The spectrum upon which sexuality & gender are defined is fascinating and comprehensive. More importantly, understanding it, is the doorway for more compassion and less judgement and our newest generation is leading the way.
Listen to our first show on Gender & Sexual Diversity with our expert Gopi Lev
This episode first aired live on Monday 22 May, 2017 from the studios of BayFM in Byron Bay and is broadcasting across Australia on the Community Radio Network.
As promised, Gopi has complied an awesome resources list for us all, see below for her picks.
Gender Failure by Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon
Interwoven memoirs of transcending the gender binary co-authored by two iconic writers within the queer community. A heart-warming and beautifully written read.
Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine
A comprehensive insight into the way we impose the gender binary upon children and the effects of this process. Combining new, cutting-edge neuroscience and sociological examinations of how neurosexism and arbitrary gender roles undermine our society, Cordelia Fine has made an incredible case for abandoning the binary once and for all.
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
An instant bestseller, Maggie Nelson has penned what reads as a mix between memoir, philosophical masterpiece and touching perspective on her life with her genderfluid partner, Harry. She details their process of having a child together, sharing custody of his other child and her own journey of pregnancy and motherhood as a queer woman in the 21st century. I could feel that it would be one of my favourite books after 3 pages.
We’ve Been Around
A project that aims to undo the harmful misconception that transgender identity is a modern thing presented as a wonderful series of videos sharing the stories of transgender people throughout history.
Riley creates beautiful, informative content covering a lot of topics relating to intersectional feminism, including but not limited to her trans experience, body shaming, classism and more.
A trans woman of colour, Kat Blaque makes videos discussing the intersections of race, gender and social justice in general. Her affable personality and widely informative videos have made her one of the most popular trans Youtubers today.
English transman, Alex Bertie has chronicled his transition (including starting testosterone and getting surgery) on his Youtube channel, talking about the aspects of his experiences with a mix of humour and vulnerability.
A brilliant source for easy-to-read, compassionately delivered articles on everything intersectional including misogyny, classism, gender, body image and so much more. Highly recommended as a resource for anybody interested in learning how they can contribute to a kinder, more just world for all.
Have your say.
At the beginning of each show we make a statement: "We honour a woman's right to choice, her body, her baby - their birth". During the show, the question was raised as to the validity of this statement - is it whole? does it encompass everyone? Is it exclusive of some? Not all people that give birth identify as women. We look forward to workshopping this and making our show and content more inclusive, specifically in terms of gender and sexuality, in the coming months and years.
We would love to hear from you:
- do you have an idea as to how to make our opening statement more inclusive?
- do you have a compelling gender & Sexual diversity story to share with the world?
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