7 episodes

What is ‘gender identity’? How is it different from ‘gender expression’? What about ‘non-binary’? Join host Faith Fundal (formerly Wil Fundal) as they explore these questions alongside people who find themselves navigating the world of preferred pronouns, trans rights and the quest to be recognized for who they are.

They & Us CBC Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 135 Ratings

What is ‘gender identity’? How is it different from ‘gender expression’? What about ‘non-binary’? Join host Faith Fundal (formerly Wil Fundal) as they explore these questions alongside people who find themselves navigating the world of preferred pronouns, trans rights and the quest to be recognized for who they are.

    Episode 6: Family ties

    Episode 6: Family ties

    Bryn Hanks was raised in a home with few gender rules: Boys wore dresses, girls could be whatever they wanted. But when he told his parents he was Trans, he hit a wall of resistance. He shares how that felt, and his mother explains why she had such a hard time accepting her child's identity. • This episode includes stories of people struggling with mental health that may affect you: Find help and resources at cbc.ca/theyandus.

    • 35 min
    Episode 5: Transitioning isn’t fun

    Episode 5: Transitioning isn’t fun

    From cystic acne to severe mood swings, a conversation with a Trans individual about what they wish more people knew about the experience of changing your body and how to prepare yourself to get through it. • This episode includes stories of people struggling with mental health that may affect you: Find help and resources at cbc.ca/theyandus. • Email theyandus@cbc.ca.

    • 27 min
    Episode 4: Raven transforms

    Episode 4: Raven transforms

    A young student uses a North Coast legend from her grandmother to explain why she wants to stop living as a man and start living as a woman. Plus: Using sitcoms and culture to talk about gender and sexuality. • Email theyandus@cbc.ca. • cbc.ca/theyandus

    • 33 min
    Episode 3: Riot for your rights

    Episode 3: Riot for your rights

    Gender neutral bathrooms, preferred pronouns, Trans rights. Sex and gender has become a flash point for heated political debates, but how did we get here? • Support and resources at cbc.ca/theyandus. • More information about the Transgender Archives at uvic.ca/TransChair. • Email theyandus@cbc.ca.

    • 32 min
    Episode 2: What kind of man do you want to be?

    Episode 2: What kind of man do you want to be?

    Harper Perrin grew up believing the only moral way for them to live was as a straight man. Eventually, they found acceptance as a gay man in a loving relationship, but something still didn’t feel right. • Resources and support: cbc.ca/theyandus. • Email theyandus@cbc.ca.

    • 36 min
    Episode 1: Pronouns in a pandemic

    Episode 1: Pronouns in a pandemic

    When you’re facing a health crisis, does it really matter if the doctor gets your pronouns wrong? Musician Rae Spoon thinks so, and they’re fighting for change while also fighting cancer. Plus, a doctor-in-training on their struggles with conversion therapy. • This episode includes stories of people struggling with mental health that may affect you: Find help and resources at cbc.ca/theyandus. • Theme song: 'Do Whatever the Heck You Want' by Rae Spoon. • Email: theyandus@cbc.ca.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

Thefungis ,

Mind opening

I’m so grateful for this podcast. I have been trying to understand the transformations in our understanding of gender. I’m a cis-gender woman in my 50s, and I have been seeking clarity on this issue. I cannot understand how it feels to be uncomfortable in the body you were born with, or to feel like traditional pronouns do not resonate with you. All I know is that I think everyone has the right to feel happy and comfortable in their own person and sexuality and I want to embrace and support that.

Afton Joy ,

Thank you so much

Throughout the entire show, I felt like I was having a good conversation with a close friend. No matter your knowledge on the non binary community, this podcast will welcome you with open arms. I loved the vulnerability and honesty of the show. I left each episode feeling informed and interested on the LGBTQ+ community. I recommend this podcast to anyone!

💜Nadine ,

Thank you

Thank you for sharing these important stories. As a cisgendered heterosexual person, I learned a lot from hearing about the experiences of others for whom things haven’t been so easy. I appreciate the honesty and vulnerability of all those who shared. So many could benefit from listening to this podcast, as I have!

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