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On Beyond Queer Stories we feature a storyteller from the community every week to get to know them and hear about their experiences beyond sexual orientation and gender identity. In the queer community we are often called to only tell our queer stories. We go beyond single identities and discuss the intersectionality of our experiences and who we are as a diverse community.

On Beyond Queer Stories we feature a storyteller from the community every week to get to know them and hear about their experiences beyond sexual orientation and gender identity. In the queer community we are often called to only tell our queer stories. We go beyond single identities and discuss the intersectionality of our experiences and who we are as a diverse community.
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On Beyond Queer Stories we feature a storyteller from the community every week to get to know them and hear about their experiences beyond sexual orientation and gender identity. In the queer community we are often called to only tell our queer stories. We go beyond single identities and discuss the intersectionality of our experiences and who we are as a diverse community.

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English


Episodes

Episode 15: The power of music

4/15/2019
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This week we talk with Randy whose major defining and life altering event was when the neighbor living below him started a 5 Alarm fire destroying Randy’s apartment. Randy moved back to his hometown for over 3 and a half years to help care for his Mom with Alzheimer's. He served as an Ambassador with the Illinois Alzheimer’s Association, lobbied legislators in Washington, DC for Alzheimer's research funding, and has recently become an Ambassador with Eastern Iowa Alzheimer’s Association....

Duration:00:42:08

Episode 14: Breathed out colonial violence

4/8/2019
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This week we talk with Kevin Whiteneir Jr., an interdisciplinary artist and art historian whose work discusses the relationships between gender and queer experiences as they relate to race, the effects of (neo)colonialism, and its parallels with magic, religion, and witchcraft. We discuss his art background as well as his witchy history, and love for music including Britney Spears, Prince, and FKA Twigs. Check out his work and dance classes at https://www.queerheresies.com/ Follow us on...

Duration:01:10:08

Episode 13: It's okay to talk about it

4/1/2019
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This week we talk with Dr. Nathaniel Brown, an Assistant Professor of Professional Mental Health Counseling at Lewis and Clark College. He discusses what it is like being a black gay male educator in a field where white women are the majority. He also shares his experience of growing up in the foster care system and navigating college after foster care. You can read more about his story in the book Faces of Foster Care: Messages of Hope, Hurt and Truth by Lisa Aguirre. Follow us on Facebook...

Duration:01:12:13

Episode 12: Happy and healthy, not just surviving

3/25/2019
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This week we talk with Nicklin whose personal mission is to foster a world of unconditional love, acceptance, and empathy by sharing his story, building connections with like-minded others, and living a life of service. He shares with us his experiences of faith, transition, the impact of toxic masculinity, and challenges accessing health care. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @beyondqueerstories and on Twitter @beyondqueerpod. Look for links on our profiles to submit to be featured on...

Duration:00:56:01

Episode 11: Not lesser, but enough

3/18/2019
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Ashabi is an asexual Nigerian-American who has a passion for modeling and photography and is also passionate about mental health. She's also one of our co-hosts! On this episode she talks about her artistic background, her dreams of working in mental health, and what it is like to find community in her Nigerian and asexual identities. Learn more about asexual identity at https://asexuality.org/ also check out #thisiswhatasexuallookslike Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @beyondqueerstories...

Duration:01:08:28

Episode 10: My superpower is that I'm trans!

3/11/2019
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On this week's episode we talk with Pooya, an Iranian trans woman who shares her story of growing up trans in Iran, immigrating to the US, and her journey of self-love. She's also an actor, writer, filmmaker, and activist. You can follow her on all social media @pooyaland and look out for her upcoming film Transit: A New York City Fairy Tale; a short film about two kindred souls, a man and a trans woman, who fall in love amongst the magic of NYC. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram...

Duration:01:00:10

Episode 9: Anything but a traditional nuclear family

3/4/2019
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This week our cohost, Dawn, shares her vision for the podcast as well as her research on gender expression and how it relates to minority stress. She also shares a story of what it was like growing up watching her mom endure domestic violence and how talking about this story helped them both heal. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @beyondqueerstories and on Twitter @beyondqueerpod. Look for links on our profiles to submit to be featured on Beyond Queer Stories. You can also email us at...

Duration:00:49:23

Episode 8: Transitioning to be me

2/25/2019
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This week join us as we talk to Finn, a gay trans man in the UK sharing his story of overcoming addiction and transitioning into his authentic self. He shares with us his journey of succeeding in sobriety, managing mental health challenges, navigating relationships, and finding love. You can find Finn on Facebook and Twitter @FinlayGames and on Instagram @finntheinfinncible He also has a website at https://finlaygames.com/ where he writes about his transition and recovery. Follow us on...

Duration:00:48:25

Episode 7: Something's weird with this kid

2/18/2019
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This week we talk with Elliot and discuss all kinds of nerdy shit including their experience dating a guy who carried around a finger bone in his pocket! We also talk about being asexual and all of the ridiculous questions that follow after disclosing an ace identity. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @beyondqueerstories and on Twitter @beyondqueerpod. Look for links on our profiles to submit to be featured on Beyond Queer Stories. You can also email us at beyondqueerstories@gmail.com....

Duration:01:03:30

Episode 6: Fell into a depression and lost housing

2/11/2019
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Meet Colt! A trans guy who shares his journey of navigating homelessness and depression as he makes his way to Chicago and finds support in his community. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @beyondqueerstories. Look for links on our profiles to submit to be featured on Beyond Queer Stories. You can also email us at beyondqueerstories@gmail.com. Podcast music by DC queer artist Be Steadwell. Check out her music at www.besteadwell.com

Duration:00:31:14

Episode 5: No Alex, you're black

2/4/2019
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On today's episode we hear from Alex, an Egyptian-American, or American-Egyptian, depends on who you ask, woman from the Detroit area. She gives us the run-down of what it's like working for Chicago Votes encouraging young people to head to the polls. She also takes us through her journey of discovery as she moves from her white-flight community and explores her Egyptian culture. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @beyondqueerstories. Look for links on our profiles to submit to be featured...

Duration:01:00:43

Episode 4: I can't be gay!

1/28/2019
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On this week's episode we get to hear about Ryan's hilarious and touching coming out story. Also laugh along as we listen to his playback of his experience hosting Bingo night on Halloween at the bar he works at. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @beyondqueerstories and in Twitter @beyondqueerpod. Look for links on our profiles to submit to be featured on Beyond Queer Stories. You can also email us at beyondqueerstories@gmail.com. Podcast music by DC queer artist Be Steadwell. Check out...

Duration:00:37:37

Episode 3: I was swimming before I was walking

1/21/2019
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This week we talk to Kay and hear about what it's like to study over 10 languages, train as a lifeguard, and we get an impressive British version of a V for Vendetta monologue! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @beyondqueerstories and on Twitter at @beyondqueerpod. Look for links on our profiles to submit to be featured on Beyond Queer Stories. You can also email us at beyondqueerstories@gmail.com. Podcast music by DC queer artist Be Steadwell. Check out her music at www.besteadwell.com

Duration:00:51:19

Episode 2: So you wanna be a groupie!

1/14/2019
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Have you ever wondered what it's like to be on Jeopardy? On this week's episode our guest, Lindsay, week tells us all about her experience, the good and the bad. You'll get insight on what it's like to audition. And you'll hear about having to deal with a misogynist comment from the host and how to manage the aftermath of being the focus of discrimination women face in male-dominated fields. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @beyondqueerstories. Look for links on our profiles to submit to...

Duration:00:28:46

Episode 1: I raised you to be a Godless heathen!

1/7/2019
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This week meet Noam and hear about what it's like to work as a mitigation specialist working to humanize people on death row. Noam also shares their story about their journey through religion as a queer trans person and where it's brought them today. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @beyondqueerstories. Look for links on our profiles to submit to be featured on Beyond Queer Stories. You can also email us at beyondqueerstories@gmail.com. Podcast music by DC queer artist Be Steadwell. Check...

Duration:00:41:20

Teaser: Meet your cohosts Dawn and Ashabi!

1/1/2019
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Meet the cohosts Dawn and Ashabi and listen to a teaser of episode 1 launching on January 7th!

Duration:00:07:04