Your Own Voice: Gender, Experience & Perspective
Episode 23: John

Episode 23: John

January 27, 2020

John identifies as a straight white man, and has no preferred pronouns.  Among other things we talked about gender and privilege, gender and race, and how gender dynamics can impact self-confidence. 

Episode 22: Being Change Part II

Episode 22: Being Change Part II

December 29, 2019

The second of a two-part series exploring things that people in the US can do to make a change around gender.  Responses ranged from the use of terms and language, engaging in advocacy, getting outside of our bubbles, calling out harmful myths, and talking about things that make us uncomfortable. 

Episode 21: Being Change Part I

Episode 21: Being Change Part I

December 13, 2019

The first of a two-part series exploring things that people in the US can do to make a change around gender.  Responses ranged from easy steps and simple actions, to deeper ways of engaging with people and the world. 

Episode 20: Possibilities Part II

Episode 20: Possibilities Part II

November 23, 2019

The second of a two-part series, sharing responses to the question, “What do you think is possible today, given the current conversation around gender, that wasn’t possible a few years ago?”  In Part II we hear personal stories about new possibilities that span the gender spectrum. In particular, how differently this upcoming generation approaches gender roles, identity, orientation and expression.   

Episode 19: Possibilities Part I

Episode 19: Possibilities Part I

November 10, 2019

After six months of one-on-one interviews, I’m taking a step back and sharing responses to the question “What do you think is possible in the current conversation about gender that was not possible even a few years ago?” Possibilities Part I explores accountability and awareness in the post #MeToo era.  The next episode, Part II, will explore issues related to gender identity, expression, and orientation and the many generational changes underway. 

Episode Eighteen: Liz

Episode Eighteen: Liz

October 5, 2019

Liz identifies as a female Asian American, and a Chinese American Hapa (pronouns: she/her).  Among other things we talked about gender and body image, gender and body shaming, and how race can play into this dynamic. 

Episode Seventeen: Chris

Episode Seventeen: Chris

September 20, 2019

Chris identifies as a hybrid, third-culture kid, and prefers the pronouns he and them.  Among other things, Chris talked about the challenges and joys of transitioning, and how it feels to be in between genders.  Chris also spoke about the creative potential that can benefit everyone, when people have the space to be who they truly are.

Episode Sixteen: Rachel

Episode Sixteen: Rachel

September 6, 2019

Rachel identifies as a gay, ethnically ambiguous, female naval officer (pronouns: she/her/hers). Among other things, we discussed being a woman in the Navy/military, and how gender stereotypes can impact sailors and veterans alike. 

Episode Fifteen: Quinn 

Episode Fifteen: Quinn 

August 22, 2019

Quinn identifies as queer, non-binary, and a work in progress.  Quinn prefers they/them pronouns.  Quinn comes from rural Iowa and perceives gender as a culture.  Among other things, we discussed non-binary gender identity and the meaning of they/them pronouns.

Episode Fourteen: Mary Kathryn

Episode Fourteen: Mary Kathryn

August 11, 2019
Mary Kathryn (MK) identifies as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, an attorney and a playwright; and prefers the pronouns she and her.  MK comes from a lineage of Cherokee Nation citizens who fought to protect women’s rights in the time of the ‘Trail of Tears.’ Through her work as an attorney and a playwright she advocates for the rights of women, children, and Native Americans. As part of our conversation we talked about concrete actions people in the US can take to advocate and project women and children.