Jan 4, 2021
Tuck speaks with author and community worker Kai Cheng Thom (she/her) in our
longest episode ever. Topics include:
- The harm of problematic/pure and perpetrator/victim
- The evolution of “femme” and “transsexual”
- The future of trans kids and class solidarity
- Losing faith, but not hope, in community justice
- Plus: Spicy trans memoir takes, Kai Cheng’s secret Goop life,
and being the only masters-credentialed trans woman therapist in
This Week in Gender: A federal judge
strikes down a transphobic policy in Ohio; Argentina now has a
1% employment quota for trans people in the public sector; and
Joe Biden transes his transition team.
Authors referenced: Mariame
Kaba, Sarah Schulman,
maree brown, Janet Mock,
Buy Kai Cheng’s books:
A Place Called No Homeland (poetry),
Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars (fiction),
I Hope We Choose Love (essays) and
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea
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Special thanks this week to Erin Wade!
Producer: Isaura Aceves
Logo: Ira M. Leigh
Additional Music: “Donnalee” by Blue Dot Sessions
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