Creator. Artist. Rebel with a cause. Budding writer and podcaster. Magic maker. Intuitive. Mother of cats. Cisgender, pansexual, queer, and a dedicated ally to the gender-diverse.

Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Carrie Marshall

102. CARRIE MARSHALL – trans woman, lesbian, demisexual

Carrie is a trans woman, a lesbian, and demisexual. We talk about transness only making sense in the rearview mirror, how much more challenging things can become once you start transition, what the anti-trans movement has in common with the witch trials, being ambushed in the media, why everything is gendered, hope for the future, and walking unafraid. [Transcript coming soon.]

Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Mattia Maurée

101. MATTIA MAURÉE – nonbinary trans, agender, genderqueer, transmasc, autigender, AuDHD, relationship anarchy, poly, queer [neuroqueer]

Mattia is nonbinary trans, agender, genderqueer, transmasc, autigender, AuDHD, and queer (as well as neuroqueer). They also use the labels relationship anarchy and poly. We also talk about being taken seriously when you’re outside the gender binary, what counts as an apology and what doesn’t, assumptions about presentation, the importance of diverse transition stories, performing gender, how advice for different neurotypes can be conflicting, and navigating intersectional marginalised identities. [Transcript coming soon.]

Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic for Reflections (part 4) with Katy Jon Went & Esther Lemmens

100. Reflections (part 4) – discoveries so far

In this fourth Reflections episode, Katy interviews Esther as she reflects on further conversations she’s had with gender-diverse folks, what she’s learned about gender, as well as her own journey and how she and the podcast have evolved over three years since the podcast started. We also talk about the decision to take a break, trusting your intuition, intersectionality, internalised misogyny, using inclusive language, questioning everything, opening conversations rather than shutting them down, what allyship can look like, and reclaiming authenticity. [Transcript coming soon.]

Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Tash Corbin

99. TASH CORBIN – neurodivergent, non-binary, genderfluid woman, queer

Tash is neurodivergent, non-binary, a genderfluid woman, and queer. Find out what that means to Tash in this episode. We talk about what is non-conforming enough, the experience of being sexualised, how showing up with our imperfections builds connection, marginalisation and intersectionality, how we all have internalised misogyny, racism, homophobia and transphobia, seeing each other’s humanity, and feeling safe to be yourself. [Transcript coming soon.]

Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Chris Talbot-Heindl

96. CHRIS TALBOT-HEINDL – transgender, non-binary, asexual, panromantic

Chris is transgender, non-binary, asexual and panromantic. We also talk about how labels can mean something different each day, that the gender binary is a colonial construct, gender fuckery and gender abundance, cultural influences on gender, what allyship is and what it’s not, how to take accountability, feeling safe in ourselves, dismantling internalised belief systems, and making space for abundance. [Transcript coming soon.]

Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Joris Grey

95. JORIS GREY – trans, trans man, queer

Joris is a trans man, and queer. We talk about being comfortable in your body, getting the method of application right when going on hormones, the importance of representation, the need to focus more on the thriving of trans people rather than the struggle, the difference between sustainable and regenerative, and allowing ourselves to create a big vision for ourselves and the world. [Transcript coming soon.]