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This QPOC Life takes a look at the world through the lens of a Queer Person of Color.

Join Johnathan, Carlos, Jo Lee, and Zach as they discuss current events and how they navigate life and queerness as people of color. Sometimes serious, sometimes petty, sometimes downright foolish, but always honest.

TQPOCL invites you to be part of the conversation. Send us your questions and thoughts at ask@thisqpoc.life

This QPOC Life This QPOC Life

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This QPOC Life takes a look at the world through the lens of a Queer Person of Color.

Join Johnathan, Carlos, Jo Lee, and Zach as they discuss current events and how they navigate life and queerness as people of color. Sometimes serious, sometimes petty, sometimes downright foolish, but always honest.

TQPOCL invites you to be part of the conversation. Send us your questions and thoughts at ask@thisqpoc.life

    Hello Moto(ki) ft. Motoki Maxted

    Hello Moto(ki) ft. Motoki Maxted

    This week we welcome Motoki Maxted, a multi talented content creator and all around "nice guy." In this episode we talk about Motoki's career in social media, his rise to popularity, growing up Asian in a rural and Christian area, and more. Motoki is also the host of the Exposed Podcast. 

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    Follow This QPOC Life on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisqpoclife

    Join our Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/DXncERa

    Johnathan: https://twitter.com/blasianFMA 

    Carlos: https://twitter.com/tresfabuleux

    Jo Lee: https://twitter.com/callmejolee 

    Zach: https://twitter.com/showtimesyzygy




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    • 37 min
    Bob the Drag Queen and Performing Performance

    Bob the Drag Queen and Performing Performance

    It's a This QPOC Life summer special with none other than Bob the Drag Queen!

    The Black Lives Matter movement has taken center stage in the national conversation in America. And as many White people (and brands, sports teams, etc.) are “waking up” to the ills of systemic racism, we can’t help but wonder if it’s real or if it’s all for show. 

    On today’s episode, we discuss performative “wokeness” that we are seeing in the culture, how to spot it, and what to do when confronted by it. Then, we interview with Bob The Drag Queen, winner of season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, about her recent comedy special Bob The Drag Queen, Live At Caroline’s, and discuss how she performs activism through her drag and comedy.

    Bob the Drag Queen, Live at Caroline's is available on the iTunes store! 

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    If you believe in the work we are doing, invest in our success, become a Patron on Patreon! Thank you to all our Patrons. https://www.patreon.com/ThisQPOClife

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    Follow This QPOC Life on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisqpoclife

    Join our Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/DXncERa

    Johnathan: https://twitter.com/blasianFMA 

    Carlos: https://twitter.com/tresfabuleux

    Jo Lee: https://twitter.com/callmejolee 

    Zach: https://twitter.com/showtimesyzygy


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    • 44 min
    Zoom, Boom, Stuck in My Room

    Zoom, Boom, Stuck in My Room

    On the Season 3 Finale of This QPOC Life, we talk about the goals we set at the beginning of the season and the changes we had to make. We discuss Zoom exhaustion, Zoom bombers, and how COVID-19 disproportionately affects BIPOC.

    As a note: This episode was recorded prior to the homicide of George Floyd. As we march to demand justice for Black lives, This QPOC Life wants to remind you that, for Queer and Trans BIPOC, looking after your mental health is an act of resistance. 

    Remember that you can always talk to us across social media @ThisQPOCLife. While we're away, we invite you to join our Discord community to help us grow a safer space for QTPOC. You can find the link below.

    Keep an eye out. You never know when we might pop up... or pop off.

    GROW THE COMMUNITY

    If you believe in the work we are doing, invest in our success, become a Patron on Patreon! Thank you to all our Patrons. https://www.patreon.com/ThisQPOClife

    Subscribe to (and rate) the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify!

    Follow This QPOC Life on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisqpoclife

    Join our Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/DXncERa

    Johnathan: https://twitter.com/blasianFMA   

    Carlos: https://twitter.com/tresfabuleux   

    Jo Lee: https://twitter.com/callmejolee    

    Zach: https://twitter.com/showtimesyzygy


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Legendary Legacy of Ballroom as told by Michael Roberson

    The Legendary Legacy of Ballroom as told by Michael Roberson

    Michael Roberson discusses the ballroom community -- which drew mainstream notice courtesy of Madonna's 1990 "Vogue" video and Jennie Livingston's 1991 documentary Paris Is Burning -- and its ability to unify traditionally excluded individuals. These self-made families forge bonds that span a lifetime and has developed into a global subculture. He believes that the family dynamics created within ballroom culture can teach the rest of us how to develop healthy communities.

    Michael Roberson is an adjunct professor at the New School and Union Theological Seminary and a senior scholar for the Center for Race, Religion and Economic Democracy. He's a member of the sound art collective ULTRA-red and a creative consultant for the FX series Pose.

    And check out Michael's TED Talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_roberson_the_enduring_legacy_of_ballroom

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    If you believe in the work we are doing, invest in our success, become a Patron on Patreon! Thank you to all our Patrons. https://www.patreon.com/ThisQPOClife

    Subscribe to (and rate) the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify!

    Follow This QPOC Life on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisqpoclife

    Join our Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/DXncERa

    Johnathan: https://twitter.com/blasianFMA  
    Carlos: https://twitter.com/tresfabuleux  
    Jo Lee: https://twitter.com/callmejolee   
    Zach: https://twitter.com/showtimesyzygy






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    • 1 hr
    I Am Not My Hair

    I Am Not My Hair

    You, dear listener, might have wavy, curly, coily, or kinky hair. TODAY, we're talking about the obsession with our hair. Not our own obsession with our hair, #TeamNatural. Rather, the obsession non-POC seem to have with touching our hair.

    You probably had a variation of this conversation at least once in your life: “I just love your hair! It’s so beautiful. Can I touch it?” A lot of the time, you’re lucky if they ask. Why is it, for many POC, our hair becomes a reason to establish personal boundaries with others?

    Beyond hair, we talk about expectations to conform to a particular professional (Read: White) image. Natural hairstyles like locs or afros are banned in the workplaces. Women might be "expected" to wear heels. You might dress in a manner that's "too flamboyant". How do you unpack that in order to live more authentically?

    Ashley Nesby is back for an encore performance. She joins the Fab Four in to create the Thriving Five. We jump into self-care as Jo Lee bites the bullet, Johnathan feels like a baby, Zach is SO humble, Carlos uses the force, and Ashley tells the family business.

    OUR GUEST

    Ashley Nesby: https://instagram.com/ashley_larae29

    GROW THE COMMUNITY

    If you believe in the work we are doing, invest in our success, become a Patron on Patreon! Thank you to all our Patrons. https://www.patreon.com/ThisQPOClife

    Subscribe to (and rate) the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify!

    Follow This QPOC Life on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisqpoclife

    Join our Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/DXncERa

    Johnathan: https://twitter.com/blasianFMA  
    Carlos: https://twitter.com/tresfabuleux  
    Jo Lee: https://twitter.com/callmejolee    
    Zach: https://twitter.com/showtimesyzygy


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    • 40 min
    Ask Ashley! Black and Lesbian in Corporate America

    Ask Ashley! Black and Lesbian in Corporate America

    Working a corporate gig can be complicated and political enough. Now add being POC to the experience. Okay, now add being queer. NOW, add being a woman. Today, Carlos is flying solo with a special guest, Ashley Nesby. Ashley shares her experience as a black woman and a lesbian navigating her way through the corporate world.

    She also shares her coming out experience and being the first lesbian couple to attend her high school's prom. Now, she serves as a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Buzzfeed and recently married!

    Ashley already feels like one of the gang and we hope to include her in more episodes in the near future.

    OUR GUEST

    Ashley Nesby: https://instagram.com/ashley_larae29

    GROW THE COMMUNITY

    If you believe in the work we are doing, invest in our success, become a Patron on Patreon! Thank you to all our Patrons.  https://www.patreon.com/ThisQPOClife

    Subscribe to (and rate) the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify!

    Follow This QPOC Life on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisqpoclife

    Join our Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/DXncERa

    Johnathan: https://twitter.com/blasianFMA   Carlos: https://twitter.com/tresfabuleux   Jo Lee: https://twitter.com/callmejolee     Zach: https://twitter.com/showtimesyzygy


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    • 26 min

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