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The Human Tapestry Podcast

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We’re all human. Nobody is more human or less human than anyone else. Yet each person’s humanity is wonderfully unique. Unfortunately, people who are different from what some consider the norm in sexual and gender identities and practices, or sometimes seen as perverts, or worse, were all real humans though, and we have the same thoughts, feelings and desires as any other human. The Human Tapestry Podcast is a weekly series of interviews where we explore the rich tapestry of humanity through gender, sexuality, relationships, and sexual practices. Each week I’ll talk to one or more people about their identities, their lives, and their unique and wonderful journeys to understanding who they are.

We’re all human. Nobody is more human or less human than anyone else. Yet each person’s humanity is wonderfully unique. Unfortunately, people who are different from what some consider the norm in sexual and gender identities and practices, or sometimes seen as perverts, or worse, were all real humans though, and we have the same thoughts, feelings and desires as any other human. The Human Tapestry Podcast is a weekly series of interviews where we explore the rich tapestry of humanity through gender, sexuality, relationships, and sexual practices. Each week I’ll talk to one or more people about their identities, their lives, and their unique and wonderful journeys to understanding who they are.

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United States

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We’re all human. Nobody is more human or less human than anyone else. Yet each person’s humanity is wonderfully unique. Unfortunately, people who are different from what some consider the norm in sexual and gender identities and practices, or sometimes seen as perverts, or worse, were all real humans though, and we have the same thoughts, feelings and desires as any other human. The Human Tapestry Podcast is a weekly series of interviews where we explore the rich tapestry of humanity through gender, sexuality, relationships, and sexual practices. Each week I’ll talk to one or more people about their identities, their lives, and their unique and wonderful journeys to understanding who they are.

Language:

English


Episodes

Michael

10/19/2020
In this episode, I’m catching up with Michael, who I talked to during my Intersections project. If you haven't heard it yet, you can listen to that conversation in the From the Vault episode that was posted a couple weeks ago. Michael is a gay man who was married to a straight woman. They're no longer married but still have a great family relationship. We had a great conversation about his journey of discovery as a gay man, gay culture versus being gay, the fascinating LGBTQ cultural history...

Duration:01:06:50

From the Vault: Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espizona

10/18/2020
Last week, you heard my conversation with Doctor Robyn. Today, we're going back in the vault to hear the Intersections interview with them four years ago. It was the second interview I'd ever done, so it was a little rough, but it was a thrill to talk with them and learn so much about gender and sexuality from someone with real professional and personal expertise. Back then, Dr. Robyn was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethics at Pacific School of Religion and a published author in the...

Duration:00:47:30

Dr. Robyn

10/12/2020
I'm still working out some of the hiccups with the podcast posting to the cloud, but I had to make sure to get this episode out today: the day after National Coming Out Day. That's because I had a chance to catch up again with Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza. We talked four years ago during my Intersections project, which you can catch on the Intersections YouTube channel, or listen to it on this podcast later this week. Doctor Robyn is a nonbinary, Latinx, deep switch, theological activist,...

Duration:00:57:36

Moniqa

9/28/2020
In this episode, I talked with Moniqa, who you heard in the first half of the last From the Vault episode. We had a great conversation this time catching up and talking about her bisexual, demisexual, and poly identity, how poly is a choice for her, her chosen family, how she discovered polyamory through a circus community, and a whole lot of other stuff!

Duration:00:49:12

We’re Back! What’s Next?

9/27/2020
You may have noticed that the podcast hasn't had a new episode in a couple weeks, because I was running into some technical issues with my feeds. Everything should be back up and running now, and hopefully you'll start seeing new episodes start coming to your favorite podcast place real soon now! I haven't been idle, though! I've got a few new interviews ready to go, starting with Moniqa and Michael, who you heard in the September 11th From the Vault Episode. Eight more episodes in total,...

Duration:00:02:23

From the Vault: Moniqa and Michael

9/11/2020
This week we’re going back in time again with two interviews I recorded for the Intersections Project — the predecessor to The Human Tapestry Podcast. Our first from-the-vault Intersections interview was with Moniqa: a bisexual, demisexual and questioning demi/gray-romantic woman. Through our conversation, I learned how important the word “woman” is to her, and what it means to be demisexual. Next is Michael: a gay married man who has remained married but separated. We discussed the effect...

Duration:01:00:31

Episode 9: Peter

8/31/2020
You may have noticed there wasn’t an episode last week. Unfortunately, since this is a labor of love and not income, my day job took precedence and I wasn’t able to get this out until now. The good news, though, is that we have several episodes coming up, with conversations with old friends and new! This week, I’m talking with Peter, who you heard in Episode 7 about 3 weeks ago. We caught up on the last four years and talked more about his journey, as well as balancing relationships in this...

Duration:01:21:36

Seth: “Put me in a box, but I won’t fit”

8/18/2020
This week, I’m talking with Seth, a queer man whose identity is best defined as, “Put me in a box, but I won’t fit.” He also has a graduate-level education in theology and had some great thoughts about spirituality and identity. We had a great conversation talking about spirituality, gods, labels, drag, moving from tolerance to acceptance to celebration, and much more. The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Duration:01:00:27

From the Vault: Intersections interview with Peter

8/10/2020
This week we’re going back in time to 2016 and the first interview I recorded for the Intersections Project — the predecessor to The Human Tapestry Podcast. Peter is a gay, demisexual, man in a closed-loop relation with his wife and boyfriend. This being the first time I ever did something like this, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it ended up being a great conversation! We covered things like discovering your own sexuality, how living your true identity can literally save your life,...

Duration:01:03:31

Amy Gahran and the Relationship Escalator

8/3/2020
This week, I’m talking with Amy Gahran, a Solo (not single), egalitarian, polyamorous straight woman and author of “Stepping off the Relationship Escalator: Uncommon Love and Life” — a research-based guidebook to intimate relationship diversity. Some of you may know Amy by her pen name that she used to blog under: Aggie Sez. We had a great conversation talking about solo polyamory, the relationship escalator, different kinds of monogamy, egalitarian relationships, and a bunch of other...

Duration:01:08:44

Episode 5 – Niesha

7/27/2020
This week, I’m talking with Niesha, a wonderful cis, bisexual, black woman, who I also happen to work with. We had a great conversation talking about discovering her sexuality, how marrying a woman doesn’t make you a lesbian, having a minority identity at work, changing conversations in the black community, and raising a black girl with two moms. Links: At one point, Niesha mentioned code switching: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code-switchingWorking at Automattic:...

Duration:00:44:48

Episode 4 – Victoria

7/23/2020
This week I’m talking with Victoria, a cisgender, pansexual, fetishist kink collector and host of the up and coming Crafting with Strangers podcast. We actually continued our conversation on her podcast, so once it’s released be sure to give a listen there as we get crafty! We talked about labels, collecting kinks, the kink community, Minecraft, and her journey exploring it all! If you’re not used hearing about specific kinky things, this might make you a little uncomfortable, but...

Duration:00:59:13

Episode 3 – Katie

7/13/2020
This week, I’m talking with Katie, a nonbinary, bisexual, demisexual, poly, kinky human, and a partner of Dan Q who you heard in our first episode. We talked about Katy’s gender and relationships, genderbread persons, growing attractions, labels, roller derby, and autistic humans and cats. More about genderbread persons: https://www.genderbread.org/ We briefly dropped into “roller derby speak”, so a brief translation: WFTDA stands for the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, the...

Duration:01:13:33

Episode 2 – Jim and Donna

7/5/2020
This week, I’m talking with Jim and Donna. Jim describes himself as straight, fairly kinky but rusty, and Donna is straight with bi leanings. This was actually the first interview I recorded but it’s in our second episode due to some errors on my side as I get to know how to make this podcast work. You’ll hear some glitches still, but it’s a great, real, honest conversation with a couple wonderful humans. You’ll also hear them call me “Taco”, because we have a connection through the world of...

Duration:01:20:04

Episode 1 – Dan Q

6/28/2020
For the first episode of the Human Tapestry, I talked to Dan, a bisexual man who lives in Oxford, England, with his partner and her husband in what he describes as a “polyamorous V-shaped thingy”. Listen as we talk about relationships, identities, the “bi-cycle”, and various forms of vegetarianism. You can also learn more about Dan on his blog, Dan Q. I’m thrilled to be able to release this first episode on June 28th. The anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the 50th anniversary of the...

Duration:01:00:11

The Human Tapestry Trailer

6/26/2020
The Human Tapestry podcast. Coming June 28th!

Duration:00:01:04