 – Rainbow Connection Edmonton – LIVE from Spiritual Seekers in United Community

Woo-wee! Our first live episode at the Rainbow Connection Edmonton All Ages Dance Party hosted by the Spiritual Seekers United in Community (SSUC). I sat down with anyone willing to chat about their experience with Rainbow Connection & what they were doing there that night.

I spoke with the 3 core members of Rainbow Connection Edmonton: Shawn Gray, Zoe Chaytors, & Kavita Sundar about their roles-n-goals for the event.
I spoke with first-time attendee Joshua Misener about holding space within yourself and going to spaces held by others.
I spoke with Kyle Fairall of Queerflex: a non-profit LGBTQIA2S+ gym & fitness group.
I spoke with “Worm Dance Instructor” Patti Daye from the City of Edmonton Master Composter Recycler Program to talk about Worm Composting.
Please make sure to check out all these fine human beings and the work that they do!

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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06 – Transgender Questions w. Emanuel Dubbeldam

Guest Emanuel Dubbeldam graciously joins us this episode to help answer some possible questions you, and myself, have about transgender terminology, experiences, and common misconceptions regarding our understanding of the “spectrum-ception” that is ‘Transgender’.

We talk about the subtly of gender neutral language, a nifty “Genderbread Person”, and we solve sexism and transphobia all in one conversation! In all seriousness though, we truly hope to have helped even one person find the words to describe themselves or others in a respectful & accurate manner.

You can follow Emanuel on Twitter or Instagram @uhmanyel, watch his video [www.facebook.com/emanueldubbeldam/posts/10156916887634307?pnref=story] or get in touch with his group: Francophonie Jeunesse de l’Alberta [www.fja.ab.ca].

Music credits:

Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/