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Fifty Shades of Gender

20 EpisodesProduced by Esther LemmensWebsite

We get curious about all things gender, sex and sexuality, as well as relationships, feminism (the inclusive kind), mental health and kink, and all that makes us humans unique and diverse. From body positivity to body dysmorphia, it’s all welcome here. Come with us on a journey of inclusion, accepta… read more

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20. ELA: transgender woman, anti Intersex Genital Mutilation activist

November 26th, 2020


Ela is an artist from London, who epicentres her work on classics, binarism and horses. Ela's pronouns are she/her or they/them. She identifies as a transgender woman and is an anti Intersex Genital Mutilation activist. …

19. How to be a better gender-diverse ally

November 19th, 2020


This is a slightly different episode than usual. It’s Transgender Awareness Week this week, and Esther has a conversation with two cisgender LGBTIQA+ people; Tiga-Rose, an intimacy coach and sex therapist in training, …

18. SOPHIE: transsexual, transvestite

November 5th, 2020


Sophie is a forty-something married parent of three kids and somewhere on the trans spectrum. Sophie's pronouns are she/her. She uses the words transsexual and transvestite of herself, but considers herself to be a work …

17. SAM – transgender man

October 29th, 2020


Sam Bettens is a musician and lead vocalist of the Belgian band K's Choice (founded in 1992) and also of new Belgian electropop band Rex Rebel. Sam's pronouns are he/him, and he identifies as a transgender man. Find out …

16. KATY – transgender, non-binary, asexual

October 22nd, 2020


Katy Jon Went is a public speaker and educator on gender, identity, sexuality, mental health, human rights, diversity and inclusion. Katy's pronouns are they/them or she/her. They are transgender and identify as …

15. KYL – genderqueer woman, gender-creative parent

October 15th, 2020


Kyl Myers is a sociologist, educator, and globally recognized advocate of gender creative parenting. Kyl's pronouns are they/them or she/her. They …

14. ALLAN: genderqueer, gender invert

October 8th, 2020


Allan came out in 1980 as an identity he distilled on his own, as nothing of the sort was being discussed anywhere that he could find. As …

13. THEO WILL (TW): genderfluid, non-binary, asexual, grayromantic lesbian

October 1st, 2020


Theo is an aspiring queer writer and lover of memes and video games. Theo's pronouns are they/them (or fae/faer online) and they identify as genderfluid, non-binary, asexual, and a grayromantic lesbian. Find out what …

12. KIT #2: non-binary, trans-feminine, demigirl, genderfluid

September 24th, 2020


Kit is an ex-high school teacher and a passionate educator, blogger, author and performer – focusing on environmental and LGBT+ issues. Kit’s …

11. CHARLIE: gay trans man

September 17th, 2020


Charlie Caine is a theatre composer, lyricist and LGBT+ and political activist. Charlie's pronouns are he/him and he identifies as a gay trans man. …

10. BONNIE: trans-masculine, non-binary, graysexual

September 10th, 2020


Bonnie is a multimedia artist working with themes of gender, body horror, psychosexuality and trauma. Bonnie's pronouns are he/him or they/them and …

9. ALYS WILFRED #2: trans-masculine, non-binary, genderfluid

September 3rd, 2020


Alys Wilfred (or Fred, for short) is a writer, storyteller and folklorist. This is our second conversation, just over 20 months after our first …

8. MEL: non-binary, asexual, aromantic

August 27th, 2020


Mel is a former professional Jockey who sold her house and most of her possessions in 2015 to follow her dream of living and travelling America in an …

7. ANGE: parent of a transgender child

August 20th, 2020


Ange de Lumiere is a Spiritual Lawyer and Intuitive Business Strategist. Ange moved to the UK from Paris in 2001. She has four children, one of which …

6. SOPHIA: gender-transcendent

August 13th, 2020


Sophia is a speaker, singer, mentor, transformational storyteller, visionary, and prayer of prayers. She is also the host of several podcasts, including “Vagina Talks with Sophia Wise One”, “Medicine Caller”, and …

5. SARAH: intersex, non-binary

August 6th, 2020


Sarah's pronouns are she/her or they/them. She found out she was intersex at 19 and subsequently got involved with local charity Evolve, which …

4. EDALIA: transgender, non-binary

July 30th, 2020


Edalia Day is a spoken word artist, video designer and theatre maker. Edalia's pronouns are they/them. They are transgender and identifiy as non-binary. Find out what that means to Edalia in this episode. We also talk …

3. HARRI ELOUISE: trans-feminine, non-binary

July 23rd, 2020


Harri Elouise was a couple of years into their gender journey when we recorded this conversation in January 2019. Harri’s pronouns are they/them, and they identify as trans-feminine and non-binary. Find out what that …

2. ALYS WILFRED: trans-masculine, non-binary, genderfluid

July 16th, 2020


Alys Wilfred (or Fred, for short) is a writer, storyteller and folklorist who specialises in orality, and medieval and early modern textual cultures. …

1. KIT: genderfluid, trans-feminine, non-binary, demigirl

June 29th, 2020


Kit Rackley is an ex-Geography high school teacher, now working as an education and program officer for a non-profit that promotes and facilitates …

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