Ep 59: What to the Slave is the Fourth?

 

In this episode, our friend John joins us to read from the famous Frederick Douglass speech, “What to the Slave is Fourth of July?” The speech was written in 1852 but still resonates today. John reads a brief section but we encourage everyone to read through the speech during this holiday week.
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INTRO: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY
Spliced in: “XXX” by Kendrick Lamar
OUTRO: “XXX” by Kendrick Lamar
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Ep 58: Queer Body Love with Elizabeth Cooper

 

“How do we love ourselves, our bodies, and each other in the face of oppression?” – Elizabeth Cooper

In this episode, we talk with Elizabeth Cooper of the annual Queer Body Love Speaker Series. Cooper also coaches people (via Queer Body Love Coaching), leads group courses and workshops, and facilitates retreats so that people can learn to live and embody their own liberation. We ask Elizabeth about living in a communal house. Plus, Melody uses a “less than stellar” pun, according to Raechel.

Key ideas from our conversation:
Body autonomy
Learning through conversation
Fat activism
Body positivity

thequeerbodyloveseries.com/fkj
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TIMELINE::
Check-ins: until 8:30 min mark
E Cooper: 8:30-53 min
RWL: 54 min
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INTRO: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY
OUTRO: “Top of the World” The Juliana Theory
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Ep 57: Dark News & Supporting Loved Ones

 

In this episode, we discuss our reactions to and analysis of the Yanez verdict (killer of Philando Castile), the Grenfell Tower fire, and a discussion on how to (not) be supportive to a partner or loved one with mental illness.

Strength to all those impacted by the numerous people we have lost this week, and the people already gone for whom justice was not brought (legally or otherwise). It’s been a heavy one.

TW:: Discussion of police violence towards Black people (starting at 9 min mark)
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Timeline::
up to 8:25:: Check-ins
9 min mark :: Philando Castile, the officer’s acquittal on all charges, and community activism and organizing (TW: discussion of police violence)
30 min mark:: Grenfell Tower fire
51:30 :: RWLs
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INTRO: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY
Spliced in: Many-times-dubbed BBC interview with a young lad, “God Save the Queen” (cover) Melanie Pain, Crickets, “All Night” Chance the Rapper
OUTRO: “Julia” SZA
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Ep 56: Intersex Activist Pidgeon Pagonis

*TW: Discussion of non-consensual genital surgery is discussed starting at the 18 min. mark*

In this episode, we are honored to speak with the ultra amazing intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis. They are a leader in the intersex justice movement, bringing awareness to the issue of non-consensual medical surgeries performed on intersex babies, and educating the world about the absurdity of the gender binary, and many other things. We get to talk to Pidgeon about their story, their activism, and why they are so dang engaging and charming.

Visit their website :: pidgeonismy.name
and etsy shop :: etsy.com/shop/IntersexisBeautiful
Support their work!

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INTRO: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY
spliced in: Buzzfeed video featuring Pidgeon
OUTRO: “Head Right” (live on Radio K) Manchita & Bionik
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Ep 55: Stonewall, Pride, & Summer S.A.D

In this week’s episode we are celebrating the first week of Pride month by talking about the history of Pride (it wasn’t always corporate floats!). We also discuss the killjoyful and hopeful takeaways from our country’s reversal on the Paris Climate Accord. We finish the episode by talking about what Summer S.A.D. (reverse S.A.D.) is. A bit of education, a bit of cloudiness, a bit of sunshine, a bit of therapy, and most importantly a bit of Raechel singing. ❤

Featured shout-out: Spencer for teaching us an audio trick that we will forever cherish (and use)

//Boston Dyke March Logo in episode art from Meagan O’Brien//

If you like to skip around::
Who is Ruining the Dinner Party :: 9 min. mark
Pride history :: 19:30 min. mark
Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder :: 36-ish min. mark

If Google lets you down, check out our Twitter, Facebook community, and the Patreon-subscriber newsletter for a heap of sources connected to this week’s topics (freeway pollution, Chechnya, ACT UP, etc.)
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INTRO: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY
spliced in: Raechel’s club horn, “Roll Out” Ludacris, “Loner” Mykki Blanco, “Finish Line/Drown” Chance the Rapper ft. NoName et al.
OUTRO: “Summer Sadness” (remix) Lana Del Rey
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Ep 54: White Woke Wrongs & News You Can Use

 

TWs: white processing, discussions of terrorism, brief mentions of sexual assault

In this week’s episode, Raechel & Melody are in the same room (!!!) to talk about being together, process some deep call-out issues around being a bit too heavy on our “woke white” personas, and analyze some of the week’s saddest news. It is not an uplifting episode, but it will hopefully give you a critical framework to reflect upon currents events regarding deportation, white supremacy, & terrorism.
Raechel brings it hard this week, so listen up. *insert fire emoji here*

Featured guest: Polar sparkling water

Featured shout-out: Wide Angle Podium (a bike podcast network that is run by a dope-AF person who is a true friend of the podcast)

If you like to skip around::
Accountability corner//white-women processing :: 13:30 min. mark
News you can use:: 25-ish min. mark

Some sources for this week’s discussion
(please see our newsletter, website, & Twitter for more!)::

We discuss “Teaching Our Own Racism” written by Dr. Brookfield. This article will be uploaded to our website via this episode’s post (we don’t own the rights to the article, we don’t like paywalls, fuck walls). *We really suggest all white educators read this*

“Double consciousness” concept see: W.E.B. DuBois

Thank you, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, Rick Best, and Micah Fletcher

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INTRO: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY

OUTRO: “What About Your Friends” TLC
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Ep 53: Feminist Business, Art, & More with GRL TRBL Founder Emerald Pellot

 

*soundcheck note: our interview with Emerald brings some city grit to your ears as Emerald was calling in from Harlem and Mel was on location outside a Lynx game in St. Paul, MN*

In this episode, we talk with Emerald, founder of GRL TRBL (grltrbl.com). She designs and sells wicked cool feminist art including enamel pins and postcards. The interview is full of amazing feminist knowledge nuggets.

On why she started grl trbl:: “Words were not an effective way of discussing the current political climate anymore” -Emerald

Our interview starts at the 11 minute mark.

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INTRO: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY

OUTRO: A piece of “May I Have This Dance” by Francis and the Lights (ft. Chance). Check them out at Boston Calling Memorial Day weekend or on YouTube.
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