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.]

Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Finley Areset Brand

92. FINLEY ARESET BRAND – transgender, non-binary, agender, demigirl [autigender]

Finley is transgender, non-binary, agender, and a demigirl. Autigender is another label they are considering adding. They are also autistic, polyamorous, and kinky. We also talk about the connection between facets of identity including gender, neurodivergence, polyamory and kink, feeling safe to be authentic, reclaiming childhood and nurturing the inner child, misconceptions about kink and sex work, body appreciation and recovering from an eating disorder, and trying to function in a society that’s constructed for people who are not disabled. [Transcript coming soon.]

Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Harris Eddie Hill (2)

91. HARRIS EDDIE HILL #2 – agender, non-binary, trans (with a dash of ‘boy’)

Harris is agender, non-binary, and trans (with a dash of ‘boy’). We talk about being on testosterone, embodying queerness in intimate relationships, finding safety in yourself, navigating family dynamics and having consensual conversations, the importance of having access to a supportive community, what it was like living through Section 28 times, allyship and inclusivity, and exploring kink. [Transcript coming soon.]

Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Cleo Madeleine

89. CLEO MADELEINE – queer, trans, woman

Cleo is queer, trans, and a woman. Join us as we briefly go down a rabbit hole of queer history and time, talking about the entanglement of sexuality and gender, linguistic limitations, the intersection of history, language, and identity, what is left out of history, the construct of normativity, levels of activism, and the many ways things can get lost in translation. [Transcript coming soon.]

Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Lux

88. LUX – queer, genderfluid, polygender, non-conforming man

Lux is a queer, genderfluid, polygender, non-conforming man. We also talk about seeing labels as a field, the need for softness as well as radicality in activism, how gender identity is separate from gender expression, the pathologising of queer identities, not being able to simplify your complexity into a static gender, how gender plurality and sexual fluidity intertwine, and not leaving any part of us out. [Transcript coming soon.]

Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Brianne Leeson

87. BRIANNE LEESON – autigender, bisexual, polyamorous, demi-romantic

Brianne is autigender, as well as bisexual, polyamorous, and demi-romantic. We also talk about doing womanhood differently and the infinite flavours of gender and gender expression, accidental polyamory and unpacking social and religious conditioning, what we can learn about communication from autistic people, sensory issues and how they shape expression, finding freedom in embracing your neurodivergence, and questioning everything. [Transcript coming soon.]

Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Izzy Kershaw

86. IZZY KERSHAW – transgender woman, bisexual, ADHD

Izzy is a transgender woman. She’s also bisexual and has ADHD. We also talk about how big a part of identity gender is and how that can change, the importance of making the distinction between sex and gender in healthcare, being trans in the music industry, an enlightening acid trip, how music can take people on a journey, the innateness of gender from the perspective of brain science, and the desire to belong. [Transcript coming soon.]