I've wanted to interview Hazel Edwards ever since I started Feminist Hotdog. At the tender age of 22, she's the interim director of the Bryson Institute, the education and training department for Philadelphia's Attic Youth Center. Pushed out of a school that refused to affirm her gender, she now advocates for trans youth and educates service providers. Listen and get your education on intersectional feminism and being an ally to trans and nonbinary people. Her story will make your liberationist heart sing!
It's the 1890s. You're a wealthy white woman in love with another wealthy white woman. What do you do? My guest Lizzie Ehrenhalt has the answers in this week's episode! We dive into a chapter from LGBTQ history and explore questions of how to engage our predecessors when we know they held problematic views. We also learn about a modern musician who is making space for queer South Asian people, efforts to raise trans and nonbinary visibility through stock photography, and give two women largely erased by history their time in the spotlight.
Stuff We Talked About on This Episode
Precious and Adored: The Love Letters of Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Simpson Whipple, 1890–1918, co-edited by Lizzie Ehrenhalt and Tilly Laskey
The Gender Spectrum Collection by Broadly
"Too Late" by Loial
Wild at Heart by Suzanne Rodriguez
In this episode, we learn about the world of artist and writer Christine Sloan Stoddard—a world inhabited by fictional quails, badly blown glass and sparkly clay vulvas among other oddities and delights. We also talk about pushing past disappointment, applaud a new YouTube series for LGBTQ youth, and learn about the woman behind the Bechdel Test. (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)